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Liphe Balance Center

By Yonni @vegandthecity
Barbara Slaine is the founding director of The Liphe Balance Center in Weston, Connecticut and the free online healing resource,  She is a Holistic Nutritionist, Alkaline Coach and German New Medicine Practitioner. Her mission is to tell anyone who is facing cancer or physical challenges that there are choices and options available to them. She not only provides the tools and resources people need to take control of their health, she offers guidance and referrals to the appropriate doctors, medical institutions and healing centers. She regularly hosts a variety of workshops at the Center that feature acclaimed holistic practitioners, authors and musicians including internationally known master herbalist and nutritionist Donnie Yance, Johan Boswinkle, inventor of the Chiren Instrument and founder of the Institute for Applied Bioentology; sound healing Grammy nominated musician and author David Young and many others.

Barbara and I met through my work as Executive Director of Breast Cancer Alliance, as she will be participating in the Wellness Fair at our Walk for Hope in Greenwich, Connecticut on April 27, but she was kind enough to share some of her favorite healthy vegan recipes, for me to in turn share them with you!

Liphe Balance Almond Cheese
One cup of soaked almonds-soak the night before covered in water.(Bremner Farms)
Remove the skin –boil water-turn off and put in almondsIn for 30 seconds-remove and place between a kitchen towel and rub to remove the skins.
¼ of a garlic clove crushed
3 tablespoon of lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon of salt
Blend the above ingredients in a Cuisinart to desired taste. We add chopped chives to our almond cheese and suggest you try many different herbs.
If you like thinner you can add one tablespoon of water.
Dressings(Adapted from Catch A Healthy Habit, Fairfield, CT)
These dressings can be used for salads or vegetables. They will stay in the refrigerator for about a week.
Pepita (Pumpkin Seed) Dressing
¼ cup raw pumpkin seedsJuice of 1 lemon*½ cup extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp Redmonds Real Salt or Himalayan salt
Toast pumpkin seeds in a pan over medium heat – do not put oil in the pan. Keep stirring until the seeds turn light brown, about 2 minutes.
Place the toasted seeds with the rest of the ingredients into a Vitamix, and blend. If the mixture is too salty, add more oil or lemon juice to taste.
Basil Dressing
5 leaves of organic basil (if the basil leaves are small, use 8-10 leaves)Juice of 1-2 lemons*½ cup organic cold pressed extra virgin olive oil (can add more to thin)1 clove organic garlic, peeled½ tsp Redmonds Real Salt or Himalayan Salt
Place all the ingredients into a Vitamix, and blend until smooth.
Hemp Seed Dressing
¼ cup raw hulled hemp seedsJuice of 1 lemon*½ cup extra virgin olive oil1 clove garlic, peeledParsley, about a handful of whole leaves and stems
Place all the ingredients into Vita Mix and mix until smooth. Add more hemp seeds for a creamier dressing.
*For purposes of juicing, lemons do not need to be organic – their skins are impermeable to pesticides.
Alkaline Avocado Shake1 Tomato, chopped½ English cucumber, peeled and chopped1 avocado¼ bunch cilantro1 lime, peeled and chopped¼ medium onion, chopped½ head romain lettuce, chopped1 tsp. Redomnds Real Salt2 TBSP Udos Oil 369 Blend
Place all ingredients in a VitaMix and blend until smooth.  If you like it chunky, you can blend on medium speed.  You can substitute romaine lettuce for red leaf or ¼ bunch of baby spinach but all ingredients should be organic.
To reach Barbara or to learn more about her work, here is her contact

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