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November 2012

Monroe Happenings:

Oatmeal, Carrot, Apple Recipe Correction - The amount of Spelt flour should have been

2 ½ cups Sorry for the inconvenience.

Holiday gift baskets and gift certificates available upon request.

Natural Health Consultations with Maurine-1 hour $50.00; ½ hour $30.00

Solid State Energy Work-Initial consultation 1 ½ hour $100.00; weekly follow up consultation 15-30 minutes $25.00; for more information or to make appointment call

Maurine @ 734-240-2786

Live Blood Analysis November 8 12-5 Call 734-240-2786 for appointment

Downtown Monroe Holiday Kick-off: Downtown November 10 4-7

Note Change*** Family Farms Coop: orders due November 7 at noon; Pickup November 9 Southgate 2:30-3:30 No Milk Pickup November 23rd

Yoga with Shannon: Saturday sessions Christ Lutheran Church 8:15-9:15 AM

Check facebook at yoga Shannon McElvany for schedule at other locations.

Healthy Happenings: Happy Healthy Pets

This month I will focus on our family pets.  Many customers know that Gary and I decided to feed our new dog Molly real not canned or bagged food because of the pet food scare a few years ago.  I referenced Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats.  It has been over three years now and Molly is very healthy with thick shiny hair and good disposition.  One issue I discovered this year is that she is allergic to most grains (causing intense itching); oats, rice, wheat and even quinoa are eliminated from her diet.  The recipes below had to be adjusted for her condition.  Instead of grains Molly gets potatoes-white, red and sweet. I have not had success giving my cat Shadow real food so we give her Trader Joe’s canned cat food with extra water.   It is necessary to provide supplement powder and oil with meals for specific dosage recommendations please call the store.

There are a few new pet friendly supplements we have in stock. 

      **Joint health FlexPet from the makers of Flexcin

      **Anxiety Pet Naturals Calming chews; Rescue Remedy for pets

      **Homeopathic Remedies from Newton Homeopathic

*      Bowel-digestive care; Ear Care; Nervousness & Fear; Doggy Breath; Skin Care and Cough & Asthma.  These can be used safely for dogs and cats.

Sample Homemade Meals for Dogs:     

        Meat & Grain                                                                 Meat-Bean-Rice Dish

2 cups cooked brown rice                                                  1 ¾ cup cooked brown rice

1/3 cup fatty meat                                                               1/3 cup lean meat

1/3 cup lean meat                                                                ½ cup cooked beans

¼ cup grated or chopped vegetables                                ¼ cup grated or chopped

I add 1 tablespoon ground flax                                         vegetable

                                                                                             1 teaspoon olive oil

Mix all ingredients together and                                       1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

Serve slightly warm.                                                                  

                                                                                             Heat rice, meat and beans

                                                                                                    together. Then mix in the rest

                                                                                                     of the ingredients and serve.


 Supplements for Dogs:

    Powder Mixture                                                                     Oil Mixture                                         

2 cups nutritional yeast                                                         1 ¾ cup safflower oil

1 ½ cup bone meal                                                                 ¼ cup cod liver oil

1/2 cup kelp powder                                                              50-100 I.U. Vitamin E

Sample Homemade Meals for Cats                                 

            Lean Meat Menu                                                              Fatty Meat Menu                                  

1/3 cup cooked oatmeal                                                   ¼ cup cooked brown rice

½ cup chopped organ or lean meat                               1/3 cup ground hamburger

1 tablespoon grated or chopped                                     2 tablespoons grated or chopped

Vegetable                                                                         vegetables

2 teaspoons butter                                                           1/3 cup creamed cottage cheese

¼ cup whole milk


Warm up the oatmeal in saucepan,                               Warm up rice in a saucepan with

adding meat and vegetables. Mix in                              the meat and vegetables.  Adding cottage cheese then mix in supplements and serve. 

butter and in supplements and serve                            


Give milk on the side                                                      


Supplements for Cats:

    Powder Mixture                                                                     Oil Mixture

1/2 cups nutritional yeast                                                      ¾ cup safflower oil

1/4 cup bone meal                                                                  ¼ cup cod liver oil

1/4 cup kelp powder                                                              20-30 I.U. Vitamin E

 Dosage for cats 1 teaspoon of each daily. With additional 20-50 I.U. of vitamin E oil




Many of my recipes are available at  the store.




Contact your pharmacist regarding any potential vitamin/drug interactions.  Notify physician regarding any alternative remedies.


Raw cow & goat milk and Amish grass fed meat or call 1-269-476-8883


Door to Door Organics


Local Fruit & Yogurt Smoothies or Organic Vegetables Juices-Small $4.50; Large $5.50




Store News:


·         United Natural Foods Special Orders:  Due November 7 and November 21


  • Bridge Cards accepted at the store.


·         Local Delivery to shut-ins available


  • Family Discount Day: Every Wednesday get 5% off of entire order.
  • Free Muscle Testing




Save the Earth Tip


Focused organic shopping- World consumption of chemical pesticides and fertilizers is exploding-from 30 million tons a year in 1960 to 140 million decades later- and this trend is unlikely to stop unless consumers demand it. If you can’t get hold of a full range of organic groceries, or have a limited budget, prioritize buying organic items that are particularly laden with chemicals in conventional agriculture.  Make an effort always to buy organic bread (and other wheat products), apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, grapes, spinach, and pears to avoid the worst chemical overloads. is a great way to get organic produce delivered to your door.




Recipe of the Month:


Two great snacks for Christmas, we will be making some to sell if you don’t have time to make your own.


Spiced Crispy Pecans


2 cups raw or crispy pecans


       Spice Mix           


       2 tablespoons whole cane sugar                                    Glaze


½ teaspoon Celtic sea salt                                               1 tablespoon filtered water


½ teaspoon ground cinnamon                                       2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/8 teaspoon ground cloves                                            1 teaspoon whole cane sugar


1/8 teaspoon ground allspice                                          1 tablespoon melted butter




*      If using raw pecans, toast in 350 degree oven for eight minutes. 


*      While nuts are toasting, stir together sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice together in a medium bowl. Set aside


*      For the glaze:  Bring water, vanilla, whole cane sugar, and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat, whisking constantly. Stir in pecans and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until almost all the liquid has evaporated, about 1 ½ minutes.


*      Transfer the glazed pecans to the bowl with the spice mix; toss to coat well. 


*      Return pecans to parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet to cool


Pecans can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days, or store in refrigerator for freshness.




Spiced Crispy Walnuts


2 cups raw or crispy walnuts


1 free range egg white


1 tablespoon filtered water


1/3 cup fair trade sugar


1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


¼ teaspoon ground allspice




*      Preheat oven to 225 degrees


*      Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper


*      In a medium bowl, combine egg white and water; beat until foamy.  Add walnuts and toss to coat.


*      Combine sugar, cinnamon, and allspice in a paper bag.  Add the walnuts; hold the bag shut and shake vigorously to coat nuts.


*      Spread the nuts in one layer in the baking sheet.


*      Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.


*      Remove from the oven and let cool completely, stirring occasionally.


*      Store in a tightly capped glass jar.




Maurine Natural Nurse


Health Matters Herbs and More 17 E. Second St. Monroe, Michigan 48161




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