SUPERFOODS…This is fantastic!!!

SUPER DUPER FOODS

SUPER DUPER FOODS

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The Karimah Procedure- Warrior Stance

“She believed in the impossible and, for that reason, won a battle that everyone, including myself, considered to be lost. That is what marks out the warrior: the knowledge that willpower and courage are not the same thing. Courage can attract fear and adulation, but will power requires patience and commitment.”

Aleph,Paul Coelho

Warrior Stance

Warrior Stance

 

As a woman, it is at times imporant to step outside the social constraints of the status quo socoiety.

For example I was in a shop yesterday and some gel head young man asked me when I was paying did I have a store points card, I politely said “No thank you”.

He went to on to ask me why I didnt have one and did  Iwant one.

I told him” Just take the money.”

Some people would think this is rude, however if a person is not able to comprend that “No thank you ” is different form ” No” then its is important to make it clear that we are not inviting anything esle except the exchange of goods and money and its time like these that we have to step out of pretty in pink.

The way of the warrior is a way that is open to male and female, it is first and foremost a battle with the self, while embracing faith hope and charity.

Finally this poster is significantly super.

Good and Evil

Good and Evil

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The Karimah Procedure…get out and meet the natives :)

If you limit yourself by only mixing with salafis you will miss out on some vital parts of the jigsaw puzzle called life, if you only mix with sufis you will miss out on some of the vital parts of teh puzzle, if you only mix with your tribe you will miss out, if you only mixed with muslims you will miss out out on the some important parts of islam, islam is a complete religion however some timeswe need non muslims remind us of the parts our shuyukh are ignorant of

One Ummah One Love One God

One Ummah One Love One God

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The Karimah Procedure – You gotta have Joy

Balance in business is vital, anyone who thinks they are going to work flat out for the next 5 years then retired is actually killing themselves.It is vital for all of us good hearted souls to create and maintain balance in work rest and place.Joy is a healing energy from the Creator and so vital for some people for mental health so its vital for your relastionship with yourself and your heart to have joy in your life, its may be as sombre as reading or watching a film, for others its as excilerating as jumping out of a plane, meditating or playing with grandchildren , however that succulent nectar, joy, is a vital component of a heal-thy balanced life :)

JOY

JOY

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The Karimah Procedure…Prayer

We all struggle with prayer at time, lets not kid ourselves; there are times where we don’t feel like praying, there are times when we don’t pray and for those us us who are right now arrogantly rising and puffing our chests up, we are only able to prayby the grace of Allah, not because we are so pious.It is a blessing to be on the deen, it is favour from Allah that He has chosen us to be on this blessed path and how many of us give thanks?

LOCKED IN TO THE  GOOD STUFF

LOCKED IN TO THE GOOD STUFF

 

When I struggle with my naffs(lower nature ) that wants to prevent me from praying, that wants to sabotage the programme) I pray from prayer to prayer like an AA alcoholic anonymous client;during the prayer risng from the ruku(top half of body bending over) i stand and thak Allah that Im on my prayer and following in sajdah (prostration head on the ground) , after asking allah forgiveness, I make duaa that Allah makes it easy for me to get on the next prayer…and when that happens I remember to thank Allah once again, over time byt eh grace of allah we become more solid on our prayers. we are too ignorant to know the full benefit of the prayers however the washing before hand as preventative medicine benefits, teh prayer postions all have health benfits if performed properly, teh word sound of the prayer and the surats create postive vibrations throughout our body system and there is more… pray wherever you find yourself, no excuses, some times we are not in ideal situations, don’t let shatan fool you; pray in a Primark changing room, pray in a car park, pray in the corner of an art gallery even though there are pictures there, pray in the corner of a restaurant even if there is alcohol there, let Allah be the judge but do not miss your prayer. Pray even if you go clubbing, pray even if you commit zina, pray even if you are a thief, pray even if you go swimming and dont cover your aura, you do not have to be a perfect to pray, praying is the way to perfection…. alhmdulilah rabeel alameen, allahu akhbr, God is great!

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The Karimah Procedure…lead by example

Be your own leader,

Lead in your own personal life,

  Lead in your family,

Lead your friends and keep on learning what a leader realy is in islamic terms,

Insha’allah I will share more.

lead by example

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Wheat Free Flour Mixes

DAY 2 of this challenge, ok, so far so good, however I was out and was really craving some sort of cake, pastry you name it “give me white flour and sugar ” my lower desires kept saying, even our local bakers has had a makeover , gone all Costas stylee.

Still I have had experience with that Phil Vickery book that I posted early this week about Gluten free cooking and know for the flour mix alternative to using wheat in cake we are going to start using alternative flours. He suggest things like tapioca flour and potato flour.

 

Wheat Free Flour Mix

Wheat Free Flour Mix

Phil Vickery suggests 2 possible combinations

Gluten Free flour mix 1

makes 1 kilo

700g fine rice flour

200g potato flour

100 g tapioca flour

 

OR

Gluten Free flour mix 1

makes 1 kilo

300 g fine polenta

500 g brown rice flour

200 g corn flour

We used the  first mixture before and it made nice short crust pastry that is a little bit more brittle to work with than wheat flour, that must be the gluten making it more stretchy, however trying something knew , that doesnt have the anti-inflammatory properties of wheat has to be a good thing.

Now health shops will rinsed you our price wise, so find your local Thai grocers and you will find them cheaper…not cheap.

“Cakes should be a treat not an everyday occurrence ” A reminder to myself first and foremost!

Phil Vickery’s book is worth the investment if you are serious about wheat free cooking.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seriously-Good-Gluten-free-Baking-Association/dp/185626923X

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WHEAT FREE – PERFECT PORRIDGE

It’s not really the time of the year for porridge but the morning can be a little chilly at the moment and people love porridge. The spices are optional but are health – wise beneficial , mainly anti-inflammatory and anti biotic. Fruit is plentiful in the market and ripe fruit can be wash peeled and frozen , then used for smoothies or cooked. We like to pre-soak the oats as it makes for quicker cooking time and optimum nutrition and digestion.
Here’s a a great explantion from “Nourishing Traditions” which explains the reason why oats need to be soaked-
All grains contain phytic acid (an organic acid in which phosphorous is bound) in the outer layer or bran. Untreated phytic acid can combine with calcium, magnesium, copper, iron especially zinc in the intestinal track and block their absorption. This is why a diet high in unfermented whole grains may led to serious mineral deficiencies and bone loss. The modern misguided practice of consuming large amounts of unprocessed bran often improves colon transit time at first but may lead to irritable bowel syndrome and, in the long term, many other adverse effects. Soaking allows enzyme, lactobacilli and other helpful organisms to break down and neutralize phytic acid. As little as seven hours of soaking in warm acidulated water will neutralize a large portion of phytic acid in grains. The simple practice of soaking cracked or rolled cereal grains overnight will vastly improve their nutritional benefits.

Wheat Free - Perfect Porridge

Wheat Free – Perfect Porridge

INGREDIENTS
• 50g porridge oats (pre-soaked)
• ½ tsp cinnamon powder
• ½ tsp turmeric/haldi powder
• ½ tsp ginger powder
• 350ml milk or water, or a mixture of the two, we used almond milk
• Fresh or cooked fruit and clear honey, to serve

METHOD

1. Put the oats in a saucepan, pour in the milk or water
2. . Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time and watching carefully that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
3. Mix the oats, milk or water and a pinch of cinnamon and turmeric.
4. Leave to stand for 2 minutes before eating.
5. To serve. Pour into bowls, spoon fruits on top and drizzle with honey.
Further reading
http://www.highonhealth.org/why-its-very-important-to-soak-oats-before-you-eat-them/

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WHEAT FREE -RICE FLOUR PANCAKES WITH HONEY AND LEMON

WHEAT FREE, SUGAR FREE AND LACTOSE FREE

These lovely pancakes can be used as your bread, starchy carbohydrate substitute, ideally eaten before 2pm so you can burn them off unless you are playing football or looking forward to a night of passion with your spouse :)

They can be eaten  with sweet thing like dates or fruits or with savoury foods like veggie or dhaal dishes.

 

Wheat Free Pancakes

Wheat Free Pancakes

Ingredients
1 cup rice flour(not ground rice) you could use barley flour, millet,corn, oats, quinoa, teff flour
1/2 – 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/2 – 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 1/2 cups soya milk/ water mix
1 egg or egg replacement powder
sunflower oil for frying
15ml of Manuka honey and juice 1/2 lemon

Method

• blend together ingredients together in order
• heat small non stick frying pan on medium high heat
• add 1-3 drop of organic sunflower oil and brush around pan
• add 1/2 cup of batter and tilt pan so that batter is not too thick
• as pancake babbles it is cooking underneath,
• use metal or wooden spatula to lift sides up and then turn over or for the wild at heart-flip the script – and flip it over
• cook other side
• make two pancakes and pile on top of each other, slice with pizza wheel and spread 15 ml of manuka honey between the sides, pour lemon juice over and eat straight away, let the colour bring some sunshine in your life this blessed day alhamdulilair

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DAIRY WHEAT AND SUGAR FREE CHALLENGE

Recently the Health Ranger wrote an article on preparing ourselves for the collapse of the age of delusion and set a challenge in that he said most people are too weak minded to give up wheat sugar and cheese.
http://www.naturalnews.com/045991_age_of_delusion_spiritual_awakening_mental_practice.html

It was Ramadhan at the time I read this and with longs days and short night , it was a a bit to much to start doing that at the time but Ramadhan being a time of contemplation pondering and reflection I set my mind to thinking about this challenge and starting a Facebook support group.
As people of Faith , would should be able to overcome these lower desires of the appetite.

We think that going on DEMON-strations will change the situation in Palestine but some of us are too weak willed to even change our selves let alone change any nations poly-tricks. Please lets meditate deeply about what slaves we are to our taste buds, over coming these desires will have a ripple effect in our lives and the people around us, being concious when we go out and refusing food because we are on this challenge will give dowa in many ways, please think about this and believe…..

I was warned over 5 years ago after a blood test while having hijaama to give up wheat because of my joint problem and delicate stomach, my struggle with wheat has been an on /off battle, however this time, by Allah’s mercy, I am really going for it along with another 71 Facebook friends.

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Gluten is in wheat and wheat products
http://ankhrahhq.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/10-symptoms-of-gluten-intolerance.html
Yesterday I ate my last whole meal pitta bread before this challenge, we think whole meal is healthy and yes it is compared to white refined bleached processed flour but according to Islamic nutrition, the Prophet Muhammad, salah la alaihi wa salem, didn’t eat whole meal for more than 3 consecutive days, this was narrated by his wife Ayesha, radialahu anha, he had more sense. In those days white flour was more expensive because it was refined, these days the healthy stuff that is unrefined, less process, less cost is actually more expensive to buy, more profit margin but less sales because people are addicted like slaves, to white.
The prophet muhamd salah la laihi wa salem, never ate white flour, never.
HADITH WHITE FLOUR

Narrated Abu Hazim: I asked Sahl bin Sad, “Did Allah’s Apostle ever eat white flour?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw white flour since Allah sent him as an Apostle till He took him unto Him.” I asked, “Did the people have (use) sieves during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle?” Sahl said, “Allah’s Apostle never saw (used) a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took him unto Him,” I said, “How could you eat barley unsifted?” he said, “We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it.” Sahih Bukhari and Tirmidhi . Authorised Sahih by sheikh Albani, raheem Allah.

WHEAT INFLAMMES YOUR BRAIN…There are three inherent dangers in the chemistry of wheat that make it a classic destroyer of health. In this post we are going to look at just one of them, digest it and then insha’allah I’ll post the rest.
http://www.punchng.com/feature/healthy-eating/how-wheat-destroys-health/
By Tunde Fabunmi (beeconservation@yahoo.com)

Wheat contains gluten – a protein that causes inflammation, a systemic process that has harmful effects across all the organ systems in the body including the brain, heart, joints, eyes and digestive tract. As a matter of fact, inflammation does not only precede all degenerative diseases like diabetes, cancer, stroke, glaucoma, arthritis and Parkinson’s disease, but also fuels their insidious progression. A review paper in the New England Journal of Medicine listed 55 diseases that can be caused by eating gluten-containing foods. The diseases include osteoporosis, anemia, cancer, canker sores, fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. The paper also linked gluten to many psychiatric and neurological diseases including depression, schizophrenia, dementia, nerve damage, epilepsy and autism. The paper concluded that there are 120 or more diseases associated with eating foods that contain gluten. Dr. Joseph A. Murray, MD states that he is surprised how often gluten affects the brain. Another study by Dr .J. Robert Cade, MD of the University of Florida showed that people with autism and schizophrenia have high level of peptides in their urine. These peptides, according to Dr. Cade, come from casein (protein in milk and other dairy products) and gliadin and gluten in wheat, barley, oats and rye
It is a myth that you need milk diary cheese for your calcium intake which is good for bones, seriously if you diet it too acidic from too much meat, wheat and lack of greens it will not absorb the calcium anyway

We are now in the time of preparation because we start tomorrow inshallah.

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