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Our lives are hectic, stressful; depleting us of much needed vitamins, minerals and energy. It is crucial to our well-being, this ability to be fully present and in the moment by incorporating live food to our tables. Being vibrant, joyful, aware and energetic draws those types of relationships to us, allowing more endurance for more fulfilling sexual intimacy, complete health, and a vigor for life in general. Foods like this are also calming and aid the person with autism, who often has digestive issues.

Store bought yogurt is nothing compared  to live, fresh yogurt, but it does have some beneficial cultures when you aren’t near the farm. It is helpful to get the highest quality yogurt you can afford, plain organic is best. I will soon be adding recipes that add life to your food, such as adding buttermilk to your yogurt, and making panir at home.

Making your own tzatziki is an excellent, easy way to add important supplements to your daily diet. I made this, and ate it from a spoon all day long in addition to my weekly juice for my GERD and ulcers.   Cucumber and lemon are very beneficial to an overworked system, and aid in weight loss.

Recipe –
2 c. plain yogurt (drained in cheese cloth for at least 3 hours)in sieve in a cool place    1 medium cucumber   1 tbl. fresh lemon juice
1 t. salt 1/4 t. coarsely ground black pepper   2 t. olive oil  1 tbl. chopped fresh parsley (1/4 t. yellow asafoetida powder)
Semi-peel the cucumber, leaving a little of the green underskin. Slit in half, and scoop out seeds. Grate coarsely, then use a paper towel to remove excess liquid. Put drained yogurt in a bowl, adding the other ingredients, except oil and asaf. powder, if you are using this fragrant seasoning. Otherwise, mix the oil in, as well, chill and then serve. You can put the oil in a pan, warming, and then adding the yellow asaf. until it emits its lovely scent. Quickly remove from the heat, and mix all together. Chill for several hours.

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