Author Archives: Bettina Colonna Essert

About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.

roasted root veg

Sweet potato (peeled), two carrots, three small beets (peeled), a finger of ginger, two large cloves of garlic, garam masala, turmeric, salt. Dice into squares and sauté. Delish!

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Chia Fauxgurt

6 strawberries 2 Tbsp chia seeds 1/2 can coconut cream (not the liquid) 1 tsp honey 1 banana Blend in a nutribullet or powerful blender. Chill.

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Dreams of Egypt

Last night I dreamed that I was a temple priestess. I was in Egypt, wearing soft, white robes and a headpiece or mask representing the head of a black cat. Clearly, I was in the Temple of Bast. As in … Continue reading

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GAPS, Paleo, Primal Eating and the Challenge (because I did not feel like cooking!)

For 7 weeks I’ve been eating what is pretty purely the GAPS diet. No grains, starches or sugar other than honey. This all began as a way, I hoped, to help my sickies: my husband and my oldest daughter. However, … Continue reading

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One Photo of the Inside of Our Red Tent

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Train of Thought: Heavy Cream

It’s 2012. Less than a month before the world ends. Do I believe that? Well, I’m not sure. Honestly, I am a little bit concerned. I don’t want the world to end. I don’t want electricity to end. I want … Continue reading

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Oh wait, there it is, the rage I couldn’t find the other night, growling into my pillow, crying frustration, pain, betrayal but not rage. The rage was in absentia. Not now. Here, wishing dead someone who has hurt my children, … Continue reading

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INoGoToBloNoMo

I’m not going to blog (daily) no more. I can’t take it. At the beginning of the month I had a couple of interesting things to talk about. Then I felt like a couple of boring posts were okay, because … Continue reading

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I Just Made This Soup

and it was so good that I must blog the recipe. No pictures. It all disappeared immediately. SPICY VEGGIE SOUP  2 c beef bone broth 1 c canned tomatoes, crushed Pour these into a pot. Bring to a simmer and … Continue reading

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Red Tent

Tonight is the first Sunday after the new moon. Women friends and I gather this evening. Maybe I will talk about this in another post, maybe share some photos, or maybe not. But tonight, this is what I am doing. … Continue reading

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