SWEET, SAVORY AND SPICY ALL IN ONE!

SPICY CURRY PUMPKIN BISQUE: with Kauai Farmacy Curry Spice Blend

  • First, remove the pumpkin skin with a veggie peeler.
  • Next, remove the seeds & soak them in bowl filled with water to separate the seeds from the pulp (This simultaneously plumps up the seeds) – This can later be used to make Spicy Pepitas for a light snack or to garnish your bisque (Recipe below)
  • Chop pumpkin into cube size chunks & place in slow-cooker until tender.
  • Place slow-cooked pumpkin cubes into blender & slowly add in water until the soup becomes a creamy consistency.
  • Add 1 tablespoon fresh ground cinnamon; 1 tablespoon Kauai Farmacy Curry powder (or to taste); 2 table spoons local, raw, organic honey; 5-6 fresh thyme sprigs stripped; 1 fresh Hawaiian chili pepper (remove the seeds before adding); Add Hawai’ian sea salt to taste.
  • Blend until all ingredients are equally distributed & texture is smooth.
  • Garnish with fresh Thyme & chili pepper – Alternative option: garnish with home-made Pepitas
  • Serve hot or chilled
  • Makes 6 servings

Pepitas

SPICY PEPITAS

  • Place pumpkin seeds in a bowl of water to separate pulp from seeds.
  • Soak for 3+ hours (the more you soak them, the more they will plump up)
  • Strain & place seeds on oven baking pan.
  • Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
  • Drizzle cold-pressed organic olive oil over the seeds
  • Mix thoroughly until evenly coated
  • Spread seeds out evenly on pan surface
  • Bake until golden brown
  • Dust generously with Kauai Farmacy Curry Powder immediately after removed from oven.
  • Add Hawai’ian sea salt to taste
  • Toss to evenly coat
  • Serve as a light snack
  • Or use Spicy Pepitas as a garnish in our Spicy Curry Pumpkin Bisque.
  • Enjoy!

Know Your Farmer

Mahalos (thank you) to all the Kauai organic farmers. We are so grateful to receive this amazing Kauai-grown produce. The energy these foods deliver is beyond measure-These plants are feeding our household on the daily.

We give thanks to One Song Farm for the tastiest and most nourishing lettuce on the planet; Ken’s Farm for your hearty carrots; Dylan Strong’s Farm for your one-of-a-kind cucumbers, tomatoes and Poblano green peppers; Olena Farms for your creamy avocados; and our very own Kauai Farmacy limes.

Pair this chopped, diced and sliced salad with a hot brew or iced cup of our Puritea tea, or sprinkle the Puritea powder directly into your salad dressing to add almost a dozen more alkalizing, cleansing and flavorful herbal plants, and no doubt, you will feel more alive!

Good to know your farmer.

PURITEA HERBAL CLEANSE: Papaya Leaf, Soursop Leaf, Guava Leaf, Mulberry Leaf, Turmeric, Tulsi, Noni Leaf, Lemon Peel, Kaffir Lime, Puerto Rican Cilantro

Is Your Basket Half Full or Half Empty?

Is your basket half full or half empty?
Harvesting Tulsi (aka Holy Basil) and taking in the sweet and fragrant aroma of the Tulsi blossoms. There’s something magical about hand-harvesting these herbs; there is an energetic exchange of gratitude that takes place.

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The plants are happier and healthier when culled and pruned; and we collectively are happier and healthier when receiving their nutritional and medicinal offerings.

This bounty of medicine will make its way into the solar dehydrators where they will be slow-cured in raw form. These dehydrated leaves and blossoms will greet our herbalists and tea-makers in a few days time (some herbs can take up to a week), when the plants are at their highest concentration levels of vitamins and minerals. These potent loose Tulsi leaves will be blended with other Kauai Farmacy garden herbs into masterful healing blends like our Love Potion (chai-flavored) tea and our Children’s Wellness (sweet, hibiscus-flavored) tea.
From these baskets to your cup in less than two weeks time is unheard of when it comes to the art of herbal tea-making and plant medicine. We do this because we believe that this is the ultimate way to preserve the true intention of the plants, along with its subtle yet powerful consciousness.

Love, the Kauai Farmacy Team. xoxoxo

GIANT health benefits!

Can you say GIANT Lilikoi?!?!
This beauty was picked fresh from the vine in the Kauai Farmacy Gardens this morning for my little ones to enjoy. Giant granadilla, a.k.a Giant Lilikoi or Giant Passion fruit is packed with Vit A, B3, C, Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Protein, Carbohydrates, & is high in dietary fiber. Inside the rind lies clear/pink-tinted, sweet, gelatinous, pulpy, grayish seeds. Refreshing & Yummy!

This over-sized passion fruit contains a compound called passiflorine and has been used for centuries for reducing anxiety, acting as a sedative, reversing hypertension, relieving pain, and combating insomnia. We use the passion flower along with Valerian, another potent herbal inducer of drowsiness, in our Tranquility tea because of the incredible calming attributes on the nervous system.

Our Tranquility tea: A delicious medium-bodied, calming infusion for general muscle relaxation and balancing the nervous system, can be found at www.KauaiFarmacy.com

TRANQUILITY tea: Tulsi, Valerian, Lemongrass, Lemon Balm, Tarragon, Mint, Sage, Stevia, Lavender, & Lilikoi.

Giant Lilikoi was first introduced into Hawaii in 1880, and has been historically known to help with: Asthma; whooping cough; bronchitis; stomach issues such as intestinal worms & dysentery; treating scurvy; and in repelling toxins from the lower intestines. A GIANT relief for many!

Awaken and Alkalize

Ask yourself, is your morning fuel keeping you young, healthy & cognitively vibrant? After personally feeling the aftermath of years of adrenal fatigue from drinking roasted coffee, I have learned first-hand that alkalinity rules the day! I’ve since joined the alkalizing juice and herbal tea-drinking ranks, and it has become blatantly apparent to me that how we start our day, really does matter!

Kickstarting the day with alkaline foods & herbs like our Vitalitea tea or our Endurance powder sprinkled over morning meals/into smoothies, draws you to engage in healthier behaviors throughout the day. By transforming your morning ritual from one that is acidic & draining, to one that is alkalizing & awakening, you are choosing significant life-lasting changes that energize you, create mental clarity, return you to your youth & make you Feel More Alive! Moral of the story…WAKE UP & SMELL THE HERBAL TEA!

VITALITEAGotu Kola, Tulsi, Yacon, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Turmeric, Mulberry, Noni Leaf, Rosemary

ENDURANCE powderTulsi, Allspice, Cinnamon, Ashwagandha, Gotu Kola, Lemongrass, Turmeric, Yellow & Galangal Ginger