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Centehua is a mother, wife, chef, blogger, forager, farmer, dancer earth momma. She is an urban homesteader, learning how to live better with less, discovering quality of life in sustainable practices. Her passion is in assisting the world in a possitive shift through the integrity of clean raw foods, superfoods and superhebs. She believes that a deeper connection to the earth and our sustenance is vital for a sense of self responsability and overall health. She is a lover of nature and music. Centehua is the founder of “Baktun foods” an online resource and catering company for organic living foods.

Connecting Kids With Food

By Chef Centehua The farm to table movement is now expanding into farm to school, and this is very timely. This push includes a collaboration with farmers, ranchers, fishermen and other USDA-valued operations. While many kids know their times tables, and know how to read and write, they do not know that milk comes …

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Amaranth — An Ancient Super Food

By Centehua: There are over 60 species of Amaranth, a summer annual weed. Amaranth is tightly packed with flowers, and its foliage usually ranges from red and purple to green and gold. It is absolutely gorgeous, standing over 6 feet tall. This ancient plant is very dear to my heart. …

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Let It Bee — Time To Protect the Bees

By Centehua: There are many people who think cows, pigs, goats and chickens are the only animals who suffer from industrialized factory farm practices. In fact, probably a majority of people are not aware that bees are also exploited, and subjected to the most unnatural and unethical farming practices. Our …

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Rainwater Harvesting Free?

By Centehua: The best things in life are free, right? At least the essentials should be or everything that nature freely provides all people such as rainwater, for example. What a gift! Water is an essential natural resource and it is free, indeed. I am blessed with the ability to …

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Feel the Power within a Women’s Circle

By Centehua: Around three years ago, I decided I needed more feminine energy in my life. I craved women friends and the feeling of sisterhood. I never had that growing up. Honestly, women intimidated me a little. The competition and insecurity that hover over women’s relationships made me scared to …

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Go with the Flow—Natural Menstrual Cycle

By Centehua: It’s that that time of the month again, so how do you feel? Do you look forward to the cycles in your body or are they nuisances? The way we feel about our menstrual cycles has deep emotional, physical, mental and spiritual implications. It affects how we perceive ourselves …

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Growing Herbs

By Centehua Deneken: Spring is here! What a great time to cleanse and plant new seeds. This applies to many aspects of our lives. Usually during spring, I am inclined to reorganize things. I nest a little more; I spend time in my garden; and I embark on a weeklong …

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Weeds—Green Little Yummy Stuff  

By Chef Centehua: Under appreciated, overlooked, misunderstood. Some are even called invasive … I am talking about weeds. These healing plants growing in our area are loaded with medicinal properties.Even those of us living in suburban areas can find a lot of herbs that can be incredibly beneficial to our health. …

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The Joy of Breastfeeding

By Chef Centehua: For me, nursing is the ultimate expression of divine motherly love. Nature’s law is giving. Mothers give nourishment through their bodies so that their babies may thrive. It’s a beautiful and poetic metaphor for the way our earth mother cares for all of us, feeding us generously …

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