Small Change. Big Results.

I used this photo of my perfect baby niece because she's small, yet "big" (aka. chubby healthy baby) —all at the same time. Small and big actually go really well together! For example... Making small changes in the diet, can lead to big health results down the road (i.e. more energy, positive thinking, maintaining a healthy ...

To Cheese, Or Not To Cheese?

Fun fact: While 65% of the population is officially diagnosed with lactose intolerance, some experts believe that we're all at least a little bit lactose intolerant—we just brush off the bloating and gas as a normal part of life.  I remember reading a story about an American family with two boys who were intolerant to lactose. They had moved to ...

An Egg-ceptional Superfood

One of the most nutritious foods on the planet. Foodies everywhere, rave about the egg -- but as I'm sure you remember, this wasn't always the case.  Humans have been eating eggs for thousands of years. They’re widely thought of as a good thing, but there are some conflicting opinions out there; many people believe eggs ...

Super Breakfast Salad

Overview Simply summer salads make wonderful breakfasts when you've got the right things in there. Feel free to add a soft boiled egg or two.  Ingredients 1 head butter leaf lettuce 1 cup shredded green+purple cabbage 2 rainbow carrots, roughly chopped  1 small cucumber, sliced  lots of sunflower sprouts 2-3 Tbsp guacamole (1 ripe avocado, juice of 1 lime, sea salt to taste+mash ...

Raspberry Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

Overview When berries are in season, stock up -you won't regret it. All winter you'll have frozen treats to add to your smoothies, Steel-Cut Oats, mix into creamy yogurt, or to make berry compotes for moist, yet hardy Sweet Potato Pancakes. Ingredients 1 cup blueberries 1 cup raspberries 2 cups full-fat coconut milk 2 Medjool dates 1/2 cup shredded coconut  2 Tbsp raw almond butter  1 ...

Raw Zucchini, Carrot + Walla Walla Onion Wraps

Overview These wraps are raw and chock-full of whole food vitamins. You'll just need to pull out your handy dehydrator for this one.  Ingredients 1 small zucchini  3 large carrots  1 small Walla Walla, or other sweet onion variety  1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 cup fresh parsley  1 cup ground flax  3 garlic cloves a big pinch of sea salt Preparation Method In a food ...

Another Fat Update

Oh, so much controversy. Fats:  Saturated, monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, trans fat. It can be really confusing.  Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid oils in their absolute worst form are those which have been fully or partially hydrogenated. This is a chemical process the factories use to make the oil solidify at room temperature, and make it much more shelf-stable. They start ...

Homemade Chicken Soup w. Seaweed, Reishi Mushroom + Rose hip Broth

Overview This soup starts with an insanely nourishing, herbal infused, medicinal mushroom broth. I added ingredients like reishi mushroom, rose hip, and elderberries; with more traditional seasonings, such as ginger root, rosemary, and of course everyone's favorite, garlic. Feel free to also reserve a bit of broth to freeze - simply pour into ice cube trays ...

Savoury Vitamin Green Crepes

Overview The more green stuff on your plate, the better! These crepes are gluten-free, protein-packed, and rich in detoxifying chlorophyll. I like them with a sunny side up egg, lots of smoked paprika and a few fresh mint leaves on top. Ingredients 1/4 c pureed spinach 1/2 c buckwheat flour 1 Tbsp ground flax seed   2 eggs a pinch of sea ...

Bone Broth w. Chickpea Miso & Chives

Overview This post was inspired by a visit to New York City's bone broth take-out window, Brodo. The recipe has been adapted from Sally Fallon's, Nourishing Traditions (The Cookbook That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition). Ingredients 2 pounds (or more) of any bones from a health source  1 large, white onion 3 large carrots 3 stalks celery  2 T raw apple cider vinegar 3-4 ...