Painted Fruit

Overview Festive and fun. This recipe is a hit with kids cause it's messy and you pretty much get permission to play with your food. The idea came from this beautiful green smoothie I had made. Ingredients Slice fruit of choice: apple, pear, strawberries, grapes, peaches etc. 1 cup almond or cashew butter 3 Tbsp spirulina 1/3 c unsweetened almond milk 1/4 ...

Simple Apple Cider Vinaigrette

  Overview An excellent, healthy addition to any green salad.  Ingredients 1/4 cup unpasteurized apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon unpasteurized honey 1/3 teaspoon thyme, dried a generous pinch of freshly ground pepper 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Preparation Method In a small bowl, whisk together: apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, thyme, sea salt, pepper + honey. Slowly add 3/4 cup extra-virgin ...

Detoxifying Dandelion Tea

Overview Dandelions  --those "pesky" weeds that grow all over the lawn, are in fact a fantastically detoxifying, liver-lovin' plant.  Ingredients Wild dandelions, including the flower, root + leaves    Note Be sure to harvest from an un-sprayed area. Avoid harvesting weeds close to busy roads and highways.  Preparation Method Carefully harvest the plant with a garden spade, from the root up.  Let dandelions dry ...

Caesar Salad Supreme

Overview This Caesar is made with Romaine lettuce, but you can make a killer version with kale too. I constantly experiment, and sometimes things work out better than others, but it's always fun to not follow a recipe exactly.  Ingredients 1 - 2 heads organic romaine  toasted pumpkin seeds parmesan cheese, optional  2 lemons, juiced 1/2 c olive oil 2 garlic cloves 2 egg ...

Zucchini Pasta with Basil, Yogurt + Garlic

Overview You can have your cake, and eat it too! This veggie pasta is as satisfying as the real thing. Or maybe more! All you need is a handy spiralizer to make these beautiful noodles from zucchini.  Ingredients 5 medium zucchini 2 ounces parmesan cheese, cut into chunks, optional  2 cloves of garlic sea salt+pepper, to taste  a pinch of red hot chili ...

Roasted Squash, Carrot + Coconut Soup

Overview Soups are so simple to make. Feel free to experiment and add more, or less, of anything you choose. I never make the exact same soup twice, as I'm always changing something about the original recipe.  Ingredients 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil 1 large white onion, roughly chopped  4 cloves garlic, minced 3 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated ½ tsp sea salt 4 ...

Spring Eating

Spring brings with it lots of growth and changing energy. The wind carries scents of melting snow, warming soil, and emerging plants. Ayurveda In Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, this idea is related to the principle of ‘vata’, pronounced with a ‘w’ sound. Vata encompasses the wind, which is also present in the autumn. Unlike the ...

DIY Citrus Household Cleaner

Overview Cleaning your home o-natural, really couldn't get any easier. One of my favourite all-purpose, household cleaners, is this citrus peel vinegar. It's an inexpensive dissinfectant that effectively eliminates mold, bacteria, grease and germs, and is safe for you, your kiddies, and pets.  Ingredients Orange, or any citrus fruit peels Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Water A large, airtight glass container Strainer Spray bottle   Preparation ...