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 ...

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 ...

The Art of Eating Real Food

Eat real food. Not too much. Mostly plants. - Michael Pollan Sounds easy enough, right? I completely understand that this isn't always the case. First rule, don't beat yourself up over your food choices. You're simply doing the best you can. We've got a lot of obstacles to navigate our way around in this modern day world: limited ...

Oven Roasted Garlic

When you roast garlic, it becomes so sweet and delicious. Think of a caramelized onion kind of flavour. Here's a really simple to way to both roast garlic bulbs (for spreading onto pretty much anything, even dark chocolate), to making a garlicky infused olive oil for salad dressings, veggie bakes + sautés. Ingredients 1 or many more ...

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 ...

Preparing for Pregnancy

Prepping your body for pregnancy is an very important time indeed. It's an opportunity to detoxify and eliminate any toxins that may have collected in your cells, organs and wonderful reproductive system. Just remember, we're all different - we all have different toxic loads, experiences, ages, fitness levels and environments. The health of the papa-to-be is ...

Oh, Sugar. How It’s Just Clogging Your Arteries

Wave goodbye to the fat-free era. I think it really might be put to rest. This is good news in my books, because increasing our dietary fat can actually help us loose the taste and cravings for all those tempting processed, non-foods (which seems to be what's clogging our arteries in the first place).   The fat ...

Healing Bone Fractures w. Food, Herbs+Spices

Healing a bone from a fracture, or break can be a frustrating one. It's a waiting game and you must be patient, as bone's take time to "knit" themselves back together. There's good news too! Nutritionally there is so much you can do to give yourself an advantage in the healing process. Here are a ...

Herbal Iron Elixir

Iron is lost by the body through a variety of ways including: urination, perspiration and exfoliating of old skin cells - like when you're dry brushing. Bleeding contributes to further loss of iron which is why women tend of have a higher demand for iron than men. Since our bodies can’t produce iron itself, we need to make sure ...

Ain’t No Flu Bugs On Me Juice

Keep those bad bugs at bay with incredibly powerful food medicine, such as the ingredients in this fresh, pressed juice. Ingredients 2 big handfuls of fresh, organic kale 1 small cucumber *only if organic, or in season* 2 - 3 stalks celery 1 green apple 1  2" pc. ginger root, peeled 1 - 2 garlic cloves ...