World Gratitude Day

A catalyst for connection and effective change Today is World Gratitude Day! It’s also the official change in seasons as we move into the season of abundance as Fall Equinox begins tomorrow. With that said, I’m honoring the harvest of goals and intentions I planted almost a year ago when …

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Chili Chickpea Sloppy Joes

  A is a delicious plant-based spin on the traditional sloppy joe. These small but mighty legumes top the charts with fiber and protein, they're incredibly versatile and a great addition to help balance blood sugar levels and your gut microbiome!  

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Stress and the Sensitive Gut

FUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS affect 35% to 70% of people at some point in life, women more often than men, according to Harvard Health. When you take the time to enjoy a meal in a relaxed state, you will not only enhance the enjoyment of the meal but your metabolism and …

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Apple-Oat Pancakes with a Berry Coulis & Coconut Kefir

These simple pancakes are a great way to start your day. Add a mixed berry sauce (aka coulis) and a hefty dollop of a deliciously rich probiotic addition – coconut kefir! And you've got yourself a breakfast of champions. Kefir is a rich and diverse probiotic source helping to boost …

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How to Create a Culinary Pharmacy

A Culinary Pharmacy with Herbs + Spices I’ve been building my culinary pharmacy for many years now. It includes everything from the foods I prepare, plants from land and sea, to power-packed herbs and spices. Like anything, creating a culinary pharmacy is a process and can be tailored to your …

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Kale with Seaweed & Sesame Seed Salt

  This prebiotic-packed seaweed recipe provides a nutrient-rich addition to any meal. Not only does this prebiotics-rich food feed the healthy bacteria in your digestive system, but it's also full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. In addition, it's full of iodine which is essential for metabolism. Finally, leafy greens like …

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Build Immunity by Nurturing Your Gut Microbiome

70-80% of the Immune System Resides in the Gut. Our immune system does the job of protecting us from the world of deadly microbial viruses and pathogens. It acts as our bodyguard, ready to shield us from sickness and infection. Researchers agree that a person’s microbiome slowly develops within the first three …

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Zesty Dark Chocolate Bark

  I stumbled upon this recipe in a cookbook I scoured at a bookstore. I was especially drawn to it because I saw lime zest and chocolate in the same sentence. Though skeptical but curious, I bought the book to try it out. To my surprise, this hunk of chocolate …

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To Grow Love: A Manifesto

The Heart of the Garden The growth process isn’t easy – it’s pretty uncomfortable. Yet, I find solace in my garden as I observe nature’s calming and straightforward process. Thich Nhat Hahn reminds us in Mindfulness In the Garden: Tools for Digging in the Dirt by Zachiah Murray, that the things …

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Broiled Homegrown Tomatoes

  Extreme heat yields super-juicy results and a delicious way to enjoy tomatoes. Fresh from the garden and a favorite way to enjoy them is to broil! Especially when they've gone gangbusters. I love cooking with cast iron pots and pans because they offer inexpensive, healthy alternatives to your standard …

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Asparagus + Wild Sockeye Salmon Salad

  This easy-to-put-together salad is refreshing as it is delicious! And great for digestive health with prebiotic-rich veggies like asparagus, which feed the helpful bacteria that live in your gut. Not to mention the rich Omega-3s in the salmon and avocados – although different forms of Omega-3s are great for …

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