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Classic Basil Pesto

Pesto is packed with one of my favorite herbs, basil! 

This beautiful green herb offers the body many benefits as it is: 

  • anti-inflammatory
  • contains lots of antioxidants
  • supports our immune system
  • helps reduce pain
  • helps prevent diabetes
  • can protect the liver

It can also provide protection against bacteria growth and has been shown to inhibit resistant strains of bacteria! 

I try and include as many herbs as possible in my diet, as they not only provide us tons of health benefits, but they add flavor and depth to almost any dish! 

One of the main things I do to stay on track is to make things in advance for hangry Becky that tend to show up once in a while. 

I absolutely love dips like hummus, pesto, and guacamole, as they can be made in advance and devoured with cut-up veggies and gluten-free crackers. 

This pesto recipe can also be combined with spiralized zucchini noodles, grain-free pasta, or mixed into sauteed veggies or added to a marinara...

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Buckwheat Porridge

Did you know that buckwheat isn’t wheat… it’s a seed. 

So crazy, I know :) 

This naturally gluten-free seed is nutrient-dense and is high both in protein and fiber. #boom

Buckwheat seeds, also called “groats” are packed with nutrients and antioxidants and are often referred to as a “superfood”. 

They are also a high source of amino acids, vitamins, minerals all with relatively few calories.

What else do you need in life?! 

This high fiber and easily digestible food can be made into a yummy porridge to mix up your breakfast. 

I always recommend mixing up what you eat! 

Just like I do in my oatmeal, I always add an egg, or two, to this porridge a few minutes before it's done. 

The egg(s) make it fluffy and adds protein! Our bodies love and need protein and adding healthy protein will keep you satiated longer!

Okay, let’s do this.

BUT FIRST! SOAK YOUR BUCKWHEAT!!

Oh and always source organic...

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Veggie Infused Marinara & Grass-Fed Meat Balls

One thing I love about marinara & meatballs… is that the WHOLE family enjoys it.

It's an easy dish to batch cook, make in large quantities, to feed us a couple of meals. This is my top tip to eating healthy. 

When you are making a healthy meal, make more of it to bless your future self with leftovers. 

Kids tend to take time trying new foods., at least mine do… especially those with LOTS of veggies!

I make this to accompany a yummy clean pasta, grilled sourdough bread, spiralized zucchini noodles, or top on the top of steamed veggies!

I always douse it with tons of high-quality parmesan cheese too! Yummy! 

I add lots of veggies! You can pick and choose what you like, but garlic, onions, and peppers are never optional in my mind :)

A little tip I love to share too is that you can blend, using a blender or immersion blender, up to 1/2 of the mixture so a thicker texture. 

Let’s do this.

Veggie Infused Marinara & Grass-Fed Meat...

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Top Tips For Healthy Juicing

Growing up I always loved a big glass of orange juice for breakfast alongside my favorite Captain Crunch or Cocoa Puffs bowl of cereal. 

It was the way I began almost every morning before school.

The weekends were made for chocolate chip pancakes in the form of animals and a side of bacon... also accompanied by my big glass of orange juice. 

I was always craving juice.

That quick sugar rush was what my body had learned to expect... but when juice wasn't around, soda was. 

I stopped drinking so much juice when I picked up the habit of drinking soda.

Soda delivered the sugar my body craved and became my drink of choice. 

When I was in high school the group I wanted so much to be apart of took soda drinking to a whole new level... they coupled it with camel wide cigarettes. 

I was so grown up.

Drinking my soda and puffing on my cigarettes.

I was so cool. 

Now, I'm not implying that orange juice is a gate-way drug... but for me it...

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How to Make Homemade Nut / Seed Milk

Once you taste homemade nut milk, you will NEVER buy synthetic vitamin, carrageen infused, and chemical-laden nut milk again.

There’s just no turning back.

It’s SO easy and absolutely delicious… It takes a little foresight since soaking the nuts/seeds with a little bit of sea salt is an important step in the creation of this nut/seed juice. So think ahead and make it happen.

I switch up the types of nuts (or seeds I use)… as using the same nut/seed milk over a long period of time can build an intolerance to it.

So I highly recommend mixing it up!

My favorite nuts/seeds are (all organic and raw):

  • Brazil nuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pistachios (kinds pricey)
  • Tiger Nuts
  • Hemp Seeds
  • Flax Seeds 
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Hazelnuts

Quick note when using cashews: When cashews are soaked for over 8 hours they become very soft. When pulverized they leave very little (if any) nut “flour” behind. This makes it so that straining isn’t...

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My Morning Cleansing Tonic (Recipe)

hippie kitchen hydration Mar 03, 2021

Waking up to water is one of the first piece of advice I give to anyone looking to move themselves towards optimal health!

It is estimated that over 75% of American adults suffer from chronic dehydration!

Don't be a part of that 75%! Dehydration causes a multitude of health issues and keeping hydrated is one of the most important things you can do every day of your life!

Rule of thumb drink 1/2 your weight in ounces of water every day! For example, a 120 pound woman would need to drink 60 ounces of water every day.

120/2 = 60 ounces. Simple as that!

Waking up to water can be an incredibly beneficial habit to create in your life!

This morning tonic combines anti-inflammatory spices and detoxifying lemon to help kick start your health! It's extremely cleansing and will get things moving, if you know what I mean!

What's also key is that the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is highly anti-inflammatory and has a myriad of health benefits. Pairing it with black pepper helps us...

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Homemade Bone Broth - Recipe & Video!!

 
Bone broth people!!
 
This trend is legit!
 
Humans have been consuming bone broth for thousands of years! It has SO many healing abilities as it's extremely good for gut health and contains so many vitamins and minerals in the most bioavailable form so our body can digest, assimilate, and absorb them easily and with less effort!
 
I usually make my own with chicken bones, but it never comes out as gelatinous as the broth I buy from @azgrassraisedbeef . I spoke to the owner of the company and it's due to that many of us don't use all parts of the animal.
 
For example, chicken feet are extremely gelatinous.
 
Beef stock when made with beef marrow and knuckle bones, feet, neck bones, also create more of a gelatinous broth.
 
For those who don't know gelatin is what helps the gut heal and bone broth is chock-full that AND SO many bio-available nutrients! Check out my homemade Jello recipe that uses this highly healing protein!
 
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The Lies We Carry

deep thoughts Feb 24, 2021
“NEVER wear yellow. It makes you look pale and doesn't look good with your skin tones," she said towering over me in her 5-inch heels.
 
She was put together perfectly.
 
Not a strand of hair out of place. Pounds of makeup applied just right to keep her looking young and vibrant. 
 
I looked up and remember thinking, I will NEVER ever wear yellow. I want to look like her.
 
I want to be beautiful and I want people to think I am beautiful. 
 
She turned to walk away, paused, and turned towards me again, "You also need to really focus on your eye makeup. Your eyes are really narrow and it can make them look wider and more symmetrical." Then she spun on her heels and walked away. 
 
Don't wear yellow. Check. 
Narrow eyes, need eye makeup to help. Check. 
 
When I was around 8 or 9 years old, I signed up for modeling school with one of my best friends.
 
We learned to walk the runway, how to do our...
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Smashed Garlic Cheesy Potatoes

savory side dishes Feb 01, 2021

Whoever thinks eating clean doesn't taste good? Well they are CRAZY people!

Now, this isn't a dish I encourage all my cleanse clients to eat.. however, this is a perfect side dish for weekends, grilled wild caught salmon, grass-fed steaks, grilled or roasted chicken, and/or any clean meats.

This is my comfort food.

I make a shit-ton as I always love to have leftovers with fried eggs in the morning. OMG! No words, just delicousness.

Savory and a crowd pleaser! What else do you need in a side dish?

Okay, enough chit chat, let's do this...

Smashed Garlic Cheesy Potatoes

 Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs of potatoes (I love tri-colored fingerling potatoes, but you can use red potatoes, or russet)
  • 4 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 4 garlic cloves diced or pressed.
  • 1.5 cups of shredded raw organic cheddar cheese (or any cheese you love)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil potatoes until they are soft and easily smashed with a fork
  2. When potatoes are close to being ready, preheat oven to 425...
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Classic Chicken Vegetable Soup

gut healthy recipes soups Jan 24, 2021

Our Grandmother's knew what they were doing when they went straight to make  chicken soup when some someone was sick. 

Although, if you are like me, you probably didn't grow up eating homemade chicken soup but rather soup poured straight from cans. 

Well, let's just be happy how far we've come.

Broth is one of the best examples of wisdom in food. Broth is rich full of nutrients the body can use right away and contains gelatin which is highly healing to the gut and body. 

Humans have been making broths for thousands of years. It's also a way to use ALL the animal and extract beneficial nutrients from bones that we could not get to, without broth. Can you see why it's good for our bones? 

I make this SO much during fall and winter months where virus's spread and people's immune systems tend to decline. However, if you take care of your gut you will strengthen your immune system (which up to 70% is located in your... can you guess? GUT!) instead. 

This is...

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