Who doesn’t love waffles? I mean really?
If you haven’t figured it out yet, when it comes to food, I make every bite that goes into my body nutrient-dense and the most nourishing as I can. When so many people are against grains and carbs these days, I rebel and say “YES YOU CAN HAVE BREAD, WAFFLES, PANCAKES, MUFFINS, etc.” It’s all about how you prepare them! We are moving back to tradition and slow food my friends.
Like with everything we eat, there is always a way to source better ingredients and create our fuel in a way that shifts it into information our body can receive and metabolize.
My kids love waffles. I mean LOVE them. For a long time I researched on how to create waffles so that I felt good about feeding my little spawns. Behold Sourdough Buttermilk Waffles.
Using a sourdough starter and organic and grass-fed whole milk buttermilk creates a light and fluffy mixture that manifests into magical yummy-ness.
If you’ve never created a...
Remember when eggs were demonized as having too much cholesterol? Me too. I love using this analogy for people who still think that cholesterol is bad… blaming cholesterol is like blaming firefighters for starting the very fire they are putting out! Cholesterol is a healing agent in the body!
In her book, Put Your Heart in Your Mouth, Dr. Natash Campbell-McBride, she writes: “Cholesterol is an essential part of any cell membrane; in fact, in many cells of the body almost half of the cell wall is made out of cholesterol.” She also notes that “It is an established scientific fact that the body uses fats and cholesterol as raw materials for building cells and tissues, which include ALL healing processes.”
We NEED cholesterol. It’s vital to our overall health and well being. It’s vital this information gets out there! I highly recommend her book if you or someone you know suffers from or has suffered from high blood pressure,...
Here’s my theory on treats. Enjoy them. Make them from real ingredients and opt for organic as much as you can.
I mean if you’re going to put any information into your body… give it what it can read. Making your own treats is much more healthy than anything out of a package. You know what’s in them. Perfect.
Okay enough talk. Let’s do this:
This is the recipe I found and initially used… but below is my spin on it.
Does cooking help anyone else relieve stress? For me, being in my kitchen, creating nourishing foods, listening to soft jazz or meditative music helps me get into the flow and out of my head.
Last night I was decompressing from day 2 at home in isolation with 2 wild and extremely independent boys.
I started craving cabbage (weird, I know) and decided to make a huge batch of my cabbage slaw. Did you know, stress can deplete nutrients in the body.
It’s simple and so yummy served with any clean meat like wild-caught salmon or chicken… sometimes I’ll make breaded cod fried in beef tallow or ghee (recipe coming soon) and serve it up with this slaw… my mouth is watering. It’s also a great dish to bring to a BBQ, when we can attend those again
Cabbage is so good for us! It’s packed with so many nutrients, fiber, and is so good for your digestive tract! This salad is full of antioxidants, healthy fats, and tons of nutrients!
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Digestion is EVERYTHING! If we can’t break down foods into the very building blocks that help us regenerate and rebuild, how can we absorb what we need to live?
With an estimated 74% of Americans living with digestive symptoms like diarrhea, gas, bloating, acid reflux, and abdominal pain, it’s become normal to live in digestive discomfort. (Source) This is SO sad and completely unnecessary. This is primarily due to a high consumption of processed foods and high levels of stress.
Breaking down, assimilating, and utilizing nutrients is a vital process that keeps us alive! If our digestion is working perfectly, we are healthy! If our digestion is slow, or troubled, we may suffer from countless symptoms or chronic illnesses.
In this post I offer you a deeper understanding of how digestion works. This is KEY to grasp so that you can advocate for your gut health!
Check out this diagram of the digestive process:
“Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers.” – unknown
The world glorifies busyness.
For a long time, I did too.
I based my worth on how busy and productive I was. it wasn’t until motherhood that I realized that the manifestations of this false belief was extremely toxic.
The mind can be addictive. It’s always looking to keep us safe and thrives on fear-based information. It can keep us in negative thought loops, which unconsciously creates a life that is not in alignment with what we truly want.
For so long I “was going to meditate when _” happened. I put it off, as sitting still seemed boring and almost a waste of time. I eventually had no choice to face the endless thoughts that dictated my life as I had to get control of me! I was literally out of control and my health was spiraling downward. The stress of motherhood was making me physically sick.
It took a few weeks until I found space between my thoughts and...
When I started out on my clean living journey, I realized that:
This post is all about number 4. Simple switches to slowly guide you to a healthier way of nourishing your body. It’s all about taking baby steps and discovering a new way of sourcing the very food that becomes you!
Every cell in our body requires fat. If we are eating low quality and rancid oils, how do you think our cells feel? Our brain NEEDS healthy fats to function!!
Unhealthy Fats (All processed vegetable oils...
Nature deficit disorder.
This term was coined by Richard Louv, and although not a formal diagnosis, it’s a way to describe the mental, physical, and emotional costs of human alienation from nature.
As humans are spending less and less time outdoors, I truly believe this disconnection from Mother Nature is the cause of countless illnesses.
It is estimated that kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend more than 7 hours a day looking at screens where American adults spend 11 hours tied to media!!! We work long days, under fake light, and hunched over at a desk! No wonder humans are getting sicker and sicker year after year.
I recently went 5 days without being immersed in nature…. I can’t begin to describe how much I felt this lack of soul-nourishment.
WE ARE NATURE, thus we need to get back to our connection to the earth to help reduce stress, blood pressure, tension, and increase joy!
Here are some simple ways to bring nature back to your life!
Eating seasonally simply means choosing only those fruits and vegetables that are in season, typically grown locally. Of course, this depends on where you reside and the climate you live in.
The best way to eat seasonally is to source the bulk of your food from your local farms and farmers markets. Maybe this isn’t practical depending on where you live so sourcing from your local grocer may be the only option. If this is the case then reference the following chart to have a better idea of what is in season!
Benefits of eating seasonally are:
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