My inspiration in life is to make delicious comfort food as healthy as possible. I mean, I don’t want to live my life not enjoying the fullness of food! It’s a gift to source, create, and consume food! I see it as an act of love, to myself, my family, and my friends.
Take this potato salad for example. When you cook and cool potatoes they transform into resistant starch. This creates less stress on blood sugar! Resistant starch is not digested in the small intestine, so it won’t raise glucose. Our guts need to be fed and resistant starch ferments in the large intestine feeding our good bacteria in the gut. Just this process of cooking and cooling potatoes has a HUGE impact on how our bodies respond to the potatoes. Isn’t that fascinating? I think so.
So the trick to making healthier potato salad, is to cook the potatoes in advance. I like to cool...
Remember those jello packages we used to make with our moms?
Strawberry Jello contains: (Sugar, Gelatin, Adipic Acid (For Tartness), Contains Less Than 2% Of Artificial Flavor, Disodium Phosphate And SodiumCitrate (Control Acidity), Fumaric Acid (For Tartness), Red 40.)
Full of artificial sweeteners and chemicals, this shit should be banned and NEVER allowed to be fed to kid. Luckily this nourishing gummy / jello recipe is not only healthy, provides lots of protein, antioxidants, and minerals… it doesn’t contain all that SHIT!!!
The ingredient that creates the mixture to “gel” is gelatin, which has a plethora of health benefits:
Instead of talking about the virus going around, let’s talk small boobs, shall we?
This post and picture are NOT in my comfort zone, like clean and conscious eating are… but I think this is an important message and story to share as so many women (and men too!) suffer from body image issues.
I have lived most of my life wishing I had another body. A body with bigger boobs, a smaller nose, a more symmetrical face… you know, I dreamed of metamorphosing into one of the models and movie stars that I glorified and compared myself to daily. Every ounce of information I received growing up reinforced how imperfect I was. I remember reading Style and Teen Magazine in high school and every time I put it down, I’d feel sick. I needed to work out, diet, and buy new clothes.
Born with small breasts, I was always stuffing my bras, as young as I could remember. I would buy them with as much padding as possible. One time a guy I was dating even told me that I was...
Thank God we aren’t scared of healthy fats anymore! Fats are VITAL to our health as EVERY CELL MEMBRANE is made of fat (about 50%!)! Many of us consume low quality fats like processed vegetable oils, which are highly oxidized and extremely unhealthy. How do you think our cells feel about that? Huh?
Avocados present us with so much goodness. Fat, fiber, and protein! This is why guacamole could literally be a meal! Adding lots of cilantro just ups this snack, or meal, to provide your body with more antioxidants and actually assists the body in it’s detoxifying efforts. Thus, adding these two nutrient dense foods together is… well brilliant.
P.S. Note this recipe contains raw garlic
Let’s do this.
his super simple and nutritious side dish, is one I often overlook. I usually always buy a big head of cabbage every week… and when it’s still lurking around in the fridge after a few days, I either make my Asian cabbage slaw or this warming recipe as a perfect side dish for any clean meat!
Red cabbage is so good for us! It’s packed with disease-fighting and gut healing nutrients. One of the top vitamin C foods on the planet, it supports our immune system and it’s loaded with fiber… which every human needs more of in their diet!
If you want to learn more about the benefits of this cruciferous vegetable, check out Dr. Axe’s article ALL about it’s healthiness!
This simple recipe is easy and can be a quick side dish to cook along side your wild caught salmon, grass fed steak, or roasted pasture raised chicken.
Okay, let’s do this!
Do you know what the most powerful words are, and what you put after them shapes your reality?
“I AM ______.”
For so long I was in a “I am SO tired” mode. I was tired of motherhood, the monotony of life, and felt joyless. I was searching and searching for reasons I was in this fucking funk. I was miserable and creating misery around me. It was straining my relationships and causing our sacred space at home to feel toxic. I just couldn’t get out of this space.
Now, I knew intellectually how powerful thoughts are… and even more how the thoughts that become words are the most powerful force available to us.
Words are energy! They have the ability to heal, help, and create a better world. We can cchoose to create encouragement, peace, and love, or use them for our and other’s destruction.
Most of us use our words unconsciously. I was bringing my stories and habitual thinking, based around scarcity and conflict, into my world. I was manifesting...
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.
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