3 Important Reasons Why You Need To Use Essential Oils for Vibrant Health

3 Important Reasons Why You Need To Use Essential Oils for Vibrant Health

Have you ever tried essential oils? These amazing oils have the ability to positively improve your health and life completely! Essential oils have been used for centuries by a wide variety of different cultures because of their therapeutic and medicinal benefits.  I have personally used essential oils for many years and they have made a huge difference in my health. I use essential oils in my whole foods recipes, homemade skin care products, candles, in a diffuser in my home, and in my … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin Chia Pudding with Maple Glazed Walnut Coconut Crunch

Pumpkin and chia seeds are so great together! I love making chia puddings and anything with pumpkin so I decided to combine the two together for pumpkin chia pudding with maple glazed walnut coconut crunch. This fantastic and easy recipe is great for dessert or a healthy snack. I created this delicious fall recipe for my lovely friend France’s blog at Beyond the Peel.  France Sprague and her husband Joshua is the dynamic husband and wife team behind Beyond the Peel. I connected with France … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Mash with Tangerine Balsamic Glazed Red Onions

Sweet Potato Mash with Tangerine Balsamic Glazed Red Onions

As a holistic chef, delectable taste and eating for health are really important to me. I decided to share one of my favorite side dishes that is loaded with health benefits! My sweet potato mash with tangerine balsamic glazed red onions is so delicious and wonderful to serve for Thanksgiving or other celebrations. Sweet potato mash is a healthy alternative to the traditional sweet potato casserole that is made with refined white sugar and topped with marshmallows made with … [Read more...]

Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic

Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic

Now that cold and flu season is here, I wanted to create a wonderful hot tonic to help you stay healthy and strong so you can make it through the season without getting sick. My comforting Cold & Flu Fighting Apple Green Tea Turmeric Tonic is one of the easiest ways to fight inflammation and keep your immune system strong! Even though this green tea tonic is a powerful aid to protect and help support the body, it has a delicious taste that will satisfy you completely. During the … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir

Cinnamon Coconut Water Kefir

Cinnamon coconut water kefir is one of the easiest beverages to make for vibrant health. If you’re dealing with low energy, blood sugar issues, excess weight, sugar cravings, and digestive issues, drinking coconut kefir will help you get healthier. This wonderful fermented beverage is rich in beneficial bacteria, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals that are crucial for digestive and immune system health. I love making both raw milk kefir and coconut water kefir. I also like using nut … [Read more...]

Grilled Summer Vegetable Quinoa

Grilled Summer Vegetable Quinoa

Summer is one of my favorite times of the year! I adore all the wonderful fruits and vegetables that are in abundance at the local farmers' markets and the beautiful warm days and long summer nights are perfect for having family and friends over for a delicious summer dinner. I use my outdoor and indoor grill for cooking up all kinds of tasty recipes during the summer months. Today I’m sharing my recipe for grilled summer vegetable quinoa. This easy recipe is fantastic for a simple … [Read more...]

4 Amazing Benefits of Seasonal Eating

4 Amazing Benefits of Seasonal Eating

The arrival of beautiful spring weather is a great reminder of the importance of eating with the seasons for optimum health and wellness. The changing of the seasons provides us with the unique opportunity to buy a variety of fantastic foods that are only available during that season. Seasonal foods offer a natural diversity that we should take advantage of when eating holistically for both our health and the health of our planet. There is nothing better than eating a juicy organic … [Read more...]

Avocado Lime Popsicles

Avocado Lime Popsicles

I have professed my love for avocados on many occasions on my blog so when I got an advanced copy of the fabulous new cookbook, Nourished Kitchen Guide to Grain-free, Dairy-free Baking, Sweets and Treats from Jenny at Nourished Kitchen, and I saw the recipe for avocado lime popsicles, I knew I had to make them and share with all of you! These easy popsicles feature three of my favorite ingredients, lime, avocado, and bananas which are so wonderful together. I just started doing my 5 … [Read more...]

Kale & Five Vegetable Fried Rice

Kale & Five Vegetable Fried Rice

All you kale, cabbage, mushroom, onion, ginger, garlic, and fried rice lovers out there, this recipe is for you! Exotic cuisines from around the world are some of my absolute favorite meals. The complex layers of flavor created by the spices, herbs, chilies, and condiments used in these cuisines dance on my tongue and make me feel so happy. Today’s recipe is my healing foods version of vegetable fried rice. I have eaten my share of fried rice made with a variety of different … [Read more...]

Healing Foods That Help Prevent and Fight Cancer

Healing Foods That Help Prevent and Fight Cancer

February is National Cancer Prevention Month and to highlight the importance of what you can do to prevent and fight cancer, guest blogger Liam Fisher from Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research, has collaborated with me on a post on what healing foods you should include in your diet for preventing and fighting cancer. All of these healing foods help prevent and fight cancer.  I lost my father to liver cancer so anything I can do on my blog to … [Read more...]

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