the many uses for ACV

Apple Cider Vinegar is my favorite vinegar for life. You know I drink it in the mornings to help prep my body for the day.  Did you know I also use it to wash my veggies? And clean my countertops?  I cook with it, I marinate with it, I even put some in Sadie’s water…

eating with bethany

We all have different bodies and different health challenges. I try to learn as much as I can about health, food, and nutrition, and I share all of it with you guys. But there is no substitute for experience. I reached out to Bethany, aka @lilsipper and she shared some of her experience dealing with Crohn’s…

buckwheat granola

This granola was part of a breakfast parfait at my last cooking class, but I’ve been eating it like trail mix and using to top smoothie bowls, too. I love it because it’s sugarless (unless you add some maple syrup) and it has great flavor and the perfect crunch. With the nuts, seeds, and groats,…

paleo oatmeal

This paleo oatmeal was a hit at my breakfast cooking class! It’s not sweet, so you can always sweeten it up with some maple syrup, raw honey, or stevia, and top it with something delicious like granola, berries, or cacao nibs. In the picture, it’s topped with my buckwheat granola. Why eat paleo? It’s super…

souped up bone broth

I needed an extra boost last week, so I souped up my bone broth. Here are some of the ways I supercharged it and why.   dandelion greens 535x the vitamin K you need in a day, and 112x the vitamin A Great for bones and skin,  great for the brain and vision High in…

Caffeine-Free Energy

I’m off caffeine for a while, so I thought I’d post about some of my favorite ways to get energy without it! Don’t forget to get plenty of rest, eat nourishing foods, and get moderate exercise to keep yourself moving!   This week I made a morning energy cocktail (pictured) with Brain ON (E3 Live…

easy breakfast – carrot cake oatmeal

We made this carrot cake raw oatmeal in my last cooking class. I love raw oatmeal because the oats retain their nutritional value when they’re raw, and because it’s an easy meal to prep, though you do have to start it the night before. This carrot cake raw oatmeal takes it to the next level,…

zucchini-butternut squash smoothie bowl

Another Saturday, another superfood & veggie smoothie bowl!  The deep dark green comes from the chlorella, matcha and zucchini. With all that green, you know this is nourishing you! Blend everything together in a high speed blender and enjoy tons of nutrition in one little bowl.   1  frozen raw zucchini, chopped 1/2 cup frozen…

matcha chlorella lemonade

You might multiply this recipe and make a big batch on a Sunday to enjoy all week long. I blend everything together in my vitamix so the matcha and chlorella powders dissolve completely.  I love matcha for its clean jitter-less energy and I love chlorella for its protein and chelating properties. Together they turn this…

cauli-sweet potato smoothie bowl v2

Another day, another smoothie bowl. You may remember the original cauli-sweet potato smoothie bowl I posted last month… but this one’s just a little bit different with no dates, maca or lucuma, or mesquite, adding cinnamon, reishi, and collagen. You know I love sweet potatoes, and to keep the color beautiful here, I’m using a white sweet potato along…

paleo beet hummus

Not all of us can eat beans… so I created this bean-free (paleo!) hummus. It’s super easy and delicious. Just give yourself enough time to soak your walnuts and roast your beets. In the picture, it’s layered with avocado and some seeds in an endive boat,  but you can eat it any way you would…

easy chocolate bark for mother’s day

Want to make mom something special for mother’s day?  (Mom – – want to receive something delicious and homemade? Print out this recipe and slip it to your partner!) Try this easy-to-make, easy-to-eat chocolate bark. Use whatever toppings you like (suggestions below) and this will be a delicious homemade treat. Ingredients 1 bag (10 oz)…