Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) tea is drunk by people the world over to instill calm and support healthy digestion. As you likely already know, this tea is safe to consume at all life stages and is probably the most popular herbal tea worldwide next to Mint. These sweet blooms are a favorite of native bees and […]
Spring is finally upon us and it’s time to start preparing our gardens! This is one of my favorite times of year. I absolutely adore shopping for seeds and planning the garden. All of the abundance that comes from the tiny seeds – food, medicine, and life – is like magic to me, every single […]
We’ve all heard the old adage that oysters, chocolate, and wine are great aphrodisiacs – but what if you want something with a little more punch? Valentine’s Day is around the corner and if you’re planning to spend it with a special someone you might be thinking about ways to encourage a healthy libido and […]
We’ve been hearing lots of talk about respiratory health during the midst of flu and allergy season. Here’s allllll the deets about preventing illness, soothing inflamed sinuses, what to do when you’re sick, and more. Check it out now!
When it comes to our health, our digestive system truly lays the foundation. I know there’s a whole world of nutrition advice out there, but I promise you it really isn’t all that complicated. The most important thing to remember is start small and listen to your body. You are the #1 authority on what […]
Have you ever heard of Fire Cider? Find out why I think this is an invaluable remedy that needs to be in every kitchen!! Click here to learn more 🙂
Stinging Nettles are perhaps one of the more infamous medicinal herbs, as this abundant green grows all over the world and is commonly foraged to make into delicious homemade meals. The green leaves are gathered to add to decadent dishes including herbal vinegar, pestos, pâtés, butter, broths, soups, sautés, casseroles, and more. These vibrant green […]
Happy Thursday!! I just shared an article about three incredible immune supporting herbs you can start using today.
As you may already know, I’m a big fan of efficiency in the kitchen and garden. Our food system has become wildly fragmented, leading to immense amounts of waste and lower nutrient-density foods among other things. If we simply begin to be more efficient with the foods we purchase and cook, we can lessen our […]
Happy Fall everyone!!! I recently wrote a short + sweet post introducing herbal medicine for a local integrative pharmacy in downtown San Diego. Here’s your intro to the fundamentals of herbal medicine 🙂
Since we talked about Marshmallow yesterday, today I’m sharing a delicious recipe for a soothing digestive tea featuring our herb of the week. This tea is highly supportive of the digestive system, helping to encourage digestion and assimilation while also relieving discomfort and bloating. At the same time, several of these herbs have an affinity […]
Marshmallow root has long been one of my most beloved herbal allies. It has been used in cultures across the globe, from the Americas to Africa to Ancient Greece where both Hippocrates and Dioscorides used this plant with their patients. If there was one word I could use to describe this plant, it is soothing. […]
Check out this awesome newly released documentary about the climate crisis and regenerative agriculture, called The Need to Grow. If you don’t know a whole lot about regenerative agriculture and carbon banking through soil restoration, I highly recommend watching this! It is a fun movie that brings lightness and joy to a stressful conversation about […]
Today I’m sharing a simple recipe for super yummy and medicinal bone broth. This flavorful broth has been made in kitchens for time immemorial, yet has only recently become popular here in the states. It adds wonderful flavor into any soup or dish, while also helping to heal the gut lining, promote digestion, and impart […]
It’s getting colder and darker outside this month, so getting a good night’s rest is extra important. Here’s an article on three powerful medicinals to support easy + peaceful sleep.
Here are a few simple, but profound tricks I’ve learned along the way that drastically improved my health while also helping the planet. These steps will propel you along the journey of intuitive eating. I’ve broken them down into practical steps so that you can easily incorporate them into your routine! First, a disclaimer, when […]
1. Drink lots of water. Make sure you’re drinking clean water that has been filtered. Having spring water delivered to your home in glass 5 gallon bottles is a great option. Add a pinch of unrefined sea salt and a squeeze of lemon juice to take it to the next level! 2. Eat fermented foods. […]
This delicious hot cocoa is a fabulous evening drink to help you ease into a restful sleep. The Cocoa butter and powder contain a few powerful ingredients that are major superstars in this recipe. First, magnesium is a key nutrient that helps us feel relaxed, fall asleep, and stay asleep. Second, tryptophan is an amino […]
If you’ve been following me on instagram then you know I’m slightly obsessed with egg drop soup. After learning about the enormous healing powers of bone broth, I began incorporating it into my daily meals as much as possible. One of the easiest and yummiest ways to consume bone broth on the regular is egg […]
There a lots of choices of milk these days. When you’re browsing recipes on my site, you can choose any milk you prefer – anytime. I will always give my recommendations, and if a specific type is needed for that recipe I’ll be sure and tell you. I often choose to drink raw, local, and […]
Now I think I speak for everyone when I say ice cream is the bomb. However, if we’re being honest I have zero self-control when it comes to ice cream and I cannot stop myself from eating a whole pint once I take that first bite. So, once I learned how to make thick and […]
Enjoying food is a universal experience appreciated and valued by people across the globe. Sharing food with our family and friends is truly a source of joy and connection, but when we can’t properly digest food mealtimes can become a source of stress and anxiety instead. Digestive disorders are chief among the health complaints made […]