Pickled Raw Garlic

Pickled Garlic

This time of year is tough on the immune system.  The late nights, sweet treats, and cold temperatures can wreck havoc on our bodies.  It is such an important time to practice a prevention routine.  One of my favorite prevention foods is raw garlic.  It's a total immune-boosting powerhouse!  But unfortunately, not many people can stomach eating … [Read more...]

Red Clover Tincture

Red Clover Tincture

One of my favorite summer activities is harvesting!  I have a natural instinct to always look around me and gather things.  I've always been this way - tucking herbs in my pockets, picking flowers, or finding wild berries to snack on.  And let's not forget gathering fresh vegetables and fruit from the garden - that's the absolute best! Since I … [Read more...]

What’s All the Hype About Fermented Foods?

What's All the Hype About Fermented Foods

Probiotics and fermented foods are hot right now, and in my opinion, they deserve all the hype. Lacto-fermented foods are an outstanding way to support overall health by adding good bacteria, enzymes, and vitamins to your diet. Click on over to my guest post on My Life & Kids to read more about what healthy bacteria really are and how to add … [Read more...]

Balsamic Mushroom Toasts

Balsamic Mushroom Toasts

Watch out world, I'm obsessed with mushrooms!  No seriously, I can't get enough of them.  We've been learning about their medicinal benefits in my classes at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I'm hooked.  They are another one of these powerhouse foods that seems to fly under the radar.  Not anymore!  One bite of these delicious balsamic … [Read more...]

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

My latest fermentation project is Moroccan preserved lemons, and I'm obsessed.  They add a touch of the exotic to regular everyday dishes, and let's be honest, who doesn't need more exotic in the dead of winter? Winter is citrus season to be sure.  One of my favorite February treats is the fresh Meyer lemons that recently started appearing … [Read more...]

Last Meal in Boston & First Meal in Paris

Last Meal in Boston and First Meal in Paris

We made it!  We're in Paris and enjoying our first few days.  So far it has been cold, but sunny and beautiful.  It feels great to be here and to officially begin the Big Trip.  The most surprising thing so far has been feeling the freedom of time.  I'm used to traveling on a tight schedule and running from one thing to the next.  T and I are … [Read more...]

Thriving Through Fall

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Fall and spring are seasons of change.  It's important to recognize these changes in our environments and in ourselves and make sure we're supporting our health throughout them. For me, there is a clear transition in what I eat as the weather turns colder and the fresh produce changes.  In the summer I eat lots of cold meals - essentially … [Read more...]

Fire Cider

Fire Cider

Last weekend I was lucky enough to take a herbal winter immunity class with Brittany Nickerson of Thymeherbal.com.  It was amazing!  Brittany has an extensive background in herbal healing and filled the class with useful information.  She also brought a spirit of adventure and authenticity, which set the tone for the day.  I left the class with … [Read more...]

Healing Miso Soup

Healing Miso Soup

What better way to take care of your body after a holiday weekend of indulgence than by feeding yourself nourishing foods?  One of my favorite healing powerhouse foods is miso soup.  Miso is made from fermented soybeans, so it boasts all the nutritional benefits of fermented foods (probiotics, enzymes, vitamins etc.).  This method for making miso … [Read more...]

Homemade Sauerkraut

Homemade Sauerkraut

I first experimented with making my own sauerkraut last year.  Let's just say it didn't go well.  I ended up with mold, a fermented smelling kitchen, and a grumpy husband.  I had to really work my wifely magic to get T to agree to let me try krauting again this fall.  Luckily he went for it and the kraut was a huge success! It all started with … [Read more...]