Cacao Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Cacao Nibs

Cacao Chia Pudding with Strawberries and Cacao Nibs I made dessert for breakfast again, so clearly I’m over here living my best life and ending the week of C on a high note. This was the perfect treat after a kick ass yoga class this am. Cacao – has many nutritional properties, long story short,…

Ears

Ears – Mushrooms Have you ever noticed that a sliced mushroom resembles a human ear. WHAT? I know, so insane. The doctrine of signatures asserts that mushrooms aid in the improvement in hearing. The cool factor doesn’t end there. In Chinese Medicine, the ear is related to the kidney (yin) and bladder (yang) channels. Mushrooms…

Broth v Stock – Do You Know the Difference?

Broth or Stock – Do you know the difference? . 🥕Broth is a liquid made from vegetables and/or meat and sometimes bones, that has been simmered for 2 hours or less and strained. . 🍗Stock” is a liquid that has been simmered for longer periods of time and will contain bones. . 🍖Bone broth” is…

Avocado

Avocado In my humble opinion, the delicious avocado is a sex symbol of the food world. This fatty fruit is extremely versatile and appeals to many. You’ll see it in a myriad of ways: draped sexily across toast, blended into a smoothie or even chocolate mousse, and a classic guacamole. The list goes on. It…

Vitamin A

Vitamin A The Doctrine of Signature asserts that carrots are good for the eyes. When you cut them, they resemble the eyes. As discussed in a previous post, vitamin A is good for ocular health. Carrots are high in plant vitamin A, which is beta carotene. They aid in blood flow to the eyes and…

Brazil Nuts

Brazil Nuts Have you ever had Brazil nuts? These South American mighty tree nuts are one of my faves and super high in selenium, iron and healthy fats as well as many other vitamins and minerals like copper, magnesium and zinc. One Brazil nut contains more than 100% of the recommended daily value of selenium….

Sauted Apple

I am still with a weakened digestive system, but a voracious appetite. I need food that will be soft, gentle and still nourishing. Enter poached apples with cinnamon and cardamom. This is a slight variation on an Ayurvedic remedy, which calls for ghee (clarified butter). This would be a good quick/warming winter breakfast or an…

Apple

Apple A is for apple. I’m assuming you’ve heard the old adage, an apple a day, keeps the doctor away? Nod your head if you have. It’s an old saying that has morphed a little over time. While there is no statistical evidence to support the claim, there are some cool things about this sweet,…

Vitamin D

Vitamin D I forgot my vitamin D on my last minute road trip, so I procured some. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, which means it’s absorbed with fat and stored in the body’s fatty tissue. It helps the body regulate the absorbtion of calcium and phosphorous, which helps the bones and teeth. It…

Congee

Congee I normally feel well, I haven’t had a cold or really any ailments in a while. So there I was, taking my health for granted, when low and behold, something hit me out of nowhere, fast. I was down for the count. Muscle aches, headache and I’ll spare you the rest of the deets….