Ginger Basil Fried Rice – Nobody Puts Basil in a Corner

Do you struggle with using basil in other dishes besides pesto or caprese salad? Don’t get me wrong, I adore both, but this nutrient dense herb has a variety of uses and transcends regional cuisines. Nobody puts basil in a corner! We are blessed with a plethora of basil and I’ve been hard at work…

How Do You Respond When Shit Hits the Fan in the Kitchen?

What happens when 💩hits the fan in the kitchen? Have you ever had a recipe meltdown or have you melted down because your culinary vision is going to 💩? Who hasn’t? Yesterday morning is a prime example. I was with my family, there was to be brunch and the star of the show was to…

Watermelon Fruit Cake

This is anything but the fruit cake that we all detest around the holidays. To commemorate my 44th trip around the sun (and I’m off the sugar-other than natural), I crafted a birthday cake entirely out of fruit with a hint of mint🌱 🍉 watermelon 🍈 cantaloupe🍓 strawberries 💙blueberries

Downloadable Pots and Pans Primer and Buying Guide!

I’m so excited! I created a Pots and Pans Primer and Buying Guide!  You can get this buy signing up for my mailing list – the link is on the front page. I’ve wanted to put together this guide for quite some time, and I allowed fear and perfection get in my way.  A special thanks…

Changing Careers & My Culinary School Anniversary

Time flies when you’re having fun right? Hard to believe that 11 years ago today I started culinary school @thenaturalgourmetinstitute. CTP 177!  What was a hobby move turned out to be one of the best experiences. I affectionately call it hippie school.  Little did I know what to expect, what I would learn or be…

8 Recipes For A Great Socially Distanced Backyard BBQ

Cauliflower Gnocchi – Who doesn’t love cauliflower gnocchi? These gluten free pillows of heaven can be made in advance as well as stored in the freezer for a quick and easy dinner. Chocolate Orange Avocado Mousse – This dessert is a CROWD PLEASER. Let me tell you, everyone who has come into contact with this…

Have You Ever Detoxed Your Armpits?

Sure, masking your face is cool, but have you ever tried masking your pits? You absolutely should. I hear a lot of people say they don’t like natural deodorants because they don’t work. I get it, no one wants to be the stinky kid. However, It’s summer in the northern hemisphere, tank tops are the…

Traditional Chinese Medicine Body Clock

Anyone know what time it is? 2020 has rendered time nearly irrelevant. What if I told you, time does have meaning & can be used as a diagnostic tool to guide you to sort out imbalances & stagnation?  Enter the Traditional Chinese Medicine Body Clock, which is built on the concept of Qi (energy). Each…

Eye Health

Eating a diet rich in dark leafy greens, blueberries, vitamin A (carrots, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, peppers, mangos), beans, sunflower seeds, avocados & a myriad of other things which are high in vitamins C / E

Ferritin

Ferritin plays a crucial role in the body w. regard to blood supply & iron