Before composting all your cooking scraps, think about saving them for making a delicious broth! I keep mine in a plastic bag in the freezer. Examples of things you can save: – carrot ends – onion and shallot scraps – garlic skins – stalks of greens – potato skins (sweet potato skin makes a delicious […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every Saturday when I visit the Wintertime Farmer’s Market at the Hope Artiste Village, I like to pick up something that isn’t on my routine shopping list. This week, I got some beautiful (and delicious!) watermelon radishes from Freedom Food Farm. Watermelon radishes taste very similar to red radishes, but slightly less bitter. I mixed […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My detox cleanse went very well! It was invigorating, habit changing, and an overall enjoyable experience. The juices and broths were delicious and nutritious but boy am I glad to be eating solid foods again! After the cleanse, I gradually added solid foods back into my diet, beginning with things that are easy on digestion, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
In my most recent class at Farmacy Herbs, we watched a video called Herbal Actions where English herbalist David Hoffmann explains the various actions of herbs (what they do in the body). David is clearly an extremely experienced herbalist and does a fantastic job explaining the relationship between pharmacology and herbalism. This video prompted me […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now you can try my grain-free muffins for yourself! A slight variation from my frosted muffins I posted earlier. Ingredients include house-made almond flour from Fertile Underground, local eggs, local honey, organic coconut oil, organic carrots, organic raisins, cinnamon, and fresh minced ginger! […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I know what you’re thinking…you’re supposed to be the FOOD digger! Where’s the food? Where’s the recipes? Where the wacky but also very healthy food experiments?!? Well, to answer your thoughts, I am in the midst of a detoxifying cleansing process. I have never done a detox cleanse before, which is part of my decision […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Burdock is a powerful medicinal herb, the root of the plant being used most commonly. It is revered for its blood purifying actions, but has a wide range of health benefits and it used to treat many ailments. It contains amino acids, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, zinc, vitamins B1, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Astragalus is a great tonic herb that is often used to support endocrine system function. It is an adaptogen, meaning that it increases the body’s resistance to stress. Because of its antioxidant properties and wide range of healing constituents, it is used to treat a wide variety of ailments. It is the roots of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today’s herb of the day: Alfalfa! Alfalfa is a tonic nervine, meaning that it nourishes the nervous system through its high vitamin and mineral content.1 The health benefits of nervines are most apparent when taken over long periods of time. They have a restorative, balancing effect, and are especially useful in combating stress. Alfalfa’s stunning […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
One of my favorite podcasts is An Organic Conversation. The show is hosted by food advocate Helge Hellberg, produce expert Mark Mulcahy, and holistic chef Sitarani Palomar. They discuss a range of topics on health, food, ecology, and sustainability. They also feature an informative segment exploring “whats in season?” (They are based in California, but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.