Chocolate Banana Quinoa

  My son was iffy on quinoa until I began adding chocolate and banana to it (surprise, right?). Now this is one of his favorite breakfasts. Quinoa provides a balanced…

Your Body’s PH and YOU

Craving more meat and animal protein in the colder weather? You’re not alone. Many people do this time of year. And yet venturing too far down that path may not be the best for your health for many reasons. Excessive meat consumption has been linked to higher cancer rates, heart disease, and digestive disorders. Meat takes longer than most foods to digest, and has a longer transit time in your digestive system than plant-based foods, like vegetables, fruits or seeds. And then there’s the pH theory of nutrition. Animal proteins create an acidic environment in your body as they are digested, and your body neutralizes in order to maintain the slightly alkaline environment it prefers. Because your body likes to be slightly alkaline, if you eat too many foods that are acidic, it will scramble to return itself to the right pH balance. Your pH is the number that measures how acidic or alkaline something is (A pH of 7 is neutral). Maintaining a proper pH is important for digestion, energy, clear skin, and your overall well being. It’s surprisingly easy to re-balance, however, so don’t despair. If you’ve been splurging this season, try to incorporate the following alkaline foods…


Breakfast is served

  I find myself preparing more breakfast meals this time of year. There are kids home from school, our friends and family filling the spare rooms, and a need for…


In My…Sugar Shelf

  Need a little sweet? I think we all do from time to time. Recipes for cookies, granola, even some sauces require sweetness (as does my morning tea), and it…


Candy Cane Smoothie

  Don’t let the holidays get in the way of your Nutritional Style. Here’s a way to feel like you’re enjoying the holiday, especially if you love sweet treats! Nothing…

holiday pic

5 Ways to Survive the Holiday Season in Style

  You love this time of year; the romance, the glitter, the candles, so many reasons to be around loved ones. And, lots and lots of delicious food and drink….


Bone Broth

  Move over juice bars; Bone Broth has come to town! All the rage in NYC, this warming, soothing broth is credited with glowing skin, increased energy, and a healthier…

“Raw” Pumpkin Pie

I’m not much of a “baker”, but I love mixing this easy dessert for the holidays; it’s a crowd pleaser. Pumpkin is a fall Superfood, loaded with vitamin A, carotenes, fiber, and antioxidants. While a pumpkin pie is definitely still a sweet treat, using raw pumpkin and natural sweeteners like dates and coconut makes it a healthful choice. I say go for it. I love using the extra raw pumpkin in smoothies, too. Here’s my favorite recipe. Raw Pumpkin Pie Crust Ingredients 2 cups of pecan or walnuts 1/4 cup of soaked dates (pitted and cut into small pieces) sea salt, dash Optional: 1/4 cup dried coconut Preparation Blend the crust ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor, then press evenly in the bottom of a pie plate. Raw Pumpkin Pie Filling Ingredients 2 cups of shredded whole pumpkin 2 teaspoons of finely ground almond flour (optional-this helps to hold the pie together) 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup of almond milk or rice milk to blend Preparation 1. Blend ingredients in a blender and place on top of the crust. Set in fridge for a couple hours to…

Holli photo shoot

Healthy pets = happy pets

I’m not a dog-person or a cat-person; I’m both. Don’t make me choose. We have an invisible sign above our farm, seen only by stray dogs and cats, that says…

In My Cleaning Basket

Happy Clean Out Your Fridge Day!

  Did you know that November 15th, this Saturday, is the 19th National Clean Out Your Fridge Day? That’s right. If your fridge is looking (or um, smelling) funky, now…


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