Balancing with Bitters

Did you know that bitterness, agitation, and anger in Chinese Medicine go hand in hand with weak digestion and overall liver/gallbladder function? Some terms come to mind that I’ve heard before: “Being emotionally constipated” or “Diahrrea of the Mouth” …. (Can I hear an amen?) Dealing with this normal human emotion healthfully includes supporting and addressing our body, not just our mind, soul, and spirit. ¬†An often-neglected balancing measure for nutritionally addressing anger/bitterness is coincidentally with BITTER herbs … how serendipitous! Read More

Sprouted Almond Milk AND “Feta” Cheese

Who doesn’t love to knock two projects out at one time? This recipe yields a smooth and creamy milk and uses the leftover pulp quickly. The sprouted almonds also provide more nutrient absorption potential and less digestive work than traditionally-served vegan dairy substitutes. This basic milk AND cheese hold a moldable consistency to adjust as desired, from a thick half-and-half creamer, to regular milk texture, “ricotta cheese” spread for lasagna recipes or feta crumbles for salads…. not to mention the endless creative and flavorful fun of added seasonings.

Before diving into the recipe, take note of the kitchen tools needed, thankfully only two!…

A high speed power blender (I highly recommend a Vitamix)

A cheese cloth / nut milk bag. (This hemp cloth is my favorite)

NOW to this easy recipe!!

Add to your favorite Greek-style salad

Easy Sprouted Almond Milk and Cheese

  • Servings: 5-8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Healthier dairy-free staples on a dime


1 cup whole sprouted almonds and blanched (skins removed, which is easy to do once they have been soaked and sprouted)

1.5 tsp Himalayan pink salt

4-6 cups filtered water

1/2 – 1 Tbsp lemon juice

Sea salt or Dulse to taste

Additional seasonings ideas listed in Notes

High Speed power blender (1500 Watts recommended like a Vitamix!)

Cheese cloth

2-quart sauce pan

Medium wide-mouth bowl (I prefer Pyrex)

Quart-sized mason jar


  1. Combine almonds and 4 cups of water in a high speed blender.
  2. Blend for 30-60 seconds.
  3. Strain liquid thoroughly in a cheese cloth.
  4. Transfer the “pulp” in the cheese cloth into a bowl. The texture should be slightly crumbly. (The more thoroughly the liquid is strained, the more crumbly the texture of the “cheese” pulp will be)
  5. Add lemon juice, sea salt and any additional seasonings (suggestions below!)
  6. Store in a closed container in the refrigerator for about 7 days.
  7. Store the milk in a closed quart-sized mason jar in the refrigerator for 5-7 days. Shake well before pouring!

Additional seasonings suggestions: Oregano, garlic (fresh minced or powdered), black pepper, basil, chopped olives, marjoram, chives, onions, chili peppers…. get creative!


Autumn Spice Tropical Smoothies

When September comes around, Pumpkin Spice everything hits the shelves, regardless of the weather. With simple smoothies like the recipes below, Autumn flavors can still be savored in even the warmest climates!

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Salsa: Sebi Style

Of all the “rabbit holes” to vortex into,  I am fascinated in the rabbit hole of the Dr. Sebi approach to healing dis-eases with specific herbs and nutrition.  As a pathologist, herbalist, biochemist, naturalist, and “Celebrity Healer” … his methodology for eradicating illnesses continues to yield positive results for many individuals with common ailments in Western society (cancer, heart disease, arthritis, digestive ailments….). His lifestyle recommendations prove especially beneficial to those of African or Caribbean ancestral roots. (“African BioMineral Health”).

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Killer Basil-Garlic Pesto (Literally)

This particular recipe ratio has been so cherished by family and friends, that I have grown heaps of basil in my garden…. primarily JUST for this spicy pesto perfection (as pictured above).

In today’s society and environmental conditions, humans are more susceptible now than ever before for bacterial, fungal and parasitic invasions within the gut! These invasions become hidden culprits of a wide variety of digestive and inflammatory conditions.   Read More

Raw Vegan Taco Meat

Adapted from a collard wrap recipe by Raw and Radiant, this light and healthy taco meat alternative boasts a fabulous texture and flavor! Use this low fat, raw vegan filling for your next “Taco Tuesday” night! Read More

Blueberry Baby Blend

My third born has no trouble expressing which baby food blend she loves. From her excitement over this simple blend of fruits, I decided to share on my blog! This sweet combination stores well in the refrigerator, has a favorable texture, and its sweet flavor makes feeding your baby powdered nutritives / herbs simple and fun! In fact, it’s so good, you may want to have some as a breakfast or snack for yourself! Read More