This recipe started as a spin on a delicious shake in traditional Indian cuisine. I find it to make the perfect sip for transitioning to “EVERYTHING IS PUMPKIN SPICE” season, while still residing in a hot, semi-tropical climate.
The key spice in this recipe is CARDAMOM! This singular use of a warming “carminative” provides a unique flavor, separating it from the Pumpkin Spice craze of Autumn. Paired with a juicy tropical fruit like mango gives it a perfect transition out of the Summer.
I don’t know why it’s taken me this long to FINALLY have a finished ratio of ingredients for the dairy-free mac-n-cheese sauce that I KNOW my daughter will like time after time. For parents who have children with picky tastebuds and texture preferences, these types of go-tos can be lifesavers in the kitchen!
This particular recipe I created to include a sneaky source of beta-carotene rich vegetables for coloring, and hemp hearts for ALA Omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and heart health.
Homemade weekend waffles with chores remain a forever foundation childhood memory of mine; something my mom made the conscious effort to make into a tradition. Just the sight of a waffle iron alone brings back fond memories of Saturday brunch that seemed to brighten up the thought of weekend cleaning duties. Here’s a fun yet über-simplified recipe twist with some heart-healthy Omega-3 sources from hemp hearts (sub flax seed for military families). (more…)
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! (more…)
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. (more…)
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!
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”).
A fresh batch of pesto seems to be quite a crowd-pleasing condiment. Why not “kick it up a notch” and make that pesto cruelty-free, allergen-friendly with medicinal properties? This recipe delivers nutrients, parasite-killing action and has great flavor! 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.
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! (more…)
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! (more…)