Turmeric Buckwheat Granola

I love buckwheat because it is not a grain. Despite the name buck “wheat”, it is not related to wheat at all, but is actually considered a seed. When cooked however, this seed acts very much like a grain, so it’s perfect if you are avoiding grains but want that feel. For this granola recipe we will be using raw buckwheat which is greenish in color. Sometimes you will see roasted buckwheat sold, also known […]

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Paleo Banana Pancakes

Paleo to me simply means whole foods. I overheard someone say to label desserts paleo is silly because they would not have had access to these ingredients in the paleolithic time period. Calling brownies, cookies, or pancakes “paleo” is inappropriate because no caveman is making cookies. Those alive during this time ate meat, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fats and fruit. They ate what they could scavenge and hunt for, that’s it. And that is where the […]

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Life Lessons from 2017 and A Cleansing End of the Year Ritual

“And so this is Christmas and what have we done Another year over, a new one just begun” As the year approaches it’s closing, it is a great time to review the year we leave behind. This year was such a great year for me personally. I have grown and learned so much. But it wasn’t until I actually reviewed what happened, and wrote it down that I realized it. Many of us feel the […]

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Chocolate Snowballs

Winter has officially arrived. Snow has fallen on several occasions. The days grow shorter as the night grows longer. We approach the winter solstice where we will hit the shortest day of the year. We tend to cozy up inside a little more, and get a little closer with our friends and family. Christmas is around the corner. New Years just right after. There is a spirit in the air this time of year, and […]

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Creamy Millet Porridge

Growing up, I was never too crazy about oatmeal and porridge. Perhaps because it was always made quite bland and ended up being weirdly thick and slimy. Only recently has my love for breakfast propelled me to experiment with all different kinds of recipes. This millet porridge is a wonderful option, not only because it has a rich and creamy consistency, but because it is made of an ancient grain that holds a host of […]

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Turmeric Paste for a Golden Milk Latte

Whether you are a coffee or tea drinker, everyone can benefit from a morning elixir once in a while. This golden milk latte is a delightful change from your usual caffeinated beverage; creamy yet not overly stimulating. Instead this latte is packed with healing properties thanks to our golden ingredient: turmeric. This paste is easy to make ahead of time and quickly mix up in the morning. Turmeric is most well known for it’s anti-inflammatory […]

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Warm Butternut Squash Breakfast Bowl with Sliced Pear, Yogurt, and Granola

¬†You know when you get so excited about a recipe, you feel like jumping for joy (or is that just me)? Like when you plan your breakfast out the night before with every single detail you can almost already taste it? This is one of those recipes I am SO excited about sharing. Squash is very much in season and I’m enjoying it in all forms with my breakfast. This bowl, however, seems to be […]

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Cold Showers to Improve Overall Health and Wellbeing

Turn your faucet all the way to cold and step into the showering tundra sure to take your breath away. You have heard about cold showers and many of their benefits, but never bothered to try it; after all only a madman would submit their self to such a thing. Right? Though I’m not here to spout the scientific benefits of cold showers to you, I only wish to tell you how it makes me […]

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Meditate Anytime, Anywhere (it’s easier than you think)

When you hear the word “meditate”, what comes to mind? What does it mean to meditate and how do we practice it? Perhaps when you hear someone is “meditating” they are off by themselves in some peaceful environment. Maybe you think of retreat centers filled with like-minded individuals all sitting cross-legged in a room practicing deep breathing. Though all of these are quite realistic, perhaps we are over-thinking it. Instead of putting this idea of […]

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Paleo Spiced Pumpkin Bread – Hold the Sugar

You may be surprised to hear this recipe has no sugar. Nope, not even the “natural” sugar alternatives like maple syrup or honey or that present in fruit. I did this, one because sugar is highly inflammatory to the body, even when consumed in fruit (though that is better, it is still not ideal), and two because why not? In a culture where sugar is snuck into almost every item you find on the shelves […]

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