Water is our most essential nutrient, responsible for the transport of oxygen & nutrients into and out of our cells. Water is also essential for the transport of waste (including many toxins) out of the body.
We are actually made up of 60% water, and we need to drink lots of it to keep us humming and thriving all day long.
Have you thought much about the quality of water the water you drink? Read More
Pesto is fast, easy, and nutritious. But you don't need to wait for summer when basil is in season. I love to make it all year long with whatever greens are in season. I make pesto with arugula, parsley, or dandelion greens.
This one is made with dandelion greens which are one of the best foods to eat in the Spring time to support your liver. Bitter greens like dandelion, arugula, and parsley are all great for supporting your liver to filter toxins from your body. Read More
Almost 20 years ago I dated a guy who introduced me to jicama.
The guy didn’t stick, but my love of jicama did.
This tuber is crunchy and crisp like an apple, a little sweet, and perfect for salads. It’s also loaded with Vitamin C and fiber and is a good source of iron and magnesium. Just peel and slice.
I made this super zesty Jicama Citrus Salad recently and loved it. The fresh mint is amazing in it, so don't skip the mint. Read More
I have been loving making these roasted veggies this winter. This is a great way to get more of those healthy cruciferous veggies into your diet.
Roasting brings out the sweetness of vegetables, and the fresh rosemary complements them perfectly. Of course, I like rosemary on everything!
This is a delicious, easy side dish with any fall or winter dinner. Read More
I've just finished leading our REINVENT Whole Food Autumn Cleanse where we cut out sugar and all sweeteners for two weeks. It completely resets the taste buds.
Today, I was ready for a sweet treat. Without refined sugar in your diet, other foods begin to taste sweeter and a little sweetness goes a long way.
I want to share with you one of my secrets to staying away from refined sugar, which -- let's be real -- is HARD in our culture. Sugar is everywhere, and it's crazy addictive. Read More
If you've been following me for a while, you know I love me some pumpkin and winter squash. Every Autumn as the leaves begin to turn, I harvest some from my garden and buy many varieties of these babies to make all sorts of tasty treats.
Why? First because anything made with real pumpkin is just fabulous in my book. It can go savory or sweet, and it's really good for you. (More on the health benefits below). Read More
Yay for the first kayaking outing of the season! Been waiting all winter for this.
Our favorite place to kayak is on beautiful Patuxent River. It's so quiet and we spotted many ospreys and turtles sunning themselves. This called for a really delicious picnic lunch. Read More
I grew up loving granola (who doesn’t?), but I no longer like or want the sugary stuff that makes up most granola.
Lately I’ve been making Tigernut Coconut Granola. What a treat! This granola is really good for your gut. Tigernuts are not a nut -- they are actually a small root tuber. They are an excellent source of resistant starch which makes them a superfood for your digestion.
The most important ingredient for growing a healthy gut garden is indigestible plant fiber, such as resistant starch. Resistant starch is a prebiotic – it is the preferred food for the beneficial probiotic bacteria in your colon. This type of starch resists digestion.
What this means is that it travels through the digestive system without breaking down and becoming fuel for the cells in your body, like other foods do. Read More