Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

nutrition Dec 29, 2015

With all of the holiday parties and gatherings, I was excited to try new recipes, especially new dessert recipes.

We had the family over for Christmas Eve, so I was really looking forward to cooking some new dishes. I browsed through my favorite cookbook, Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, and picked out my menu: Sweet potato chili and chocolate peanut butter pie.

I got a little ambitious...

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Roasted Vegetable Salad with Horseradish Dressing

nutrition Dec 22, 2015

This roasted vegetable salad with horseradish dressing is one of my favorite dishes to serve at parties because it’s easy to make in large quantities and everyone loves it! It’s inspired by the Autumn Ingredient Salad from True Food Kitchen if you’ve been there.

This year, I made it for my birthday party and thanksgiving. I got several requests for the recipe, so I’m...

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Why Your Gut Issues May be a Brain Problem

nutrition Dec 08, 2015

If you’ve been diagnosed with IBS or some other type of digestive condition, then chances are, you’ve been told by your doctor to reduce your stress; as if stress is causing all of your symptoms. Maybe you were even prescribed an antidepressant.

While this is very common in mainstream medicine, it’s also very frustrating because I know and you know it’s more complicated...

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DIY Soothing Face Cleanser

essential oils Dec 01, 2015

Finding skin care products that use quality, non-toxic ingredients, are effective, and work for your skin type can be a challenging process. They can also end up being pretty pricey.

That’s why I love this 2-ingredient DIY soothing face cleanser. It’s super easy, it removes dirt and makeup (even eye makeup!), and it soothes, moisturizes, and calms skin. So, it’s great for...

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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookies

nutrition Nov 18, 2015

I’ve always had a sweet tooth and a love for chocolate, especially dark chocolate. Now I’ll admit, a few years ago, saying I had a sweet tooth was an understatement. It was an all out sugar addiction.

However, since I’ve eliminated refined sugar and processed foods from my diet and gone completely sugar free for a period of time, I don’t crave sweets like I used to. Many...

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4 Ways to Promote Healing that Have Nothing to Do With Food

nutrition Nov 10, 2015

When you’re not feeling well, trying to heal yourself can become very stressful, especially when everything you’re trying doesn’t seem to be working.

In the natural wellness world, we tend to focus first on food and then on supplements. I completely agree that diet is a great place to start. When you remove the foods that are causing inflammation in your body, then...

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Constipated? Try These Natural Remedies

nutrition Nov 05, 2015

Constipation sucks. It’s so frustrating, you feel absolutely miserable, and it puts you in a crappy mood (pun intended). When people ask you what’s wrong, it’s very unlikely you’re going to respond, “I’m constipated.” So, instead, you put on a smile and act like everything is okay, when in fact, all you can think about is finding relief.

Constipated? Try these natural remediesWell,...

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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

essential oils nutrition Nov 03, 2015

I’ve been following a paleo (grain-free) diet for over a year now, and I’m a big fan. While I still follow paleo 95% of the time, I’ve recently started adding in a few gluten-free grains that I know I can tolerate pretty well. One of these is gluten-free oats.

I know I need to be gluten-free 100% of the time, so I’m careful to buy certified gluten-free oats. (Oats that...

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The History of Frankincense Oil and 9 Powerful Uses

essential oils Oct 27, 2015

The healing power of essential oils has been known and used since the most ancient of times. This is testified in Egyptian hieroglyphics dating more than 5,000 years ago. They are considered to be the first medicines of mankind and were an important part of the prescriptions of Hippocrates. Essential oils were also used very regularly during biblical times, and they are...

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Essential Oils for Gut, Skin, and Adrenals

essential oils Oct 05, 2015

I’ve been using therapeutic grade essential oils for the past couple of years now, and I love them. I use them for skin care, household cleaning, relaxation, and wellness. However, recently, I’ve been reading and researching more on essential oils, their amazing healing benefits, and how to use them properly.

I’ve now started expanding my variety of ...

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