What’s In Season: October

October is such a time of change and renewal. Around the first week of October is when we expect our first frost date. It hasn’t happened yet this year, but I can feel it on the horizon. This really changes things in the garden and kitchen. All those lovely summer or warm weather produce are…

5 Common Culinary Herbs & Spices With Medicinal Benefits

Culinary herbs also have medicinal benefits for a power packed nutritional punch when added to your daily meals. I love using fresh or dried herbs to boost nutrition and the overall health benefits of a meal as well as enhancing the flavor of a meal. There is so many health building opportunities when it comes…

Pantry Staples For A From Scratch Kitchen

When it comes to being prepared in a from scratch kitchen you definitely want to have some pantry staples on hand to be able to quickly put meals together. When you harvest something from your garden or when your CSA box is filled with goodies, you will feel confident knowing that you can make a…

7 Autumn Recipes To Inspire Your Seasonal Cooking

We are just days away from autumn and I wanted to share some seasonal recipes to inspire you. I gathered the following recipes from people and websites who are some of my go to’s for cooking inspiration. Butternut Squash Turmeric Curry: https://www.loveandlemons.com/curry-recipe/ Creamy Coconut Paprika Zucchini Soup: https://www.pickuplimes.com/recipe/creamy-coconut-paprika-zucchini-soup-191 Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta: https://www.loveandlemons.com/butternut-squash-pasta/ Tahini and…

A Peak At Autumn Seasonal Foods

Now that it is the first days of September our focus tends to turn towards the autumn or fall season. This is a time of year that brings a sense of renewal and growth with activities like back to school, a sense of wanting to start something new, changing paths, a slowing down, etc. While…

5 Plant-Based Ways To Add Umami Flavor To Your Meal

Umami, one of the five basic tastes can add a rich savory flavor to your meal derived from the amino acid glutamic acid (glutamate) among two other amino acids. Glutamate is more often found in plant based foods vs. the guanylate or inosinate. Umami is hard to describe other than saying it adds a rich…

Seasonal Eating: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts seem to fall into a love them or hate them group. Which are you? Brussels sprouts are incredibly good for you!  They are a perfect cool/cold season vegetable to include in your weekly meal plan. They contain amazing constituents that are not only anti-cancer, hormone helping, but heart healthy. This is great news…

Make Your Own Greens Powder

Did you know you can easily make your owns greens powder? 🌱🌱🌱  I have scoured the internet to find a greens powder that fits my high standards for culinary nutrition with no added fillers, etc. I have had a hard time finding something, so I made my own. It does take a lot of greens…

Garden Pests

Now is the time to start checking your garden to any signs of garden pests. Early detection is key! This is why I suggest daily garden walks beyond just coming out to water or harvest. During you daily garden walk take the time to inspect all your plants to make sure they are healthy and…

Leggy Seedlings

Leggy seedlings can happen for a variety reasons. Uneven moisture, high temperatures, and insufficient light. More often than not it is due to insufficient light. When starting seeds they need a lot of light, close to where they are growing. 2 -5 inches above them is recommended. 16 hours of light is great for seedlings,…

Perimenopause: Some Things We Need To Evaluate

  There is a whole list of things we need to evaluate so we can thrive in perimenopause, but before you get overwhelmed know that you don’t have to tackle everything at once.  Some things will already be just as they need to be and others will need tweaks or changes. You’ll also be happy…

Seasonal Nutrition for Perimenopause

My approach to perimenopause is through the lens of seasonal living, whether it is seasonal eating, nutrition, herbs, meditation/Reiki or holistic self care, it is based around what is good for you depending on the season we are currently in. I address your main concerns with this in mind. As women we are cyclical beings,…