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…

3 Herbs To Use In Your Kitchen During The Winter

I love plants for so many reasons. I’d probably say my number one reason for loving plants is their ability to nourish us. Whether it’s vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains or herbs (both culinary and medicinal), etc. plants have the ability to support and nourish our bodies. The key to getting the most benefits…

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…

Garden Greens: Chard

Chard is probably one of my most favorite garden greens. It is versatile, grows well in most places and throughout most seasons. It is considered a biennial meaning it will grow for two years and flowers the second year for seed production. Chard is another cut and come again plant, meaning you can harvest it…

Garden Greens: Spinach

Spinach is one of my favorite garden greens to grow, cook and eat. It is pretty hardy in the garden and so versatile in the kitchen. I recently overwintered some spinach in my raised beds to see how they would do. At the beginning of winter I had hoops with frost cloth over my beds…

Herbs for digestion

Hippocrates said, “All health begins in the gut.” I have to agree, so many of our health issues stem from digestive or gut issues. My functional nutrition teacher Josh Gitalis always says, it’s not just you are what you eat, but it’s what you eat, digest, absorb and assimilate. Supporting our digestive health through food…

7 Years ago today I started nutrition school

7 years ago today (3-10-2014) I started school to earn my Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Nutritional Consultant diplomas. I can’t believe it’s been so long!🌱🌱🌱I have studied so much about food and nutrition since this day in 2014. I have changed focus over the years from general women’s health, women and children then perimenopause….

National Kale Day!

Happy National Kale Day! What is your favorite kind of kale? Or your favorite way to use it? 🌱🌱🌱 #kale is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, Manganese and Copper. It’s also a very good source of vitamin B6, fiber, calcium, vitamin E and potassium. 🌱🌱🌱 When it comes to other…

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…