Japanese sweet potato stuffed with turmeric grilled onions, grapefruit, dill and a tahini sauce from @heidijswanson This crazy concoction somehow works (this is amazing actually), which is why I adore eating plant based. It gives you the opportunity to always be surprised at the endless ways you can create delicious and nourishing food. No restrictions and countless possibilities! #101cookbooks
This is my ultimate healing veggie bowl for low iron levels. Did you know that 30% of the world's population is iron deficient? And 35% of children under 2 are iron deficient too 😱? Being low in iron is a huge issue because most of us don't even know we are. Symptoms include fatigue, anxiety, brittle hair and nails, cold extremities, and behavioral issues such as crankiness, lack of focus, decreased appetite and ability to learn. The problem is that iron comes from animal protein and plants. The iron from animals (heme) 🐮 is far better absorbed than the iron from plants (non heme)🌱. So if you are like me and don't really eat meat, you've gotta be that much more diligent about eating iron rich plant foods (like this bowl)! Also, if you are still menstruating, pregnant, elderly, have low hcl (stomach acid), vegan, vegetarian or have a bottle fed infant than you are at a higher risk too. So pretty much all of us! That is why I made this iron rich healing bowl. Packed with the top iron rich foods (lentils, quinoa, olives, pumpkin seeds, asparagus, dates, turmeric onions), a tahini molasses sauce (sesame and molasses are iron powerhouses), and vitamin c rich roasted peppers and parsley (vitamin c enhances iron absorption) eating this will get your levels up and you feeling how you should feel (energized and happy!). Grab the recipe and more info about iron on the blog. Brand new! #iron #ironrichfood #anemia #theholykale
Sometimes I think we forget what silence feels like or what power it has. Over the weekend we visited the small town of @steamboatcolorado that is nestled up in the mountains of northern Colorado. Walking along the river there I was reintroduced. Silence wraps around you there and all you can feel is the immense pleasure and comfort of peace. There is just you and the beautiful nature that seems to fill every cell with a renewed happiness and faith. It's so important to find your place of silence and make time for that. No music, no talking, just silence. It is in this silence that your true nature is revealed and space is created that allows all fears, worries and stresses to melt away. Where do you find your silent space?
Zucchini tortilla flatbreads 4 ways: the best mole ever from @claireragz with cabbage and avo, marinated kale salad with raisins, Parmesan and pine nuts from @mynewroots new book, chipotle mayo with a fried egg, and roasted red pepper spread with mozzarella and parsley. I just got introduced to this genius recipe for paleo, gluten free tortillas made with zucchini and could not get over how versatile they were. This is the perfect example of how many ways you can eat plant based and never be bored with eating veggies. You've gotta try this! Ingredients: 3 cups grated zucchini (takes 4 medium zucchini to make 3 cups) 1 cup + 3 tablespoons arrowroot flour or non gmo corn starch 1/2 cup coconut flour 3 eggs 1 teaspoon of each: smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350 F. Wash and grate zucchini. Squeeze the water out of the zucchini and place in a medium bowl, discarding the zucchini juice. Add in the arrowroot flour, coconut flour, eggs and spices. Mix until well combined. Line a 9 x 11 baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a 6cm ice cream scoop, scoop the tortilla batter on to the baking sheet, using your fingers to press the batter until thin round-shaped tortillas. Bake for 40 minutes or until tortilla is golden brown #zucchinitortillas #paleotortilla #paleoflatbread
My friend called me last night to talk about her experience with her nutritionist. She just started going with the goal of losing that last stubborn 5 pounds we all seem to carry from time to time but got out of it something far greater. After a few sessions and working on cleaning up her diet, she has embarked on a full body, complete transformation - one that has nothing to do with weight at all in fact. She has more energy, is not as angry as she had been, feels calmer, is going to the bathroom at the same time daily, and has found that she no longer needs that full cigarette, and cannot even finish that glass of wine she used to rely upon. The transformation was so surprising, she said she didn't even know she could feel this way. In fact, she had always thought of herself as someone that was just more agitated and always a bit more on edge than others, but now she realizes it was just because she was eating wrong, and not enough! The saying “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” is so profound and proves time and time again to be true. It is a gift that has been given to us that we must use. We must use food to heal our bodies, and allow ourselves to be the person we so deserve to be. Have a great weekend! #foodasmedicine #letfoodheal #healingfood
The spiritual connection is like gravity; it is always present whether you believe in it or not. It is the wind which rustles your hair. The sun which warms your body. The smell of flowers in the air, and the flowers which send their fragrance upward. The air which carries the fragrance. It is the beginning of your first thought. The end of your last. It is the idea which sparked your most brilliant moment. The glory of it's fulfillment. It is the feeling which fueled the most loving thing you ever did. And the part of you which yearns for that feeling again and again. We are never alone. We just don't always see what is right there in front of us, around us, and in us. Open your eyes. #spirit #universe #faith #nature #ojai #love #light #clouds #conversationswithgod #loveisallyouneed #inspirationalquote
I've been all about the coffee replacements lately, drinking and drinking some of the best swaps. As much as I love and adore coffee it doesn't always treat me right. I've found it can do a number on my blood sugar, causing me to be more tired and more foggy brained, and even makes me sweaty at times (I know 😒). So I finally decided to see what else is out there and happily found there is a lot! From superfood hot chocolate from @essentiallivingfoods to a matcha chai latte from @onnit and of course the beloved golden turmeric milk from @gaiaherbs I've found that these replacements offer so much for health. While coffee certainly has some health benefits, these alternatives do so much more - anti cancer, anti inflammatory, blood sugar balancing, stress reduction, liver, heart and digestive support... the list goes on. So I made a list of my top favorite coffee swaps which is now on my website. Check them out and let me know what your favorites are!
The world's biggest acai bowl perfect for filling my never ending love for these superfood breakfast bowls. It's like eating a bowl of ice cream except it is one of the richest sources of antioxidants on earth. Antioxidants are essential for protecting our cells from damage from toxins, reducing inflammation, and keeping us young at a cellular level. Not to mention, important for cancer and disease prevention. For these reasons and more acai bowls are by far and away one of my absolute favorite things to eat. Just add some gf granola, goji, coconut and cacao nibs and I'm set! Anyone else obsessed as me? #acai #acaibowls #beaming #superfoodbowl