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Saturday, September 1, 2018

butternut biscuits

thick & buttery!

grain free. dairy free. easy to make!

sliced in half & turned into a toasty breakfast sandwich today with mustard, homegrown sprouts, crispy organic pasture raised egg, + fermented veg.

to make the biscuits:

1 c + 2 T almond flour
2 T arrowroot powder
1/2 t sea salt
1/2 t baking soda
pinch of cardamom
1 egg
1/2 c butternut squash purée (or any squash or sweet potato!)
2 T ghee

-preheat oven to 350F.
-blend everything in a high speed blender until smooth. scoop out onto a piece of parchment paper & add almond flour until you can roll it out without it being too sticky.
-roll about 1.5” thick and use a mason jar ring to cut out biscuits. place on a parchment lined baking sheet & bake 15-20 minutes until golden on top. cool & eat!

favorite ways to enjoy:
slice in half as shown, & use as sandwich bread, burger bun, breakfast egg sandwich, toasted with a little ghee + fresh figs + raw honey!! or topped with fresh berries!

salted chocolate-matcha afternoon pick-me-up


1 t organic matcha powder
1 t lions mane mushroom
2 t raw organic cacao powder or 1 T raw organic cacao paste (or both if you like it thick!)
1 T raw organic coconut butter
1 c hot water
1/2 t organic mesquite powder
pinch of sea salt
stevia or raw honey to taste

-blend until smooth and frothy. sip for brain power.

brazil nut BROWNIES


good (for you) enough to eat for breakfast!
+ keto friendly.

5 ingredients:
2.5 c raw organic nut butter (i made my own with brazil nuts+coconut butter)
1/2 c organic cacao powder
1/2 c organic almond flour
4 organic pasture raised eggs
few drops of stevia to taste
bonus: 2 packets of four sigmatic reishi mushroom + i stirred in some chopped brazil nuts. could even add chopped cacao paste chunks!

-preheat oven to 350F.
-line a glass 9x13 pan with parchment.
-mix wet ingredients together well, then stir in dry.
-spread evenly into pan and bake for 25-30 min until top is crispy and toothpick comes out clean.
-cool, slice, eat with fresh berries + coconut whip or a chilled glass of homemade nut milk.
-store at room temp, or refrigerate to firm up. also a delicious frozen treat!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

sprouted pumpkin seed, lemon rind + green olive spread / dip

1 c raw sprouted organic pumpkin seeds
1/2 c pitted organic green olives
juice + zest of 1 large organic lemon
1 T nutritional yeast
pinch of black pepper
water or bone broth to desired consistency
-pulse/blend to your desired texture.

use to spread, dunk, or dress. it’s delightful!

my acupuncturist and doctor’s orders are: more red meat!
i’m not usually a fan... good quality is expensive. it’s hard to cook right (for me). & never sounds good. ...but i’m figuring out how i can enjoy it!

local grass fed organic beef patty on a bed of greens
home grown sprouts
fermented veg
dehydrated beet chips
scoop of my pumpkin-lemon-green olive dip (SO good. recipe in previous post)
drizzle of ev organic oo + acv
black pepper

Thursday, August 16, 2018

best homemade all natural organic deodorant

one question i get asked so often is what i use for a natural deodorant that doesn’t irritate and that actually WORKS.
well, i don’t use deodorant. i haven’t for several years. i noticed that once my body detoxed from the standard, toxic way of eating and living, i didn’t smell when i sweat. even when i sweat a lot.
this won’t necessarily be true for everyone, but eating clean most of the time plays a huge roll in body odor!
for many, they’ll continue to produce it for a long while before their body is “clean” and eliminating efficiently to the point that they really smell like... nothing. ha! that’s where i find myself most of the time, so i don’t put any deodorant on ever. occasionally some pure essential oils for “perfume”, but that’s it. i don’t prefer strong smells.

that being said, my husband is a deodorant whore (a thing?). he used to use antiperspirants like nobody’s business. i think most men do... but once i explained to him the harmful impact those can have on your whole body, he was determined (though doubtful) to find something natural that worked. for a while he would just keep going back to “old spice” and other toxic brands, until my mom gave him some of this homemade magic and he literally cannot live without it now... so credit goes to her!

just made up a new batch and thought i’d share the recipe! it’s soo easy + so effective.
add the essential oils you like to your desired scent/benefit.

⋆homemade deodorant⋆
makes 4 (ish)
1/4 c baking soda
1/4 c organic coconut oil
1/4 c pure bees wax
1/4 c pure shea butter
3 T organic arrowroot powder
-heat gently in a saucepan just until melted.
-add 10 drops melaleuca and 10 cypress or bergamot...or whatever you want it to smell like and mix well.
-carefully pour into 3 empty deodorant containers (find on amazon! or alternatively you can pour into a mason jar and rub it on with your fingers) and let sit until firm.

only deodorant you’ll ever need + it’s 10x cheaper!

homemade all natural organic chapstick

nobody likes dry lips.

equally, nobody should like putting toxic substances on their skin, especially on our mouth!

dev and i go through chapstick like crazy & although there are several healthy, awesome brands, it is so much cheaper to make them yourself. + you can make them in large quantities, add the “flavors”/oils you like, and never run out! i’ve never found a recipe that i love the consistency of, but my mom recently shared this recipe with me and we are obsessed!

homemade natural chapstick:
-makes about 20-
2 T organic cacao butter
2 T beeswax
2 T organic coconut oil
squirt of jojoba oil
squirt of vitamin E oil
15-20 drops of peppermint essential oil (or cinnamon, or any of your favorite oils!)
-gently heat all the ingredients but the essential oils in a small sauce pan until just melted. mix in EO and pour into empty chapstick containers. let sit until firm before putting on lids.

Monday, August 6, 2018

raw zucchini hummus + grain-free hummus & salmon tacos

allll about the summer dips.

in a blender add:
2 large organic zucchini, chopped
3/4 c raw organic tahini
2 T nutritional yeast
1/2 c fresh lemon juice
1 t cumin
1/2 t hing spice
sea salt + black pepper to taste
optional: handful of organic fresh cilantro + parsley

-blend until smooth and creamy.

dunk, dip, spread...on anything and everything!

day 2 i made the yummiest tacos:

•2 grain free siete brand tortillas (fav)
•big bunch of the raw zucchini hummus
•baked wild caught salmon
•fresh parsley
•fresh cilantro
•ghee roasted shiitake
•coconut aminos
•spirulina crunchies