Salad and homemade raw vegan dill dressing vibes inspired by @fullyrawkristina
’s ranch dressing. I almost never use dressing, but I was craving some creamy dressing and this was SO good 😋 I want to start adventuring into trying out some dressing recipes!
3/4 Cup Lime Juice
1 1/2 Cup Raw Cashews
1/2 Cup Green Onions
1 Cup Dill
1 Tbs Onion Powder
1 Tbs Garlic Powder
1 Tbs Basil
1 Tbs Parsley
1 Cup Water
Pinch of Himalayan Sea Salt
Mix in high speed blender and serve! This can be stored for 5-7 days in the fridge.
Tofu matar masala, a delicious and healthy vegan curry.
Recipe ⬇️ #ayurveda #healingfoods
2 cups fresh or frozen green peas
2 cups cubed firm tofu
2 cups fresh or canned crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup coconut cream or unsweetened plant milk
2 tbsp oil or vegan butter
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red paprika powder
Pinch of asafoetida
1 bay leaf
Few curry leaves (optional)
Salt to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Pan-fry tofu cubes on little oil until lightly brown. Set aside. In a deep pan heat up 2 tbsp oil (on medium heat), add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and bay leaf. Toast until you can smell an aroma from the spices, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Be careful not to burn spices. Add peas and rest of the spices (turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder and paprika) and mix well. After that add water, crushed tomatoes and coconut cream and mix again. Cover and let it cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 10 minutes add tofu and cook another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, salt to taste and add fresh cilantro. Serve hot with rice, chapati or naan.
Happiness is ....
A well curated menu . On the menu this evening was all that was traditional but a great twist using products and ingredients in a creative manner .
Roasted sweet potatoes and coconut chutney, tapioca mash seasoned with shallots and served with freekeh kanji that was poured around the mash and a crumble of papads..
A sorghum pie with a moong filling seasoned with herbs and topped with pumpkins and spinach . A flaky crust and a well seasoned filling served on a bed of greens .
The main entree .. a turmeric Idiappam well plated with a tad spicy veg stew .
And the highlight was a vegan dessert with an almond oatmeal crust and a Ashwagandha cashew cream filling with activated charcoal and roasted plantains . Served with a raspberry coulis .
#ayurveda #healingfoods #wholefoods #healthyeating #glutenfree #vegan #organic #localandseasonalproduce #vegandesserts #ayurvedicpies #chutneys #curcuma #autumnfoods
jay and his hair that only a mother could love. 😂 but seriously, i can’t get myself to cut it even though i know he looks like a young grinch. 🤷🏼♀️
i always feel a little awkward about sponsored posts, because i think they are generally harder to trust. at least, that’s been my experience. and it’s really important that you can trust what i share on here. so, that being said, if i share it, i genuinely love it and would spend my money on it. we were sent these @lesserevilsnacks
paleo puffs to try and they are 100% a hit in this house. i actually had to tell jude to cool it, because i’m trying to make them last. 😂 the ingredients are surprisingly clean and, because we’re holding off on starting jay on grains, these are a perfect “every now and again” snack that even he can enjoy. 🙃 #eatwellbewell #nourishyourbody #sponsored #feedinghungerwithheart #paleopuffs #lesserevil
Its CHAGA TEA TIME ☕
As a Colombian (South America) native, I was born and raised with coffee, that was the time of nourishment, the happy smell. Fast foward I needed to clean my liver, toxins and heal my body.
This step of saying goodbye to coffee was hard, very hard but I did it with reverence one day at a time. For 1 year now I'm caffeine free💪. In my guts/soul I still want something warm when I wake up, or maybe in the middle of the day to chill. As per @medicalmedium
I was introduced to Chaga Tea ☕. ♾
I made the change, WHY?
1st- Because I love my self.
2nd -I want to heal. Read below⬇️ The Truth about Chaga Mushroom.
3rd- I dont need to attach to anything.
So I did it, and let me tell you, even though doesn't taste the same, the feeling for me is the same, it taste delicious, warm, the color is the same as coffee or a hot cocoa and ,Oh My, so grateful for @medicalmedium
books and all his live, podcast he does. Try it, it has also many benefits for you health.
1- 2 teaspoons Vimergy chaga powder
Dash of cinnamon
1 teaspoon unfiltered raw organic honey
Either blended it for cappuccino or mix it.
CHAGA MUSHROOM TRUTH:
Chaga mushroom is all about building immunity.
Chaga possesses immune-system-enhancing nutrients that revitalize white blood cell count by increasing the production of lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils, so that your body can battle invaders such as toxins, viruses and bacteria as well as fungi such as yeast and mold.
Chaga is one of the most medicinal tools and overall tonics of the century. The phytochemicals in chaga are wonderful for fighting cancer, regulating blood sugar, boosting the adrenals.
And for more info I recommend you get the #lifechangingfoods
Keep Moving & Keep Smiling 🤗
A picture of the culinary / medicinal herb garden before it became dark. Its now nearly finished 😀😀😀 with thanks to the amazing Alex and at the brilliant @sadehfarm
, inspired by @seedsistas_sensoryherbalists
is a wonderful community to be involved in. Supporting you in your project full of great volunteers. Two years ago I had never grown anything!!!! Never be afraid to try something new.
Its a no dig garden and we have created 3 beds. We have listened to the land to see what thrives best in different areas. There is Borage, Thyme, Black Mint, Hyssop, Lavander, Skullcap, Peppermint, Rosmary, Lavander, Yarrow and the chamomile we thought had died in the drought has self seeded! A border of strawberry to act as edging. More plants will be introduced, although we want to limit over crowding.
There is also a bed with Lemon Balm and in the developing cottage garden we have Ladies Mantle and Marigold and a host of annuals that will slowly be replaced with more edible and medicinal plants.
The larger plants have been moved to the forest garden, to develop their roots to be harvested when 2-3 years old. Marshmallow, Angelica, Valarian, Echinacea and Elecampane.
In the bed by the wall we will cover with plastic and logs to help stop the weeds (we do eat most of them, yummy nettle and ground elder) and plant this up in the spring... maybe with honeysuckle 😀
We will also collect the rainwater from the gutter and hope to feed this into small tubs to create miniature pond gardens.
#herbgarden #medicinalgarden #physicgarden #culineryherbgarden #healingfoods #herbs #plants #plantmedicine #permaculture #nodig #community #learning #volunteer #passion #joy
• Wednesday's Wisdom •
Advice from a blueberry: • Be well rounded
• Soak up the sun
• Find beauty in small things
• Live a fruitful life
• Be a good pick
• It's ok to be a little blue
• Make sweet memories
Felt a cold coming so I made my garlic, turmeric , veggie chicken soup. I also used some left over rice I had from yesterday . I LOVE giving this soup some kick with fresh chili paste ! To give it a fancy gourmet taste pickled ginger is awesome. Back in 2009 we were quarantined with swine flu and honestly this soup helped the most . If you make it right away and rest the cold/flu disappears. #chickensoup #sambalolek #coldseasonfood #wellness #healingfoods #foodmedicine
So after indulging on heaps of heavy, oily, fried Indian food in Texas, it’s time to get back to the basics.😭😍
I’m kicking off a one week High Raw Low Fat Challenge; the only cooked food will be potatoes! Any kind of potatoes are game; I stocked up on my current favorites which are white sweet potatoes and yams.🍠🍂🍠🍁
I’ll be starting each morning with lemon water and straight celery juice, followed by combos of fruit, smoothies, salads, more juices, rounding it out with potato dinners. I’m not sure what level of detox I will experience, and since I need to be fully present for sessions 6 days a week, I may have potatoes during the day too, to slow down the detox.🙃🌿
I’m a firm believer that experience is the wisest teacher, and I’m excited to learn as I go. We can consume all the content on nutrition, fitness, meditation, this, that and the other; but until we choose the experience, how much does all that knowledge matter.✨🌟
It feels good to be in a moment of time where I’m feeling presence and desire for this challenge.
Some people find cleanses and challenges easy;
they can go raw vegan overnight & never look back. It’s so important to not compare ourselves to others, nor judge ourselves for our eating patterns. Everyone has varying degrees of emotional trauma; emotional eating tends to be most exaggerated in those with more traumatic pasts.♥️
My journey with emotional eating has been an ongoing up and down battle for decades. Evolving these long standing cycles is a gradual journey of patience, effort and self compassion.
Wherever we are on our journey is where we are on our journey. There is nothing good or bad about it;
it just is. Every Now provides a chance to accept our present reality and awaken the belief that we hold the power to manifest the Self we seek.
How beautiful is that.
Fermented beets with a side of Daisy 🌼
Beets are high in calcium, iron, magnesium, folate, fiber, vitamins A + C and are loaded with antioxidants. Fermenting beets make them a probiotic powerhouse.
I use Wildbrine brand👌🏻
Cold Press Celery Juice using the best juicer I’ve ever owned @huromaustralia
Day 35! The power of life is when we care more about ourselves, and less about what others think. I have no intentions of giving up on myself. The worst is behind me and everyday I wake I am stronger than the day before. We are able to take hold of our true passions when we surrender the ego and listen to our creator! When we stop stuffing our emotions and hiding behind the shield that keeps them from leaving. When we do this, we find that inner child that has been lost and we can get back to serving our higher self. The one God created in his image. A moment of comfort is not worth a lifetime of misery! 🙌🏻
Young Living is offering these oils at 20% off until 10/25! Say what?!?!💁🏼♀️ These are absolutely always in the rotation in our home. Stock up now with this great discount....hello Christmas! 🌲
Lavender : a must! When in doubt use lavender! • Valor is amazing for emotional support • Peppermint for feeling awake 👀 and alert! Also for breathing! • Thieves for immune support! EVERYDAY this time of year! • Cedarwood for relaxing sleep 😴 This discount is for members only and only as a quick order. Interested in becoming a member? Message me and I can tell you why we love and stand by this company! ❤️
My yummy salad for today. I just really enjoy eating greens now so much. There was a time, exactly one year ago, I thought this was not a meal. I would have a small salad with my lunch or dinner. This is before I decided to go full plant based. It’s amazing how much change I have gone through. This salad right here has butter lettuce, red onions, radishes, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, red pepper, alfalfa sprouts, spinach, chickpeas, and kalamata olives. I just squeeze a lemon for the dressing. So healing and delicious. Getting my mineral salts in whenever I can. Learning and growing daily!
#salad #yummy #healingfoods #plantbased #wfpb #medicalmedium #healthylifestyle #growing #learning #evolving #healingjourney #ebv #strep #shingles #tummyissues #anxiety #sensitivecentralnervoussystem #chronicillness #invisibleillness #healing #iwillheal #iamhealing #onedayatatime
This October, we've been gravitating towards our Vitality juice. We love the festive color and the zing of ginger!
Happy Testimonial Tuesday! Feeling the love today. 😃 ❤️
A shortage of natural fresh foods in the diet will create a shortage of enzymes and a corresponding increase in the work of the enzyme producing glands.
By eating this food and other foods containing enzymes we can avoid overworking the pancreas. The pancreas produces juices needed in digestion. It also produces insulin, needed to control blood sugar.
Insufficient ingestion of natural foods, combined with excessive use of foods requiring large amounts of pancreatic secretions, such as white bread and sugar causes the pancreas to work overtime and to become disabled and underproduce the necessary juices.
Insufficient enzymes are said to cause degenerative disease.
Are you getting your enzymes in fam?
Today’s pop-up INSTA LIVE!!! Make sure to catch the replay while you can as it’s only available for the next 24 hours. I give some vital info for those suffering with migraines, sinus infections, weight gain, eczema, psoriasis, sibo, acne, brain fog and so much more! Don’t miss out!!!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Thank you to all those who joined in!! It was SO great having you all there💗🙏🏻😃
Warm and rustic Quinoa, Kale and Apple salad...perfect for a cool, rainy fall day. 😍
Eating whole, real, nutrient dense food is critical when it comes to redefining your health. One argument for not cooking from scratch at home is there’s not enough time. But when you look at the alternative, fast foods, empty carbs and processed foods, the time you think you’re saving will eventually catch up and be spent in doctors’ offices, in bed or possibly with so low energy that you don’t feel up to going out.
This meal took less than 30 minutes to prepare yesterday and because I made enough for leftovers, it was a 2 for 1 kind of meal! 🙌🏻
The key to cooking at home and enjoying the food you eat is to 1. Plan ahead and batch prep your food over the weekend (i.e. chop veggies, cook grains and main dish items); also use whole food shortcuts where possible (i.e. my sweet kale chopped salad mix from @Costco
) 2. Start playing with flavors you love, building upon them to create dishes you can’t wait to dig into! Find healthy, clean recipes you love the looks of and make adaptions if necessary to fit your family’s likes and/or needs.
Though I enjoyed eating this yesterday, I felt there was something missing. Today I added two ingredients and it was a GAME CHANGER!
What’s inside the winning combination: sautéed leeks with sweet kale salad mix, quinoa/buckwheat, sprouted pumpkin seeds, red grapes, diced apple, rosemary, garlic and thyme. All this was served upon a bed of spinach and arugula (because always add greens!).😍
What flavors do you love putting together for fall dishes? Comment below to inspire others!👇🏻
Craving something sweet?! Y’all.. this is SO freakin delish!!! Super flavorful.. herby, spicy, sweet, crunchy.. you gotta try it! 🙌🏼
Fresh squeezed lime juice
All stuffed into lettuce boats!
Enjoy!!😘 #vegansnack #sweetsnack
Drum roll.....We're releasing a LIMITED EDITION Gold, Pumpkin Spice. Pre-sales opening this week, who's ready?!
GOLDEN Milk... ✨🙌🏼
Self care like a Boss!
Eat the rainbow!
I am sure you have heard this said before. Try to get your child to eat at least one fruit or vegetable of each colour (red, orange/yellow, green, blue/purple, brown/white) every day.
Plants contain phytochemicals, or phytonutrients, which give them their rich colours. Although they are not essential nutrients, these powerful plant compounds are known for preventing and fighting disease, such as inflammation and cancer.
Phytonutrients are also found in whole grains, legumes and nuts and seeds!
Just another reason to eat WHOLE, unprocessed foods!
What colours have your kids had today?
#eattherainbow #wholefoods #produce #phytnutrients #diseasefighting #eathealthy #healthyfoodforkids #eczema #asthma #allergies #earinfections #plantbased
#feedingkids #healingfoods #holistic
Soaking nuts. It’s a thing. I have come along way from my microwave sweet and sour 2 minute noodle days. Soaking/activating these almonds is a great way to access all their nutrients. Raw foods contain phytic acid and enzyme inhibitors that reduce the body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients properly. Soaking and rinsing removes enzyme inhibitors and allows the germination process to begin. It also allows the proteins to break down into separate amino acids and the complex starches to break down to simpler carbs, making them easier to digest. So less indigestion and bloating and more vitamins and mineral absorption. Win win. These almonds will become almond butter and ground almond baking flour in the morning. Geeking out massively on this food science🤓#glutenfree #healthyeating #instafoodlover #dietfood #wellness #healthyfood #dairyfree #healthymeals #healthykidsfood #healingfoods #functionalmedicine #diet #foodscience #nuts
One thing I can never resist whenever I am back in London is a stop at @wholefoodsuk
I’m genuinely sorry about this awfully lit, hideous piece of photography, but did you know that if you freeze chard and defrost it, it becomes unbreakable? Wow. Now you can fill it with mushrooms, cucumbers and sprouts, dip it in lemon-garlic-tahini dip and eat it with some cheezy kale and broccoli chips 🥦
Happy Fall Ya’ll 🍁 Check out my stories today to see my neighborhood aglow with bright autumnal colors. I’ve been loving this time of year for the first time since moving to the Midwest from Florida 11 years ago. I’ve let go of the “winter is coming” anxiety and allowed myself to respect the seasons of life and appreciate nature’s beautiful transitions. (Although I still don’t know how to dress for it.) I hope this fall has brought you a sense of tranquility, and if not, then might I suggest forgoing the trip to the pumpkin patch to avoid the 3,000 apple-cider-donut-filled children. #justasuggestion #neveragain