Late Summer Beach Days Call for DIY Sunscreen

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In the late summer there is both quite as wonderful as a long hot day at the beach. My daughter might love it even more than I do. She, however has just about… Continue reading

Easy Vegan Dark Chocolate Truffles

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Our favorite handmade chocolate truffles are so easy to make – you can create a variety of truffles based on this basic recipe: 1 cup cocoa/cacao powder 1/2 cup maple syrup/agave/or raw honey… Continue reading

Healing Winter Tonic

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A cold front has hit most of the states and we are definitely feeling it in California! It is in the 60’s here, so we are of course freezing and in need of… Continue reading

Top 10 ways to boost your immune system naturally

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Fall is my favorite time of year. The apples, persimmons, pomegranates, pumpkins, turkeys and all the trimmings, the beautifully crisp clear air, they all make me swoon. Along with its natural beauty and abundance… Continue reading

Delicious Detoxifying Summer Juice

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I made this over the weekend and it was so delicious I had to share it. 1/2 of a Watermelon rind and all 1 bunch Dandelion Greens 2 small limes 2 thumb sized fingers… Continue reading

Why You Need Bone Broth

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Homemade broth is a wonderfully delicious and nutritious medicinal food that will strengthen the body, nourish the blood, benefit the immune system (especially during the cold season) and help prevent bone and connective tissue… Continue reading

Why Water Kefir?

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So you may be wondering “so you gave us the recipe, but why bother with all that culturing business?” Here are a few reasons why you should try water kefir reposted from Jenny McGruther… Continue reading

Cultured Water Kefir Soda

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We had the best time at the Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival. If you didn’t chance to pop by for the amazing Water Kefir demo with Jenny McGruther of The Nourished Kitchen, here is the… Continue reading

Lavender Hibiscus Lemonade

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5-10 fresh (or dried) lavender stalks 2 tbs hibiscus flowers (dried) 3 tbs raw honey or agave – whichever sweetener you prefer (make it vegan with the agave) Place all ingredients in a… Continue reading

Beet Kvass

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Spring is the season for detoxification and it also seems to be the season of abundant beets in my garden. While reading my favorite new book, The Nourishing Traditions of Baby and Child Care,… Continue reading