Yesterday evening after work I was chatting with a few Instagram friends. I was asked a few questions on leaky gut, food intolerances, and toxic mold. Since I can’t always answer direct messages I decided to answer everyone’s questions via a video. If you’ve been exposed to toxic mold or you know someone who has been exposed to toxic mold, this is a video you’ll … Continue reading Mold Exposure, Leaky Gut & Food Intolerances Oh My!
If you enjoy spiced oatmeal, you are going to love this recipe. Making a supercharged hot oatmeal beverage has carried me on days where a sit-down breakfast simply isn’t possible. If it’s late and I’m feeling a little hungry, I love making a spiced hot oatmeal beverage. It’s something my sweet Italian and Latin American grandmother would make for me when I lived abroad. She … Continue reading You Have to Make This Pink Spiced Hot Oatmeal Drink – Dairy Free-Gluten Free & So Yummy
When I first learned about fire cider as a teenager, I envisioned a dragon breathing out fire. Something about the name made me feel as if it was some magical drink that would make one breathe out fire. So what exactly is fire cider? Fire cider is a tonic made by infusing herbs, fruits, and spices in apple cider vinegar. Although the name was originally … Continue reading Have You Made Fire Cider? Check Out This Easy Recipe
Me want cookiieee! Yes. Every now and then I do want a cookie. A healthy cookie. A cookie I can enjoy and not feel guilty about later. Enter in cassava flour, a perfect grain-free and naturally gluten-free flour that goes head to head with traditional wheat flour and can be used in many recipes where wheat or all-purpose flour is required. As I kid and … Continue reading Grain Free – Lactose Free – Cheer Me Up Chocolate Chip Cookies – Plus How To Save on Ingredients
For years I have been making ice cream by hand or using my Vitamix blender. A while back I snagged an amazing ice cream maker at a 70% discount. I had my eye on it for a year so when online coupon codes became available and the price dropped I ran and I’m so happy I did. Now if you don’t have an ice cream maker … Continue reading Vanilla Caramel Pecan Ice Cream – Vegan & Paleo – Refined Sugar Free
Who doesn’t love sweet potatoes? I mean it is hard not to enjoy them. Their texture is perfect for many culinary creations making them quite versatile. Since I was a child we ate many different types, prepared in soups, juices, desserts, and main dishes. My grandmother would make fritters using a variety of sweet potato called “camote blanco” translated “white sweet potato”. She would fry … Continue reading Organic Vegan & Paleo Sweet Potato Fritters
Those who have followed me for a while or in real life know that I love #GettingCrazyWithKale I love all my leafy greens but kale is so packed with nutrition that I always try to incorporate more of it in our diet. From smoothies to stews, soups, and frittatas, kale is delicious in just about anything. As a mom, it is very important that my kids get … Continue reading Super Yummy Organic Sprouted Kale Pancakes Made Easy in The Blender
These past 7 plus years (during the week) we have opted for a nutritious, protein-packed herbal, green and fruit smoothies instead of breakfast. At times we also add a green smoothie alongside a healthy breakfast. Eating greens, fruits and nutritious unprocessed food for breakfast is not the norm though. It is unfortunate that for decades people have thought that eating a large breakfast full of … Continue reading Real Food Green Smoothie – Happiness In A Cup
Don’t be fooled by marketing. Most trail mixes and nut blends on the market are anything but healthy. Reading through labels shows that these healthy food impostors are loaded with sugar, hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, glutamate, and stabilizers. All of these ingredients contribute to diseases and destroy intestinal gut flora. #NoThankYou Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a healthy nutrient-dense snack you … Continue reading No Junk Nutrient Dense Sprouted Nut & Seed Trail Mix – Paleo – GAPS – Grain Free – Vegan
Who doesn’t love popsicles? These Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic popsicles you are about to discover are a marriage between two of my favorite treats; cocadas (a Venezuelan drink) and coconut macaroons (favorite shredded coconut meat treat I enjoyed growing up). Both are loaded with sugar and terribly unhealthy. I created this popsicle recipe about 6 years ago as I was developing healthy gluten and sugar-free … Continue reading Paleo & Vegan Nutrient Dense Coconut Probiotic Ice Cream & Popsicles
Do you grow your own herbs or get bunches at the farmers market and are just not sure how to use them before they spoil? Here are a few tips from my crazy kitchen to yours on how I store and use herbs for the many nutritious meals we prepare each week. Wash your herbs well. Using a Vitamix or food processor, blend herbs with a … Continue reading How I Store Herbs For Food Prep.
As a child I absolutely disliked brussel sprouts, I didn’t want to see them, smell them or eat them. My mom would serve them up slightly boiled with salt and onions and it was definitely no favorite of mine. As I have gotten older, learning to cook these green bundles of goodness has made all the difference. If you’ve never tried brussel sprouts or just plain hate them … Continue reading Eat Your Brussel Sprouts – Two Easy Paleo Recipes You Will Drool Over
There are few baked recipes that can be made with such quickness and only a few ingredients. This recipe is one of them. “Grandma get on up cause this is a treat your grand-kids are sure gonna love”. Busy moms, dads and workout buffs you’re gonna love it too! So check it out – you really only need 4 ingredients. Yes, only four tings man – plus two optional ingredients if … Continue reading Grain Free Protein Packed Biscotti – Don’t Miss Out On Trying This – Super Easy & Delicious
Simple smoothies have been a must for me these past 10 years, especially since becoming sick from environmental toxins. During stressful times I have sipped them while running out of the house to work and as a late-night snack. Although there is no substitution for eating a healthy green salad, green smoothies are a convenient way to get in all of the nutrition we need … Continue reading Gut Healing – Protein Rich – Detoxifying Smoothies – 2 Awesome Recipes
As far as I can remember I have eaten plantains in soup, cake, muffins, flatbreads, pancakes and baked dishes. When I was growing up we lived in South America for a few years and my dear grandma used to make the most delicious treats using green, yellow and spotted plantains. These are a staple in many South American countries and have been used for centuries … Continue reading Slightly Sweet & Salty Grain Free Plantain Pita Bread Rounds (bread substitute)
Gluten-free peeps out there don’t despair. GAPS dieters this one is for you. Paleo friends this recipe will not disappoint. My kids and family actually believe that this way of making pizza is 10 times better than regular pizza. And I have to agree with them. After all who doesn’t love meat and lots of it on their pizza? Unfortunately, so many people avoid pizza … Continue reading How to Make Low Carb Pizza (Meatza) Grain Free, Nut Free, Coconut Free, Egg free, Tomato Free
Source: Environmental Working Group Confused by food labeling? Not sure what to buy or what is better for you? Check out the labeling guide below. Cage-freeCertified HumaneFarmed FishFree-range Grass-fedHormone-free/No extra hormonesLean/Extra LeanNatural No Nitrates/NitritesOrganicPasture-raisedProcessed Meats rBGH-freeSaturated FatSodium Nitrate/nitrite-freeWild-caught/Wild Fish Cage-free The term refers to hens that are not raised in cages, but it does not necessarily mean they have access to the outdoors. There is … Continue reading What does Organic, Cage Free, Grass Fed, All Natural & other Food labeling Really Mean?
Cooking for me is like dancing or singing. The mixture of rhythmic movement back and forth, the beauty of the untold recipe, the gift of discovering, blending, making a sweet mess, licking your fingers, jamming in your PJ’s and discovering that cooking healthy does not have to be a drag. I don’t know about you but for me, making new delicious healthy meals is invigorating … Continue reading Organic, Vegan, Raw Banana Nut Ice Cream – Lick Your Lips Delicious – Dairy & Gluten Free
People who like to eat out and spend a lot of time in malls, shopping centers, and public places and or schools, beware, as we are still not finished with a nasty superbug that came to America earlier this year. Perhaps you never heard, but there is a new superbug in the form of a supped up strain of the norovirus, and it’s anything but … Continue reading How to Stay Healthy During A Superbug
Have you ever juiced for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, ever juiced for a whole day without eating anything substantial? How about two days, three days, or two weeks? I know it may sound a bit loony, but it is quite a fantastic experience to juice living foods. Living foods are those foods taken directly from creation and consumed usually immediately. Living foods consist of all the vitamins, minerals, … Continue reading Juicing Made Easy – Feel Better, Cleanse, Increase Energy and Overcome Sickness
We all have our own version of a medicine cabinet. For some, having a medicine cabinet means opening up a bathroom cabinet whilst bottles upon bottles of prescription drugs fall out. For others (I fall into this category) it means herbal tinctures, glycerites, supplements, oils, and tea! My medicine cabinet is an amazing collection of organic handcrafted oils, herbal medicine, medicinal teas, and herbal supplements. … Continue reading The Making of an Herbal Medicine Cabinet
A few weeks ago I made an organic gluten-free cake for my dear friend’s birthday. She is a really special gal and has been through a lot this past year so I wanted to make her a treat that would show her how much she is loved. After I made the cake and people enjoyed it, we had leftovers for over two weeks. My husband … Continue reading The Making of a Gluten & Grain Free Organic Ice Cream Cake
You know I have heard this so many times it is not even funny anymore. People who don’t value or understand the benefits of eating healthy seem to criticize those around them who want to focus on eating to live. Eating to live is a fascinating concept where the human body desires to eat those things that are going to enhance its ability to fight … Continue reading I’m Crazy Because I Eat Healthy and I Want to Help Others Eat Healthy Too!
Earlier today I was about to make a delicious cup of hot chocolate for the kids. As I was preparing everything, my oldest turned to me and said: “Mom, you really don’t know just how good your homemade hot chocolate is. You should market it because it’s the best I ever tasted.” It is important to know that when homemade hot chocolate is made using … Continue reading Make the Best Cup of Antioxidant Rich Organic Hot Chocolate
Source ABC News Article written by KIM CAROLLO Eating a healthy amount of greens could have an effect on genes linked to heart disease, according to a new study. Researchers from Canada’s McMaster and McGill universities found that eating fruits and vegetables may actually change a gene variant, called 9p21, that is one of the strongest predictors for heart disease. “We found that in people … Continue reading Health News: Eating Greens & Fruits Turns Off Heart Disease Gene
I am working on an article about Autism and how there is a tremendous link between gut health and autism. Here is a great way to increase the good flora in your digestive track and its something you can make at home in minutes. Below is an article from Body Ecology that explains just how important cultured foods are and has a great recipe to … Continue reading Make Your Own Coconut Kefir – A Great Cultured Food for Digestion
Raw food anyone? When you hear people say that they eat raw food do you think that limits you to only carrot sticks and celery? Thankfully that is not the case. The other day I was chatting with a mom about how to get her little ones to eat more raw food. Here is some of the information I shared with her. But just in … Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Raw Food – Recipes, Tips & Resources You Should Know About!
I feel like chicken tonight, let’s see what I have in my fridge……. Ah, there is raw yogurt, cilantro, cayenne, and onions. Humm that gives me an idea you might enjoy. Vegan peeps use cultured coconut yogurt instead. For this culinary adventure you will need (use all organic ingredients): 4 organic chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into strips 8 ounces plain yogurt preferably homemade … Continue reading Amazing Organic Lemon Chicken Recipe with Yogurt Marinade Paleo GAPS Grainfree
Last week I received 4 emails about people dying from cancer and 2 emails from people wanting to do natural treatment for their cancer. Let me say that if you have cancer or any serious disease, my heart breaks for you. I wept after reading each email. I wished I was close by to these people to embrace them. I don’t hate many things but … Continue reading Gerson Therapy for Cancer – Plus Natural Treatment During Chemotherapy
This is a delightful recipe that I whipped up in a flash trying to experiment with new things for our family to have an occasional sweet treat. There is nothing yummier then cake in a small bar filled with organic preserves. Although I made it gluten free for my son to be able to enjoy you don’t have to! For this recipe you will need: … Continue reading Organic Vegan Gluten Free Cake Fruit Bars
I love making all sorts of pancakes, both sweet and salty. But now that my son has Celiac Disease I started messing around in the kitchen and came up with a pretty nice recipe for some yummy gluten and grain free cakes that the entire family can enjoy. Plus you can serve them sweet or salty which in our case means they will either be … Continue reading Gluten & Grain Free Organic Creamy Veggie Coconut Cakes
Being that my mom was born and raised in Jamaica from a Greek father and an English mother; we grew up tasting all kinds of flavorful, diversified cooking. One of the favorite breakfast or anytime yummy snacks that I enjoyed growing up and that I make for my children today are organic banana fritters. These were also a favorite snack during all my pregnancies when … Continue reading Yummy Jamaican Banana Fritters – You’re Going to Love this Delightful Treat!
Have you ever made organic brown rice and had some leftover in the fridge for a day or two and not know what to do with it. Or maybe you’re sitting at home right now, on your couch, laptop on your lap and you’re wishing you had something sweet. Either way here is a great cheap and quick recipe you can make and enjoy time … Continue reading Delicious Organic Coconut/Raisin Rice Pudding
I have enjoyed this juice on and off for over 10 years now and its one of my favorite brain boosting juices. It also boasts exceptional health benefits and tastes delicious. Below is a recent article and recipe that has been circulating on the web lately about the benefits of juicing certain veggies and fruits. Need a good Juicer? Click here. ======================= This MIRACLE … Continue reading Miracle Drink: Carrot, Beetroot and Apple
This morning I was feeling a little bit under the weather so my hubby made an organic green smoothie for us and handed me one in a large 20-ounce glass. Our little one was bouncing on my lap and lunged for my smoothie almost toppling it over. People think I lie when I tell them that the kids drink anywhere from 1 to 3 green … Continue reading Organic Baby Stealing Green Smoothie Very Cute
I have been writing about coconut oil for a long time. We have used organic raw extra virgin coconut oil for everything from chicken, to beauty treatments and in smoothies. I have also witnessed its amazing qualities for sustained weight loss. But now the medical community is finally jumping on the bandwagon and talking about it benefits, something the natural health community has known for … Continue reading Hear Dr Oz Discuss Coconut Oil's Super Powers – Don't Miss this Insighful Video
Ok, yes I know I am getting a little carried away with the recipes but I keep getting asked to share some of the dishes we make at home, so here you go! I love carrots and I often juice them and shred them in salads, mashed potatoes, and carrot bread. Here are some easy to make carrot recipes you can make with little to … Continue reading Carrot Crazy – 2 Awesome Organic Recipes You Will Love
It seems like my smoothie madness is catching on lately since every day I have an email or two asking me for more recipes. Green smoothies are an awesome way to get all the vital nutrients, enzymes and fiber that your body needs. Here are some more awesome smoothie recipes that we (baby, older kids mom, and dad) enjoy regularly. Boost a Brain™ Smoothie Ever … Continue reading 3 Delicious Signature Green Smoothies
Smoothies and I go together like hot chocolate and whipped cream. I can’t live without them, especially since I am always on the run. These past few years since battling with a bunch of crazy health issues after starting a new job and dealing with extreme bouts of fatigue and fibromyalgia, I have opted for nutritious herbal smoothies instead of preparing a big breakfast during … Continue reading Another Great Green Smoothie Recipe that Supports the Immune System & Digestion
As a mom of three and a serious breastfeeding madwoman, I’d be lost without my herbal tea for enhancing milk production. I’ve shared this tea with many moms on the verge of losing their milk and have had many fabulous stories. All of the organic herbs in Breast is Best Tea has been used for centuries by European women and are often recommended by lactation … Continue reading Do you Know a Mom Who Is Nursing? Share this with Her, She Will Thank You
I used to do a lot of juicing in the past but it is very time-consuming and messy. We still juice at home but these past 2 years I find myself making more super nutritious smoothies than juices. Making smoothies is a great alternative to juicing. It is much faster, less messy, and you also get all the fiber in addition to juice. I must … Continue reading Help your Digestion with this Delicious Cost Effective Remedy
You know there is so much to remember these days. Between the pesticides in fruits, the cancer-causing ingredients in cosmetics, the bigger and better super duper fish oil supplement they want you to invest in and the toxic chemicals that seep into my breast milk; I get a little frazzled. Thank God I am a wellness educator so most of this stuff is easy peasy … Continue reading What do carrots, cucumber and bananas have in common? Find out why you should be using natures bounty as a first resort for your skin?
And let me tell you, it is ridiculously delicious and simple to make. I am about to share with you one of the signature recipes that will be in my cookbook one day. You will need: 2 pounds Organic Pastured Chicken Thighs and Breasts Pure Sea Salt to taste or 1 teaspoon 6 ounces Organic Unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil 2 medium-size sweet onions chopped … Continue reading How to Make Organic Coconut Cilantro Citrus Chicken (Gluten & Grain Free)
Just before we continue let me clarify that I am not talking about people here. I really mean rats from the rodent family. 🙂 Because I realize that I have a huge audience with readers from as far as Mauritius, Malawi, Australia, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and many more, 154 countries to be exact; I wanted to share a little recipe … Continue reading Get rid of Rats using Herbs
Keeping little children healthy can become a frustrating task. The same goes for the elderly like my 87-year-old grandma. But let’s face it; staying healthy is an issue for everyone regardless of age. There are many books, articles, classes, and reports available on how to be healthy and have a strong immune system but most of them seem to leave out one very important area, … Continue reading What am I Eating – Is it Poison? Part 2
Organic quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) was once called “the gold of the Incas” for increasing the stamina of Incan warriors. It is grown at 10,000 to 20,000 feet above sea level, and in the past, it was known for being the main source of food for the altiplano Indians which allowed them to thrive in the harsh living conditions that prevail at such altitudes. To these … Continue reading Why this Incan Superfood should be in your Pantry?
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Have a guess? Let’s see if you can get this one. This tree is tall and usually found in tropical climates. Its used along beaches and roads for decoration. Any ideas yet?? OK, I will spill the beans. It’s the coconut tree. You see coconut trees are not just the perfect tree for water, oil, and palm sugar but the coconut tree has many other … Continue reading What Food can be used as a Sugar, Soy Sauce, Flour, Vinegar and Nectar with Exceptional Health benefits?
Have you ever wanted to make your own wine? Although the original process is a lengthily one, with a little cheating you too can make a delicious wine based on your preferences. Often times when I am cooking I love to use wine to marinate chicken dishes. It gives it just the right taste. Here is a quick recipe you can put together at home … Continue reading Easy Homemade Herbal Wine