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Changing the World, One Love Letter at a Time

I recently was asked by a listener how we can most successfully create a better world – by voting with our money, by actively boycotting certain stores and products, by signing online petitions, or by public demonstrations? The obvious answer is “yes” to all of it. In addition, there are a number of creative, non-violent actions one can take,… Read more »

Piping Paleo Parsnip & Pear Soup

Parsnips are a perfect winter vegetable that provide excellent nutritional benefits. According to The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, this relative of both carrots and parsley are a great source of minerals and vitamins, including vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, potassium and B vitamins. This nourishing soup recipe is just in time for the holidays, thanks to Ali… Read more »

Healthy & Holistic DIY Halloween Snacks

  Don’t ignore your sweet cravings this time of year, indulge them! With these pre-trick-or-treating recipes (some from Holistic Culinary School Bauman College), fill up on yummy goodness, impressing your friends and kids! Here are my favorite five: 1. Superfood Popcorn “Ghoulish Stew” 2. Peppermint Truffle Gravestones 3. Deviled Egg Spiders 4. Snack-O-Lantern 5. Haunted Apple Bites… Read more »

How You Buy and Store Carrots Can Affect Nutritional Value

  There are always so many choices for carrots when you go shopping at the store: loose, baby, 1-5 pound bags – and they are all good for you and quite flavorful! However, my favorites during this time of year are the bunched carrots, as they just seem to be a little bit sweeter and a touch more tender…. Read more »

Healing Disease Through Holistic Nutrition: Crohn’s Disease

  Crohn’s Disease:   A chronic, or long-lasting, disease that causes inflammation—irritation or swelling—in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Most commonly, Crohn’s affects the small intestine and the beginning of the large intestine. However, the disease can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus. Source: National Institute of Diabetes and… Read more »

Healing Disease Through Holistic Nutrition: Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS): An unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. (Source: National Multiple Sclerosis Society) As a faculty member for the nutrition consultant and natural chef programs at Bauman College: Holistic Nutrition & Culinary Arts, Brigitte Mars… Read more »

Almond Oil: Makeover Your Bath with One Ingredient

  My bathtub has exactly 5 items neatly organized around the rim: 1. Essential Oil Scented Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse 2. Bronner’s Liquid Soap solution 3. Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub 4. Almond Oil 5. Razor The secret to simplification was the Almond Oil. When I first read about oil washing, I was intrigued – and badly… Read more »

Coconut Delicata Squash Chips

Coconut Delicata Squash Chips so simple, so satisfying Ingredients 3 delicata squash, halved, seeded, and cut into thin half rounds 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil 1 teaspoon sea salt Procedure Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. In a mixing bowl, toss the squash with the melted… Read more »

Organic Holiday Dog Treats (and for the rest of the year, too!)

If you like to spread the flavor of the season among your 4-legged family members as well, try this easy, healthy, and inexpensive recipe. Your furry friends will love it! Carrot Apple Dog Treats INGREDIENTS 2 cups chickpea flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 organic egg 1/4 cup organic applesauce 1 cup grated organic carrots DIRECTIONS… Read more »