Lemony Matcha Muffins (GLUTEN-FREE)

2 large eggs 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk, or milk of choice 1/2 cup canola oil 1 Tablespoon grated organic lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup sourghum flour 3/4 cup potato or corn starch 1/2 cup tapioca flour 1/4 cup modified tapioca starch (Expandex brand), or 1/4 cup additional tapioca flour 3/4 cup…

Sleep

Though most modern schedules do not allow it, it is true that in the winter months, you should actually sleep more.  Follow the rhythms of natural light.  That would mean longer waking hours and more activity in the summer, more sleep and rest in the winter.  This is one of the basic cycles that our…

Probiotics:

  We have over 400 different types of bacteria in GI tracts and more bacterial cells than human cells in our entire body. These amazing little critters have an incredible effect on our physiology, both in our gut and in other areas of our bodies. We have a symbiotic relationship with them, we provide safe…

Three Bean Chili with Cilantro Pesto

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 Tbs olive oil ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium white onion, chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 cups fresh spinach 1 ½ + ¼ tsp Sea salt ½ + 1/8 tsp Pepper 1 15.5 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 15.5 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 1 15.5…

Wild Salmon with Lentil Salad

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 cup green lentils, rinsed 1 ½ tsp sea salt ½ tsp pepper 1 ½ Tbs virgin olive oil 1 tsp olive oil 1 ¼ pounds skinless wild, line-caught salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces 2 ½ Tbs red wine vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard ¼ red onion, chopped ½ cup chopped…

Buying Local vs. Organic

Of course, it is always preferable to buy locally grown, organic produce—the best of both worlds.  But, many of us have been faced with the dilemma of choosing between the conventionally grown apple from the next town and the organically grown apple from the next continent.  While organically grown foods are free of the usual…

Unilateral Nostril Breathing

Studies have shown that the yogic practice of unilateral nostril breathing modifies the central nervous system.  Utilized correctly, this exercise can alter mental clarity/focus and the body’s alertness as controlled by the autonomic nervous system.  Depending on whether you use the right/left nostril or breathe unilaterally through alternating nostrils, the benefits can be lowered blood pressure,…