Walking the Sugar Trail

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Fermented Foods: KimChi

Nurture yourself, feed your internal fire. Deep winter is an ideal time to stoke the internal furnace of your digestion.  Keeping the digestive fires going insures strong robust digestion which directly translates to feeling strong, robust, and stoked.  Fermented foods are a fabulous way to maintain the digestive process.  It helps us to utilize deeply…

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Wildly Free Herbal Coffee

What makes you feel wildly free? Is it your morning coffee routine?  Or does your morning coffee routine make you feel bound and tethered to the pot, begging for immediate mercy?  The balance for me lies somewhere between wildly free, and somewhat bound and tethered on most days, if I am being boldly honest with myself.…

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Food + Sacred

Your Body is a Temple. The body is the house of our soul, the sacred temple that we get to live this one wild and wondrous life in.  It is a magnificent gift.  I invite you to explore the connection between how you feel internally, with what you are choosing to consume, the link between food…

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Deep Fall + Garden Minestrone Soup

Rain intermittently spatters on window panes, as fat drops cling desperate to branches only to be snatched away by gusts of icy wind.  Gratitude fills and warms from within for the deep fall garden.  Roots and kept summer squash mingle with darkly vibrant cruciferous vegetables creating a rainbow of color that is the deep fall…

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Sourdough: My Nemesis

I have discovered my elusive homesteading unicorn–sourdough. Embarrassingly enough, I have thrown countless jars of sourdough starter to the chickens, and some that I didn’t even dare throw to them, went back to the earth in the compost pile. For years, quite literally, to my great distress, I have tried without success, for one reason…

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Quick Pickles

If you are looking for a way to share the bounty of the season, this recipe from Marisa over at Food in Jars, is a fabulous way to do just that.  It is different from many pickle recipes, in the use of both mint and cilantro, which combine to become a dynamic duo.  With a…

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Rosemary + Sea Salt Crackers with Traditional Hummus (Gluten Free)

Fall is here in big ways!  We have been emptying the garden and putting up the bounty for winter with unabashed fervor.  A hard killing frost several weeks ago, had the kids and I stashing the tender tomatoes, summer squash, cucumbers, peppers, and melons into baskets, buckets, and dishpans, mostly anything we can get our…

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Easy 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

Fall is ripe for adventure.  There are football games and tailgating, extra friends home after the big game, bonfires under starlit skies, last minute sunny afternoon picnics, bike rides down winding gravel roads, apple picking, and hiking through fall colors.   All this activity calls for a little something to keep everyone well fed and…

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Banana Cashew Milk

I choose joy. I choose to gently nourish my body. Since the loss of my beloved Miss Coco, I have chosen to once again embrace plant based milk.  Without my beautiful raw milk, I am in a position to either let go of milk completely, or plow fully head on into the wonderfully wide world of…

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