A Guide to Farming Methods, Terminology & Labeling

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
~ Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
Consumers are becoming more and more conscientious about our planet, what goes on our plates, in our bodies, and the correlation between food […]

By |September 29th, 2013|Food + Recipes, Natural Living, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Eight Principles of Attachment Parenting: A Resource for New & Expecting Families

There are a lot of “must-have” lists and advertisements out there telling you what fancy new goodies and gadgets you need for a new baby. For the attachment parenting family, all you really need is a gentle, patient, loving parent or caregiver and a […]

Recipe: {Pomegranate-Glazed Portobello Steaks Over Lemony Spinach} V+GF

In Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris, beautiful dishes are entirely composed of plant-based, nutrient-dense, and whole foods that energize, nourish, and taste delicious. Delightfully written and gorgeously illustrated, this book is coffee-table worthy and the information presented about superfoods is invaluable for anyone who wants to nourish […]

By |July 23rd, 2013|Food + Recipes|1 Comment

Recipe: {Banana-Hemp Granola} V+GF Optional

This banana-hemp granola recipe is from one of my new fave cookbooks, Superfood Kitchen by Julie Morris. It’s easy to make and so delicious. I let my toddler mash the bananas and he gets really excited when he smells a fresh batch baking in the oven. […]

By |July 19th, 2013|Books, Food + Recipes|0 Comments

Recipe: {Chickpea, Tomato and Bread Soup} V+GF Optional

This delicious recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s vegetarian cookbook Plenty is a take on the Tuscan ribollita. Somewhere between a soup and a vegetable stew, it is a warming and filling meal in a bowl after which you don’t need much~ maybe just a little […]

By |May 26th, 2013|Food + Recipes, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recipe: {Meyer Lemon Risotto with Sage} V + GF

I’m kind of obsessed with the Meyer lemon. Living in Southern California, we are fortunate to have beautiful mature Meyer lemon trees growing right in our back yard. It flowers intermittently throughout the year, but the main season of production is in the spring. The […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Food + Recipes|2 Comments

Recipe: {Blueberry Cobbler} V+GF

This is a special treat our family loves to enjoy on occasion. My husband came up with the recipe a few months ago and our toddler has been asking for it by name ever since. “Cahhhh-blurrrr pleeeease Mama.” It’s gluten-free, vegan, simple to make, […]

By |April 9th, 2013|Food + Recipes, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Recipe: {Living Love Juice}

Some years ago, I managed a raw foods restaurant and learned a lot about living foods, holistic health and nutrition. It was there that I fell in love with juices, smoothies, shakes, and elixirs. Instead of spending loads of cash on trendy juice bars, […]

By |March 20th, 2013|Food + Recipes|2 Comments

Recipe: {Spiced Chickpea Smothered Sweet Potato} V+GF

A slightly spicy chickpea and tomato stew plays off of a bright orange sweet potato in this flavorful recipe. This hearty dish is simple to throw together, packed full of goodness, and is perfect for keeping warm on a chilly night.

2 medium sweet potatoes, […]

By |February 16th, 2013|Food + Recipes|0 Comments

Recipe: {Savory Lentil-Mushroom Burgers} V+GF

Not only are these burgers de-lic-ious, they are nutritious, satisfying and gluten-free!  This recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs, Susan Voisin’s Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.  The star ingredient, lentils are an excellent source of protein, are rich in heart-healthy dietary fiber, contain […]

By |October 17th, 2012|Food + Recipes|3 Comments