There’s more to nutrition than just the food you eat. Let us consider two parts: part 1 is the food itself, and part 2 is our emotional and mindful state when eating. It’s this second part that many people overlook when considering nutritional intake, digestion, and general state of health. Consider these questions: Are you … More Love Your Food
This bread is full of symbolism for me. I named it Wolf Moon Bread in honor of the deep of winter when food used to be scarce and the connection with community was key to enduring the winter. For those who, follow the monthly moon cycles, may know that the January moon was named … More Wolf Moon Bread
Having an open and loving heart does not mean having to ignore or compromise your boundaries, nor disregard your intuition. Being open-hearted does not mean you have to spend time with people or situations that annoy your or compromise your safety. You are not a doormat. You are not even a dish towel. You are … More What is an Open Heart?
Sugar free, and even made without dates! Sometimes you just need a good sweet peanut butter fix, and sources say this will do the trick! Ingredients: 1 cup smooth 100% peanut butter (sugar free, no hydrogenated oils!) 1/4 cup grape seed oil 10 drops liquid stevia extract 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp himalayan salt … More Peanut Butter Frosting
You don’t have to eliminate sugar completely to experience increased health benefits. Refer to the “Sugar-Free Personalities” section, below, for a list of several sugar-free options you ultimately may want to incorporate into your lifestyle. Or feel free to create your own guidelines! Choose to have fun with this and share the excitement with others! … More What is Your Sugar Free Personality?
These savory goodies are a great accompaniment to any spread, yummy paired with cheese, or delicious simply eaten as is. Ingredients: 1/2 cup garbanzo bean flour 1/2 cup coconut flour 2 large eggs 2 tb melted butter or extra virgin olive oil 3 tb water 1 tb rosemary 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/2 clove garlic … More Flour Free Soft Crackers
The concept is this: having such a strong sense of worth and love for yourself that the outer circumstances and details of your life and relationships don’t define your sense of self. So, while complete adoration and love of another feels great and does have the power to lift us up and increase our sense … More Let Us Shine
I’m always thinking about new ways to add in extra vegetables into my diet…in exciting ways. And since it’s summer, why not mix them with the sweet taste and cooling affects of watermelon! Cucumbers are also very hydrating and cooling to the body. And fennel contains numerous phytonutrients that promote immunity and anti-aging. So, drink … More Watermelon Cooler
Sweetened with dates, spiced with chipotle pepper, this 7-ingredient sauce will surprise and delight! You won’t find this recipe on the SweetShine blog…but you can find it, and other date sweetened recipes in my ebook: No Sugar Required! Or subscribe to the SweetShine newsletter to get recipes like this in your inbox!