Love Your Food

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

Wolf Moon Bread

  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

What is Your Sugar Free Personality?

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?

Let Us Shine

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

Watermelon Cooler

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

Sweet & Spicy BBQ Sauce

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!