Bee smart in which honey you choose to consume…and how much! Whether or not honey is in your list of approved sweeteners, I always recommend to make sure your honey is local and unrefined. This will help insure the honey you consume is full of beneficial properties- just as nature intended. Just because honey is … More Bee Smart
Not all sweeteners are created equal. Below is a list of sweeteners to use in place of white refined sugar (and turbinado sugar). Keep in mind some are better than others. Natural, unrefined/raw sweeteners (USE SPARINGLY. These still spike blood sugar.) dates & date paste maple syrup raw honey molasses rapadura Healthy Sugar … More Sugar Alternatives
Dairy often gets a bad rap. In honor of the Milk Moon (full moon in May), let’s set a few things straight: While I personally choose not to eat cow dairy most of the time, I do believe it can have a nutritive and healing role in our diet. But most dairy products are not … More Be Wary of Dairy?
I often get asked what I eat for breakfast…if I don’t eat gluten or sugar or dairy, then what does one eat?!? I like easy breakfasts, as I don’t enjoy cooking in the morning- not even oatmeal. So smoothies and granola-esque dishes are my go-to’s. Since I don’t eat boxed cereals anymore, and I don’t … More Nut-Seed Muesli
It used to be that you could find two grades of maple syrup on the shelves: grade B and grade A. However, in 2015 the USDA revised its standards to match those of Vermont. In place of the old system of Grades A, B and C/commercial, there are four levels of Grade A now available. … More Grades of Maple Syrup
The most work you’ll have to do to make this mousse is throw the sweet potatoes in the oven. I’ve made this without any sweetener, and the sweet potatoes make it yummy enough on it’s own. It’s actually how I prefer it. Try it without adding any additional sweeteners – you might be surprised! 1/4 … More Chocolate Mousse Surprise
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?
Moving with the rhythms… Life is a lot like dancing. It operates in rhythmic cycles (the phases of the moon, seasons, pregnancy). For a life of grace and joy, it works best to relax into the rhythms and just let go. Struggling or pushing through just makes things unnecessarily difficult. My hopes in sharing this … More Unedited Dance Moment
Yacon syrup and powder comes from the yacon root. It is low-glycemic (GI of 0), raw, low-calorie, and maintains all of its nutrients. It comes in both powder form or liquid form. I prefer the liquid, as it has a sweeter taste to it and is more versatile. Although I find the powder version perfect … More Yacon Syrup