Creamy Seafood Chowder (Paleo, Keto)

Creamy Seafood Chowder (Paleo, Keto)

I literally have no idea how I came up with this Creamy Seafood Chowder recipe, but it’s in my top 5 recipes I’ve ever created, no doubt. This chowder recipe uses a fair amount of grass-fed ghee. That, blended up with cauliflower is what creates the creaminess. Since ghee is made from butter, I didn’t label it as dairy free. But many of us who are dairy free can still consume  casein and lactose-free ghee. 

Immune Boosting Hot Chocolate

Immune Boosting Hot Chocolate

Moms are always writing me to ask for holistic home remedies, so I figured I would share the hot beverage we’ve been sippin’ in my household. This immune boosting hot chocolate recipe includes the immune supportive herb astragalus, the medicinal mushroom reishi, plus the fat soluble vitamins A, D and E which are necessary for natural cold & flu prevention. Even better — it's super rich and delicious -- a treat your whole family will love!

Festive Cranberry Vodka Mule

Festive Cranberry Vodka Mule

We hosted a Griswold family Christmas this year and I purchased roughly 764 pounds of food for the festivities but forgot ice. When I was fishing around the freezer for something to chill the vodka, I came up with several bags of organic frozen cranberries (I keep them on hand to throw in smoothies and baked apple dishes and such). Combined with other random dribs and drabs around the house, and we had the perfect festive house cocktail!

Unconditional Permission to Eat

Unconditional Permission to Eat

The way we approach health and nutrition in today’s world is referred to as the “Expert Model”. You are not the expert on you, someone else is. The doctor, the heath guru, the Instagram wellness influencer, the diet book author, the local Isagenix rep all wield more power over your body than you do.

The expert model takes away your responsibility and puts you in the role of a child waiting to be told what to do.

Lentil Salad with Fennel, Apple & Apricot

Lentil Salad with Fennel, Apple & Apricot

Lentils are a great source of resistant starch. Resistant starch is starch that our bodies cannot digest, so it travels down to our large intestine where our gut bacteria can digest it. (P.S. SO COOL.) Those bacteria ferment the resistant starch to short-chain fatty acids, like butyrate. Butyrate does a LOT for us - a crucial component of gut health, and also helpful for brain health, weight maintenance and cancer prevention.

What My Daughter Eats in a Day (A Case for Eating More Food)

What My Daughter Eats in a Day (A Case for Eating More Food)

I work with women who are struggling with exhaustion, burnout, adrenal fatigue/HPA axis dysregulation, hypothyroidism…from years of dieting. They come to me because they want to get better, but some of them are *still* eating 1200-1400 calories a day. Because we - as women - are indoctrinated with the diet mentality. And there is so. much. fear. around letting that go. Even if it’s what we know we must do in order to heal.

Today, I’m gonna share with you what my almost-four year old eats in a day. Now I’m no mommy-blogger, but I’ll throw in some kiddo food notes for any of the mamas out there reading and wondering. The real point of this is to showcase how CRAZY it is to think we can thrive on 1200-1400 calories a day.