Onion Syrup

This is one of the easiest, delicious, and medicinal kitchen medicine projects you can do at home. When I start talking about making onion syrups most people first don’t believe that it works. So a syrup is basically some kind of liquid and sweetener. To make an onion syrup you just layer rings of onions with…

COOKIES!!!!

I don’t normally write about things like this but I enjoy them and you will too! Healthy, nutritious, and seriously delicious cookies! A few years ago I bought ‘Vegan Cookies: Invade your cookie jar.’ A book all about vegan recipes for cookies. When I became gluten free I first went to this book. Now this…

How Milk Chocolate Can Have Less Sugar than Dark Chocolate

In terms of overall healthy properties, dark chocolate is generally seen as better for you. But depending on what you want from your chocolate, this could be a misleading assumption. What is in Chocolate? To understand how this is possible, you need to know that the only ingredient required for something to be considered “chocolate” in…

Arthritis and Herbs

Arthritis, yea it hurts and boy does it take a lot of work to get rid of it or reverse the progression. What?! You didn’t know you can do that? Unfortunately, not everyone can but if you start at the first signs of arthritis it is a simple path back to healthy joints. Arthritis is…

Reshi Chocolates at Home

Chocolate can be a great way to take your herbs. Really? Yea and its not hard to make a simple herbal chocolate that is not packed with sugar and dairy. A more complicated way of adding herbs to your chocolates is to infuse them in water, coconut oil, or cocoa butter. Look for how to…

Introduction to Oils

‘I’m into oils.’ OK? What does that mean? Individuals not experienced may often say this not knowing what they really mean. If an individual does not say they are into essential oils, fixed oils, or infused oils they are not yet someone you should take advice from because they are a beginner and information can…

Pancakes for Dinner!

Not all pancakes have to be loaded with sugar and cream. Pancakes can be savory and full of protein if you want them to be. This is my take on Korean Pancakes, a delicious and simple dish filled with eggs and vegetables that are great to share or for your own dinner, if you have…

Let’s Run Amok: Cambodian Cooking

Amok is a delicious traditional Cambodian dish an it is so full of flavor and wonderful medicinal herbs I wanted to make sure I could share it with you after my trip to Cambodia a few months back. Unlike many South East Asian cuisines, Cambodian food is not quite as spicy but is still very…

That Skin Rash, part 3

And then one year my skin just cleared up. I had no clue why. I was eating more local and organic food consistently. No gluten, no artificial flavors or colors. A meal plan high in fruits and vegetables. I didn’t know what I had done but I was thankful. That fall I was traveling to…

That Skin Rash, part 2

Having developed and tried different calendula creams and infused oils on my skin rashes while avoiding essential oils I went even simpler. I was reacting even to the calendula in the infused oil and my skin was not happy. When it is inflamed, anything can cause more irritation. So I went to protect my skin…

That Skin Rash, part 1

Its psoriasis! Its eczema! Well they are both inflammation of the skin. There may be more of an autoimmune piece to one but they are both inflammation of the skin. My skin had one of those, labeled at the time as contact dermatitis. Its all the same. Eleven. ELEVEN different prescriptions I was on for…

Dairy Free Diet Resource Guide

Enjoy a flash back to one of our old posts. It is in a different kind of format than you are used to but I hope you will still enjoy it. Originally published February 3, 2015. What are the rules of this diet? To maintain a Dairy free diet the following ingredients must not be…