Ginger Blueberry Smoothie

The holidays are a time of travel and busyness. Both of which contribute to stress and sickness. Stress is antagonistic to healthy digestion which is not ideal when we are in the time of year when we are likely eating and drinking more than we ever do during the year. Stress also impacts our immune…

Tangy Harvest Slaw

Southern California isn’t exactly known for it’s blustery Fall season. It’s more known for, oh I don’t know… fires. Heat waves. Offshore winds and good surfing. People often complain saying they miss leaves changing, sweater weather, and hot apple cider. I’ll hand that to you. Changing leaves are gorgeous, I certainly have some sweaters which…

Sweet Miso Yams

Do you ever find yourself eating or drinking something only to realize that 1. you don’t like it and 2. you are feeling compelled to finish it simply because you made it? That was me 5 seconds ago. It’s the afternoon and I poured myself some iced coffee. Mind you, I try not to drink…

Plantain Pancakes with Ginger Syrup

This might be my most favorite thing I’ve ever made. Not joking. I had made some candied ginger during the holidays and as a result, had a beautiful dark, rich syrup sitting in the fridge with no future purpose or prospects. I figured we would one day craft some delicious ginger-y cocktail. Well, we haven’t quite…

Ginger Butternut Soup

Cue rant. My husband just had an outpatient surgery to repair his hip (quite a bit of wear and tear from his childhood daredevil tendencies)Whilst coming out of anesthesia, and as his bones and cartilage are healing, I was instructed to provide him with “light food” such as “soda pop, jello, and broth”. First of all……

What’s in my Grocery Basket?

This week’s basket was a tiny one… I decided to change-up my routine so I perused around Mother’s Market, an Orange County natural food lover’s favorite. It’s mostly my favorite because it’s the only place I’ve found around here that has Lulu’s Raw Maca Buttercups. INCREDIBLE (ever notice how that word has the word EDIBLE in it?……

Ginger Butternut Squash Tart

If you are reading from a place that isn’t 99 degrees, then I suggest you make this dessert. For those of you residing in Southern California; Bake at your own risk. I had an itch to create a sweet treat with butternut squash and lots of fresh ginger. The result was an (almost) pumpkin pie. Seriously….

Ginger Squash StirFry over Cabbage

Everyone loves a good stirfry. This one is super flavorful, but also very simple. I mean, who’s got time to slice a million different veggies?! Make a big batch and have leftovers for days! It would also make a great post-worout meal. Oh, and add rice if you’re into that sort of thing… Ginger Squash…

Five-Spice Carrot Soup

Here’s a wonderful, quick, and CHEAP recipe for you all. The chinese five-spice adds a unique flavor to this soup. If you have some extra time and really want to increase the depth of flavor, toss the carrots in some oil and roast them first. Five-Spice Carrot Soup 2 Tbsp. coconut oil 1 onion, chopped…

Gingerbread Cookies

It’s never too early to be thinking about the holidays. That’s a lie. It is WAY to early. I’m still enjoying summer and I refuse to fast forward to the holiday season. It’s a season, not an epic. That being said, anytime you use molasses in something, it invariably ends up tasting like gingerbread. So,…