I’ve made this recipe so many times, that I know it by heart. Next to my gluten free challah recipe, it’s the most requested by our friends and family. Like everything else I make, it meets my criteria of gluten free, dairy free, processed sugar free, and delicious. These cookies also also happen to be vegan, which is a bonus! I use this vegan cookie dough raw for ice cream because there are no eggs. O,f course it's also great to have a delicious vegan cookie recipe on hand for vegan friends. This is another one of those recipes that people absolutely cannot believe how clean and nourishing the ingredients are. The original recipe came from Elana’s Pantry and I have modified it to meet my needs. These cookies are sooo good. Enjoy!
If you’re in the process of coming back to yourself after trauma, injury, or illness, you know it’s not easy. If you’re on this journey, you’re likely fatigued, physically and emotionally. You may be uncertain or afraid. If you’re lucky, you may also be seeing a glimpse of hope or opportunity. Regardless, the path of recovery takes intention, work, perseverance and extreme gentleness. Below is my story along with some gems that I have learned from others. I hope it serves you well..
From a Chinese Medicine or Ayurvedic Medicine perspective, raw foods are hard on the spleen and can decrease your digestive Qi. I’m personally very sensitive to too many raw foods in my diet and right now I’m paying the price with my digestion and energy levels. This is especially tough in the summer because raw foods like fruit and salads are just so satisfying and cooling. Yesterday, I knew that I needed to get back on track with my daily dose of bone broth and other gut healing foods. In the summer, you also have to be particularly careful not to eat foods that are too heating or you end up with a host of other yucky physical and emotional symptoms. Bone broth is a perfect solution for this. It’s not too heating, very easy to digest, and incredibly nourishing. I read all kinds of recipes for serving bone broth cold in the summer, but I just ended up sipping it for breakfast like I always do. It was so satisfying. It may take me a few days, but I’m already starting to feel better.
A couple of really important notes about bone broth. It’s delicious and one of the most nourishing foods you can consume. Bone broth is a straight shot (literally) of minerals (calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and trace minerals) and contains collagen which aids in mineralization of teeth and bones. Bone broth is also essential for healing the mucosal lining of the gut. I always say, if you are not already using bone broth regularly for your general health, you should be! Try the recipe below and enjoy incredible nourishment year round.
Natural Home "Medicine" Cabinet: 34 Herbs, Essential Oils, and Homeopathic Remedies to Treat Injury, Illness and Emotions
I get asked regularly what I keep around the house to prevent or treat illness and injury. Even in a healthy home, kids get sick, and with four athletes in the home, we have our fair share of injuries!
Below is a list of what I always have on hand along with some usage tips. The truth is, I have many more remedies at home as I need them for my work, but these are the ones that I use the most. You can treat many illnesses, injuries and emotional needs with the list below and each one has many more uses than I could ever list here! In addition to the list below, I have found that a whole foods diet, low in grains, dairy, and sugar, helps to keep us well. Don't forget that food is medicine! Try putting together your own natural "medicine" cabinet. I think you’ll be amazed at how much healthier you’ll be and how much time and money you’ll save on doctors visits and prescriptions.
Establishing a habitual practice to maintain your energy levels and energy cleanliness is essential for your well-being. This is a list that I have modified from an energy healing course that I attended and continue to use regularly to feel fully in my body, grounded, and full of energy. I use these practices in my daily life and with my children because they are so easy and accessible. These practices require very little extra time, are incredibly simple, and are basically free! Try these for a week to raise and clear your energy. You should experience an improvement in your overall sense of wellness and well-being. Enjoy!
Here are 9 practices you can easily incorporate into your daily routine:
These simple practices in your daily routine will help you feel clear and energized!