Paleo * Whole 30 * GAPS
I know that there are a lot of beef stew recipes out there, but you will not regret giving this one a try! Bone broth is used as a base stock to truly increase the nutritional benefits and mineral content, and the spices are warming and so flavorful! This stew is delicious, gut healing and mineralizing. I served this to my very large extended family recently and all ages loved it!
This recipe is so incredibly simple and requires very little preparation time. It freezes well and I freeze it in 16 oz containers to bring out for quick lunches.
LOVE OTHERS. LOVE YOURSELF.
One of our favorite ways to celebrate LOVE is to make these delicious raw Rose and Maca herbal truffles. They are divinely delicious and totally satisfying. They have elicited big, loud reactions of pleasure from many people! We were originally inspired by the MinimalistBaker (1). Our version adds delicate rose petals and exciting maca for an aphrodisiac twist. We also soaked and dried our nuts here!
Winter Solstice Brazil Nut Hot Cocoa
Winter Solstice Blessing:
May you find peace, faith, and strength in the promise of the winter solstice.
As we celebrate around the warming hearth and with grounding practices, it is a nice time to think about the powerful role foods can play in our health. Today, we are highlighting selenium.
Selenium is a trace mineral which means our bodies only need a little bit to do some pretty amazing things. In fact, consuming too much selenium chronically can be very detrimental, but getting a small dose daily offers powerful nourishing support.
As we transition into fall, focusing on grounding root vegetables like turnip, sweet potato, pumpkin, carrot, beet, and winter squashes is one of my favorite ways to prepare for colder weather. Carrots are loaded with beta carotene which is deeply nourishing for our immune system and skin health. Our skin is our largest organ and plays a major role in immunity - so keeping skin strong, supple, and healthy is a top priority (1). That is why we are so excited to share this lovely roasted carrot side dish packed with immunity-boosting support. Adding gremolata brings tons of flavor + we get all the bountiful health benefits of parsley, lemon, and garlic. This version from Cookie + Kate is just wonderful! Fun fact: letting raw garlic rest for a few minutes after chopping actually boosts its allicin potency which activates powerful anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and immune boosting properties (2,3). Lastly, the toasted walnuts add a punch of omega-3 fatty acids to help lower inflammation and support brain and heart health. This seasonal recipe is full of fiber, immune-support, and is really delicious. We think you will love it too!
Why we LOVE carrots for immune-support:
This summer we are excited to be focusing on nourishment for skin health. Our skin is our largest organ and plays a major role in immunity - so keeping skin strong, supple, and healthy is a top priority (1). We all know it is important to wear sunscreen. The sun's powerful rays can cause oxidative stress and long-term damage (1). But, did you know that there are foods that directly support skin health?
Why we LOVE Grapefruit, Avocado, & Kale Salad for skin health:
This vibrant salad is both delicious and super supportive for glowing healthy skin!
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