Nourish

Raw-cho Cheese Dip

  Remember those little league nachos from childhood, the kind where the “cheese” is pumped from a huge squirt container on stale chips at the ball park? I do, fondly. My friend and vegan chef extraordinaire, Tess Challis, has transformed the comfort/junk food experience into a nutrient dense and oh-so-delicious new version. Click here for…

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Overnight Oats

  Recipes Overnight Oats. This quick and yummy recipe is from Mackenzie Rich who is a local certified holistic chef. I joined her April meal plan to give my body some spring cleaning after heavy winter eating and fell in love with her recipe for Overnight Oats. I love that it is prepared the night…

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March Recipes: Rainbow Quinoa & Roasted Beet Salad

  Spring Recipes: Rainbow Quinoa & Roasted Beet Salad   This is a go-to recipe for me. It tastes fresh with celery, sweet with raisins and hearty with beets. This well balanced recipe is a crowd-pleaser, easy to prepare and suitable for dietary restrictions.        INGREDIENTS: 1 C dry quinoa, rinsed 2 C…

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March Spring Recipes: Nettle Pesto

  Spring Recipes: Nettle Pesto Nettles are highly nourishing as we wake from winter rest: Vitamins A, C, E, F, K, B- complexes, as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B-6 all of which are found in high levels and act as antioxidents. ​Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Copper and Selenium, Boron, Bromine, Calcium, Chlorine, Chlorophyll, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Iodine, Chromium,…

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Congee – An Energy Tonic Stew

This is my favorite postpartum dish! I bring it to families for every Meal Train. Congee is an Asian-style rice porridge or stew that is a nutritious and comforting dish. What I love about this recipe is that it’s very flexible. You can add whatever veggies or meat you prefer, and you can keep it…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins ~ GF & Vegan

Thanks to Nicole from the Indie Homestead for this recipe. We made them today and will serve them next week to our mamas at Mothering Arts Sebastopol  for snack. My oldest son has been really into pumpkin this year. Pumpkin cookies. Pumpkin scones. Pumpkin curry. Pumpkin pancakes. Pumpkin smoothies. So last week, we made pumpkin muffins….with chocolate of course.…

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Coconut Caramel Corn

  Recipe from FOOD LOVE by Tess Challis Come to mama. This is absolutely delicious, yet has only natural sweeteners – and less fat than typical caramel corn. You can indulge without guilt, and your whole family will flip for this sweet treat! ¼ cup GMO-free popcorn kernels Coconut Caramel: 1 tablespoon coconut oil 2…

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Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats: ½ cup oats ¾ cup unsweetened hemp, almond or coconut milk 1 tablespoon chia sees 1 tablespoon almond butter 1 tablespoon hemp powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt ½ apple, diced ¼ cup frozen blueberries 2 tablespoons currants or raisins 1 tablespoon maple or raw honey, or raw stevia (optional*) ¼-½ teaspoon…

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Turkey and Pear Breakfast Patties

This recipe is easy to make ahead of time and is a great finger food when your newborn is occupying the other. Eating high protein foods such as turkey allows your body to stay fueled longer and keeps insulin levels stable after consumption. Those who are battling losing baby weight will greatly benefit from eating…

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Postpartum Tea

This formula should be made as an infusion – an herbal preparation that draws out vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and aromatic oils. It is deeply nourishing plant medicine. Peaceful Mama Formula a tonic to balance the hormones, build blood, ease after-pains, and calm the nervous system. 1. Combine the following herbs: 2 parts lemon balm 1…

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