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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Reishi Superfood Truffles

Sometimes I get a little carried away, like today. One of my mama superpowers is to cram as much nutrition into our family’s meals as I can without making it taste horrible. Today, I was feeling the pull of Reishi and it’s amazing immune boosting properties. Tomorrow, my son begins his year at Playgarden with…

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Raw Cinnamon Rolls

Raw Cinnamon Rolls This easy recipe is from my friend Tess Challis and can be found in her book Radiance 4 Life. Think of these as a quick, delicious, healthy alternative to packaged energy bars. Since they’re so nutrient-dense, just one little roll can be surprisingly satisfying! ▪ 1 cup raw walnuts ▪ ½ cup…

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Rose Almond Milk

Spring has sprung and the blossoms are nothing short of dreamy here in Sonoma County. The flowering trees and the feminine gesture of springtime were my inspiration for trying something new in my usual almond milk….rose petals! The recipe is very simple and you can add a sweetener if desired like maple syrup or honey…

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Kale, Onion and Potato Fritatta

Last week we welcomed Natasha, a nutritionist and doctor of Chinese Medicine to our Mothering Arts circle in Sebastopol. She shared great information about nourishing foods that new mamas need to care for themselves while also caring for a new baby. As many of us have heard before, breakfast is a really important meal to wake up…

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