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Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote

Ingredients: 3-4 rhubarb stalks, trimmed and washed, sliced into half inch pieces 1/4 cup of water 1/4-1/2 cup maple syrup or honey 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp cardamom 1 tsp of vanilla extract 5-7 strawberries halved (optional 1 tbsp of coconut oil) Instructions: Combine ingredients in a heavy saucepan and cook gently until the rhubarb[…]Read This Blog Post

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Savory Sweet Potato Pancakes with Maple Yogurt

Ingredients: 1 cup flour (I used organic spelt flour for this recipe.) 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cardamom 1 tsp curry powder 1 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/4 tsp cayenne 1 medium size sweet potato 1 small bunch of broccolini 4-5 crimini mushrooms 3 large cloves of garlic chopped 1/2 chopped red onion[…]Read This Blog Post

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Recipe: Basil & Berry Smoothie topped with Mint Leaf

Ingredients: 1 cup Filtered Water (add more less for thicker consistency) 1/2 cup Organic Blueberries (fresh or frozen) 1/2 cup Organic Strawberries (fresh or frozen) 1 Banana (optional for thicker consistency) 1/2 cup Fresh Basil 1 Mint Leaf (as edible garnish)   Food As Medicine: Basil has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and is high in[…]Read This Blog Post

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5 Skin Care Tips for Summer Sun Recovery

See original article published on Portland Monthly here. Each season brings it’s own challenges for your skin. This time of year, Portlanders are transitioning out of an exceptionally long summer—which brought with it a lot of oxidative stress to our skin cells from UV radiation, sunscreens, dehydration, air conditioning, more smog than we are accustomed to, and[…]Read This Blog Post

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Alleviating Misunderstandings Between Teachers and Students

I was recently in a counseling session with one of my nutrition clients and she told me this story that has happened to her more than once in a yoga class. I have heard enough similar stories from several of my students in the last few years that I thought it would be worth addressing[…]Read This Blog Post

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Nutritionism

Recently I had the opportunity to attend one of the largest natural product expo’s in world. The purpose of this expo is to get buyers who are looking for healthy alternative products in one location together with sellers who have products they are trying to expand into larger markets. You cannot imagine the sheer size[…]Read This Blog Post