#FoodieFriday: Sneaky Good-for-you Berry Cobbler

I grew up in Portland, Oregon, and as you can imagine, we grew up on ultra, you've-never-heard-of-it healthy food. When my brothers were teenagers, we were in the Midwest by then, and they tried to break free of the "good for you" food oppression they were raised with. "Not so fast", said my mom, always ready … Continue reading #FoodieFriday: Sneaky Good-for-you Berry Cobbler

Good For All Your Parts Chicken Broth (AKA Medicinal Chicken Broth)

I've been working out the kinks on my own version of medicinal chicken broth - or bone broth soup- since my naturopath suggested it to improve gut health a few weeks ago. And it's an uncomfortable and painstaking process for many reasons, one that really surprised me. Every weekend, I get a whole chicken at … Continue reading Good For All Your Parts Chicken Broth (AKA Medicinal Chicken Broth)

It’s Finally Summer(ish) Lemon Cookies

Perhaps it's an act of rebellion against my newfound health sensibilities. Or perhaps I'm simply craving summer. Either way, being the impractical chef that I am, I baked lemon cookies with all the sugar today. I've been wanting something light and sweet, and lemon-anything always fits the bill. I was running low on coconut oil … Continue reading It’s Finally Summer(ish) Lemon Cookies

How sick became the new normal

[Note to readers, visitors and all curious holistic types: I am not selling anything on this site. There are no items to buy. I just believe these things. This is my story, my health evolution in progress. Thanks for reading and learning along with me.] On Wednesday, I mentioned the pandemic acceptance of illness and … Continue reading How sick became the new normal

There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Cream Pie

This afternoon, my kitchen was a mess from lunch with friends, and I just left it that way. Now it's dinner time, and I should be fixing something with protein in it, but instead I decided I wanted to make a banana cream pie. I'm a terribly impractical cook. But in my defense, today is … Continue reading There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Cream Pie

What to eat, what to wear: brand new favorites

After a one-two punch of sickness around here (hormonal migraines and sinus infection), I am going back to my homeopathic/holistic roots for answers to healing and nutrition. I am so done with being sick. Yuck! Spirit of Health in Kansas City has proven to be an incredible resource for recipes, teaching videos on health, as … Continue reading What to eat, what to wear: brand new favorites