Chili Spiced Homemade Olive Oil

In the past several decades olive oil has repeatedly made the headlines with study after study showing its health benefits. It is most widely heralded for its healthy heart benefits and certain constituents of olive oil are now being studied for their ability to fight cancer.

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Tea Blend Recipes for Gift Giving

All the different teas such as black tea, green tea, pu’erh tea and white tea come from the same evergreen tree, Camellia sinensis. Each of these teas is processed differently to achieve the different types. Harvesting, processing and even making tea has evolved for thousands of years and is considered a high art form…


Healthy Heart Tapenade Recipe

I went crazy for tapenades while I was in France this spring. Tapenades are a staple hors d’oeuvres or snack. The basic ingredients are olives, olive oil, garlic, capers, anchovies and lots of herbs. This is whipped up into a spread and can be enjoyed on bread, crackers, meats and veggies.


Digestive Bitters & Grapefruit Bitters Recipe

Each holiday season we share weekly newsletters to inspire you to use herbs and spices in your holiday cooking, for your holiday gifts, and for your health and well-being. This year all of my recipes were inspired by my six-week trip to France and Iceland earlier this spring. I am really looking forward to sharing these goodies with you! Our first recipe is a digestive bitters blend made with grapefruit and herbs and spices.

Whole Food Vitamin C Pills

Make Your Own Whole Food Vitamin C Pills with Herbs

Vitamin C is commonly used as a supplement to support immune system health. However, while supplementation is sometimes necessary, it’s almost always better to get our nutrients from whole food sources. This recipe is about making your own whole food Vitamin C Pills from herbs. These little pills are not only high in Vitamin C but also high in a plethora of important antioxidants and nutrients that work in synergy with the vitamin C.

Travel First Aid Kit

Herbal Travel First Aid Kit

This spring I had the pleasure of spending six weeks in France and Iceland. It was an amazing trip! I wish I could sit you all down and show you hours worth of photos I took along the way… but I have a feeling that could put many of you to sleep. So instead I thought I would be more practical and share my herbal first aid kit with you all.


Parsley Tabbouleh Recipe

Parsley often gets overlooked as a simple dinner condiment – something to add to a dish to make it more visually appealing – but this herb is actually an amazing medicinal plant. Not only is it high in important nutrients like Vitamin C, folate and Vitamin A, it also helps to support healthy digestion so you can get the most out of the foods you eat!


Slump! A Strawberry Rhubarb Recipe

I try to keep a level head about me, but I have to admit I’ve been patting myself on the back for this recipe. I love it! Everyone I’ve served it to loves it. And I really hope you love it too! This Strawberry Rhubarb Slump is a delicious dessert or could be served as part of a brunch.


Wild Greens Healthy Pizza Recipe

Pizza often gets a bad rap. It’s easily dismissed as junk food for teenagers and is certainly not considered part of a healthy diet. But it doesn’t have to be that way! When you make pizza at home you can choose healthy nutrient-dense ingredients and avoid frying it in cheap and unhealthy oils like many of the chain pizza stores use.

Elderberry Gummies

Elderberry Gummy Bear Recipe

It might seem strange to be publishing an article about something for colds and the flu in early April. Isn’t that better suited for the fall? Aren’t we over this already!? But while the cold and flu season officially starts in the fall it can last all the way to May! Upper respiratory infections, like the cold or flu, can especially take us unaware in these later months. Today’s gummy bear recipes are delicious ways you can both prevent infections as well as shorten the duration of them.