Author: Elaine

Plant Spirit Medicine & Traditional Foods Made Modern

Slow Cooker Rules

The colder season in Alberta (half the year) is a great time to use a slow-cooker… in my kitchen bone broth and root tonic teas are in my crock pot around the clock. Slow food made convenient is a trully nourishing way to live. If you’ve ever wondered how to use your fandangled slow cooker…
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Purple Kraut

The MOST popular ferment of them all is definitely the Purple Kraut. Yes, it is made of red cabbage, but it has loads of purple pigments that offers so much nourishment & nutrition! Polyphenols (starts with a ‘P’ much like purple 😉 ) are loaded in many plants with dark pigments, dark green like rosemary,…
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Gluten Free Dinner Buns

These savoury coconut flour buns are moist, delicious and most importantly gluten free. This recipe is identical to my coconut pancake recipe, except for the added herbs and lack of cinnamon + nutmeg. You can easily make cupcakes with the same spices in the pancake recipe.  These muffin buns stick badly to the tin, heavily…
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Dilly Kraut Recipe – Ferment Club

Because there are more beneficial bacteria in a spoonful of sauerkraut than there are in an entire bottle of probiotic pills, it is a great idea to join a ferment club near you! Look no further! There is a local Ferment-A-Month Club in Edmonton (YEG), Alberta, Canada… that is if you are living near Edmonton,…
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The Art of Less ~ 4 Tips to Tidyness ~ Featuring Diosa Cleaning

Let’s face it people, we are buried in stuff. It’s supposed to be your sanctuary yet you are avoiding parts of your home like it’s going to make eye contact and petulantly demand, ‘where have you been for the last 6 months?’ This is more than mildly annoying, studies show it affects our moods and…
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Detox 101- The ABC’s of Detox & Healing

The ABC’s of Detox & Healing A: Alkalize the Body & Adrenal Support B: Bowels & Gut Microbiome C: Cleanse the Liver Key factors of the ABC’s (For the most gentle detox results for sensitive individuals, approach the ABC’s in order, one-at-a-time & take YOUR time) 1. To effectively alkalize your blood you need MINERALS; eat…
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Top 10 Foods for Pregnancy

For thousands of years in traditional cultures, prior to this age of obesity, cancer and diabetes, pregnant women would feast on organ meats, seafood, eggs, herbs and high fat foods. It was common practice that for 6 months prior to conception, couples would go on a special diet of organic liver and other organ meats,…
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The Nature of Flower Essences & Homeopathic Medicine

Flower essence remedies and homeopathic medicines are incredibly similar in action.   They are non-toxic, subtle and powerful herbal dilutions that can be used safely by any human, animal or plant at any stage of life to promote balance and well-being. Like homeopathic medicine, flower essences are vibrational in nature. They are diluted forms of herbal substances that contain the specific…
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