Roasted Summer Squash Rounds

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Summer is a time of abundance, and one vegetable that’s particularly plentiful is squash like zucchini. If you’ve ever grown it, or known some one who has, then you know it’s a prolific giver, so it’s nice to have multiple recipes on hand to utilize a generous harvest. My Roasted Summer Squash Rounds recipe is perfect for devouring any squash surplus.  Continue reading “Roasted Summer Squash Rounds”

Burdock Root + Toasted Coconut Sauce

{Gluten Free, AIP, Paleo, Vegetarian + Vegan}
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This is one of my favorite ways to prepare burdock root. Tender cooked slices are dressed in a nutty coconut sauce that highlights the root’s natural sweetness. In Japanese cuisine burdock is often paired with creamy sauces made from toasted sesame seeds or miso. Using toasted Coconut Manna imparts a similar flavor and texture for a dish that’s reminiscent of traditional favorites and yet excitingly new.

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Health First: Taking a Blog Break + Addressing EMF Sensitivity

framecomic65Hey folks, it’s certainly been a while hasn’t it? 

A few months ago I began to notice symptoms of agitation, brain fog, and fatigue after working on the laptop or using my smart phone. So I started cutting back on my screen time, staying mindful of how long I was using my devices and how I was feeling as I used them. When I felt those symptoms arise, I knew it was time to put down my iphone, or walk away from my work desk.

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Chronic Illness + Becoming Familiar With Fear

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For the longest time it hadn’t occurred to me that I was brave. When someone would comment on my perceived bravery in the face of chronic illness and long term healing, I would ask myself, “Is this true?” I began to wonder if I was indeed brave, despite not feeling it.

Whenever I’m looking for an answer, I start by asking a question. In this case, What does it really mean to be brave? Why is it that others saw courage within me, and more important, why is it that I hadn’t seen it in myself? Continue Reading…