Tips for Successful Distance Learning from a Homeschool Mom

I’ve seen many memes circulating around Facebook – from pee-your-pants funny to downright terrified – on the daunting task many parents are now facing to educate their children from home.  I remember feeling scared out of my wits when we first made the decision to homeschool our children –  confused, overwhelmed, incapable and bewildered.  Now…

Viral Infections: You’re Sick Before You Know It

We all live such fast paced lives these days that no one seems to want to slow down until there is a feeling of being physically sick.  We have a sore throat, a runny nose, a cough.  Sometimes we have fatigue or a fever.  These are all signs of a viral infection.  However, it is…

Pesto Quinoa Pizza

This may qualify as a flatbread more than a pizza, but I enjoy it as a pizza since that’s something I don’t indulge in very often.  This recipe is gluten-free, and unusual in that it used whole, uncooked quinoa grains as the base for the crust.  The grains are soaked overnight instead, keeping all nutrients…

Caring for your Immune System

In light of recent news that seems to be flooding our devices and inboxes, I feel called to write about how incredible our immune systems are, how many built-in defenses we have evolved, and what we can do to further support ourselves during times of stress and viral infection. First off, know that you are…

Samoa Smoothie Bowl

Coconut…chocolate…caramel!  Those cookies that can create such a cravings, yet are full of restricted ingredients for many people.  Can a smoothie this decadent possibly be good for you?  Yes! Unsweetened shredded coconut and coconut milk are full of healthy saturated fats.  The caramel-like sweetness of dates merges with deep chocolate protein powder to create that…

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Crunch Smoothie

Maybe the name is a bit much but this smoothie bowl really does have it all!  It will totally satisfy any cravings you have for peanut butter cup ice cream – but it’s incredibly healthy with no dairy, no refined sugar, no gluten!  It also contains a good dose of plant-based proteins, healthy fats, and…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bowl

Yes, a decadent chocolate chip cookie bowl that counts as a wholesome breakfast!  (Or snack, or dessert, or lunch!) There are so many great ingredients secretly tucked into this creamy smoothie bowl.  It also delivers plant-based protein  and healthy fat. The cookie-like smoothie base is sweetened with pears and dates, and gets a malty flavor…

Strawberry and Vanilla Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is that weird vegan alternative that I used to loathe the texture of.  It was slimy and eye-bally.  I really had to start experimenting with flavors and ratios of chia seeds to liquid in order to find something that I not only want to eat, but actually crave. This combination of creamy vanilla…

Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta Toss

This is a Mediterranean-style pasta dish that packs in plenty of vegetables.  I used Tinkyada rice spaghetti and then throw in some spiralized zoodles (zucchini noodles) to boost the veggie content even more! While the noodles cook, saute green beans, cherry tomatoes and Kalamata olives in olive oil with a generous squeeze of fresh lemon. …