Let's Talk About Fermentation

Let's Talk About Fermentation
fer·men·ta·tion: /fərmənˈtāSH(ə)n/ noun fermentation the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat. the process of fermentation involved in the making of beer, wine, and liquor, in which sugars are converted to ethyl alcohol. So what does this all mean and what does it have to do with health? A lot of people think of things like alcohol, rottin...

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Sacha Inchi Oil: The New Super Star

Sacha Inchi seeds (also known as “Star seeds”) have been used for centuries by the indigenous people of the Amazon in Peru for their nutritional properties. Sacha Inchi Oil provides a rich, well-balanced ratio of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids…and is one of the richest vegetable sources of omega-3 on earth. Not only is it super rich in omega-3, it also has a pleasant, mild, and nutty taste (no fish oil burps here) and an added bonus is t...

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Recipe: Vegan Trail Mix Cookies

Recipe:  Vegan Trail Mix Cookies
Makes 30 cookies Ingredients:2 ¼ cups gluten-free oats2 cups spelt flour1 ½ cups dried cranberries1 cup sunflower seeds¾ cup dried coconut (unsweetened)¾ cup cocoa nibs½ cup pumpkin seeds½ cup sliced almonds½ cup hemp hearts½ cup brown sugar½ tbsp. cinnamon1 cup unsweetened almond milk¾ cup grapeseed oil¼ cup water¼ cup molasses1 tbsp. Flora Green BlendA pinch of sea salt Instructions:1. Preheat the oven to 350 ̊F.2. Line a rimmed sheet pan with pa...

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A Parent’s Guide to Healthy School Lunches

A Parent’s Guide to Healthy School Lunches
No one wants to be stuck at 8 p.m. on a school night with nothing in the pantry for the next day’s lunch. Remember: School lunches should of course be nutritious, but they also have to be filling, appealing, and locker-friendly (no refrigeration or heating needed!). Saved by the menu planner! 5 STEPS TO AN A+ SCHOOL LUNCH 1. Use leftovers Think hot leftovers are off the table? Think again. Heat up leftover soups or stews in the morning, and pack th...

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Back to School Naturally: The ABCs of Supplements

For parents, back-to-school season is a whirlwind of logistics—from getting the right school supplies to organizing carpools. For kids, it means swapping days spent outside in the sun for days inside the classroom. In a nutshell: Keeping the healthy momentum going as kids head back to school can seem daunting, with limited food options, six hours at a desk, rapidly cooling weather, and increasingly shorter days to contend with. But good news: it do...

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