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What Gemmotherapy Can Do for Kidney Stones

May 11, 2019

If you have passed a kidney stone, you know two things. It’s incredibly painful. You’d rather not have that experience again. The problem is, if you created one kidney stone, it is highly likely there are more to follow — unless you correct the underlying problem. Let me begin by sharing that you don’t have a “kidney problem” when stones are produced. You have an elimination problem, which is exacerbated by animal protein in your diet. The Real Cause Kidney…

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Chard Packets

May 10, 2019

Honestly, I don’t know which came first. I LOVE this recipe. I adore the creator’s photography. I am amused by their name — KrautKopf (cabbage head). And I was pleasantly surprised to find this couple lives in Berlin. So, let’s talk about these adorable bundles of goodness I can’t wait to share with you. I have to admit, one look at the picture and I made a dash to Wheatsville to pick up rainbow chard — how could I resist?…

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Care to Join Me in Europe?

May 3, 2019

Six short weeks from now, I will be packing my bags and heading for a teaching tour in Europe. Whether you can make it in person or must travel vicariously with me on Instagram, you are most welcome! All programs are open to the public with prior registration. Fancy a trip to Belgium? I’ll be presenting materials from my Foundations of Gemmotherapy 1 and 2 courses just south of Brussels in Lillois-Witterzée, Brabant, Belgium. Hosted by herbalist Brigitte Florani, owner…

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Salt-Crusted Potatoes with Cilantro Mojo

May 3, 2019

I am super fortunate to live with two open-minded eaters. They not only put up with my kitchen experiments, they fully participate with suggestions and ideas (sometimes a few more than I am prepared for!). So, when my husband holds up a gorgeous, salt-crusted potato on his fork and declares it perfect, I take him seriously. Allow me to share this delightfully simple, “perfect” potato dish (by the way, there was not one morsel left at the end of the…

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Changing Our Stories

Apr 26, 2019

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” ― Mary Oliver I’d venture to guess that like me, you have faced a relationship or two you came to see as beyond healing. Perhaps you tried everything, then reached a point where giving up seemed to be the only next step. Your experience may have convinced you the other party just could not or would not change. As a coach, I frequently hear similar narratives, so I know they are…

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Turmeric Coconut Rice with Greens

Apr 26, 2019

Our CSA box arrived filled to the brim with greens again — no surprise this time of year! In search of a new meal, I stumbled on this yummy recipe in the New York Times Cooking archive. Rice can be real comfort food for me, and this recipe also presents a perfect opportunity to incorporate a healthy portion of fresh greens. You”ll notice by the photo that I took the liberty to add a handful of pan roasted mushrooms and…

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Care to Join Me in Europe?

May 3, 2019 | 6 Comments

Six short weeks from now, I will be packing my bags and heading for a teaching tour in Europe. Whether you can make it in person or must travel vicariously with me on Instagram, you are most welcome! All programs are open to the public with prior registration. Fancy a trip to Belgium? I’ll be presenting materials from my Foundations of Gemmotherapy 1 and 2 courses just south of Brussels in Lillois-Witterzée, Brabant, Belgium. Hosted by herbalist Brigitte Florani, owner of Flor Alternative, this four-day program is June 15-18. The course will be taught in English with French translation. Get registration details. Has an adventure in eastern Europe always been on your list? Then join me in Cluj, Romania, June…

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Lauren’s Kitchen: Gluten Free Pie Crust

Nov 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

With holiday pie season approaching, I want to remind you that going gluten-free does not mean you have to go without! Here are 5 simple and tasty gluten-free pie crust recipes to meet your needs, whether your filling is sweet or savory. Printer-friendly version

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Lauren’s Kitchen:  A favorite afternoon treat

Jun 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some afternoons I just need an extra boost of energy to make it through the last tasks before calling it a day. That boost, believe it or not, doesn’t have to come from Starbucks! Here’s one of my favorite treats that tastes amazing and doesn’t have a thing in it to feel guilty about. First, however, may I pass along a tip I learned early on when changing my diet: Go ahead and give in to the chocolate and sweet cravings, but…. with good choices. And to keep those cravings to a minimum, don’t allow yourself or your family members to get famished. So now for that treat. MindBodyGreen recently featured this yummy Cacao and Almond smoothie that is very close…

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