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Marie’s Focaccia with Spinach and Tofu

Dec 9, 2018

Marie’s focaccia aux épinards et tofu soyeux It should come as no surprise that one of my newly acquired Foix friends runs a charming plant-based restaurant. What is truly a surprise is that in the small town of Foix, she fills every table of her petite café daily. In the thirty precious minutes Marie granted me for an interview she shared her observation of French eating trends. Ten years ago, when she owned a much larger establishment, customers scoffed at…

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From Foix to Laborie

Dec 9, 2018

To get to myself and my month worth of acquired belongings from Foix to Laborie was considerable more effort than I had imagined. What I didn’t prepare for was the rail strike the very day I arranged to collect my rental car. And then, to complicate matters further, the yellow vest movement was at its peak, blocking all roads entering and departing Foix. And so, this was how my meticulous plan began to crumble. My note to self for the…

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Foix France

Is it done yet?

Dec 1, 2018

As I take a final climb up Les terrasses du pech de Foix and look out over this magical little city, I am filled with a flurry of mixed emotions. Within me are waves of such immense gratitude for the remarkable experiences, a thread of the desire to cling to what now feels comfortable and familiar and a fearless spark of excitement for what lies ahead. Tomorrow morning I pack out of my sweet urban flat that has been my…

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Lauren’s Aubergine and Champignon Curry

Dec 1, 2018

So here is how this came to be. I’m a day away from switching houses and still hanging out in my fridge are two shiny aubergine and a bag full of fresh mushrooms. Funny enough they are sharing the shelf space with half a can of coconut milk. I don’t know if you see a curry in the works but I sure did. Add to that combination of ingredients the fact that it’s the coldest day yet in Foix, with…

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Lena and Lauren

A Visit from Lena

Nov 24, 2018

I teach my Foundations of Gemmotherapy series a few times a year, and I’m always delighted by the fascinating mix of students it attracts. The group tends to be a blend of Homeopaths, Acupuncturists, NDs, Nurses, and moms, usually scattered across the US and Canada. Occasionally there will be a student from England, France, Romania or Australia, which are all areas where there is considerable interest in Gemmotherapy. However, in September during the group introductions, I met my first student…

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Lena's Vegan Borsch

Lena’s Vegan Borsch

Nov 24, 2018

So to be completely honest testing Borsch recipes was never quite on my radar, that is until I had a visitor from Kyiv. Who knew?  Now I am an official Borsch fan and no doubt you will be too once you give Lena’s vegan version a try. Ingredients 2 medium sized potatoes 1 medium-sized carrot 1 medium-sized onion 1 medium-sized beet 1 small sweet pepper 60 g cabbage 4 fresh tomatoes (or 3 TBL of tomato paste or 1 cup…

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A Visit from Lena

Nov 24, 2018 | 2 Comments
Lena and Lauren

I teach my Foundations of Gemmotherapy series a few times a year, and I’m always delighted by the fascinating mix of students it attracts. The group tends to be a blend of Homeopaths, Acupuncturists, NDs, Nurses, and moms, usually scattered across the US and Canada. Occasionally there will be a student from England, France, Romania or Australia, which are all areas where there is considerable interest in Gemmotherapy. However, in September during the group introductions, I met my first student from Kyiv. Lena, an entrepreneur, and mother of five has had a passion for natural medicine for over fifteen years. Despite the fact that Gemmotherapy is unavailable in Ukraine, Lena felt called to learn about this intriguing therapy. The path…

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Lauren’s Root Vegetable Soup

Nov 16, 2018 | 0 Comments
Lauren's Root Vegetable Soup

A bowl of this soup really could not be easier to make or more comforting to eat. What it takes, however, is a handful of good, quality vegetables and the willingness to peel and chop. And yes there is kohlrabi on this list and it totally is not a root vegetable! But it was looking so lovely at the market I couldn’t leave it out. Kohlrabi, by the way, is a brassica just like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. I enjoyed this soup my first weekend in Foix after an invigorating hike up the hillside taking in the view of the city and the fall colors in all of their splendor. Ingredients Peel and chop all of the following into similarly-sized…

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Lena’s Vegan Borsch

Nov 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
Lena's Vegan Borsch

So to be completely honest testing Borsch recipes was never quite on my radar, that is until I had a visitor from Kyiv. Who knew?  Now I am an official Borsch fan and no doubt you will be too once you give Lena’s vegan version a try. Ingredients 2 medium sized potatoes 1 medium-sized carrot 1 medium-sized onion 1 medium-sized beet 1 small sweet pepper 60 g cabbage 4 fresh tomatoes (or 3 TBL of tomato paste or 1 cup of canned diced tomatoes) 1 package of dried mushrooms or 3 large fresh mushrooms, diced 80 g cooked white beans (optional) 2 pitted and diced prunes 25 g sunflower or olive oil 10 g coconut oil or Earth Balance Spread…

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