DIY Flower Oils for Healing Salves and Creams

DIY Flower Oils for Healing Salves and Creams

Spring is finally in the air. Just around the corner, flowers will be popping up in my garden. One of my favorite uses for flowers like calendula, chamomile, and rose, is to make flower oils. Flower oils are a way to add amazing healing properties to the oils you use...

Homemade Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads

Homemade Gentle Eye Makeup Remover Pads

Eye makeup remover has been a tough one for me. My eyes are very sensitive! Actually, I think most people have sensitive eyes. My struggle has been to find an eye makeup remover that isn't too oily, but also isn't too soapy and drying. Over the years, I have purchased...

How to Make and Maintain a Buckwheat Sourdough Starter (Gluten-free)

This Buckwheat Sourdough starter is a gluten-free sourdough starter that tastes just as great as its wheat-containing brethren! Using a buckwheat sourdough starter gives you a nutritious as well as tasty way to make gluten-free breads, pancakes, crepes, cornbread,...

Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies (Gluten-free, Additive-free)

If you are looking for a gluten-free version of a cutout cookie that is a dead ringer for the wheat version yet has no questionable fillers or additives, this recipe for Buckwheat Sourdough Sugar Cookies is for you! ***Recipe updated 11/25/19***** I reformulated the...

Buckwheat Sourdough Pumpkin Bread (Gluten-free)

This Buckwheat Sourdough Pumpkin Bread is delicious, gluten-free, and nutritious. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare (as long as you have your easy-to-make buckwheat sourdough starter ready and active.) It has a light airy texture straight out of the oven, but will...

Buckwheat Sourdough Crepes

These Buckwheat Sourdough Crepes are a breakfast staple in our house! Despite what you may think, crepes are just as easy to make as pancakes. These crepes are gluten-free, loaded with healthy fats and protein. A much better way to start your day than the toxic cereal...

Sourdough Starter: Obtaining, Maintaining, and Enjoying

Why Sourdough? Using a sourdough starter allows you to bake without using commercial yeast. Most commercial yeasts are genetically modified. If that isn't enough to make you want to avoid them, many people unknowingly react to commercial yeasts. (Bioreal has a...

Buckwheat Sourdough Ebelskivers (aka Pancake Balls)

Ebelskivers harken back to my Norwegian roots. They are not a passed-down family recipe, however. I had to discover them on my own. I created this Buckwheat Sourdough recipe is for all those who are gluten-free or want an alternative to wheat. Making them sourdough...

Sourdough Skillet Cornbread

This delicious sourdough skillet cornbread is so easy to make and it goes great with a hearty soup, stew, or chili, or your favorite summer barbecue dish! I like to top it with cultured honey butter. If you don't have a sourdough starter yet, see my post on obtaining...

Fluffy Sourdough Pancakes/Waffles

These sourdough waffles/pancakes have been a favorite in our house for the past few years. They mix up almost as fast as one of those pancake mixes in a box do, taste way better, and are so much better for you! They have healthy fats from the butter and egg yolks, as...

Buckwheat Sourdough Pancakes and Waffles (gluten-free, grain-free)

This buckwheat sourdough pancakes and waffles recipe is the closest to the "real deal" gluten-free, grain-free pancake/waffle recipe that I have ever tasted! I love to use Acadian Buckwheat by Bouchard Family Farms. It has a much lighter texture than other...

Fermented Radishes

Fermented Radishes are a tasty way to get your probiotics! Enjoy them in a salad, on a crudités plate, or solo as a snack. They have a delightful peppery pickle-like flavor. Radishes are packed with nutritional benefits as well. They live up to the "food as medicine"...

Fermented Jicama sticks with Grapefruit: Feed your Microbiome with Deliciousness

Let me tell you about my kids favorite ferment--Fermented Jicama Sticks with Grapefruit. First and foremost they are delicious! Second, jicama itself is packed with prebiotics. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria in your gut. They are just as important, if not more,...

Fermented Peppers: My favorite ferment!

These fermented peppers are right up with fermented herbs as one of my favorite ferments! With the herbs, I am finding a tasty way to preserve the fresh taste of the overflowing bounty that comes out of my garden, not so with the peppers. Sadly, I have never had luck...

Fermented Herbs: Preserve summer!

Fermented herbs are my favorite way to preserve the overflow of herbs that come out of the garden at this time of the year! Of course I like to dry some as well, but you can't beat the fresh flavor plus the probiotic punch of fermented herbs. Once fermented, I like to...

Milk Kefir: The Benefits of Adding it to your Diet

Milk kefir is a staple in our household. It actually has more probiotics than yogurt (even homemade yogurt). It contains beneficial enzymes and yeasts that help with digestion and immunity. Milk kefir is full of healthy fats and bio-available nutrients that your body...

Is Your Breakfast Helping Or Hurting You? (Plus My Superfood-Filled Breakfast Smoothie Recipe)

I always believed that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now I know that this is only true in certain instances. The popular belief that I subscribed to was that eating breakfast gets your metabolism started for the day. In his article "Does Skipping...

Fermented Jicama sticks with Grapefruit: Feed your Microbiome with Deliciousness

Let me tell you about my kids favorite ferment--Fermented Jicama Sticks with Grapefruit. First and foremost they are delicious! Second, jicama itself is packed with prebiotics. Prebiotics feed the good bacteria in your gut. They are just as important, if not more,...

Tiger Nut Milk (AKA Horchata de Chufa)

Horchata de Chufa (Tiger Nut Milk) If you are looking to add more resistant starch to your diet, here is a refreshing beverage. Horchata de chufa is made from Tiger Nuts instead of rice. This Spanish version is simple to make, nutritious, and loaded with resistant...

Lemon Balm: Calms Anxiety, Encourages Restful Sleep, Fights Viruses and More!

Meet the lovely lemon balm! This relative to mint is so easy to grow; you can basically put it in the ground and forget about it. If you don't have garden space, you can easily grow it in a container. This amazing herb is a miracle worker for us humans and a favorite...

Lemonade Water Kefir: A Delicious Fermented Beverage

Lemonade Water Kefir is one of my kids' favorites! It's a delicious lemonade made with water kefir that is filled with nutrients. Go here for a tutorial on brewing water kefir if you don't know how. This lemonade Water Kefir contains: Probiotics (beneficial bacteria)...

Kraut Juice: A Probiotic-filled Beverage.

What is Kraut juice? Kraut juice is probably the cheapest and most probiotic-packed beverage that you can make for yourself at home. It only takes a few minutes, and it is a great way to get started making fermented foods. We drink this regularly at our house and we...

Kombucha: Health Benefits and Doing a Continuous Brew

What is Kombucha? Kombucha is a fermented tea. The scoby (or mother) and starter tea ferment fresh tea and sugar. As the bacteria and yeast "eat" the sugar, they produce some amazing nutrients.     The Benefits of Drinking Kombucha: Detoxification Helps with...

Orangeade Water Kefir Soda: A Delicious, Nutritious Natural Soda

Try making this delicious Orangeade Water Kefir Soda. It takes only a few minutes to make and you and your children will love the flavor! It's also full of probiotics, vitamins, and minerals, and is low in sugar. If you need a little background info, here is a post...

Lower Stress Hormones and Boost Energy with Holy Basil (aka Tulsi)

Holy Basil tea has been a part of my evening ritual again for the past few weeks. I discovered it last summer and drank a lot of it, but then I couldn't find it in loose leaf form for about 6 months and so I got out of the habit of drinking it. Finally, I found it...

 

Chelsea

Chelsea is a homeopath and holistic nutritionist who helps people take back their health and vitality.

When she is not writing or educating, she can be found sharing delicious meals with her family, walking her dog, or reading a book with her cat.

Chelsea is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (BCHN) and has a Master’s in Education (M.Ed). She is a Practical Homeopath® (PHom), a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), and a Restorative Wellness Practitioner (RWP) level 3.

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