By: Kara Yorkhall L.Ac., MAOM, FABORM   Hearts, Love and Sugar (Or sugar in the form of chocolate!) Sugar- many of you have shared with me your love/hate relationship with this food, and like most of us in our modern world, I can relate.  For me, 2020 started with multiple disease diagnoses which prompted me…

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Mint chocolate chip cookie dough filling is dipped in dark chocolate for the perfect healthier Valentine’s treat. They’re grain free, dairy free, vegan, and delicious! Ingredients Filling: 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp coconut cream 1 tbsp coconut oil 1/2 cup raw honey 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp peppermint extract 1 + 2/3 cups blanched…

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By: Lauren Matthews L.Ac., MAOM   Yields 1 ½ dozen 2 ½” cookies  Ingredients: 2 c. oats, divided 2/3 c. unsweetened, shredded dried coconut 1/3 c. almonds (blanched, slivered almonds work best)  ½ t. salt 1 t. baking powder ½ t. cinnamon’ 1 heaping cup tightly packed dried pitted dates 1 stick (¼ lb. or ½ c.)…

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By: April Harrington Someone recently asked me, when was the last time you did nothing? Not scrolling on socials, or thinking about your to do list, or listening to music —  just being. I couldn’t think of a single time. We live in a society where restlessness is encouraged. There is always something to be…

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By: Sarah Wilson L.Ac., MAOM Here is a delicious homemade chai recipe that is nice to have simmering on the stove. Nothing like this aroma to transport you for a moment while working from your home office or spending another evening right at home! Consider switching out the Rooibos tea for Red Raspberry tea. Both have…

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By: Chandler Yorkhall It’s a hard day to write about joy, as virus reports weigh heavily on everyone’s mind, and for many even closer to home.  My heart is hoping this finds you, and your loved ones, safe and well.  Our current health crisis is similar to others we’ve seen or heard of, but different…

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This oh-so-good gluten-free & dairy-free pumpkin pie recipe is an awesome twist on the festive classic. This year, I’ll be making multiple to drop on the doorstep of the friends and family I wish could be at the dinner table next to me. It’s feels uneasy to be heading into the holidays without the normal…

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By: Kara Yorkhall L.Ac., MAOM, FABORM This is a favorite in our home.  We’ve made this for birthday celebrations, brunch, desert or just a cozy afternoon snack.  It can satisfy the desire for something sweet without the negative effects of refined sugar.  And the moistening qualities of the almond flour, honey and eggs are a…

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Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe

by: Lauren Mathews, L.Ac For the past few years, we have been making pizza every Friday night.  It’s one of my favorite traditions!  My family loves pizza but I prefer to make it at home vs ordering delivery since it is so much healthier. I make a sourdough pizza crust, and always add lots of…

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Lavender Field

By: Jess Noble, AOBTA, Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapist I love using essential oils in both my massage practice at Fertile Ground as well as daily in my home. Essential Oils are known to have therapeutic qualities that can be inhaled or diluted and rubbed on the skin. The oils are made from aromatic compounds found…

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