Food-Shui

Here is where I share everything that is 100% legal for the gluten-free Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) that saved my life from autoimmune illness without medication.

For all I struggled to get started on this diet nearly 10 years ago, the miraculous benefits of SCD made it worth learning all the tricks and food combinations and recipies that really worked!

Food Shui is my way to work with you to create balanced energy and a mindful, happy relationship with real food, even if you aren’t Paleo, gluten-free or SCD… these are dishes that even Omnivores embrace.

Plus: cooking is the most prosperous feng shui activity in a home!

And… oh yes, and there’s lots of cool food science when I find it, too. Love those insider tips, tonics and nutrional breakthroughs!

toasted coconut paleo ice cream

Q: What could be better than ice cream in the morning?!

A: Ice cream made with rich coconut milk and toasted coconut.

This “ice cream” has very little sugar, an intensely rich roasted flavor and it takes all of a few minutes to make.

I’m extremely focused these days on not wasting any groceries, so I’m vigilantly watching expiration dates and checking the fridge to see what’s there for experimenting.  The flaked coconut was open for more than a week… and  I’m travelling for the next few weeks… so it was time to make something coconut.  I always have cans of coconut milk as they are so useful.  And the rest… is just so fun and delicious!!! Continue Reading…

superfood ice pops
Full of coconut and vanilla and magical superfood mushroom powder, these ice pops are a glow-enhancing, mood-boosting anytime-of-day bit of deliciousness that will expand your nutritional horizons.

If you haven’t heard of the kind of magic mushrooms discussed here, you are in for a treat! As I work my way through the pile in this picture and type as I do it… I really think you’re gonna love this! Continue Reading…

romaine lettuce smoothie

First of all, the thought of romaine lettuce in a smoothie would not have crossed my mind even a year ago… but since reading and re-reading and re-reading  Green For Life I have an elevated sense of romaine lettuce mixed with melon in the summer for a wow-factor refreshing smoothie.  That’s about the extent of my romaine lettuce drinking…

Until I found the Brazil Nut smoothie at Pressed Juicery in Los Angeles.  Its too good.  I mean, its green smoothie candy.  Its light, creamy, fresh, and so so perfectly sweet I just can’t get enough.

Yesterday, as I notice my last head of organic romaine had only a day or two left, and I had some odds and ends straggling in the fridge, I created what is now my favorite smoothie: dreamy coconut & romaine lettuce! Continue Reading…

brittany wright food gradients Brittany Wright seeems to be a  kindred soul as I read her posted bio on her website: “I’m working on my life goal of teaching myself how to cook everything and anything. I enjoy the science behind cooking and experimenting with flavors. I see food as an art, and an opportunity to do something creative.

While she works on her life goal… a real passion-mission… she creates photographs that are eye-poppingly gorgeous ombres and spectrums, rainbows of produce, pasture eggs… Delightful slices of citrus, whole berries and persimmons…

She’s taken a passion and approached it from a completely unique angle that seems totally intuitive… and vibrantly successful.

The result isn’t just art that you’ll want to have around (*you can buy prints of some favorites HERE) to demonstrate abundance.  Her photographs are also an inquiry into the wonder of nature, the infinite variations and the ways in which things ripen, change, develop…

Today, some favorites from Brittany Wright in ombres and spectrums that are garden-fresh! Continue Reading…

herbs

At the moment I have fresh thyme, oregano, spearmint, basil and a tray of microgreens growing in my kitchen.  There are lemons, organic oranges and lots of onions and garlic.  Ginger fresh and powdered. The pantry is stocked with more herbs. Salts from the sea.

It feels incredible to walk in and see the blooming, teeming, green and bright energy.

My kitchen is always vertible pharmacy.  My actual medicine cabinet is mainly essential oils and homeopathic remedies. The transition was very fast because I am such a champion of preventative medicine since I can’t take a lot of Western remedies.  I’m not opposed to medicine in a classic sense… I’ve just found that there are so many more ways to stay well than there are ways to cure things like colds and aches and pains.

It costs very little to fully stock and grow and cultivate a healing kitchen.  It feels… supernaturally enlivening.  But, even better: it will empower your home with extremely prosperous feng shui energy!

Ready to do this?!  Today, I’m sharing  my top 10 tips to turn your kitchen into a wellness factory!  Continue Reading…

plant power way

My glowing friends- and role-model couple/family/creators – Julie Piatt & Rich Roll– have created a book that should be in your home and in your kitchen: The Plant Power Way. Long-time champions of plant-based eating, true examples of how eating more plants can revolutionize your life and energy, this is an awesomely crafted invitation to get more actively connected with your food and choose more georgeous plants over anything else you can choose in a day.

I’m whipping myself up a big parsley & mango smoothie (*more to come on this, I’m doing my own experiment in drinking a month of green smoothies, a quart a day, to see how they change my life in a more “scientific” fashion… since I already know they make me feel fantastic!) and settling in to share with you one of the coolest books- and most gorgeous recipes- today! Continue Reading…

bulletproof tea

This trippy little drink doesn’t sound that awesome when you read the what’s in it… but I’m telling you, its actually quite yummy and I’ve been buzzing with clarity and energy for hours!

Bulletproof Coffee is all the rage at the moment.  What started as a small underground movement has gone far and wide.  Coffee makes me crazy, so the idea of coffee plus butter & oil every morning sounds terrible.  The health benefits, though, are pretty incredible.  If you are interesting in the coffee method, you can read more about the “bulletproof” benefits HERE. 

Today’s tea was a white tea brewed super-strong.  If you are using tea bags, add an extra to each of two cups.  Let it steep for a while.

Pour the two cups of tea (minus the tea bags or grounds) in a blender.

Then add a tablespoon each of virgin coconut oil and grass-fed ghee.  If you don’t know what ghee is, its basically clarifed butter, but the grass-fed varieties are super-nourishing. THIS is thought to be the stellar brand in Hollywood at the moment, but any grass-fed source of ghee will do.

Add a teaspoon of raw honey– or more, to taste.

Blend it all up 30 seconds to a minute to super-emulsify everything.

You have a “bulletproof tea.”

Enjoy! xoxo Dana

declutter

Feng shui explains how your home is a mirror of your life.

Where your life is blocked physically- like when you’ve become chronically exhausted, or have intense stress or problems losing excess weight- its often reflected in clutter in your home.

I’ve seen people get rid of excess clutter and lose 25-30 excess pounds in months that have lingered for years.

I’ve also witnesses first hand the mirror- link between wellness, wellbeing, health, harmony and a de-cluttered home.

Clutter holds you back.  Clearing it sets you free.

Yeah: clutter is terrible.

It sucks the life out of you.

Clean it up!

I know it’s hard when you are feeling drained and demoaralized by the clutter to clean it up… and yet, you have to do it anyway!

I designed the Catalyst Camp to finally get you decluttered & keep you de-cluttered for life… And it’s been a revolution for homes and lives around the world.

Take advantage of it.  Use feng shui practical magic to set yourself free!

You can sign up HERE for the free 3-part feng shui de-clutter intro video series to master your clutter right now.

xoxo Dana