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!

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herb teas for wellness

(HELLO NATURAL)

Given the fact that I woke up and literally jogged with the dogs to the corner to get the best English Breakfast tea ever, and I tend to live on green tea like it’s going out of style, today seemed a great day to kick off with two things:

1. A big introduction to one of my personal favorite blogs, Hello Natural, if you haven’t seen it yet! This is such a storehouse of glorious information and ideas and imagery… and my favorites: the DETOX posts to get your life re-set whenever you need a fresh start!

2. This glorious list of teas… which is explained far more fully HERE, though it’s the perfect visual to get you thinking in an expanded way about herb & plant power!!!

Energizing wellness by the cup-full for the day!

(*tips: for sleep blends of tea, have them late in the afternoon to wind down, rather than 11 or 12 (or later) at night if you can!  and its typically best to avoid caffiene in the late afternoon or later!)

xoxo Dana

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turmeric granita

This is sooooo refreshing!

And in a few minutes, you can whip it up, and within a few hours, you can have a nutrition-packed, deliciously fresh snow of a treat! Continue Reading…

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anti inflammatory fruit salad

This anti-inflammatory fruit salad can be tossed together in a few minutes. And it’s beyond refreshing. It makes me feel so amazing!  Continue Reading…

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matcha mint ice cream

Welcome to the world of delicious- and powerful- ice cream!

This matcha mint ice cream is dairy-free, packed with freshness and – wow!- it really wakes me up and sets my mind into a creative zone!!! Continue Reading…

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paleo grilled cheese

Today: the best grain-free grilled cheese ever!  And it’s simple to make. And it feels (and eats) like a real sandwich!!!!  Continue Reading…

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(blendtec)

Blendtec made this clever little chart that reminded me to amp up my smoothie game.  I just returned from Mind Body Green’s Revitalize 2015 where for four days I was drinking at least 4, sometimes 6, Evolution Fresh green juices a day.  That’s on top of food, indeed.  Needless to say, it was a riveting experience of nutrition, and I craved nothing sweeter, not even honey in my tea or wine at dinner.

Coming home, I feel moved to make myself some very exceptional smoothies!

My tricks for superfood smoothies that are ever-ready to go:

*Soak skin-free almonds for at least a few hours in filterd water and blend then in a high speed blender with a lot of water and you can skip the straining almond milk that is exhausting.  (*this works beautifully for cashews and pecans (even with their skin) too!

* Raw coconut flakes are good with just about any smoothie :)

* Citrus (half a lemon or a lime, or, in this case, oranges) makes a bright difference.

* Always keep frozen organic berries on hand at home, even (*especially) in the summer.  (*not as buzzingly perfect as fresh organic berries, but for the sake of keeping your plates piled high with phyonutrients, you can do frozen.

* Freeze your brown bananas in massive amounts.  I buy 20-30 bananas at a time as as soon as they turn spotty they all get peeled, broken into hunks and frozen in big BPA free tupperware in the freezer.  This is ever-ready smoothie 101.

* Mushroom Matrix powdered superfood mushrooms are my superfood addition.  You might want to add a powdered multivtiamin, any kind of green power superfood addition you like… in a pinch when I have only nuts, berries and bananas, a few spoons of superfood mushrooms radically empower a smoothie and they keep in the refrigerator for months and months.

* Add lots of water!!!  Too thick of a smoothie can be really hard to drink and less appealing in the long run.  More water (or almond milk, nut milk, seed milk) makes for an easier-to-drink and more hydrating smoothie.

I’m quite passionate about the fact that what you eat deeply affects your whole body and mind and life.  Even “the energy of your food.” So put love into everything you whip up, give thanks for your food and keep the electricity flowing! xoxo Dana

 

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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…

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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…