Food-Shui

Food Shui is my way to work with you to create balanced energy and a mindful, happy relationship with real food. If you have a perfectly feng shui’d environment and eat junky or imbalanced foods, you are missing out on so much delicious, powerful joy. If you’ve dreamed of a life free of endless blah, frequent colds, insomnia, anxiety, mood swings, senseless pill-popping, physical stresses and sugar binging, Food-Shui opens the doors to sane, time-tested, natural answers! Greater creativity, focus, vitality and connection to the cycles and fruits of nature create a more enchanting life. Greater fortune in every area of life flows from a well-fed body, so without Food-Shui, your dream life design would be very incomplete.

From Traditional Chinese Medicine theory of yummy yin and yang foods and nutritional breakthroughs to amplify your energy to the good fortune activities of cooking and entertaining, your dream life needs nourishment. Food is essential to your life, and the energy of your food will affect your overall well-being. If you have a perfectly feng shui’d environment and eat junky or imbalanced foods, you are missing out on so much delicious, powerful joy. Get ready to find the answers, and the simple shifts that can improve your life force chi! xoxo Dana

blueberry smoothie

I am deeply obsessed with magenta. It may have temporarily been crowded out of my closet by red, but I predict it will make a comeback as my birthday approaches.  Magenta is the color that is not really a color- it is the space between the spectrums of red and blue that our mind imagines as magenta.  For this reason, magenta is somewhat extra magical. It’s a color that is made up yet very powerful, very much like we create every bit of our lives!

That said, a magenta smoothie was born out of necessity…as well as wishful, radiant lust for color!   It can help you change your mind, your mood and your immune system.  Also, it is addictively delicious.  Continue Reading…

vanilla plus cupcakes

I am in a very celebratory mindset  right now- so much to be grateful for!- and as I am dancing around my house in a lime green dress with purple flowers (I have no idea how Alice & Olivia finds this fabric but i can’t get enough!) I just had to make cupcakes.

Vanilla cupcakes. And lots of frosting. But something without grain, sugar or chemicals.  So… I did! And they are glorious enough to share!  Continue Reading…

paleo granola

While my 2/3 of the year Resolution is to start swinning in food styling and killer photography, this crazy awesome grain-free Apple Cinnamon granola has me making a batch of super yogurt (its the strongest-probiotic brilliance of yogurt, how-to is right HERE) and so, it went straight from an Instagram snapshot to the blog. My Canon is charging, and I even have wild lights to capture lots of the majesty of food without grain, gluten or sugar, but in the meantime, this snapshot and instructions will set you on a course toward blissfully stuffed! Continue Reading…

carrot cake smoothie

Seriously, the natural sugar and sunshine in a giant batch of this carrot cake smoothie will open your eyes, fuel a hike, or substitute for a more traditional dessert.  It takes about 30 seconds to make. And, incidentally it is Paleo, SCD and Gluten-Free.

I lack the words to express how delicious this is or how stirringly-amazing the brain-buzz is after a few good sips…!!! Continue Reading…

peaches and cream

When life gives you lemons- or a failed batch of Paleo Peachsicles that I was dying to share with you- you can make a batch of addictive, creamy cashew goodness with the best of seasonal stone fruit instead!  Continue Reading…

curly kale

Ready for the simplest and most stunning salad ever? !

You need: fresh kale, organic strawberries, half a lemon, some olive oil and a little sea salt.  (*balsamic vinegar and nuts are optional)

Clean a bunch of curly kale by rinsing the leaves off individually.  Pat them dry in a towel and either pull or cut the stem out with kitchen scissors. You can use any color or type of kale, but I like the mild-flavored curly green for this.

Now, tear the leaves in pieces and plop it in a bowl. Mix in a few tablespoons of olive oil, the juice of half of a juicy lemon and a sprinkle of sea salt.

Massage the leaves for about a minute with your hands  (you’ll feel the texture change… along with the nutrient availability!) and then leave them sit while you slice up a bunch of fresh strawberries.

Sprinkle a bit of very aged very amazing balamic vinegar (or skip it!) on the strawberies, and then pile them onto plates filled with kale.  This makes 2 huge salads or 4 decent-sized side salads.  You can add nuts or seeds to make it more substantial, but I always feel less is best!  Enjoy!  xoxo Dana

strawberry cheesecake smoothie

Today’s super quick reminder where balance is concerned physically: have more probiotic foods!

Drinking alcohol, taking antibiotics, eating unrefined sugar and heavy starches and many more environmental factors and illnesses all deplete the good bacteria in our digestive system.  A lack of probiotics can contribute to everything from candida, IBS, autoimmune problems, allergies, a weak immune system and even a lack of focus and a feeling of depression.  After all- we need good bacteria in our bodies to properly digest and assimilate food, and to regulate the body’s inflammatory responses. I am a huge champion of probiotics. They have been life-saving to me.

That said, eating cups of yogurt all day is not always fun, so I thought I would sahre a more decadent way to get a ton of probiotics: a cheesecake smoothie!  Just blend up: two cups of yogurt, a healthy handful of raw cashews, a bunch of organic strawberries and some honey.  That’s it!  Enjoy!  xoxo Dana

coconut cream

This stunning jewel in a gold rimmed goblet is a simple coconut whip cream you can make from a can (!) mixed with sliced organic strawberries, and it happens to be totally  Paleo , SCD and, yes, gluten-free!  Continue Reading…