Did you know carrots are made of 88% water, 7% sugar (think carrot cake=), 1% protein, 1% fiber with a little ash and very little fat. Carrots can be boiled, baked, steamed, pureed, juiced, mashed, grilled (a vegan hot dog!), eaten raw plus more. Carrots are commonly used in salads and stir fries, included in baby and pet foods and soups too! Continue reading
The cold of winter has officially settled in for the long haul, and staying warm is a challenge for many folks who find the cold, dampness of winter challenging. Winter is the ultimate season for herbal tea, and not only are hot herbal teas grounding and warming for the body, they also carry some powerful medicinal properties and nutrient support during the most energetically challenging season of the year. The ritual of drinking herbal tea carries a strong emotional component as well as a permission to slow down and sync with the grounding, hibernating
season that is winter. Sipping warm beverages (even just warm lemon water!), can enhance circulation, support healthy digestion, and calm the nervous system just with the simple act of taking a moment to sip consciously. Continue reading
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Collards are a leafy green, related to the cabbage family. They are used as ingredients in soups and slaws, shredded into casseroles, used as the outer package to form stuffed rolls and wraps, pureed into pesto, sauces and dips, included in stir fry and smoothies and even consumed just raw! Continue reading
Not surprisingly, December is the month when the number one issue for almost everyone I see in health coaching appointments is stress. The end of the year brings all kinds of compounded feelings – goals not being met…work not getting finished by years end…running out of time for all of those social engagements that creep up. Although this truly is one of the most joyful times of year, for many people this can be the most stressful as increased responsibilities suck away any extra time and leave many people feeling frantic and stressed out. Continue reading
Root vegetables are extremely nutrient-dense, as they grow under ground and absorb nutrients from the soil. They are packed with antioxidants, Vitamins A, B and C plus iron, all of which help cleanse your system. Root vegetables are a combination of carbohydrates and fiber, making you feel full quickly, assist with regulating blood sugar and aiding in digestion. Continue reading
Today we are featuring the Harvest Hash Bowl from our Create Bar. Using clean, local ingredients, this dish is made to order 7 days a week and is a specialty for Jazz Brunch events held every 1 st Sunday of each month with extended hours 11am-2pm. Add on a mimosa including local Virginia “bubbly”! Continue reading
Batch cooking – the lifesaving strategy for the busy folk. For most people, the week can creep up on us, and getting home late, forgetting to pack lunch or having no time to prep a healthy morning breakfast can completely throw off a week. That’s where batch cooking and a little thinking ahead can be incredibly helpful. Batch cooking is the practice of choosing 2-3 recipes and making them once per week to store for busier days. This could be something like a large vegetable frittata for breakfast, a pot of a whole grain salad or whole roasting a chicken for quick dinner protein. At least once a week, take a few minutes to plan out what you’d like to eat for a couple of meals (especially those meals when you know you wont have the time to prepare them) and go ahead and make all of them ahead of time when you have 1-2 hours on the weekends or a slower week night. This means you’ll always have at least one thing you can quickly grab that’s not fast food, snack food or sweets when you’re in a rush. Continue reading
It’s getting “chilly” outside and time for comfort food! Have you tried our new Vegan Chili? It’s savory tasty on all accounts and a one pot meal for most. Feel free to edit our recipe to form your ultimate recipe. Continue reading