Fall Harvest Recipes

Fall is such a magical time. The air becomes a little crisper, the leaves on the trees create stunning, natural scenery, and the beautiful colors and flavors of autumn’s garden contribute to making it a truly special season. Here are a few of my favorite vegetables to focus on this time of year that offer many health…

12 Steps to Better Health

I have some great news for you about the health benefits of gardening!  Let me give you the backstory… I was drawn to the nutrition school I attended, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, for two main reasons.  First, they teach bio-individuality.  This means that no specific eating plan works for everyone.  One person’s medicine can…

The Health Benefits of Growing Tomatoes

To me there’s nothing better than stepping outside my back door to harvest fresh juicy tomatoes and immediately whip up a nutritious and tasty meal with the fruits of my labor.  Tomatoes are chock-full of nutrients.  Starting with the basics, tomatoes contain large amounts of vitamin C, providing 40 percent of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA).  The red…

Green Smoothies for Wimps

Green smoothies are all the rage these days.  And understandably so considering the high levels of fiber, which lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, keeps you feeling fuller for longer and regulates your body’s cleansing processes. Plus, it’s a tasty way to get a strong dose of fruits and veggies, which provide vital nutrients like vitamin…

How to Plan a Nutrient Dense Garden

As a holistic lifestyle coach, I’m constantly asked to recommend the best diet or eating plan. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all eating plan of course, I work with each client individually to determine the best plan for their needs.  It’s an art and a science. However, I am officially smitten with Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat for…

Organic Pumpkin Patch

A smile appears on my face when I think of autumn.  Many of my favorite things occur in autumn; sunny, crisp weather, football, Halloween…and one of my all time favorite plants is ready to harvest, PUMPKINS! Growing Pumpkins Pumpkins are technically a fruit, and belong to the same family as melons, cucumbers, and squash (“Cucurbitacae”).  Follow these tips…