Crunchy mama iced capp makeover

If you’ve ever been addicted to frappuccinos, iced capuccinos or any otherwise blended drink (and you’re a crunchy mama), you probably have some idea: 1. That the ingredients aren’t exactly top notch. (Conventional milk/soy milk, sugar(s) and powdered flavours? Ummm, I think I’ll pass.) 2. How insanely expensive they are. I used to tell my husband that frapps were the ‘new smoking’. …

GAPS Pancakes (grain free, dairy free)

Can you imagine it? Pancakes-w/o flour? I remember the first time I heard of GAPS pancakes- it was hard for me to conceptualize that one could even make pancakes without flour! At the time I watched a youtube of a lady making the tiny toonie size pancakes and the whole idea seemed time consuming and delicate -so I never bothered. …

The GAPS Diet- In Dr Natasha’s words

Have you been thinking about starting the GAPS diet? If you’re like most people considering this healing protocol for your family, you have a lot of questions. Now, you can hear what Dr Natasha herself has to say about GAPS in this 4-part video series taped at the 2011 Weston A Price Foundation conference where McBride was a keynote speaker… …

Why use wild plants?

Whether we reside in a rural community or urban center, edible, medicinal and otherwise useful plants abound. Most of the plants we consider noxious or nuisance weeds are not only edible, but tasty and nutritious, offering stiff competition to our domestic garden vegetables.  Many are also capable of treating or curing common ills that plague our society.  Stinging nettle, for …

Cultured at Birth: Why Healing the Gut fosters a Healthy Baby

What does it mean to be “cultured“ at Birth? As our babies are being birthed, they are literally being “cultured“ by our vaginal flora. “The medical science shows that the flora in the vagina comes from the gut. What lives in the woman`s bowel will live in her vagina… in women with recurrent thrush, no matter how many powerful anti …

Coconut Cream Jello

This simple recipe will please young and old alike! Recently we discovered pure creamed coconut in the ethnic foods isle at Superstore. While it isn’t organic, I am just happy that it is pure and has no fillers like guar gum -or nasty preservatives like it’s canned counterpart. Simply open the package and melt it in 1 cup hot water …

Cinnamon Apple Snap Granola

This is a  family favorite breakfast staple and while I wish I could take the credit for such an ingenious idea, this lovely recipe it is adapted from Sarah Smith’s Nourish and Nurtured blog. While the original is fantastic, we add in cinnamon and trade the honey for greenleaf stevia, making an amply sweet but more blood sugar balancing version (of course due …

Born to (eat) wild: Laura Reeves

Today we bring you a Q & A with the fabulous Laura Reeves who has written a series of articles for Domestic Diva on wildcrafting. If you’ve been wanting to learn how -and why- to eat and heal with what grows in your own backyard, the woods and the fields around you, well, here’s your chance to steep in it …

Discover the sexy alternative to disposable pads

  What’s all this about ‘Moon Time’? ‘Moon Time’ refers to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Nowadays we refer to the event as as ‘menstruation’, ‘menses’, or ‘period’. Traditionally, a woman’s Moon Time is a sacred time…a time when she would be honored as a mother of the Creative Force, a time when she trusts her body’s natural rhythm of purification. …