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Confluence Kombucha

I walked into the restaurant and instantly felt at home. Confluence Kombucha, a gluten-free gastroLAB, located in the Grove area of St. Louis is absolutely phenomenal. The flavors, the atmosphere, the staff had my heart. The menu is odd, in a curious way. I had not heard of, let alone tasted, half the things I…

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Gingerbread Energy Balls

Gingerbread cookies are a staple for the holiday season. I thought it would be fun to make a healthier version of this traditional holiday cookie. Ginger is a helpful herb to incorporate into your diet throughout the winter because it is warming. It is used for colds, bronchitis, suppressed menstruation and fevers. Serves: 12-15 Hands-on…

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Nopales and Ground Beef Burrito Bowl

I had my first experience with nopales. They’re these cactus pads that taste sort of like a green pepper. One of my yoga students mentioned them to me so I swung into this darling Mexican grocery store next to Mirepoix Wellness Studio after one of my classes. I was craving a little burrito bowl and…

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How to Prepare Nopales

My yoga student at one of the corporations where I teach knows my love for trying new foods. He suggested I try these cactus pads called Nopales. They were outstanding. Nopales have a wide range of health benefits. They can aid in weight loss, prevent cancer, improve skin health, protect heart health, regulate and improve…

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius

It’s that time of year again. Mercury Retrograde is about to occur. This happens about three times a year for approximately a three-and-a-half-week period. My mom seems to think Mercury is in retrograde more than it is not. This retrograde starts Sunday, December 3 at 2:34AM ET and goes until Friday, December 22 at 8:51PM…

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Palo Santo

Now I don’t pull any hat stands or mirrors out of my Magic Bag like Mary Poppins but my purse contains quite a few knick knacks. I generally keep a tiny wooden stick in my bag. A tiny wooden stick? Yes, a tiny wooden stick. This wooden stick is basically an incense like sage or…

Pumpkin Oat Energy Bites

Pumpkin, Oat, Sacha Inchi Seed, Chocolate Energy Balls

Sacha Inchi seeds have been my ingredient of choice over the last week or two. They’re so interesting and have the perfect nutty flavor. If you hang out with me often, you’ll know that I always am bringing around random foods for people to try. So if you’ve been with me in the last two…

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Twists for Digestion

Friday morning hits and you can barely move. The Thanksgiving feast has given you the desire to detox. Well, twists might be a nourishing way to aid in digestion. It is important to twist to the right first because it widens the ascending colon, which gets stool moving up and across the transverse colon. The…

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Gratitude 2017

Gratitude: “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.” I have been playing with this idea of gratitude in my classes this week. We often times show appreciation for things such as our families, friends, and the roof over our heads. But what about the things we consider so…

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I had just made these pumpkin energy bites and had some leftover pumpkin puree. I eat oatmeal probably at least two-three times a week during the winter months and thought a pumpkin pie flavor sounded just in season. A different topping or mix-in can transform this comfort dish into something extremely dreamy. The maca powder…