Lemon Balm: A powerful herbal medicine for our time

Lemon Balm: A powerful herbal medicine for our time

Melissa officionalis- Lemon Balm: Physical distancing and washing your hands are absolutely critical, but we must not forget that a strong immune system is fundamental for protecting our bodies from infection in the first place. We all need to focus on the basic...
Ginger Tea

Ginger Tea

As published in Ecoparent Magazine  www.ecoparent.ca There is likely no food that soothes queasy or upset tummies better than ginger tea! From an Ayurvedic medicine perspective, ginger tea’s wonderfully healing qualities make it useful for treating vata imbalances,...
Roasted Zucchini Fries

Roasted Zucchini Fries

  As published in Ecoparent Magazine  www.ecoparent.ca Zucchini and other types of summer squash are often recommended for digestive issues and diverticulitis. Why? They are surprisingly hydrating and provide essential electrolytes (potassium and manganese) and...
Kitcheree

Kitcheree

As published in Ecoparent Magazine  www.ecoparent.ca This traditional Indian dish is full of anti-inflammatory spices, known as carminitives that help prevent flatulence and support healthy digestion. Kitcheree relies on split yellow mung beans, an easily digestible...
Super Beet Purée!

Super Beet Purée!

As published in Ecoparent Magazine  www.ecoparent.ca This recipe comes from one of my favourite books about feeding kids well, French Kids Eat Everything (And Yours Can Too) by Karen Le Billon. It has fantastic anecdotes about this humble mom’s experience of (often...
Marvellous Mashed Cauliflower

Marvellous Mashed Cauliflower

As published in Ecoparent Magazine  www.ecoparent.ca This recipe is great both as baby food and as a side dish for toddlers (and big kids too!). Adapted from Karen Le Billon’s Getting to Yum: The 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters, this recipe is nutrient-dense and...