I didn’t think I could do this to my girl Ina, but here it is, True Roots is my new go to cookbook! I had anxiety about what I wanted to make and share with y’all because I wanted to make everything! I haven’t found a cookbook where I would make 99% of the recipes until Kristin Cavallari’s new cookbook came out and not because I was Team Kristin. Her recipes are all gluten-free, dairy-free (she does use sheep and goat milk just FYI), and refined sugar free. Oh and the 1% is the Apple and Fennel Salad only because I hate fennel.
The recipes are inviting; they aren’t overly complicated. There are a few specialty ingredients you’ll need to get from Natural Grocers or Amazon, but that’s easy. What I love is that every recipe I made was packed with flavor and was made with ingredients that help you, not hurt you. It’s win win.
Say you’re trying to eat mindfully and cleaner these days but you’re a little bummed because you always loved Lay’s Onion Dip or apple pie or French fries or stuffed jalapeños at a football party. You now have a clean version. She took those things like fried green beans and changed it up with good ingredients and preparation. Here we go! Continue reading “Tried and Tested: True Roots Cookbook By Kristin Cavallari”
So, we’re getting a little personal.
Why are we talking colonics? I recently became interested in gut health, digestive health, and how clean our bodies are on the inside. I wanted the toxins out and this was my first project. The colon cleanse has been used throughout history to improve the body’s natural detoxification processes, restore digestive health and improve someone’s overall quality of life. A well functioning colon is so important for your mind and body. I didn’t realize, until some research, that the colon plays a part in hormonal balance, appetite control, sleep and mental processing.
How I Got Here
I had started following Nicole Berrie of Bonberi and she is a wealth of all things wellness from food combining to colonics. She lead my curiosity to Gil Jacobs who is the expert (apparently he’s given himself 1000 colonics!). His philosophies and teachings led me to the world of colonics.
Bad food sticks in the body. Pollution and drugs stick in your liver. As we collect over time, our effectiveness, our fabulousness, our looks, and our niceness all get detracted by the retention of all this matter.
Gil Jacobs, Well + Good
I also read that colonics have helped with skin conditions and food cravings, so I was an easy sell. I’ll circle back to the food cravings at the end because it definitely helped me. Continue reading “My First and Not Last Colonic”
Instead of spring cleaning I’m a big fan of new year cleaning. So, this January I reorganized our entire kitchen area; the pantry, the refrigerator, cabinets, drawers, all sponsored by my trips to The Container Store. And this year I added a supplement cabinet! The shelf right above the wine and champagne glasses.
Supplements to me are the easiest good thing you can do for your body. Throw them in a smoothie, thrown them in a breakfast parfait, thrown them in some night time tea, just throw them back, what have you! For the most part you can pick however is most convenient. And convenience is key.
Continue reading “Power to the Supplements”
Ahh I was/am so nervous to share this! I’m beyond thrilled you made it this far. I hate to use the word blog and so in the beginning I referred to this idea as a passion project. Still not sure which is worse. Toward the end of 2017 I started getting really into learning all about wellness//spirituality//holistic living. I started reading the books and listening to the podcasts and I was hooked; my Amazon account took a big hit. But it was the first time I really wanted to study something.
Continue reading “Welcome to Dallas Wellness Diary!”