Which Probiotics to Rebuild Gut Diversity and how to rotate them

Which Probiotics are Best to Rebuild Gut Diversity and How to Rotate Them

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 25 Comments

I’ve had clients ask me recently which probiotics we use and how to rotate them. Whether you’re on a healing protocol or a wellness diet, gut diversity is the precedent. It’s easy for many of us to choose one trustworthy probiotic supplement and stay on it, especially if it’s a probiotic with multiple strains. However, a healthy baby is born …

Blender Cheese Sauce- easy, quick, Primal, GAPS, Traditional

Blender Cheese Sauce- 5 ingredients; quick & easy! {GAPS-friendly/Primal/Traditional}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 17 Comments

10 minutes, 5 ingredients (one of which is sea salt), this is one EASY, QUICK recipe. Honestly, I think it’s easier than making store-bought, boxed mac and cheese. So then all you need to do is cook some noodles, and you’ve arrived at dinner. This sauce is also SO good on roasted broccoli. This post contains affiliate links. Leftovers reheat …

How to Make the Best PARSNIP HASHBROWNS

How to Make the Best PARSNIP HASHBROWNS

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 7 Comments

I first made parsnip hashbrowns by accident. I didn’t know that the starches in parsnips caramelize and brown better than potatoes. I left grated parsnips frying over low heat. When I came back and flipped them, my jaw dropped. Ha! I had struck gold without even looking for it. After that mesmerizing moment and the meal that followed I tried …

The 3 Best Remedies for Stomach Aches

The 3 Best Remedies for Stomach Aches

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 7 Comments

As a child I remember having stomach aches often. My mom always gave me Pepto-Bismol, the pink tablets. This medicine coated my stomach, sometimes soothed the discomfort and almost always made me throw up, perhaps indirectly helping me to get well sooner. (Incidentally, I always thought throw up was bright pink for this reason, until I was in my late …

Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl

Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl Rapture

Megan Breakfast, Cooking With Kids, Lunch Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

The definition of rapture is a feeling of intense pleasure or joy. This smoothie bowl is rapturous visually and …when you eat it! Synonyms include: ecstasy, bliss, exaltation, euphoria, elation, joy, enchantment, delight, happiness, pleasure. Yes, that’s what this smoothie bowl promises. This post contains affiliate links. That’s what this smoothie bowl delivered to me. So I named it right …

Paleo Granola~ my favorite! {high in selenium and protein} with GAPS variation

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

I was a vegetarian for 10 years, (until, during my second pregnancy, I craved meat so badly I couldn’t ignore it any longer). During those ten years I ate granola every single morning for breakfast, with only a handful of exceptions. It was my favorite food, and I made it homemade. I also tried several store-bought brands. Truth be told, …

GAPS Diet soup with a wonderful, healing, "secret", delicious ingredient!

Nourishing GAPS Diet Soup with a *Secret* Ingredient …with optional Instant Pot Directions & Bone Broth {this recipe is also Paleo/AIP-compliant}

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition, Soups and Stews, Whole Food Recipes 22 Comments

I’ve been making healing soups for many years, and yes, I am actually still slowly working on that soup cookbook that many of you ask me about! 🙂 But today I learned something new, a new way to make a beautiful GAPS soup, and it’s so special that I want to share it with you now. Surprisingly, this recipe post …

Instant Pot Bread Pudding with optional Caramelized Pears and optionally grain-free/Paleo.

Instant Pot BREAD PUDDING {with Paleo, grain-free option} and Sauteed Caramelized Pears

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

One of the greatest allures of the Instant Pot is not just the ease with which it produces soups and stews, but its ability to make puddings, breads and yogurts. This versatile appliance coaxes creativity and the desire to make healthy comfort foods in a new and easier way. This post contains affiliate links. Bread pudding calls to me each …

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes {Paleo}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

There are occasionally some big perks to being a food blogger: You get to eat what you photograph. Your family’s meals are often made while you’re “at work.” You sometimes get to eat while you photograph. You get to eat Pumpkin Pancakes. Your kids tell you (and you AGREE) that these are seriously the best pancakes they’ve ever eaten. This …

Why ORAL Magnesium is more effective than Topical for many conditions: Insomnia, Constipation, Depression, Menopause, Perimenopause, Hashimoto’s

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 19 Comments

Years ago I read about the potential unpredictability of oral magnesium, that the body may not absorb it as well, that transdermal (topical) magnesium is more effective. I believed those sources and have used topical magnesium effectively for leg cramps (Restless Leg Syndrome) for years. However, many months ago I read sources that discussed that oral magnesium can be more …