Category: staples

Instapot No-Boil Healthy Probiotic Yogurt

So I finally caved and bought an Instapot. Now my hesitation has been the high pressure and high heat we know from food science destroys delicate minerals, enzymes, and vitamins. So I was really hesitant to purchase one since I felt my slow-cooker was able to produce the same convenience but gave me control over the slower temperatures to keep my nutritional value higher. However, more and more nutritional clients kept asking me for Instapot recipes, so I figured I better break down and buy one to meet the needs of my clients and learn more about it.

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The Best Paleo, Dairy-free Nacho Cheese

If you are looking for a plant-based nacho cheese dip to align with your vegan, paleo, gluten-free, or dairy-free lifestyle than look no further because I got you covered! Now, I have many my fair share of plant-based cheeses that make claims that have not really lived up. Watering cheese-like bowls that when you dip your chip into it has no substance, but by using Cauliflower you get the rich and creamy consistency of a nacho dip with a healthier spin on ait.

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What is BBQ without a good dry rub? It’s like serving homemade warm pie without some vanilla bean ice cream or a coconut whipped cream… not happening. When I mention I make my own spice rubs and seasoning to people, it is usually followed by an eye roll and a comment of “… of course you do…”. Haha!

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2-Ingredient Probiotic Coconut Milk Kefir

The popularity of fermented foods is quickly increasing, however using fermented foods to support your immunity and digestion is far from a new trend. Fermenting our food have been used as a way to preserve it for centuries. During this process, beneficial bacteria formed and supported keep our gut-flora well balanced and our immunity supported. However, as technology advanced and we refrigerated our foods the historical process of fermenting our foods left most kitchens. and used but is a way of returning to tradition. By combining Coconut Milk and Milk Kefir grains we turn two simple ingredients into a healthy feast for the very bacteria in our gut that keeps us healthy.

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Simple Pickled Veggies (Cucumbers, Carrots, & Beets)

Dill pickles are a classic which I typically do every year, but I love pickling other vegetables too like carrots, beets, kohlrabi, and even cauliflower. I enjoy experimenting with different flavors such as Curried Pickled Cauliflower or Clove Pickled Beets. However, I always go back to this classic recipe that keeps things simple and easy.

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Hey, I’m Jo! As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Practitioner and Raw Food Chef, I am passionate about creating simple, whole-food recipes that easily fit into your everyday life. I am committed to empowering you to find fulfillment in fueling your body to regain balance, reclaim health and rejoice in the most vibrant body possible.

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