Category: staples

Badass Slow-Cooker Charred Chili BBQ Sauce

The words “condiments” and “nutrition”, typically do not go hand-in-hand. Convention condiments are loaded with high-fructose corn syrup, chemicals, coloring, preservatives, sugar additives in various different names, and much more. Popular diets and programs always omit condiments leaving participants able to use mustard and salsa as their ways of flavoring their foods, which is never a sustainable way of eating. 

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Simple Cashew Cheese

I first discovered nut cheese while studying in at the Raw Foundation Culinary Arts & Nutrition Institute. Our first day we enjoyed a plate of “cheeses” with dehydrated raw vegetable crackers and I was completely hooked. I would have never guessed that it was not dairy, we had an array of soft and hard cheeses to sample and I loved everyone. 

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The Easiest Vanilla Strawberry Chia Jam

In my experience Jam often gets a bad name as being a food loaded with sugar and traditionally not considered to be a healthy condiment. I absolutely love adding jam onto toast, mixed into yogurt, as a healthy swap for maple syrup on my pancakes, and of course, morning porridge would not be as fabulous without a little drizzle of a vibrant fruit preserve. 

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How to Make Sauerkraut

Hippocrates once said, “all disease begins within the gut”. Whether you are experiencing allergies, digestive issues, or needing more energy, spending some time supporting your digestive system can be a great place to start. Our gut is a delicate ecosystem that can be impacted by a number of factors (i.e. stress, toxins, drugs, and food particles). How we support our healthy gut flora for optimal digestive functioning is something we are starting to see more exploratory research around. However, we still have a lot more to learn about all the microbes that help us break down and digest our food.

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Fresh Homemade Tomato Salsa

There are few things as fresh tasting as a homemade salsa. When I mention making my own salsa, people are often hesitant thinking this takes too much time. Honestly, its one of the easiest things to make. Let me show you a really simple salsa recipe that you can make anytime. The great thing about salsa is you can use very few ingredients and still make a great tasting salsa. You can keep it basic with a handful of ingredients or create complex flavors by adding fruit like mangos, spices, and/or proteins like beans or lentils.

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3-Ingredient Homemade Vanilla Hemp Milk

Scrolling through my recipes on the blog or watching my daily Instagram cooking stories, you can quickly see that Hemp Seeds are one of my favorite toppings to almost everything. What I love about this tiny little, nutty flavored superfood is it’s a nutritional powerhouse and you can use it in almost everything.

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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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