Category Archives: Food

This week our Three Minute Thursday falls on National High Five Day which got me thinking about how little we celebrate ourselves and one another. We are so quick to find faults, it is rare that we seek out the greatness we each bring every day. Sometimes it takes greatness just to get out of […]

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This month our youngest chefs in Growing Healthy Kids are talking about healthy snacks. This week we focused on VEGGIES – which is why they made Pepper Pizzas! One of the biggest issues I hear from parents is how difficult it is to get their child to eat vegetables. There are some very simple strategies […]

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For April we are going to focus on composting. You may be asking why an entire month devoted to this topic. The reason is because composting is THAT important! Our current farming practices are constantly extracting from our soil with very limited inputs going back into the soil to regenerate it. Our soil has been […]

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Most people have heard that they need probiotics, but do you know how to get them (other than yogurt) and why it is so dang important? Take three minutes to learn more! What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are “good” bacteria that optimize gut function. Our body contains more microbes than it does human cells!! Those microbes […]

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Now is the time to get your soil in tip top condition for your garden which means soil testing. If this seems out of your league, trust me – I’ve got your back! It is as simple as sending a soil sample to your local cooperative extensions office. I am going to walk you through […]

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This Mindful Monday I felt it was a good time to focus on the art of engaging in mindful conversations. I am not sure if it is a result of more time spent on social media, or the result of a fast paced, instant gratification society, but we have moved away from this practice. I […]

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Somewhere around March of last year I decided I wanted to build acommunity. I had no idea what that would be like, but I felt that it wassomething I wanted and needed, so without any significant amount ofsoul-searching or consideration of deeper meaning, I began.I live in a condo, with a patio around the back […]

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For some reason, this time of year always has me craving falafels. This Veggie Packed Falafels recipe was made by our Jr Chefs back in 2017 and it is still my go to recipe when those cravings hit! While the recipe itself is super simple, it does require thinking and planning ahead because you must […]

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This week has been COLD! Our youngest chefs in Growing Healthy Kids took a “trip” to the Caribbean to enjoy some tropical foods while dreaming of warmer days to come. We made Pineapple Salsa and talked about why different parts of the world eat different foods (hint: because of weather, growing conditions, and land/water access!) […]

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Many of you know that Bella and Kenya pared back their podcast episode release schedule to better balance all the priorities in their lives. Radicle Thursdays are now on an every-other week schedule. Rather than leave you with nothing on the “off” weeks, we have decided to bring you quick, easy tips and ideas for […]

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Carrot Cake Waffles for the win! Our Jr Chefs talked about taking recipes for foods that they love but don’t offer much nutritionally and turning them into nutrition powerhouses without compromising flavor. We tested it with a breakfast favorite – waffles! Typically made with white flour, the only nutrient rich food in the average recipe […]

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This week our Jr Chefs tested a Vegetarian Chili recipe with a few surprise ingredients that well really set your chili apart from the rest! We have been getting snow storm after snow storm here in New England, and this is the perfect recipe to have ready when you come in from shoveling or playing […]

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This month, our Growing Healthy Kids class is focusing on Heart Healthy foods, kicking off with Stovetop Berry Crisp! Who says healthy can’t be delicious? What Makes This Berry Crisp Heart Healthy? It contains Oats in the streusel. Oats are a great source of fiber. One particular type of fiber, Beta-glucan, binds with cholesterol-rich bile […]

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It’s Ground Hog Day! Not only is this day known for determining how much longer our winter will be, but it also conjures up thoughts of the movie where the day is repeated over and over again. Sometimes life feels like that, we get stuck in a rut or a stagnant pond. Especially now, with […]

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Hope is what fills us right now, keeping us strong; the theme underpinning everything. Those who follow us on social media have seen that we even adopted a Hubbard Squash named Hope from Oxen Hill Farm. Oxen Hill Farm is doing this crazy, fun, and hope-filled campaign asking adopted families to chronicle the adventures of […]

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January is Comfort Food theme for our Foodie Fridays! So many of us find pasta a comfort food, but too much pasta isn’t always a great thing. This recipe allows you to feel like you are having pasta, but are actually taking in extra nutrients from a vegetable source! Win Win!! And with Thai flavors […]

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Hoping this doesn’t spoil the element of surprise for our Growing Healthy Kids class….Due to a wonderfully huge snow storm here in New England, our class was postponed until next week. I had intended to make this Gingerbread Waffles recipe with them yesterday and share their pictures with you here today. I did however test […]

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WOW! I recently finished reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. It was a love song to my soul! Braiding Sweetgrass put into words all that Nourish My Soul strives for; weaving together science with Indigenous knowledge using poetic stories that capture the essence of what it means to live a life of meaning. Listen […]

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It is almost that time of the year when everyone examines their failures/shortcomings of the previous years and vows to do/be better with a New Year’s resolution for the upcoming year. While I applaud the efforts to self improvement (I think that is something we should each be doing until the day we die) these […]

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I FINALLY played with the Instapot I purchased 2 years ago! I am not sure why I had such a mental block about trying it. I am finding that is what 2020 is all about – conquering all those fears inside us that are holding us back from the things we want to do. Even if […]

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