I have been in a long-term love-hate relationship with coffee since my university days. Part of my recovery from chronic adrenal fatigue and amenorrhea is cutting out high amounts of caffeine, meaning that sadly my number one vice has to go.
It isn't always easy staying away from coffee but I've found a few alternative morning pick-me-ups that have helped suppress the craving. When I want a warm soothing drink and I'm not in the mood for matcha or plain tea, I happily turn to dandelion and chicory root. You can find both of these in many bulk herbal stores; otherwise, I often use Dandy Blend for an easier solution.
What a curious time of year - yesterday marked the beginning of the spring equinox and today Mercury went into retrograde. Meaning that Mercury, the planet of communication appears to be moving backwards as it passes the Earth in its' orbit; although, in reality, it is not. Part of me doesn't know how I should feel. Uplifted and enlightened that we are that much closer to summer or wanting to regress and lay low until the dust settles.
Despite these events and the rainy weather we're experiencing in Vancouver; which would normally have me feeling quite reclusive - I'm feeling inspired to bring to fruition some ideas I've been sitting on lately. These Earl Grey Pancakes pressed with edible Violas and Marigolds are my romanticised perspective of the blooming flowers amidst these first rainy spring days.
Whether you're following a paleo, whole30, gluten-free or dairy-free diet; this frittata recipe checks all those boxes! Like the idea of the dish but wish it was keto friendly? That's an easy fix, simply leave out the roasted sweet potatoes and substitute for another low-in-starch vegetable such as leeks or asparagus!
This recipe was curated for a Spring Cleanse Ebook created by my Nutritionist friend and fellow IHN graduate Kirstin Olsen from the blog Rural Root One. Launching with the start of the spring equinox, Kirstin's' cleanse is a 12-day program that offers participants guidance and recipes to support their bodies' detoxification processes.
For some following a grain-free/paleo diet can be a daunting task; when you're always looking for easy but also delicious substitutions to make classic comfort foods. Having a sweet breakfast isn't something I do often but when I indulge, I go all the way. A big stack of warm and fluffy, gluten-free pancakes topped with runny homemade sunflower butter, paleo granola and dairy-free yogurt? No problem, that won't take much convincing.
It's breakfast time, I know you're hungry and would rather I cut to the chase - so here's what you need to know, to make yourself these fantastic Coconut Flour Collagen Pancakes.