"The Seed"

Plant the seed of health one awesome tip at a time

Cooking the Books, Blogs, and Magazines…Bon Appetit Roasted Salmon and Broccoli with Caper Chili Vinaigrette

Bon Appetite Salmon and Broccoli

Once in awhile I will come across a recipe and know, instantaneously, it’s going to be a big hit in my house. This will usually be due to a few factors: 1. Delicious potential 2. Small ingredient list 3. Easy clean up (I don’t have a dishwasher) 4. Olives or capers in the recipe While …

Late Summer Harvest Veggie Soup

Vegetable Soup

Challenge: Your nutrition guru told you to eat more veggies Problem: You have no idea how to do it, and if you see another salad you may go postal! Solution: A simple, delicious pot of veggie soup I typically end up making a pot of this veggie soup at the end of the week when …

Nourishing Erica, Losing Weight…Dating…and French Onion Soup

Nourishing Erica

I’ve never allowed myself to be open enough with another person to develop a deep, committed, loving relationship. During my process of growth, Abra has continued to remind me that meaningful connections with people is a pillar of health and happiness. One snowy evening this past winter I was coming home late from work and …

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Chamomile

Chamomile

A wild patch of chamomile lined the driveway of my childhood home. I remember picking the flowers, mashing them between my little hands, opening my palms, and inhaling the sweet apple-like scent of fresh chamomile. I didn’t know squat about chamomile as a kid, and yet somehow, instinctively, I was accessing it’s healing power. Smart …

Strawberry Chia Pudding Pot

Strawberry Chia Pudding

You will be hard pressed to walk down a health food store aisle these days and not be bombarded with chia seeds smacked into nearly every product possible. One of the frustrating things about health food trends is that food companies have a tendency to take it a bit too far. No? Chia chicken, chia …

Nourishing Erica – Plus Size Travel, I was worried I wouldn’t fit into the seat on the plane…

Nourishing Erica

In 2007, I traveled to Europe with my family. It was my first trip outside of the United States.I wanted to be excited but was mostly anxious instead. At that time, I was at my heaviest weight. We are talking approaching 300 pounds heavy. I couldn’t stop thinking that my weight would clearly identify me …

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