"The Seed"

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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 …

Cooking the Books, Blogs, and Magazines: Tyler Florence Ultimate Grilled Chicken with Herb Sauce

ultimate grilled chicken

Earlier this year I was going through the recipe archives on this site and couldn’t believe just how many there were. Not to toot my horn, but geez, I thought, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking. Clearly I love it. I love creating recipes and sharing them with you all. If my primary job …

Nourishing Erica – A Birthday to Remember

Nourishing Erica

My birthday is at the end of May and aligns nicely with Memorial Day weekend. This year after little consideration, I knew there was only one person I wanted to celebrate with. Indeed, we spent most of the weekend together but what I was looking forward to the most was the full day reserved just …

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