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Healthy Goals in Six Steps

Perhaps by now you have incorporated your new year’s resolution into your daily life. Or maybe you are like most people and have already let the idea slide out of reach. That’s ok. We are here to help you bring your vision back into focus by setting healthy goals.

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What foods are bitter

What Foods are Bitter?

The trend toward avoiding bitter tasting foods in favor of mild, savory and sweet flavors has wider implications.  Many of us suffer from digestive weakness, heartburn, bloating, and metabolic conditions.

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Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe with Spelt

This fresh tabbouleh salad recipe is full of simple yet vivid flavors. It replaces bulgar wheat, a whole grain ingredient in a traditional tabbouleh salad recipe, with whole grain spelt. The spelt berry is larger and denser than bulgar and contributes to a chunkier overall texture.

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lacto fermented carrots

Lacto Fermented Carrots and Ginger

This lacto fermented carrots and ginger recipe is a good fit for a Paleo diet and for a Medieval diet.  The medium of lacto fermented carrots  provides yet another easy way to take the sometimes bitter pill of ginger. But, have no fear, Hildegard of Bingen was a big proponent of the health benefits related to bitter tasting foods and…

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ginger tumeric tonic

Ginger Turmeric Tonic

This ginger turmeric tonic incorporates ancient eastern medicine with Medieval medical treatments.  Hildegard of Bingen was a big fan of ginger, particularly for its warming qualities to promote a balance of bodily humors. In Ayurveda, turmeric is believed to balance the three doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha). Not surprisingly, Hildegard of Bingen medicine has strong influences from…

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Fennel Soup Recipe

Vegan Fennel Soup Recipe

This easy fennel soup recipe is a perfect way to liven up your palate with the crisp, fresh flavor of fennel. Served cold, it is a great dish for a summer picnic or to entice spring into your kitchen a bit early, but it can also be a lovely dish for those cold winter nights…

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Principles of Hildegard Fasting

Hildegard’s Fasting Guidelines

Hildegard recommends fasting as a psychotherapeutic panacea for 29 of her 35 subconscious virtues. Her writing promotes fasting as a universal remedy to change consciousness and release healing powers for a new perspective on life.

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spelt coffee

Spelt Coffee

First, we’ll look at different ways to roast spelt. After our spelt is roasted, we’ll look at some different ways to prepare a cup of spelt coffee.

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spelt cake

Spelt Coffee Cake

This delicious variation of spelt coffee cake comes straight from Germany. It’s easy to make and includes a couple of healthy twists to traditional coffee cake that make it a bit healthier without compromising that familiar melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon flavor of coffee cake. Because we are using spelt flour, which is whole-grain, we get the benefit…

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spelt cookies recipe

Spelt Cookies (Vegan)

Made with whole grain spelt flour and a vegetable-based butter alternative. These quick and easy cookies contain no egg or dairy and are great for those who may have sensitivity to gluten.

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What is Galanga

What is Galangal? Your Guide to the Spice of Life

Galangal has been used as both a spice and as a medicine since the Middle Ages. We’ll discuss both lesser and greater galangal but our focus is on lesser galangal, which Hildegard included as one of her primary medicinal plants.

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Soluble Fiber

Psyllium: Health Benefits of Soluble Fiber

“It makes the mood of depressed people happy, and helps bring the brain to good health.”

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