Alyssa is a MMI Certified Meditation Instructor focused on healing the body through there mind.

Rose Water

With its soft pink glow and delicate blossom fragrance, rose water is an antioxidant rich infusion: an ideal addition to your beauty regime or midday mocktail. Whether incorporated as a facial mist to keep blemishes at bay, or savored as a splash in a spritzer, this hydrating elixir will nourish your heart and settle your nervous system.

Rose Botanicals

With their ethereal scent and spiraling silky petals, roses offer a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the heart. Whether fresh or dried, these vibrant flowers serve as lovely additions to moisturizing oils, bath salts, tonics and toners.

Lemon Curd

This refreshing lemon curd, with its smooth creaminess and cool snap of fresh zest, reminds me of sunny afternoons spent in leisure, dipping toes in an icy pool while surrounded by bright yellow light.

Dandelion Fritters

Fried dandelion blossoms, featuring sweet spices of cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg, are delectable, floral morsels, known for their nutrient density. Often overlooked as an unwelcome weed, these beloved flowers that defined our childhood, double as potent plant medicine, with healing properties to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body.

Cashew Butter Balls

Cashew butter balls, rolled in a thick layer of shredded coconut and boasting soft segments of dried cranberries and crunchy pistachios, enchant with their subtly sweet flavor and crumbly texture.

Tomato Onion Flatbread

This golden, crispy flatbread offers a canvas of opportunities: broad strokes of tomato herb sauce, a splattering of caramelized onions, pops of color from peppery arugula and basil chiffonade, to final touches of cashew “cheese” and pink salt crystals. It’s a gluten and dairy-free dream meant to brighten the previously discouraging ritual of the classic pizza party.

Chocolate Leaves

Draw your inspiration from nature this holiday season with homemade chocolate leaves, using natural molds from your garden to create delicious imprints. Whether used as a final floral flourish on a delicious dessert or eaten alone, the novelty of this edible foliage will delight your guests.

Slow-Cooked Lamb Stew

Melt-in-your-mouth lamb stew, with sweet carrots and starchy parsnips that simmer slowly in a bone broth-tomato medley, warms the body and soul on any wintery eve. Best served with a side of crackling wood fire and cozy blanket.

Cherry Turkey Stew

A twist on the classic turkey-cranberry combination, this hearty slow-cooked stew is bursting with vibrant red-fruit flavors, paired with subtle earthy undertones of purple potatoes and onions.

Uncooking: Raw Food

Raw foods (prepared at 120°F or below) are an incredible way to introduce enzymes into your diet. Preparing them with certain techniques can dramatically increase the bioavailability of necessary micronutrients.

Natural Sweeteners

It’s no secret that processed sugar is detrimental to our health. Fortunately, natural sweeteners, used in moderation, offer synergistic flavor profiles as well as numerous health benefits.

Choosing Integrative Health

With chronic medical conditions on the rise, conventional medicine must adapt. Rather than simply treating symptoms of disease, health professionals need to address the root cause of illness, assist patients in implementing lifestyle changes for preventative measures, and take psychological and social factors into consideration when recommending plans of action, as much as physiology.

Citrus Dressing

This citrus vinaigrette features notes of candied fruit and caramel, thanks to an orange juice reduction over flame. When creating homemade dressings, always taste test the mixture with a small piece of lettuce to determine how its flavor profile will change with the introduction of greens.

Chocolate Avocado Gelato

Decadently dark chocolate gelato is a bittersweet, icy treat that charms the palate and satisfies the sweet tooth. Churned to perfection, this smooth dessert gets its creaminess from ripe avocados and homemade cashew milk, and its soft sugar finish from nature’s candy.

Lavender Mint Ice

A trip to the South of France isn’t necessary to savor the alluring fragrance and sweet flavor of Provençal lavender. Simple suspension of these purple spikes and mint foliage in cubes of ice add French flair to an otherwise modest glass of water or summer spritzer of choice.