Homemade Vanilla Extract

I started making my own vanilla extract a few years ago, and I am hooked. I even did a taste comparison between my vanilla and a store bought one. As you can probably guess, mine won. My recipe is a tiny bit more complex than some, but it is worth the extra effort. If youContinue reading “Homemade Vanilla Extract”

Spice Things Up: Warming Spices for Digestion

Now that we are getting some true fall weather, it is a good time of year to enjoy some of my favorite warming spices. I love hot beverages spiced with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger just to name a few. I usually choose a tea that has some of these spices, but for special occasionsContinue reading “Spice Things Up: Warming Spices for Digestion”

Medicinal Kitchen Spices: Favorite Spices From Your Favorite Naturopathic Doctors

I love the fact that most of our culinary herbs and spices also have medicinal benefits. Here is a few of the most common ones used by me and my colleagues. Dr. Laurell’s Favorite, Thyme- it is anti-microbial and reduces coughing so it is great choice for bronchitis. You can make a tea out ofContinue reading “Medicinal Kitchen Spices: Favorite Spices From Your Favorite Naturopathic Doctors”