The Nourish to Replenish Blog

The Lightest Gluten-Free Bread I’ve Made

For those that need to be gluten-free (GF), store-bought GF breads are often a major letdown. Not only do they typically taste like cardboard, they’re loaded with highly refined ingredients. These types of GF grains and starches have a high glycemic index that’ll send...

Chocolate Sweet Bread – Recipe

Chocolate Sweet Bread (Allergen-Friendly) – RECIPE This rich bread is full of flavor and reminiscent of a “banana” or “zucchini” bread. Many of my clients have allergies or sensitivities to dairy, gluten and eggs and believe that they’re going to have to “give...

Healthy Holiday Recipes to Satisfy Your Tastebuds

The holiday season is a time to be grateful, to feel loved and appreciated and most of all to treat yourself to deliciously satisfying home-cooked goodness…. …Yet for so many of us we indulge TOO MUCH all throughout the the holidays and find ourselves...

Hydrate Yourself with Hibiscus Orangina

Plain water can get boring, making it hard to meet your hydration needs during the heat of the summer. Try upgrading your water with hibiscus flowers, which can often be found in the bulk spice section of your natural health food store. If you can’t find them,...

Refreshing + “Cooling” Watermelon, Cucumber Summer Salad

Maintaining a healthy and dewy glow during the hotter summer months starts from within. Feeling energized instead of sluggish in the heat also depends on getting the right nutrition.   A combination of water, electrolytes and antioxidants are a few areas to focus...

Summertime Must-Have for Youthful Skin

Between the hot sun, dryer air & increased activity outdoors often accompanied by summertime, it’s essential to take extra measure to protect, hydrate and nourish your skin… unless of course you’re cool with early wrinkles, sagging and dullness (but that would be...

What I Ate Last Week

As a Nutritionist, my clients and students always want to know what I eat during the week.   They ask me, “Siona, what do you REALLY eat for dinner?”     Now, I don’t get the feeling that they want to check up on me and make sure I’m practicing what I...

Perfect Digestion & Healing Happen Here

When you’re busy and purpose driven it’s easy to be caught up in your head and be out of touch with your body.     You know EXACTLY what I’m talking about, don’t you?     Like that time you skipped lunch because you were so caught up in what you...

Velvety Coconut Whipped Cream – RECIPE

While I’m not opposed to real, grass-fed cream, coconut whipped cream is an excellent alternative for those who are sensitive or allergic to dairy. Coconuts are hypoallergenic and high in healthy medium chain fatty acids that are touted for their ability to be...

A Better Decadent Chocolate Brownie

When I’m in the mood for something sweet, I have a couple of go-tos I like to indulge in. These brownies are definitely on that list! They’re decadent and filled with lots of fiber from the chia seeds and whole grain flours such as teff and sourghum, to leave you...

Chocolate “Bliss” Chia Pudding with Raspberries – RECIPE

Love is in the air and chocolate’s everywhere. Coincidentally, chocolate has compounds in it that produce the same brain chemicals that occur when you fall in love and feel blissful, making this recipe the perfect treat to share with your sweetie pie. Plus, Chia seeds...

Get Gorgeous & Recover Your Immune System with Turmeric

Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory food, spice and herb that has been traditionally used for centuries in cooking and in Ayurvedic remedies. Current research shows it to be as effective as Ibuprofen for pain relief when its active component (curcumin) is taken in...

Creamy Garlicky Herb Dressing – RECIPE

This dressing is perfect when you’re craving a creamy dip or salad dressing. While this doesn’t have the exact flavor profile of a typical “ranch” dressing, the cashew base offers a creamy experience without all of the unnecessary preservatives and processed...

Creamy Homemade Chocolate Almond Milk – RECIPE

This recipe is a chocolate lover’s dream! Nut milk is not only for Vegans or those with a dairy allergy or lactose intolerance. You can add variety to your routine with this easy and tasty recipe. Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids to...

Sexy Kale Caesar – RECIPE

When I’m in the mood for something creamy and decadent, I’ll turn to this recipe. The rich, luxurious nature of my homemade Caesar dressing is a sexy way to dress up those oh-so-good-for-you greens such as kale. I’m a fan of anyway (well most ways) you can sneak in...

Classic Caesar Dressing with A Twist – RECIPE

This recipe is a twist on the traditional Caesar dressing, yet still has all the typical flavors & decadence you love & expect. When it comes to anchovies, the amount added here imparts that classic Caesar taste with none of the “fishiness.” It’s loaded with...

Top 3 Weight Loss Mistakes & What To Do Instead

It’s that time of year again!   A time where as a society we can become hyper focused on weight and body image.   While I’m here to help you look and feel your best in 2016, focusing on “weight loss” as a main outcome goal is not encouraged in the Nourish to...

Real Homemade Creamer – RECIPE

Most coffee creamers are laden with additives, preservatives and unnecessary chemicals. Why rely on these processed varieties when you can easily make a delicious, satisfying and wholesome creamer in 5 minutes flat? Try my homemade coconut creamer with organic coffee,...