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Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Cassandra Stuart

Tags nourishment, plant medicine

Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Today’s day 7 of a candida cleanse. In an effort to starve the candida bacteria in my body which normally feeds off of sugar, refined foods, wheat, dairy and fruit, I’ve temporarily cut these foods out of my diet. What do I eat then? More greens, cruciferous veggies, lots of protein (nuts, eggs, fish, lamb, bison, grass fed beef) and a ton of water. My motivation: to get rid allergy symptoms in my sinuses; clogged nose, puffy eyes, crackling in my ears. So what do you do when you crave a rich and creamy sauce? You get creative! This was...


The Best Witch is Witch Hazel

Cassandra Stuart

Tags beauty, plant medicine

The Best Witch is Witch Hazel

If I were stranded on a deserted island, one of the things I’d want with me would be Witch Hazel. This multi-purpose miracle cleanser is high in tannins which reduces inflammation, heals and preserves the skin. Known as the “medicinal marvel with a funny name,” it really is the best witch! I use it for everything. Witch Hazel is used in many of our beauty care products and is made by boiling the bark and leaves of the North-American Witch Hazel shrub Hamamelis virginiana. I’ve never made my own but I trust the Thayers brand. It’s often combined with Aloe, allowing it to moisturize while...


Who knew Pepper's a fruit?

Cassandra Stuart

Tags nourishment, plant medicine

Who knew Pepper's a fruit?

Black pepper was once known as black gold because of its value. To this day it is the most common used spice (often accompanied with its partner-in-crime, Salt) Native to South India, Vietnam is the world’s biggest producer and exporter of pepper. Did you know that pepper’s a fruit? Peppercorns grow in drupes (a cluster of fruits) on a flowering vine. So technically they’re a fruit, who knew? When harvested and dried, the fruit is known as a peppercorn. Black pepper, green pepper and white pepper all come from the same fruit. Black pepper is the cooked and dried unripe fruit....