All posts tagged: nutrition

Backyard Foraging

It’s time to do a little Backyard Foraging It’s spring in Michigan and things are starting to feel a little bit greener, lighter and…tasty 😋 I love foraging and have been learning about “edible weeds” for the past 3 years or so. I am an herbalist in training and really love learning about the medicinal properties of food and the things that we ingest. I was so lucky to find 4 morels in our back yard, in addition to some dandelion greens, violet flowers and leaves and some wild and cultivated chives. Humans have been eating from the land for a long time We can all play part in that ancestral tradition by learning what grows in our area. There are many incredible guidebooks and lots of useful online information about foraging. Plants can be used as food (you can ingest them as you would food) or they can be medicinal (you should be working with these plants in a medicinal way and knowing for certain how much etc.) We use herbs as “medicine” in …

Nourish bowls as my go to meal for health + a little herb love

Nourish bowls…Buddha bowls 🥣…super amazing  bowls filled with nutritious and health filled goodies, with a rainbow of colors, tastes and more ☀️   Your body really is a temple and what we eat matters   I love making nourish bowls, these because they’re easy and help me meal prep. I typically cook a big batch of everything and then put into smaller pyrex containers for the first 3 days of the week. That way I only have a few finishing touches to make sure the meal is aligned with what I my body needs that day.      They’re as simple as… 🍚 base of grains/ seeds, I use organic quinoa like 95% of the time, it’s easy, my body likes it and it tastes great. I usually eat 1/3-1/2 cup. You can bulk prep this on Sunday or Monday to make your life even sweeter.   🥬 greens and beans, I like to cook a batch of beans (kidney, black, black eyed peas, chickpeas, I call this my “bean of the week” with onion and …

With love from me to you, Organic Seeds + Mystery Artwork

So I have some organic seeds available for you to start your love filled nourishing garden.   My husband and I have been growing our own food over the years and it’s been such a blessing to relish in the act, care and love behind growing your own food.     The seeds I have available are… Butternut Acorn Delicata Spaghetti Kabocha Carmen Red Pepper Red Bell Pepper   So here’s what you can do… 1. You can email @ jen.openheartsclub@gmail.com or DM on Instagram 2. Let me know which seeds you would like 3. Send your donation to my paypal  Or venmo @jbsakarian 4. I’ll package it all up and you’ll receive your seeds and a mystery artwork 😀         How you can get started with growing your own seeds To get started, check your seed starting date with the farmers almanac here Educate yourself on growing your own seeds, my favorite YT is MIGardener Have fun, and enjoy the process, be proud of yourself for trying something new and cultivating …

Green is good, and so are you

Anima Mundi Apothecary Liver Vitality Greens I am always on the look out for health and wellness companies that I can trust. I try to support small businesses when I can…in an attempt to steer away from the ease of Amazon. One such company I found was Anima Mundi, a woman owned, herbalist inspired apothecary, that thoughtfully articulates wellness products such as elixirs, potions, herbs, supplements and so much more. From their website, Our Apothecary is composed of organic, wildcrafted, and ethically grown botanicals. We aim to continuously source pristine, unadultured and wholesome medicines for mind body and soul wellness. Anima Mundi is devoted to making vibrant and medicinally potent remedies that honor the principles of harmony and ancient formulation that have years of anecdotal and traditional evidence.  https://animamundiherbals.com/pages/who-we-are You can read more about them here. Alkalize. Cleanse. Mineralize. I love celery juice as a way to start my day. It felt like cool love rushing all over my body and bones and deep in my soul. I felt hydrated and nourished. So I took out the juicer …

Learning to care deeper for this earth suit

I have been interested in herbalism longer than I realize. When I was younger my dad would slip in stories about his childhood, and sometimes I was able to listen. He’s an excellent story teller and would recount memories of going out into the field and collecting dandelion leaves with his mom and siblings. She would then take the dandelion leaves and either Sautee them or boil them or use them fresh for salads. Fast forward many years later, my husband and I move to Ann Arbor and start to catch wind of mystical things such as plant walks with Jim McDonald (the renowned herbalist) through the Michigan Folk School. It was thrilling. I was on the road to healthy eating and thinking more consciously about what I put into my body. I had never been one for traditional conventional medicine, something about it just seemed unnatural. I am so glad I had that tiny inkling of thought. I believe conventional medicine is a powerhouse and saves many lives but often conditions are blanket statements …