Author: Cynthia Jan

Adaptogen Herbs & Mushrooms

Let’s talk adaptogens, as women living our busy lives, we are often tired and stressed, and adaptogens can be a life-saver. Depending on the adaptogens you use, know that they can be energizing, anti-inflammatory, nourishing and relaxing. Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that help the body de-stress and return to homeostasis. In today’s post, I’m Read More

Green Bean Salad

On Christmas day we had a family gathering at my husband’s sister’s place where my contribution to the yummy traditional turkey meal was a green salad, a green bean salad and a gluten-free dessert so my daughter could have something sweet. I think the bean salad was a hit, there was none left and my Read More

Vanilla Muffins or Vanilla Cake?

Do I make cake, do I make muffins!!! What to choose? So let me make it real simple for you. Here’s a recipe that can work either as a vanilla cake or as muffins, or even cupcakes if you add icing. They’re great for school since they’re nut-free and safe for people with gluten intolerances Read More

Gut Healthy Chicken Bone Broth Recipe

You’ll need a 5L pot, apple cider vinegar, quality filtered water, turmeric powder, other spices, vegetables, seaweed, etc. Take a chicken carcass or chicken bones, skins, cartilage, etc., roughly 1 1/2 – 2 lbs, place in large pot and cover with water. Just add enough water to cover the bones and do not pass the Read More

Green Pesto, 2 Ways

I posted a picture of this green pesto on my FaceBook page and asked people to guess what was in it. I got some really good guesses; i.e.: kale, mashed broccoli, mint, spinach and chard. They were all great guesses but they weren’t quite right. And so now that I’ve created quite the buzz around Read More

7 Quick Sugar-Free Recipes

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Coconut Cacao Clusters

With my 21-Day Sugar Detox Challenge coming up this October, it’ll be a good thing to build your sugar-free recipe collection. This recipe includes coconut oil which can boost the body’s fat burning ability and provide your body and brain with quick energy. Sunflower seeds contain vitamin E and zinc and are great for school Read More

Chocolate Fudge Muffins

These are great for school as they’re coconut flour based, free of any nut flours as well as gluten-free. INGREDIENTS FOR 12 MUFFINS: 3/4 cup coconut flour 1/2 cup cacao powder 1 tsp baking soda 6 pastured eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 cup mashed sweet potato 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted 2 tsps vanilla Read More


If you follow me on Instagram or on Facebook, you’ll see that I posted 3 of the signs of hormonal imbalances, but there are a few more signs that could be indicative of hormonal imbalance. If any of the following six signs apply to you, you might want to investigate further into the possibility of Read More

Weight Loss Struggles?

You’ve done everything you can to lose the weight, you’re eating right, you’re exercising and still nothing! On a side note, I know it can be frustrating because I’m going through it myself as we speak. My issues are hormonal at this point and I’m working on restoring my gut health and re-balancing my hormones. Read More

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