What’s Fresh & Local in June?

The healthy scrumptious fruits and vegetables of early summer are popping up at local farmers’ markets and being delivered to local co-ops. Read more to fully immerse yourself in the healthy delightful flavors of June. Peas: Sugar snap peas are a cross between garden peas and snow peas.The entire pod is edible, but snap off [&hellip [...] Continue

Spring Cleaning for Your Health: 10 Things You Can Live Without

Spring is the perfect time to release all within and around you that is not supporting life. You have most likely heard, “You are what you eat.” Can you also believe “You are as healthy as your kitchen?” You embody and reflect the energy of your kitchen. Does it encourage and inspire healthy eating or [&hellip [...] Continue

Eat Green & Eat Light

Master Chunyi Lin, The Energy of Food, April 2013 Spring Forest Qigong, Twin Cities, Minnesota After spending so much time indoors during winter we want to – and need to – get outdoors and be active. All that activity makes us want to eat more. That’s fine, if we eat the right things. In spring [&hellip [...] Continue

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Reconnecting Your Heart with Your Home

Reconnecting to your heart’s desires and honoring the heart of your home are complementary. Both hearts nourish a deep inner need for connection and balance. Ancient homes were built around a central hearth to provide a focal point for family life. Still today, your heart and your home serve as an interconnected energetic core, around [&hellip [...] Continue

Who Do You Think You Are?

“We see a world where the legacy that our ancestors left us is honored, where we acknowledge the good works they did in preparing this world for our arrival, and where the love they felt as they made things ready for us is felt as strong today as it was felt back then when they [&hellip [...] Continue

Resolutions You Can Keep

The start of a new year is always a great time to make resolutions. This year, make a resolution to help keep our environment cleaner. It’s not as hard as you might think. Here are five easy things you can do to start making a difference. The facts More than 80 percent of what we [&hellip [...] Continue

Fresh, Local, Global: Holiday Superfoods & Healthy Spices

Loris Sofia Gregory, Healthy Kitchen Coach, Apple Valley, MN Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337 Most of us look forward to traditional comfort foods this special time of year, usually anticipating the pleasurable sights, smells and tastes of our family holidays. What dishes are on your “must serve” holiday list? Does [&hellip [...] Continue

What’s FRESH & LOCAL in October?

Loris Sofia Gregory, Healthy Kitchen Coach, Apple Valley, MN Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337 Imagine the earthy jewel tones and delectable tastes of autumn harvest on your dinner plate. Even after our first frosts, nutrient-dense, calorie-sparse root vegetables deliver a bounty of body-warming energy for the months ahead. Many of [&hellip [...] Continue

What is More Precious Than Our Bodies and Our Homes?

September 27, 2012 “For all of nature is as beautiful as you are. The intertwining of leaves, of the grass, or the wind and of you is the most beautiful of dances. Your worth is priceless and in that priceless vibration you need to embrace all the dreams within your heart…YOU are the destiny of [&hellip [...] Continue

What’s FRESH & LOCAL in September?

Loris Sofia Gregory, Healthy Kitchen Coach, Apple Valley, MN Valley Natural Foods, 13750 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337 Welcome to the first month of autumn, bringing to fruition the growth of spring and summer and the harvesting of nature’s gifts before a long winter’s rest. It’s also a time for us to reap the [&hellip [...] Continue