Cinco de Mayo Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets

Cinco de Mayo Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets | In these Cinco de Mayo meal plans for five special diets (traditional, gluten-free, GAPS, Paleo, and Autoimmune Paleo), we've provided you with a good mix of both American and Pueblo cuisine. From appetizer all the way to dessert! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

The foods Americans most often associate with Cinco de Mayo include modern-day favorites such as beef tacos and nachos, chicken fajitas, and margaritas. Traditional Pueblan cuisine is vastly different and includes foods like mole, chalupas, barbacoa, and queso fresco. In these Cinco de Mayo meal plans for five special diets (traditional, gluten-free, GAPS, Paleo, and Autoimmune Paleo), we’ve provided you with a good mix of both types of cuisine. From appetizer all the way to dessert! [by Lindsey Dietz]

Vanilla Ginger Chai Tea (with a nourishing gelatin boost!)

Vanilla Ginger Chai Tea | In recent years, I've avoided vanilla chai drinks because of the caffeine and sugar. Then I happened up on this warm, soothing, nourishing, mug-worthy morning drink, and I include gelatin for a nutritional boost. If you like chai, I believe you will love this as much as I do! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

In recent years, I’ve avoided vanilla chai drinks because of the caffeine and sugar. Then I happened up on this warm, soothing, nourishing, mug-worthy morning drink, and I include gelatin for a nutritional boost. If you like chai, I believe you will love this as much as I do! [by Tracey Vierra]

10 Herbs for Better Sleep and How to Use Them {plus 3 “sleepy” tea recipes}

Many of us just can’t get the sleep we need. Whether you suffer from occasional sleeplessness or chronic insomnia, these herbs may help. Plus, I'll share 3 easy tea blends you could be drinking tonight before bed! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Many of us just can’t get the sleep we need. Whether you suffer from occasional sleeplessness or chronic insomnia, these herbs may help. Plus, I’ll share 3 easy tea blends you could be drinking tonight before bed! [by Andrea Sabean]

Frothy Peppermint Mocha {Nutrient-Dense}

Frothy Peppermint Mocha {Nutrient Dense} | Chocolate and peppermint are a match made in heaven. Last winter I dove into the world of frothy coffee, inspired by "Bullet-Proof" coffee. When I need a boost, I make my frothy coffee because it is full of coconut oil, grass-fed butter, gelatin, and pastured egg yolks. This one's got peppermint, too! | TraditionalCookingSchool.com

Chocolate and peppermint are a match made in heaven. Last winter I dove into the world of frothy coffee, inspired by “Bullet-Proof” coffee. When I need a boost, I make my frothy coffee because it is full of coconut oil, grass-fed butter, gelatin, and pastured egg yolks. This one’s got peppermint, too! [by Katie Mae Stanley]

Frozen Mocha Chicoccino

Frozen Mocha Chicoccino | Made with a brew of roasted chicory root, ice, raw milk or your favorite dairy substitute, roasted cacao powder, and a bit of rapadura sugar, then topped with a spoonful of whipped cream and some cacao nibs, this cold drink makes a great summer afternoon treat! | GNOWFGLINS.com

Made with a brew of roasted chicory root, ice, raw milk or your favorite dairy substitute, roasted cacao powder, and a bit of rapadura sugar, then topped with a spoonful of whipped cream and some cacao nibs, this cold drink makes a great summer afternoon treat! [by Lindsey Proctor]

Start your day with this!

Start your day with this! | The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it's often overlooked. I know this because I myself -- a person who cares a great deal about healthy living -- have neglected it for years. What is it? Drink enough water. But even more than that... | GNOWFGLINS.com

The best thing you can do for yourself each day is so simple, but it’s often overlooked. I know this because I myself — a person who cares a great deal about healthy living — have neglected it for years. What is it? Drink enough water. But even more than that… [by Wardee Harmon]

Dehydrate Your Way to Green Powder

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Sometimes, the growing mound of greens going unused in the crisper drawer of my fridge can get overwhelming. I know I can freeze them for smoothies down the road, but I have an even better way of preserving the them — I turn them into nutritious green powder which I can then add to countless dishes (even on the sly). [by Jane Baldwin]

How to Create a Scoby Hotel

How to Create a Scoby Hotel | Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you'll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament -- completely overrun -- and then I discovered the scoby hotel. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Kombucha is a social beverage in more ways than one! Every batch produces new growth on your scoby, and this can be peeled off and shared with a friend, too. If you brew and drink kombucha often, you’ll be nothing short of overrun! I recently found myself in such a predicament — completely overrun — and then I discovered the scoby hotel. [by Jenny Cazzola]