Gingerhawk Construction Update – August 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | September 9, 2020

It’s been a long journey, but Gingerhawk is getting close to completion. At the end of August, we road-tripped from San Diego to Washington State to get things polished and ready for visitors. Honestly, things were not quite as finished as we would have liked. There’s still a lot that needs to happen to get…

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure with Food Therapy

By Laura Weatherbee | August 19, 2020

Although it often presents with no symptoms, high blood pressure (or hypertension) is a risk factor in cardiovascular disease, kidney failure, and stroke. It’s important to keep an eye on your blood pressure and make sure it stays under control. As a rule of thumb, 120/80 mmHg or below is considered a healthy blood pressure.…

Yakama Nation – The Original Inhabitants of Central Washington

By Laura Weatherbee | August 14, 2020

Long before we purchased the 25-acre property in Central Washington that we’ve named Gingerhawk, the area was home to a tribal people called the Yakama’s. For thousands of years, the Yakama people occupied nearly a quarter of current-day Washington state, from the Canadian border to the Columbia River. They lived in small village settlements near…

7 Reasons to Love Vegan Food

By Laura Weatherbee | August 10, 2020

Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve. Image via @chefchloe on Instagram Who says healthy food has to be boring and green? You won’t believe that some of these mouth-watering treats are vegan! 1. (Above) I want this Fried Ice Cream Pie from Magpies Softserve so bad. It looks monstrously decadent! 2. You better believe…

Reduce Plastic Waste with Eco-Responsible Dishwasher and Laundry Detergent Pods

By Laura Weatherbee | August 5, 2020

I wanted to share one of our favorite everyday products with you that help us save time and reduce plastic waste. Dropps is a company that makes dishwasher and laundry detergent pods that come responsibly packaged and arrive to you via carbon neutral shipping. If you’re interested in giving it a try, we’re sharing $15…

9 Medicinal Flowers Used in Chinese Herbal Medicine

By Laura Weatherbee | July 31, 2020

While you might think of cooking herbs like rosemary and thyme when you hear about herbal medicine, Chinese herbal medicine actually refers to a wide range of substances that come from nature. These could be plant parts such as leaves, stems, roots and flowers, as well as minerals and animal substances. In Chinese, hua means flower,…

Tips for Choosing the Best Fish Oil Supplement

By Laura Weatherbee | July 27, 2020

Research shows that consuming a regular dose of fish oil can lower your risk of heart disease, reduce inflammation, and prevent Alzheimer’s disease. (Shane-McWhorter, 2018). Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for your body to build healthy cell membranes. These fatty acids also aid in brain development and support healthy…

Gingerhawk Construction Update – July 2020

By Laura Weatherbee | July 20, 2020

Hey friends – As you may know, a year and a half ago we purchased a 25-acre property in Washington State that we hope to transform into a beautiful rental retreat called Gingerhawk. The last time we shared an update was way back in March – it feels like a lifetime ago with all the…

What are the Benefits of Eating your Placenta?

By Laura Weatherbee | July 13, 2020

Have you heard of eating your placenta? Would you do it? Well I did. It might sound gross, but it’s really not so bad at all. Some women believe that this practice can improve energy levels and prevent postpartum depression. When it comes to sustainability, prioritizing your health is an important part of the equation.…

Our Favorite Splendid Spoon Flavors

By Laura Weatherbee | July 6, 2020

As ambassadors of Splendid Spoon plant-based meals, we’re sharing $50 off your first order this July 2020. This is a product that we really use, and genuinely love for many reasons! First of all, the soups and smoothies are delicious, satisfying, and nutritious. I eat a wide variety of fruits and veggies that I would…