6 Surprising Health Benefits of Fermented Foods

6 Surprising Health Benefits of Fermented Foods - Holistic Squid

I’ve written lots before on the health benefits of fermented foods, and for good reason. Apart from weird crunchy mamas like me who serve my kids sauerkraut with breakfast, make my own cultured ketchup, and have kombucha brewing on my countertop, fermented foods are a part of traditional diets that have been all but forgotten in our modern convenience-driven way of life. I believe […]

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GIVEAWAY: $250 Shopping Spree to Thrive Market

Thrive Market Giveaway - Holistic Squid

The longer I write this blog, the pickier I get about products and services that I share with you. So today I’m super excited to announce a special giveaway from my favorite new company – Thrive Market – my new-found secret to save money on groceries with zero hassle. If you haven’t heard of them yet, […]

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Salmon and Asparagus Bake

Salmon and Asparagus Bake - Holistic Squid

  You know when you try a new recipe that you think is going to be just “meh” and then are blown away by how delicious and perfect it is? This salmon and asparagus bake is one of those dishes. I had a similar experience with my chicken Florentine over acorn squash too. A few weeks ago, […]

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What Would Emily Do? (4/28)

What Would Emily Do? (4/28) - Holistic Squid

When we moved into our quirky canyon home nearly seven years ago, I immediately knew it needed one thing – a cedar wood soaking tub, the perfect place to connect to the beautiful natural surroundings. This month, my renaissance man hubby made my dream come true by building this one (pictured above) in our backyard. […]

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Homemade Pho with Zoodles

Homemade Pho with Zoodles - Holistic Squid

Have you seen my post about making zoodles? Homemade pho is a great way to enjoy zucchini ‘noodles.’ Zoodles are truly one of my favorite ways to get the function and joy of pasta without feeling like I’ve devoured several fistfuls of starch. While there’s nothing wrong with carbs, sometimes the mood or the season calls for something lighter. I […]

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Why I Don’t Use Homemade Cleaning Products

Why I don't use homemade cleaning products - Holistic Squid

I confess, homemade cleaning products have been a fail for me, and until now I’ve been a bit embarrassed to admit it. As you probably know, I’m all for crunchy living – I make my own yogurt, fermented cabbage and kombucha, wash my face with oil, and am still plotting the best strategy for composting […]

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Paleo Snickers Bar

Paleo Snickers Bar - Holistic Squid

Running a meal planning business, I test LOTS of recipes. For the paleo plans we aim to include a fun dessert each week, and I’ve got to tell you, I’ve tested some pretty awful paleo excuses for sweets that make big promises but in the end, taste like an omelette or powerbar. This paleo snickers bar […]

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7 Essential Supplements I Can’t Live Without

7 Essential Supplements I Can't Live Without - Holistic Squid

When it comes to essential supplements for health and nutrition, I am a self-declared minimalist. I don’t like to waste money on things I don’t really need, and I definitely don’t like to take a supplement because I heard it’s good for my age/skin/bones/hormones etc. I see patients every week with a laundry list of supplements that they […]

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