Fire Cider Recipe


  • 3-5 cups raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (enough to completely cover ingredients in a jar)

  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped ginger

  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped garlic

  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped horseradish

  • 1/3 cup peeled and chopped turmeric (can use 1 tablespoon turmeric powder as substitute for fresh)

  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons

  • 1 onion peeled and chopped (optional)

  • 1-2 hot peppers of choice chopped

  • 3 tablespoons chopped parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped (fresh or dried) oregano (can also use 1/2 tablespoon oil of oregano as substitute) 

  • 1 tablespoon chopped (fresh or dried) rosemary

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • OPTIONAL: 3 tablespoons raw honey (I like manuka honey)


Place all ingredients (minus apple cider vinegar and honey) into a clean, sterilized large mason jar.

Pour apple cider vinegar over the top and make sure it covers all ingredients. Place cheesecloth or unbleached parchment paper over the top of the jar, and then seal tightly with metal lid. Shake well.

Let tonic sit on counter for 2 weeks to 1 month, shaking a few times per week.

Strain mixture into a new, clean jar using the cheesecloth or a small metal strainer, making sure to get as much liquid through as possible. Add honey if using and mix well.

Store in refrigerator and enjoy for up to 1 year.

Get the most out of your fire cider:

1. Drink as a morning shot to get your digestion going (can be mixed with filtered water)

2. Mix with oil of choice for a tangy, spicy salad dressing

3. Use as a mixer for a “mocktail” or cocktail

4. Mix with tea of choice for a warming beverage

5. Add to marinades

Immunity Boosting Gummies


  • 1 Cup coconut milk

  • 2 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger

  • 2 Tablespoons monk sweetener (or more to taste)

  • 1 Tablespoon grated fresh turmeric

  • 2 Tablespoons powdered gelatin

  • You will also need silicone candy or ice cube molds

  • Also great to sneak in some powdered probiotics to this one AFTER the heating, stir in!


  1. Set the silicone mold(s) onto a tray and set aside

  2. Place the coconut milk, ginger, turmeric and sweetener into a small saucepan and slowly heat the liquid until it is just starting to simmer.

  3. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set aside for 15 - 30 minutes to allow the aromatics to infuse the coconut milk.

  4. Strain the coconut milk through a fine sieve, mixing the ground ginger and turmeric with a spoon to ensure you extract all the milk.

  5. Rinse the saucepan and add the strained coconut milk. (If you are using honey as your sweetener, stir it in now.)

  6. Sprinkle the gelatin over the surface of the coconut milk, whisking gently as you do so to incorporate it into the milk.

  7. Allow the milk to sit for 2-3 minutes, which allows the gelatin to absorb some liquid. This process is called 'blooming'. The coconut milk will turn to a thick paste, which is how it is supposed to look. Don't panic.

  8. Return the saucepan to a low heat, and whisk continuously until the gelatin melts and the mixture becomes smooth. You should not be able to see any little specks of gelatin remaining in the milk.

  9. Blend in the probiotic once it’s cooled a bit.

  10. Remove from the heat and spoon into your molds.

  11. Place the molds into the fridge for 30 minutes or until firm.

  12. Pop out your gummies and enjoy!


There is enough gelatin in this recipe for a firm set, but the gummy is not overly chewy. If you prefer a firmer set increase the gelatin to 3 Tablespoons per cup of liquid.
Keep the gummies in a sealed container in the fridge. They should last at least a week.
Just remember that the base color of these is yellow-brown so choose your coloring accordingly. You can add a splash of juice to alter the color if needed.

Green Gummies


  • ½ cup Collagen gelatin

  • 1 ¾ cups green juice, home juiced or fresh-pressed using some variation mixture of celery, cucumber, basil, mint, lemon, lime, and spinach — easy to buy bottled at the store!

  • Add Monk Fruit Sweetener or Stevia to taste


  1. Mix ½ cup green juice with Collagen/gelatin in a small container and set aside to bloom/ thicken.

  2. Once ready, add all the ingredients into a small saucepan and heat on low until gelatin has completely dissolved.

  3. Pour mixture into a cup with a spout, then begin to fill up your gummy molds with the mix. If you don’t have molds, pour mixture into a lined container.

  4. Place in the freezer for 15-20 mins or until set. If you use a container instead of molds, it may take a little longer to set.

  5. Once they’re ready, pop them out of the molds or slice into squares and enjoy. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Blueberry Gummies


  • 3 cups blueberries

  • 2 cups water

  • 1/3 or 1/2 Cup (to taste) Monk fruit

  • 1 lemon juiced

  • 1/4 Cup gelatin

1. Boil water and blueberries in a medium-size saucepan.

2. Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender.

3. Pour fruit mixture through a wire mesh strainer, using a spoon to stir it and coax all the juice to separate from the pulp (when I make it I don’t strain it out but some people like to or set aside the pulp to use in smoothies).

4. Stir monk and lemon juice into the juice mixture then pour in gelatin.

5. Use the blender to quickly but thoroughly mix gelatin into the fruit.

6. Pour jello into an 8×8-inch glass baking dish or jello mold. Allow it to cool, then cover it and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

Fall Soup (Vegan or Non-Vegan)

Soup is one of those cozy and comforting things— warming, grounding and flavorful, no matter what time of year. Making it from scratch is easy and so helpful to have around for times when you don’t have time or feel like cooking (which for me is often!). Making big batches and freezing containers I find extremely helpful. I also love adding different spices each time for variety, flavor and health benefits.  This soup, made with vitamin-rich butternut squash is a helpful one to have around!


  • 4 tablespoons ghee or (grassfed) butter or coconut oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and chopped

  • 2 teaspoons dried sage

  • 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks

  • 4 cups chicken broth, bone broth or vegetable broth

  • ¼–½ cup coconut milk

  • a pinch or two of nutmeg

  • sea salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt oil or butter/ghee.

  2. Add onion, apple and sage and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes.

  3. Add squash and broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender, 15–20 minutes.

  4. Transfer mixture to a blender (or use an immersion blender), working in batches if necessary, and puree until smooth. (Be careful blending hot liquids!)

  5. Return to the pot, stir in coconut milk to reach desired consistency.

  6. Heat through and season with a pinch or two of nutmeg, sea salt and pepper to taste before serving.

Vegetable-Flax Tortillas


(14 tortillas)

10 cups yellow squash, diced
5 cups yellow pepper
3 cups golden flax meal (soaked and sprouted if possible)



1. Place diced squash, yellow pepper and ground flax into a food processor.

2. Process until smooth.
3. Spread mixture1⁄4 inch thick onto a silicone dehydrating sheet.

(Cover full sheet and cut into square shapes after drying or place on

the sheet in round shapes.)

4. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for nine hours or until the top is very dry. 

5. Place a dehydrator tray (without silicone sheet) on top of the tortillas.

6. Hold the two trays together and turn over onto tray without silicone sheet; peel silicone sheet off back side.

7. Dry again in dehydrator until dry, but not crispy (tortilla wraps should be flexible).

8. Remove and store in a zipper storage bag in the refrigerator. 

Coconut-Flax Tortillas


(8 tortillas)

1⁄2 cup of coconut flour
1 teaspoon onion finely chopped
3⁄4 cup of freshly ground flax seed (soaked and sprouted if possible)
1 and 3⁄4 cup of water
1 oz of coconut oil
1/3 teaspoon of Italian herb blend
1⁄2 tsp of pink sea salt


1. Mix the coconut flour, ground flaxseed, Italian herbs, and sea salt. 

2. Add the coconut oil, water, chopped onion and mix until you get a

smooth texture.

3. Divide into 4 parts and extend with hand or roller over a“T-flex

sheet’ until you achieved approximately a 10 centimeter diameter. 

4. Dehydrate at 110-120 degrees until you have obtained a firm and

crispy consistency. (This will take approximately 12 hours or more.) 

Fruit Roll Ups


  • 6 Pears (core removed)

  • 4 Apples (core removed) – you can also use Applesauce

  • 1 lime – Peeled (or the juice from one lime) – This will help preserve the color and the fruit.

Optional Ingredients / Variation Ideas:

  • Handful of Spinach (washed)

  • Handful of Grapes

  • Carrots (washed & peeled)

  • Strawberries (washed & de-stemmed)

  • 1/2 Banana (peeled – but, don’t over do the banana or the fruit roll-ups won’t dehydrate well and can end up sticky)

  • Liquid or Powdered Stevia Extract for Additional Sweetness (use sparingly)


  • In your VitaMix, combine fruits & veggies until pureed completely. Be sure to use Lime or Lemon to preserve the color and fruit during the dehydrating process. Citrus also adds naturally adds pectin to help bind the fruit.

  • Pour fruit mixture onto dehydrator trays lined with ParaFlexx Non-Stick Reusable Liners.

  • Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8-12 hours until entire Fruit Roll Up is dry, but not over dry or hard.

  • Serve immediately or store rolled in wax paper, parchment, or plastic wrap in sealed glass container, or ziplock bag… For long term storage, use a food sealer or store in Fridge.

  • If stored in container, Use within 7-10 days. Or if refrigerated, use within one month.

This recipe makes approximately 8 Large Circles (or 8 full dehydrator tray sized), but feel free to scale it in half if you don’t need so much.  I cut each large circle in half or quarters before giving them to the kids… its just easier to make large ones instead of multiple small sizes for dehydration & storage.

If you don’t have a Dehydrator, you can use your Oven.  Set the oven at the lowest temperature (mine is 170 degrees).  Line Cookie Sheets with parchment paper & spread mixture evenly with a spatula.  Dry in oven for 2-4 hours depending on your oven.  Do not over dry or the Roll-up can become brittle.


Although these items might dehydrate well on their own, I don’t recommend putting them in your Fruit Roll-Ups (especially in great quantity) – They can cause them to be too sticky or not dry correctly for storage:

  • Pineapple

  • Honey

  • Citrus Fruits (other than Lemon or Lime for preservation)

  • Broccoli or very Fibrous Veggies

Sweet Potato Chips


1 large Sweet Potato

1 tbsp Lemon Juice

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1 tsp dried Rosemary flakes

1/2 tsp Paprika


  1. Wash and dry sweet potato

  2. Thinly slice sweet potatoIn a bowl coat sweet potato slices with lemon juice and olive oil

  3. Then add rosemary flakes, sea salt, and paprika

  4. Place sweet potato slices in a single layer on Excalibur dehydrator trayDry at 125 degrees F for 7 to 11 hours or until sweet potato chips become crisp

  5. Let chips cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container

Beet Chips


3 Beets

1 tbsp Dried Rosemary

1 tbsp Dried Thyme

1 tbsp Olive Oil

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Pepper



  1. Wash beets well.

  2. Use mandoline to slice beets into approximately 1/4 inch thick slices.

  3. Add beets and all other ingredients to a large bowl.

  4. Mix and make sure beets are well coated with seasonings.

  5. Marinate for at least 1 hr.

  6. Place vegetable slices in a single layer on an Excalibur Dehydrator tray.

  7. Dry at 125 degrees F for approximately 10 hours or until all beet slices become crisp chips.

  8. Enjoy!

Zucchini Chips


  • 4 cups thinly sliced zucchini about 2-3 medium

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt or pink himalayan



  1. Use a mandolin or slice zucchini as thin as possible.

  2. In a small bowl whisk olive oil and vinegar together.

  3. Place zucchini in a large bowl and toss with oil and vinegar.

  4. Add zucchini in even layers to dehydrator then sprinkle with coarse sea salt.

  5. Depending on how thin you sliced the zucchini and on your dehydrator the drying time will vary, anywhere from 8-14 hours. My temperature setting was 135 degrees F.

  6. To make in the oven: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Lay zucchini evenly. Bake at 200 degrees F for 2-3 hours. Rotate half way during cooking time.

  7. Store chips in an airtight container.

Banana Chips

Ingredients: 2-3 Slightly brown-flecked bananas will have the sweetest, most concentrated flavor when dried.

Directions: Peel the bananas. Slice bananas into 1/4-inch or 3/8-inch chips.

Dip each banana slice into the lemon juice (or drizzle lemon juice over all the slices). This lessens browning of the banana chips and adds a bit of vitamin C back into the banana.

Shake off the extra lemon juice and lay the banana slice on the dehydrator tray. Leave enough space between banana slices on the tray to allow sufficient air flow for drying.

Fill the available dehydrator trays with banana slices. Turn the dehydrator on to 135 degrees and go about your day. Check the bananas after about six hours; it typically takes six to eight hours, but this varies depending upon the thickness of the banana slices.

A perfectly dehydrated banana slice is leathery and dry, but might be slightly sticky to the touch. If the bananas tear easily as you remove them from the tray, they’re probably not quite done. Slices that feel at all “fleshy” or soft should go back in for awhile longer. Store in an airtight container.

Half way through, stop the food dehydrator and flip over all the banana slices. The slices are easy to peel off the dehydrator tray when they are warm, and turning ensures dryness.

Test for dryness. If the banana chips are leathery to crisp, they are done depending on if you like them softer or crispier.

Cool the banana chips for a few hours in the food dehydrator before removing them. Pack dried chips into plastic bags when they are fully cool. Store at room temperature.

Carrot Ginger Miso Dressing

This adapted recipe is the perfect thing for a homemade plate of greens or other veggies and grains like quinoa/wild rice, beans, fish etc. Use it to drizzle on top OR as just a salad dressing. 


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons miso paste

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

  • 2 medium carrots, roughly chopped

  • 1 inch long piece of fresh ginger, roughly chopped

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • black pepper to taste


1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend on high until a thick oily paste has formed. You may add more water if a thinner sauce is desired. Use to perk up any plain old steamed vegetables.

Green Tahini Dressing


  • Small bunch (about 30 sprigs) flat-leaf parsley

  • 1/2 cup sesame tahini

  • 1-2 large cloves garlic (OR OMIT if needed)

  • 4 to 5 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 to 6 tablespoons water

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional) or other spices you love!


Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend on high until a thick oily paste has formed. You may add more water if a thinner sauce is desired. Use to perk up any plain old steamed vegetables.

Lighten Up Lemon Dressing

Yield: Just under 1 cup of dressing


  • 1/4 cup Tahini

  • 1 garlic cloves (OR OMIT if too sensitive to garlic)

  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)

  • 1/4 cup Nutritional yeast or a bit more, to taste

  • 2-4 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil, to taste

  • 1 tsp sea salt + freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 3 tbsp water, or as needed


Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend on high until a thick oily paste has formed. You may add more water if a thinner sauce is desired. Use to perk up any plain old steamed vegetables.

Avocado Cucumber Dressing


  • ½ ripe avocado

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar

  • 1/3 medium cucumber

  • Sea salt to taste

  • Small pinch of Stevia (optional—add at end if flavor needs adjusting to make it just a tiny touch sweet but barely!)

  • Fresh cilantro, oregano, or basil


Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend on high until a thick oily paste has formed. You may add more water if a thinner sauce is desired. Use to perk up any plain old steamed vegetables.

Garlic Dressing


3-4 small anchovies
1 egg yolk
1-3 small garlic cloves (as per your liking, I usually only use one small one)
1 tsp good quality mustard (my favorite is organic brown by Eden Organics)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (though I much prefer apple cider vinegar it depends on your tastes)


Mix all in blender and slowly pour in 1 cup extra virgin olive oil — (don’t over-mix unless you want it to thicken more like mayo!)


One bowl buckwheat cake (gluten free)

10 min prep time/40 min cook time


  • 1-1/2 cups buckwheat flour

  • 1 cup monk fruit sweetener

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp fine sea salt

  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

  • ⅔ cup melted organic coconut oil

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1-3/4 cups mashed very ripe bananas

  • optional: ⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips (I like using Lily’s

  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and oil a 9-inch (23 cm) square metal baking pan.(or use cupcake baking dish (l like using the silicone ones — makes it really easy)

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Add eggs, oil and vanilla to flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon until just blended. Gently stir in bananas and pecans or walnuts and chocolate chips if so desired.

  4. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with a few moist crumbs attached. Let cool in pan on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Curried Lentils


  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil

  • 1 medium Onion, sliced

  • 1 Tbsp minced Garlic (3-4 cloves) OR OMIT/add just one.

  • 1 Tbsp minced Ginger Root

  • ¾ cup Red Lentils

  • 1 ½ cup organic Coconut Milk

  • 1 ¼ cup Water

  • 2 Handfusl of Kale, stems removed

  • 1 ½ tsp Curry Powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander

  • ½ tsp Turmeric

  • ½ tsp Cumin

  • ⅛ tsp Cardamom

  • ½ tsp Sea Salt


  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 7-8 minutes until they start to brown. Add the garlic and ginger. Cook for a minute. Add the spices and a splash of water to form a paste. Stir.

  2. Stir in the lentils, then add the water and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and add the kale. Cover with a lid. Let simmer for 20 minutes or until lentils are soft. Serve with rice or quinoa even better.