Lactation Nut Butter Balls

When I was newly postpartum, a lovely friend brought me these amazing lactation friendly peanut butter balls that were so nice to have around and just grab when I needed a snack.  I scoured the web looking for the recipe that matched.  I found this one at TheBabyGoat.com and it is amazing! I have changed it A LOT though over the past year a a half, and have added even more nutritional yumminess!  I have also doubled the recipe (sorta). edited version: In stand mixer mix:  2 cups dry rolled oats + 2 cups finely ground dry rolled oats 1 cup READ MORE

Friday Food Post-Garlicky Kale Salad

In the midsummer of 2011 I had a life changing experience.  Seriously! Life changing. Huge… I was introduced to a big bowl of Garlicky Kale salad.  I know, I know. Anything involving kale isn’t generally what most people would describe as life changing. In fact, the general response I get from mentioning any recipe involving kale is “bleh.”  I want you to hear me out though.  When this salad is busted out at a gathering, you can find a group of my friends flocking around it–similarly to those seagulls in the movie Finding Nemo,  “Mine! Mine!”  (You know what I’m READ MORE

Cool Creamy Oats and Quinoa

This post was written by Courtney Blake, a local Placenta Encapsulator, mother, student, and friend.  Thank you so much for contributing to the Sacred Roots Community! My older Sister is a personal chef and birth enthusiast. Her name is Mandy Unruh and her blog Mama Mandy is an amazing resource for current and future Mamas and Papas. I am truly excited to share this recipe for Cool Creamy Oats and Quinoa with the Sacred Roots Services LLC family. The ingredients in this recipe are known to be excellent in helping mamas milk supply. That being said, you don’t have to be READ MORE

Balsamic, Quinoa, and Chard Salad

Quinoa is a miracle grain.  I love this little seed!  It is high in protein and folate (1), so very beneficial to pregnancy and fetal development.  Did you know that 2013 will be officially be “”The International Year of the Quinoa?” (2) Because of it’s nutritive value and superb biodiversity it is considered a Super Grain! I have WAY too much Rainbow Chard in my garden this year and so have been trying to find ways to use it, I LOVE this salad and make it very regularly. Enjoy!     Ingredients: 1 bunch swiss chard (10-12 good sized stalks) 1 small sweet READ MORE