IG: I’ve filled the maximum space in all my beds. Now I just need more beds 😆 Gardening is like that. Once you get hooked, you just want more and more! This year’s new additions are dahlias, snow peas and radishes. I’ve also been growing a ton of flowers from seed since March (which I don’t talk about as often) and I’ve placed them around our yard to attract the pollinators 📸@saramonikaphoto

I’ve filled the maximum space in all my beds. Now I just need more beds 😆

Gardening is like that. Once you get hooked, you just want more and more!

This year’s new additions are dahlias, snow peas and radishes. I’ve also been growing a ton of flowers from seed since March (which I don’t talk about as often) and I’ve placed them around our yard to attract the pollinators! 🐝🦋🐞




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📸@saramonikaphoto

IG: It’s that salady time of year and I’m enjoying incorporating some of my early homegrown greens into my creations. I like switching up my proteins so I’ve added wild caught Argentinian shrimp to this one for a seafood twist. Are you feeling pulled toward fresh green salads lately too? How do you keep them interesting?

It’s that salady time of year and I’m enjoying incorporating some of my early homegrown greens into my creations.

I like switching up my proteins so I’ve added wild caught Argentinian shrimp to this one for a seafood twist.

Are you feeling pulled toward fresh green salads lately too? How do you keep them interesting?




#salad #nomnomnom #deliciousfoodathome #organiceats #bigsalad #saladtime #freshandfrank #homegrownveggies

IG: Wild and green over here. It’s how we like it. Been eating up this spinach and arugula like crazy and loving every second of it! Gardeners, have you harvested anything yet?

Wild and green over here. It’s how we like it. Been eating up this spinach and arugula like crazy and loving every second of it!
Gardeners, have you harvested anything yet?
👊🏼👊🏼




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IG: My garden is so happy about today’s rain and the humidity is making me look extra wild. Anyone else’s hair go way curlier on one side than the other, or just me?! 😂 No point in taming this today, the rain can own it

My garden is so happy about today’s rain and the humidity is making me look extra wild.
Anyone else’s hair go way curlier on one side than the other, or just me?! 😂
No point in taming this today, the rain can own it 🤷🏻‍♀️.




#rainyday #wildhair #raindayhair #wildling #outdoorlife #gardener #gardenhair

IG: We all know by now that sugar is not good for us by now. But we can also be realistic. It’s about being SELECTIVE with how we indulge. About treating our bodies as the precious entities they are and not filling them with garbage. About choosing high quality, made with intention products that are, in a perfect world, gluten-free, dairy-free and organic (these cost more— but quality over quantity is key). Side rant: Social media is a selective platform where we get to put forward the particular image that we want to portray. But I’m not going to pretend like I’m not human and don’t enjoy an indulgence from time to time. I ate this. BUT— I chose this selectively and I saw it for what it was— a special indulgence that came in addition to the excellent food choices I usually make. No guilt. So: Make good choices most of the time. Then if you decide to indulge, first choose it wisely and selectively, then eat it slow and really enjoy it. Know it’s an occasional thing and that it’s not a staple in your everyday healthy food choices. DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP. A healthy life is not about depriving yourself but it’s about becoming more discerning / choosy / selective with what you do put in (or on) your body. It really is about the choices that you make MOST of the time, quality over quantity always, and following this with a healthy mindset about it. That’s my advice 👊🏼 What’s your strategy? Featured: @kellysbake blackberry earl grey cupcake

We all know by now that sugar is not good for us by now. But we can also be realistic.

It’s about being SELECTIVE with how we indulge. About treating our bodies as the precious entities they are and not filling them with garbage. About choosing high quality, made with intention products that are, in a perfect world, gluten-free, dairy-free and organic (these cost more— but quality over quantity is key). Side rant: Social media is a selective platform where we get to put forward the particular image that we want to portray. But I’m not going to pretend like I’m not human and don’t enjoy an indulgence from time to time. I ate this.

BUT— I chose this selectively and I saw it for what it was— a special indulgence that came in addition to the excellent food choices I usually make. No guilt.

So:
Make good choices most of the time.
Then if you decide to indulge, first choose it wisely and selectively, then eat it slow and really enjoy it. Know it’s an occasional thing and that it’s not a staple in your everyday healthy food choices.
DO NOT BEAT YOURSELF UP.

A healthy life is not about depriving yourself but it’s about becoming more discerning / choosy / selective with what you do put in (or on) your body.
It really is about the choices that you make MOST of the time, quality over quantity always, and following this with a healthy mindset about it.

That’s my advice 👊🏼 What’s your strategy?

Featured: @kellysbake blackberry earl grey #glutenfree #dairyfree cupcake 🧁 •



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IG: CAULIFLOWER! This was last year, but damn was I proud and excited by successfully growing cauliflower for the first time 👊🏼 Can’t wait to see what magic this year’s garden brings. Newest addition? Heirloom yellow eggplant

CAULIFLOWER!
This was last year, but damn was I proud and excited by successfully growing cauliflower for the first time 👊🏼
Can’t wait to see what magic this year’s garden brings. Newest addition? Heirloom yellow eggplant! 🍆




#gardening #growingfood #growfood #raisedbedgardening #rewarding #organicgardening #growfoodathome #gardeningwithlaura

IG: I don’t usually eat breakfast, but once in a while (if it’s OK for me to have no energy for the rest of the day😛), I’ll make an epic brunch 🥞 This long weekend Monday it happened to be pancakes, eggs and bacon. Of course, you won’t catch me making standard pancakes ever— they’ll always have a healthier twist. These easy wild blueberry pancakes are and crazy delicious. Here ya go! PALEO PANCAKES Ingredients: •2 eggs •1/4 C unsweetened applesauce OR canned pumpkin (I used canned pumpkin because I didn’t have applesauce – hence why they’re tinted orange) •1/2 tsp real vanilla •1/2 C almond flour •1/2 C arrowroot flour •1 tsp baking powder •pinch salt •1/3 C wild blueberries Directions: 1. Whisk together eggs, applesauce/pumpkin and vanilla in a bowl. Then add in remaining ingredients and whisk together until combined. 2. Preheat your preferred pancake pan with some oil— I used cast iron with bacon grease 😏but you can use butter or avocado oil also. 3. Once hot, drop in 1/4 cup batter and spoon in your blueberries to each pancake. 4. Continue to cook your pancakes, flipping once, until golden brown on each side. I topped these with grassfed butter, more wild blueberries and quick-candied pecans (pecans chopped and lightly toasted in the pan with bacon grease, a splash maple syrup and a pinch salt). Let me know if you try these #🥞

I don’t usually eat breakfast, but once in a while (if it’s OK for me to have no energy for the rest of the day😛), I’ll make an epic brunch 🥞
This long weekend Monday it happened to be pancakes, eggs and bacon.
Of course, you won’t catch me making standard pancakes ever— they’ll always have a healthier twist.
These easy #paleo wild blueberry pancakes are #glutenfree , #dairyfree and crazy delicious.

Here ya go!

PALEO PANCAKES

Ingredients:
•2 eggs
•1/4 C unsweetened applesauce OR canned pumpkin (I used canned pumpkin because I didn’t have applesauce – hence why they’re tinted orange)
•1/2 tsp real vanilla
•1/2 C almond flour
•1/2 C arrowroot flour
•1 tsp baking powder
•pinch salt
•1/3 C wild blueberries

Directions:
1. Whisk together eggs, applesauce/pumpkin and vanilla in a bowl. Then add in remaining ingredients and whisk together until combined.

2. Preheat your preferred pancake pan with some oil— I used cast iron with bacon grease 😏but you can use butter or avocado oil also.

3. Once hot, drop in 1/4 cup batter and spoon in your blueberries to each pancake.

4. Continue to cook your pancakes, flipping once, until golden brown on each side.

I topped these with grassfed butter, more wild blueberries and quick-candied pecans (pecans chopped and lightly toasted in the pan with bacon grease, a splash maple syrup and a pinch salt). Let me know if you try these!




#paleopancakes #treatfood #brunchathome #grainfree #dairyfree #exceptbutter #wildblueberry #nomnomnom #soyummy #🥞

IG: Want a plentiful zucchini harvest this year? Watch this! 👊🏼 I explain how to ensure you get a massive harvest by quickly and easily hand-pollinating your zucchini plants. BADA BING, BADA BOOM, SUCCESSFUL ZUCCHINI. Comment below if you’re gonna try this

Want a plentiful zucchini harvest this year? Watch this! 👊🏼
I explain how to ensure you get a massive harvest by quickly and easily hand-pollinating your zucchini plants. BADA BING, BADA BOOM, SUCCESSFUL ZUCCHINI.

Comment below if you’re gonna try this!




#gardeningwithlaura #zucchini #handpollination #growingfood #gardening #organicgardening #holistichealth #growyourownfood

IG: 🥬Lettuce is an excellent novice grower veg— its seeds can be sewn directly into soil (recommended for first time growers) or it can be very easily grown inside under grow lights if you’re more advanced (as seen here). I say sow directly into soil if you’re a novice gardener because the root system of lettuce is shallow and very fragile and can be easily damaged when transplanting. This is best done by someone who knows what they’re doing 😅 If you’re an inexperienced grower, sow your lettuce seeds outside directly in your container or garden bed and then thin excess seedlings so each seedling is about 3-4” apart. Reminder that plants need space to grow big and healthy, but lettuce is one that can be packed pretty closely relative to others, especially if you’ll be harvesting outer leaves as opposed to harvesting full heads. Pro tip: sow new lettuce seeds every six weeks for a continuous supply of lettuce throughout the season (succession planting); a single lettuce plant will not last you very long! Freshly grown lettuce takes salads to the NEXT LEVEL! Will you be growing lettuce this year?

🥬Lettuce is an excellent novice grower veg— its seeds can be sewn directly into soil (recommended for first time growers) or it can be very easily grown inside under grow lights if you’re more advanced (as seen here).
I say sow directly into soil if you’re a novice gardener because the root system of lettuce is shallow and very fragile and can be easily damaged when transplanting. This is best done by someone who knows what they’re doing 😅
If you’re an inexperienced grower, sow your lettuce seeds outside directly in your container or garden bed and then thin excess seedlings so each seedling is about 3-4” apart. Reminder that plants need space to grow big and healthy, but lettuce is one that can be packed pretty closely relative to others, especially if you’ll be harvesting outer leaves as opposed to harvesting full heads.

Pro tip: sow new lettuce seeds every six weeks for a continuous supply of lettuce throughout the season (succession planting); a single lettuce plant will not last you very long!

Freshly grown lettuce takes salads to the NEXT LEVEL!
Will you be growing lettuce this year?




#lettuce #growyourownfood #gardeningtips #growingfood #organicgarden #gardeningwithlaura #growfood #raisedbedgardening