Posts By: Heather Michet

How to Make Oat Flour

Let’s clear something up right off the bat: oats are naturally gluten-free.  They become non-gluten-free when they are processed in facilities that mill other gluten-containing grains such as wheat, barley or rye.  If you must eat gluten-free, choose certified gluten-free oats for making oatmeal, using in recipes and for flour.  These have been processed without… Read more »

What to Do With All of that Zucchini, Part 1

Maybe you’ve experienced a similar surprise upon returning home from vacation like my neighbors did: a garden being overrun by baseball bats, er, zucchini gone wild.  They harvested the monsters, loaded them into a couple of boxes and offered them at the street to walkers needing added protection (don’t some walking advisors suggest carrying a… Read more »

Harvesting Our Inner Garden

The Harvest full moon last Monday was a bold and beautiful reminder to stop and reflect upon the changing season: gathering the fruits of our labors.  What has this summer, this year given you?  What did you plant and nurture in your life?  How have you grown?  What successes and victories are you celebrating? Nearly… Read more »

Kale Salad with Peanut Dressing

Kale is busting out all over (sing to the tune of “June is busting out all over.”) in gardens and farmers markets now.  There are so many ways to enjoy this ; I suggest you play around and discover your favorite ways to enjoy it and give it regular appearances in meals and snacks.  It… Read more »

Electrolytes: How to Keep Them in Balance on Hot Days

We all need them, we all lose them, and losing too many due to excessive perspiration can lead to body troubles.  (Read more about symptoms of electrolyte imbalance here).  In hot summer weather when activity and sweating levels are higher, electrolyte deficiency is more likely than during cooler temperatures. What are electrolytes?  They are minerals… Read more »

‘Tis the Season for Sun Tea

It’s time to kick back in the hammock or lawn chair and delight in a cold glass of tea.  Let the sun create your favorite brew – caffeinated or herbal – using no energy and keeping the house cool. Making your own iced tea means you get to choose the ingredients for flavor and quality,… Read more »

Abundant Garden Gazpacho

How many fresh tomatoes can you really eat or make into salsa when they all come on at once?  Here’s the best gazpacho I’ve ever tasted and it uses what’s plentiful in the garden right now. ABUNDANT GARDEN GAZPACHO 2 cups each vegetable stock and tomato juice 2 Tbsp. each lemon juice and green taco… Read more »

Curried Millet Salad with Craisins

I fell in love with this salad at a women’s craft gathering. Even though it was made with couscous (cracked semolina wheat), I knew I could adapt it using a wheatless power grain like quinoa.  In the interest of making it gluten-free and creating another way to promote millet, I played around until I got… Read more »

Stop shaming people who follow a gluten-free diet

This is such an important article, for many reasons.  Take special note of how many people  – both in the article and in the comments – gained immense healing and significantly changed their lives by taking charge of their health. You can do this too!  Your Vibrant Health plan is a powerful tool I create… Read more »

It’s Berry Season!

Happy berry season!  I’m just back from picking more than 5 lbs. of blueberries at my local patch and what a crop!  The bushes are loaded with large, perfectly ripe and ready-to-eat globes of purpley-blue bliss.  This is the most abundance I’ve seen in this field throughout the 5 years I’ve been picking there. Why… Read more »