Cauli-Mashed Potatoes: Delicious & Dairy-Free

Cauli-mashed potatoes is a dish worthy of any holiday table. Adding cauliflower to mashed potatoes is a delicious way to include more veggies in your meal. I prefer this creamy recipe over traditional mashed potatoes.

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Vegan No-Bake Pumpkin Pie: Delicious Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free Dessert

Pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving are a perfect match. This no-bake pie is a healthy take on the Thanksgiving classic and will support your body, leaving you satisfied during the holidays. I love knowing this tasty dessert is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, egg-free and contains no refined sugars.

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What is My Medicinal Home?

Welcome! My Medicinal Home is here to support you to live a healthy life with more joy and ease. I have 45 years of experience, including significant self-study and numerous classes. I’m a certified health coach and have completed an herbal apprenticeship. All this has given me an abundance of insight that I’m excited to share to help you easily and effectively transition to healthy natural living. I have both received help from others and developed my own strategies.  I will provide links to other websites that have been valuable to me. My desire is for My Medicianal Home to be a tool to inspire you to develop a lifestyle that fits with your personal goals.   

Some things to know about my information: 

  1. Whole foods 

God has given us fruits, vegetables, wild foods, grains and meat to eat.  Food in its original form, or as close to its original form as possible, is God’s healing gift to us.  My recipes use whole foods with no wheat, eggs or dairy. Unfortunately these “no” foods have been tampered with over the decades and now may cause adverse effects to our bodies. 

  1. Herbs and wild foods

Healing herbs and wild foods are nature’s way of providing safe and powerful ways to heal and clean both our bodies and homes. Natural cleaning tips, first aid support and herbal remedies that have proven effective for myself and family are provided here. This information is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice from your healthcare provider.

  1. Energy healing

Energy healing techniques have accelerated healing and improved my quality of life.  I considered these tools as self-help material. Scientifically, energy = mass x speed of light (E=mc2); therefore, energy work is science based not a mystical experience. Some energy healing teaching also has ties to Eastern religion, like the Chakra system. However, I look at energy healing as a tool grounded in the laws of nature and not as a religious practice.

In 2018, I unexpectedly encountered two powerful resources. Carol Tuttle’s work on energy healing, and Anthony William (The Medical Medium) information on healing from chronic and mystery illness were the tools I needed to more fully heal my mind and body. If it feels correct for you, you might find their teachings helpful as well. Neither myself nor this website are affiliated, supported or sponsored by these people or any other company.

The information on this website is from my personal journey. I continue to learn and adjust and believe the best way to move forward is one step at a time or what often feels like three steps forward and two steps backwards. Give yourself a lot of grace, go at your own pace, and start with what sounds most compelling to you. If you aren’t sure where to start, I would suggest the posts in Healthy Eating 101. Most of all have fun and enjoy living, eating and thinking towards becoming a healthier you.



Holiday Butternut Squash Wild Rice Pilaf

Of all the pilaf recipes I’ve tried, this one is my favorite. It is a hearty, slightly sweet, and deeply satisfying dish that is perfect for the holidays. It’s also a wonderful vegetarian main dish and makes a great lunch the next day.

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Autumn Kale & Roasted Sweet Potato Salad: Satisfying & Immune Boosting

I get excited for fall just thinking about eating this salad.  It is loaded with immune boosting antioxidants in the kale, apples, sweet potatoes & herbs.  It is a perfect dish to build up the body as we head into the flu and cold season. The colorful appearance and delicious fall flavors in this unique salad make it fun to serve to others.

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Dinner in a “Pumpkin”: Fall Nutrition, Fun and Flavor

Serving your dinner inside a pumpkin or squash makes for a fun fall meal. I prefer the flavor of red kuri squash over pumpkin, but any squash can be used. I’ve also used this recipe with delicata and acorn squash.

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Sweet Potatoes & Red Cabbage with Ginger Glaze: Eye Appealing, Tasty, Nutritious Meal

Beautiful to look at, delicious to eat, and a powerhouse of nutrients that leave you satiated… I love cooking sweet potatoes & red cabbage with ginger glaze. 

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DIY Lavender Herbal Disinfectant – Fights Germs, Fresh Scent, and Safe

Your home will smell like the freshness of summer when you use this DIY natural lavender herbal disinfectant. Lavender has antimicrobial properties killing viruses, bacterial and funguses. In addition, making your own safe disinfectant protects you and your family from toxic scents and chemicals.

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Lemony Kale Salad with Dried Blueberries & Olives: Quick & Easy, Family Favorite

If you are looking for that special salad to take to your next event… this is it! It’s quick and easy to make and taste better over time.  The food combination of lemon, dried blueberries and olives with kale is superb. 

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Plantain: First Aid Use for this Common Weed

The next time you get a mosquito bite, the secret to stopping your itch may be as close as your backyard. You may have even assumed it was just a weed! Plantain leaves are actually a great medicinal plant that, along with soothing a bug bite, will also take away the pain from a bee sting, and aid in healing to minor scrapes.

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Healing Aloe Vera Plant for Added Health & Beauty

When my kids were growing up, I often had an aloe vera plant decorating a table or a window sill. This easy-to-grow succulent is best known to relieve sunburn. It’s cooling effect and healing properties relieve sunburn pain and minimize skin from peeling.

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1 Recipe 3 Ways: Cauliflower “Fried Rice”- Plant-based, Meat, or Quick & Easy

1 Recipe 3 Ways are staple meals in our family since we have both plant-based and meat eaters. I developed a plant-based recipe with a meat option plus a simple version using pre-made ingredients from the grocery store.

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Lentil-stuffed Squash with Herbs & Mushrooms: A Thanksgiving Dish or Meal on It’s Own

This recipe is a favorite Thanksgiving dish for our plant-based family members!  Satisfying mushrooms plus sage, oregano and thyme adds nutrition and flavor to the lentils. 

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DIY Lemon Vinegar and Household Cleaner – Safe, Inexpensive & Easy to Make

Make your own eco-friendly cleaner and reduce your family’s exposure to toxic chemicals in many store-bought cleaners. It’s easy… all you need is vinegar, water and a squeeze of soap.

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Teresa’s Top 5 Healthy Tips

It’s easy to get confused when it comes to health and wellness. Depending on your goals, your list of healthy tips could look a little different than mine. My goal is healing, so I choose to eat an abundance of fruits and vegetables full of healing flavonoids and antioxidants.  

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3 Steps to Better Health

Most people would love to eat a bit healthier … but doing that is a lot easier said than done! Making a few smaller changes can be a great way to start. I recommend focusing on adding an abundance of healthy foods to your diet.

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1 Recipe 3 Ways: Nacho Potatoes – Plant-based, Meat, or Quick & Easy

In our home,  we have both plant-based and meat eaters, which can make meal planning a challenge. Even if you eat meat, adding a few more plant-based meals can both save you money and support your health with more vegetables and less fat.

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Healing Broth: Adding Flavor and Nutrition to Your Recipes

We’ve all been there: you buy veggies with the best intentions, but they start to get old or wilted before you can finish them. When this happens to me, I know it’s time to make healing broth!

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Pumpkin-Spiced Apple Smoothie: Sugar-Free Guilt-Free Treat

Pumpkin-spiced treats are a fall favorite!  This flavorful pumpkin-spiced apple smoothie is a sugar-free, guilt-free immune boosting treat you can enjoy as often as you like! 

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Homemade Immune Boosting Root Beer Recipe

When you think of root beer, “healthy” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But this homemade root beer isn’t your average sugary soda. It’s immune-boosting and full of medicinal roots and mushrooms.

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Make Your Own Dandelion Root Latte – with Great Health Benefits

Drinking a dandelion root latte is one of my favorite ways to consume this medicinal plant. I have a special attraction and amazement towards this abundant NW plant. Dandelion reminds me that even when we try to push nature away, like when people try to kill dandelions as a weed, nature still loves us and provides medicine for us just about everywhere.

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How to Make Hawthorn Honey: Stress Relief & Immune Support

I love eating wild foods and they’re great for your health! Hawthorn trees grow all around the Pacific Northwest.  From mid to late September be on the lookout for the ripe red berries on this medicinal plant.  I know I will be out gathering this healing plant and making one of my favorite honeys – Hawthorn Honey!

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