Big City Hippies

Big City Dreams, Hippie Ideals

Nourish {nur-ish}: to sustain with food or nutriment; supply what is necessary for life, health & growth. Feeding your Mind, Body & Soul are not separate. We need nurturing & nourishing to survive & thrive. We know the value of eating well & caring for ourselves. Let us help you embrace your soul & sustain your body.

You are making choices every day that support & nourish or harm & neglect yourself. There are hundreds of small decisions daily.  Let us help you learn simple, improved ways of doing the same old.  We offer inspiration to make small, healthful changes to support yourself, your loved ones, and your community; from hum-drum to heavenly.

We believe there is a creator inside each one of us. Creativity comes in many forms, and expressing ourselves through different mediums sets our souls free. There is such talent & beauty to feast upon, with much to consider as we navigate this world. Open your eyes, open your heart, open your mind, and create.

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     Homemade "sundried" tomatoes! Take 2 punnets of tomatoes, cut in half, lay on parchment paper drizzled with a little bit of #oliveoil, season with salt & paper and some herbs (we used fresh #thyme and dried #oregano) and bake at 200 for 3-ish hours till they are fairly dehydrated. Then, put them in a glass container and submerge in olive oil. Don't be stingy - the oil is what preserves them! Store in the fridge and use your delicious tomatoes in everything! Pasta, omelettes and salads are our favourites! Use whatever herbs you've got, try avocado oil or other healthy oils, different types of #tomatoes, adding #garlic or chilies - experiment! Store in glass or metal, as plastic leeches it's toxins (like #xenoestrogens) into fats (the olive oil). Use any leftover oil in the container for cooking & recipes - it'll be flavourful and there is no need to waste it! This is a super easy #recipe that yields professional results. These would be a great topper on a goat cheese brie!  Winter is singing - can you hear it?
     #GunnarThePooch testing out this new batch of #snow. Quality control (nose & paws) deems it excellent for playing in. I swear he loves it. #GetOutside and #GoPlay everyone!  Watercolour Winter Sky in #EastVan #❄️️
     It's the last day of the #BCBuyLocal week! A few of my favourites businesses are @eternalabundance, @sajewellness, @urbandigsfarm and @donaldsmarket! That's only a few though - I need a card with spots for like 50+ amazing, local businesses! Shopping Local supports your community in so many ways! We LOVE local! ❤️  A lil snow, a lil sunshine, a lil coffee, and a few insults. #❄️️#☀️#☕️# #organic #espresso from @mojacoffee, #grassfed milk, super power blend from @harmonic_arts, true Ceylon #cinnamon and some maple sugar complete this #latte! I have coffee about 3x a week on average - I don't restrict anything, just practice moderation and use the best quality ingredients whenever I can! #coffee does dehydrate you, and it does suck #magnesium out of your body, so remember to drink #water and eat mag rich foods, and take a magnesium supplement (as our food is denatured and lacks in magnesium nowadays). Magnesium Bisglycinate is the most bioavailabile form, and shouldn't give you side effects like loose stool or upset tummy. My favourite Mag supplement is MAGsmart by @lornavanderhaeghehealth. I admit I'm slightly biased cause I work there, but it's a great product, that supports your heart, brain & nervous system!
     It's snowing and cold outside - fatty filling #avocado on #sourdough #toast with #hempseeds to the rescue! Lots of #omega3 #fattyacids to fill me up!  It's gorgeous and frosty out #Vancouver #❄️️
     #MakeIt #CraftFair is on the the PNE Forum! Go #ShopLocal for your holiday gifts, and be sure to check out the gorgeous #pottery by an old pal, Rachel Radford of @craftingvancouver! She is at #booth101!  I LOVE our reusable, #AdventCalendar! I bought 2 #organic #holiday #chocolate bars from @zimtchocolates (dark chocolate, peppermint and cacao and white chocolate, orange, and cranberry) and broke them up, wrapped them in the foil they came in and tada! Also, a full bar of Denman Island Chocolate for #Christmas day! #
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Healthful Oatmeal Latte

Healthful Oatmeal Latte

Oct 17, 2016 | No Comments

We are lucky ducks who got an espresso maker as a gift, and I use it ALL the time. Well, I’m pretty good about moderation, so really I use it about 2-3 x per week on myself. I love making different flavoured, healthy oatmeal, and I love lattes, so I thought “why not latte flavoured […]

Easy-Over Egg with Nettles

Easy-Over Egg with Nettles

Mar 11, 2016 | No Comments

An easy over egg atop sautéed nettles with pesto, cheddar & spices on a multi-grain bagel. I think I could eat this organic vegetarian recipe daily! Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) are an amazing powerhouse of nutrients. When raw, the tiny needles covering the nettles sting you with chemicals, but when cooked (or soaked), their stinging chemicals are released, making them safe to eat & handle! Nettles taste like a […]

Project Coherence: A Global Meditation

Project Coherence: A Global Meditation

Mar 11, 2016 | No Comments

A little while ago, Big City Hippie Maddy participated in Project Coherence, led by Dr. Joe Dispenza. The first Project Coherence was a live-stream global meditation. Dr. Joe Dispenza led a live, group meditation to raise the frequency of the planet, to become heart-centered together, to unify our souls, to project love into the universe […]

Savoury Almond, Rosemary & Thyme Loaf

Savoury Almond, Rosemary & Thyme Loaf

Mar 13, 2015 | No Comments

Looking for a delicious, nutritous, gluten-free loaf of bread? This Savoury Almond, Rosemary & Thyme Loaf is all that and more! This isn’t about a “gluten-free” trendy bread, it’s just a honest to goodness recipe that is different from our daily routines. If you love nervy, chewy & nutty, why not give this recipe a […]

3 Ingredient Skin Clearing Face Mask

3 Ingredient Skin Clearing Face Mask

Jan 26, 2015 | No Comments

For those without “perfect” skin, you are always on the hunt for that next product to right all wrongs. Maybe it’s a cream, or a pill, or a detox. Whatever it is, it usually doesn’t last, and we are left searching & wondering all over again. We are our worst critics, and the stress of […]