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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     It's sweats & boots season in the neighbourhood. My boots are permanently dirty thanks to my silly pup. I don't mind.  #sobanoodles with #grassfed #organic #beef & lots of veggies in a Thai/peanut sauce - homemade lunch in a #zerowaste glass container!
     When you think your fridge is empty & you have nothing to eat... Scavenge up lonely veggies and make a #zerowaste blended soup! I used #carrots, onions, #ginger, #turmeric, #potatoes, #garlic, #coconutmilk, homemade chicken #bonebroth and lots of spices to make a simple Carrot Ginger Potato Soup that warms you right up! Served with cheesy garlic toast triangles, and enjoyed outside with my love & a little candle.  Oh man, we are sure gonna miss sunny days, but the seasons must change, and we also look forward to hunkering down & spending time sharing food, candles, laughs, layers, red cheeks, warm drinks, movies, books, board games, nights in, wool socks, striking leaves, frost on spiderwebs, introspection, gentle care for ourselves, and community. Oh, and that fall bounty!
     @bynaturedesign was our favourite booth at #IDSWest! #LivingWall options are available to bring #nature into your space. It's so important to connect with the natural world, as we spend 90% of our time indoors. Air quality is a huge, yet invisible threat to our #health, and indoor air is much more polluted than outdoor air in North America. High-efficiency buildings & offices are a major culprit of dirty indoor air, causing fatigue, headaches, illness and more due to the emissions from office appliances (computers & printers), furniture, carpet, high foot traffic, windows that don't open, re-circulating HVac Systems, lack of fresh incoming air and industrial products/cleaners. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), EMFs, formaldehyde, benzene, and more are found in indoor air, along with mold, dust, mites, dander and other things that cause #allergies, discomfort & illness. Every indoor space would benefit from a living wall, as plants help clean the air of the above mentioned nasties! Looking at nature scenes have also been proven to reduce stress & anxiety - a little green can go a long way!  Find your inner glow
     Fall Yogurt #BreakfastBowl #Organic #GrassFed #CreamTop #Yogurt with #banana, wild #blueberries (picked in the summer), #pecans, #hemp seeds, #crabapple #jam, #cranberry powder, #cinnamon & #haskap berry syrup.  Have you done the #PeopleParksDogs survey?! The @cityofvancouver & @vanparkboard are assessing the #dog strategy, and need your valuable input! It's estimated that 50% of #Vancouver residents own a dog, so make sure you do the survey to give feedback! Dog space only accounts for 4-6% of park space, so with 50% owning dogs, there is a lot of discussion on how to increase dog play spaces and create an excellent experience for all park users. #CivicDuty calls!
     How cute are these #upcycled #zeroesdte cutlery vases? Spotted at the #Etsy #CraftFair in #NorthVan by @andthenagain  so sorry my fridge is not magnetic - but Big City Hippie Greer @greerellen picked one up for her fridge. A single bloom, a sprig of rosemary, a twig with fall leaves - so many little treasures will bring a smile with these hollow cutlery magnets. #EtsyMadeInCanada //#EtsyVancouver // #EVM2016 was great (minus the swag-bag snafu that got ppl cross). We only wish they would curate the show a bit more so you see more variety, and less similarities between booths. We love to #shoplocal and zero waste!  My #hiking buddy is @gunnarthepooch! Mommy doggy humpday #hike in #NorthVan to #GetOutside & #GoExplore in the September sunshine!
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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 […]

Healthful Oatmeal Latte

Healthful Oatmeal Latte

Feb 26, 2016 | No Comments

We are lucky ducks who got an espresso maker as a gift, and I us 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 […]

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 […]