Big City Hippies

Big City Living, 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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     Tomorrow, come check out the @vinesfestival at #TroutLake! It's an Eco Arts festival! ✌  Wednesdays are #CSA Pick-Up day! We get our weekly organically & local grown veggies from @innercityfarms and fetch them from @luppolo_brewing in #EastVan on Wednesday evenings! #eatyourgreens #drinkyourbeer 🥒
     My wild berries bring all the boys to the yard, and I'm like "they're better than the conventional chemical-laden toxic ones grown by big agra and pretend stewards of the land"  #foraging & #hiking today with @bleoblea @clairepenvin @julia.booth - now we have #pie plans.  Spotted an Eastern #Bumblebee for the #BumbleBeeCount - it was happily collecting pollen near Coopers Park in #Yaletown on a #hibiscus bush. # Capture a photo of a bumble and submit it to @foe_canada to help them learn more about the health & needs of these crucial #pollinators. #🦋 # # Pesticides have been linked to #ColonyCollapseDisorder (CCD), and the population levels of pollinators is in great decline! The #PMRA (Federal agency regulating the use of #pesticides such as #neonicotinoids, #glyphosate, #atrazine etc) is failing to keep #Canadian and global citizens safe, as they allow "temporary permits", granting chemical use without all the safety reporting "required". Some products have been used for decades without ever submitting thorough safety data. And the PMRA data is hidden from the public, accessible only in their reading room. What say our pal @justinpjtrudeau? Will he take his kids bumblebee photo hunting for a photo op, but then do nothing about CCD? #SaveTheBees #SaveTheHumans
     #friyay #selfcare #facemask morning! #FoodOnYourFace à la @nextbitenutrition style. This is a #Turmeric #Honey mask, made with ingredients found in your own kitchen. Mix up 2 tablespoons of the highest quality honey you can get (#manukahoney is the gold of golden honeys), mix in some Turmeric powder, some cinnamon, and maybe a drop of #lavender #essentialoils for a mask that is hydrating, brightening, promoting circulation, calming, and drawing out impurities. Honey is pretty magic! Put it on for 15-30 minutes, in a thin layer so it doesn't warm up and drop off, and be mindful of staining Turmeric - don't wear white and clean up well! Use a dark towel to dry your face once you've washed it with warm water! Apply it, then head outside to breathe fresh air and look at stuff (lots of spiderwebs out to marvel at) ## #  Today at work @lornavanderhaeghe , I organized a Chip N Dip day, ordering an amazing selection of unique, local, healthful products from @spuddelivers! Check out what's on my plate... • Veggie Pâté: @saltspringharvest •Fromage Frais: little qualicum cheeseworks • Grass Fed Brie: @goldenearscheesecrafters • Raw Milk Cheddar: @thevillagecheeseshop • Cilantro Pesto: @spreadem_kitchen • Salsa: @lasmargaritasbc • Chipotle Bean Dip: @betterbeanco • Tzatziki Dip: @habibisfoods • Hummus: @befreshlocal • Kale Crakers: @rwgarciasnacks • Black Rice Crackers: @laikicrackers • Black Sesame Snaps: @edwardandsons • Cassava Chips: @jtsfoods • Beet Chips: @hardbitechips • Carrot Chips: @hardbitechips • Blue Corn Tortillas: @nealbrothers • Herb Crackers: @marysgonecrackers • Veggie Stix: @goodhealth • Veggie Chips: @terrachips Who doesn't love a #tapas spread for lunch?
     "Everything you need, your courage, strength, compassion, and love; everything you need is already within you." We tell ourselves it's not there, but it is. It's often just hidden away from the world, in a sense of false security and protection. However, you'll find the best security and protection when you access all that is within you, and let it blossom and bloom from your deep, endless, heart ✨ #Quote & Graphic: unknown  Blackberries ♠️
     A moment of #joybundling found amongst the #blackberries and #hydrangeas, thanks to the high jinks of my ##GunnarThePooch. He's exhausted, sweaty glee makes me truly happy! Bundled with #FlowerPower, #sunshine, and #berries - does it get any better?  Enjoying a hearty dose of salty air at the #Breakwater in #Victoria #BC. #Ocean spray in the air has been linked to improved lung health. Those little misty particles of #sea #water enter your #lungs and help heal damaged tissue. This can be very beneficial for those with respiratory conditions (#asthma, #emphysema, #bronchitis, #COPD for example). #SaltTherapy has been around for centuries, and is experiencing a resurgence in the #health and #wellness sector. Another way the #nature has your back; #sustainabilityiswellness. Protect #MotherEarth to protect your health. #
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Mango Ginger Salmonberry Smoothie

Mango Ginger Salmonberry Smoothie

Aug 16, 2017 | No Comments

Power Up your smoothie with wild berries! Foraged Salmonberries were a great addition to this mango ginger smoothie! Ingredients mango (we used organic, frozen) salmonberries (foraged – not available in stores) banana (one medium-ish sized) kale (a few leaves) tahini (a tablespoon-ish) ginger (a small knob) yogurt (plain, grass-fed, a few tablespoons water (a splash […]

Art of Living Retreats

Art of Living Retreats

Apr 10, 2017 | No Comments

In June 2016, my best friend Richelle and I joined Bianca & Jose at their Art of Living retreat on Bowen Island. We had been looking for an experience to share together that was beyond our usual repertoire, but that wasn’t a full blown trip/vacation. We literally googled on the phone together “Retreats in British […]

Golden Milk is Sunshine in a Cup

Golden Milk is Sunshine in a Cup

Apr 7, 2017 | No Comments

Making my own sunshine with a hot cup of Golden Milk! I love adding ginger, allspice, cinnamon and maple syrup or honey to my sunny turmeric powerhouse beverage.  I also love steaming my grass fed milk so it’s all frothy and fun!  Golden Milk is an Ayurvedic healing drink made with lots of turmeric, black […]

Quark on Toast 

Quark on Toast 

Apr 7, 2017 | No Comments

Grass-fed Quark, pesto, red cabbage sauerkraut, pepper & turmeric atop sourdough kamut rye toast = savoury anytime yum! I had it for breakfast.  A poached or fried egg would be a delicious addition!

Get OUTside with the Wild About Vancouver Festival

Get OUTside with the Wild About Vancouver Festival

Mar 29, 2017 | No Comments

Just like spring, the Wild About Vancouver Festival is close on our heels! From April 22 – 30, 2017, Vancouver & the Lower Mainland are invited to participate in FREE outdoor events hosted by local partners, such as schools, organizations, individuals, and businesses. This year, the goal is to have 80+ free events that promote […]