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Lactation Recipes: Barley-chata

We still have a few weeks left of summer, so let's pack in a few more iced drinks while we can! Here's a fun and festive beverage inspired by horchata, a Mexican rice cooler. In our version, we use barley for its super lactogenic powers. When barley cooks, a lot of its nutrients are leeched out in the water. What is left is a pleasantly savory and nutty drink which delivers a ton of B vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber to keep you feeling full throughout the day. Just like oats, barley has been traditionally served to new breastfeeding mamas for its healing and milk-producing effects. We all know it is important to stay hydrated while breastfeeding, especially in the summer....

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Lactation Recipes: Coconut Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit & Candied Fennel

Ah, black licorice. You either love it or you hate it. As a child, I was firmly in the red licorice camp. Good and Plenty in a Halloween basket was an easy, no-brainer trade. Maybe it was the Sambuca in college, or the bizcochitos from a magical trip to Sante Fe, but it seems I've slowly migrated over to the dark side. With weather heating up here in Arizona, this coconut panna cotta was my jam. Alone, it's light and creamy and mildly sweet- almost like a whole-fat yogurt. With a heavy-handed sprinkle of candied fennel seed and the tangy flesh of a passion fruit? I think we'd be lying to ourselves if we didn't admit it was full-on dessert. And...

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