The cold and flu season is upon us. And of course we’d all like to avoid getting sick. The best insurance you have against protecting yourself and your family is maintaining good nutrition throughout the cold months to come. When you ‘boost’ your immune system with the nutrients your body needs for optimal performance, your […]
Cold and flue season is approaching quickly. This time of year it’s especially important to build and support your immune system so you’ll be as strong as possible to fight off any viruses and bacteria you come into contact with. As amazing as the immune system is, it can only safeguard you from illness if […]
Inspired by the beautiful purple colour of the rutabaga at my local farmers’ market this weekend, I decided to purchase a few. Having never tried them before, I was a little intimidated, until I discovered how sweet, and delicious they are and how they add delicious flavour to recipes. Rutabagas are high in many nutrients, […]
Turmeric is an amazing and powerful herb that offers significant health benefits. Turmeric is both anti-inflammatory and immune boosting. Filled with antioxidants, turmeric, which comes, from a deep yellow rhizome (underground stem) of the plant family Curcuma domestica has played a very important role in Asia and Indian medicine where it is considered a tonic […]
Hummus is a delicious and very versatile food. It’s great to have on hand for use as a vegetable dip, on crackers, to use in place of mayonnaise, or as a spread on apples. The creamy, hearty and nutritious chick pea are the ultimate base for dairy-free dips and offer a range […]
It’s soup time again. I love everything about soup- the warm, healthful and hearty nutrition it provides, the feeling of wellness I have while eating it, my family and friend’s request for seconds . . . and thirds and the ease with which a beautiful, delicious and super nutritious meal can come together in relatively […]
Sleep is one of the most important processes for the human body. Along with the digestion and assimilation of nutrients from our food, sleep ensures that the body heals, grows, and replenishes itself. Unfortunately sleep is often an elusive state that escapes us, causing a myriad of problems with health, happiness and productivity. Sleep issues […]
If there was one thing that you could do that would boost you’re energy, help eliminate toxins from your body, improve the function of your digestive system, improve your liver’s ability to metabolize and digest food and help you burn fat, would you do it? Of course you would! You can improve all of these things just by drinking 8 oz. of water with fresh lemon juice in the morning.
The return to structure in September provides us with a really good opportunity to address nagging health, weight and wellness issues that prevent us from feeling and looking our best. Would You Like To: Loose weight & stop feeling bloated Eat healthier without spending hours cooking Be full of energy & stop feeling tired Be […]
Don’t you just love this time of year? I do. Farmers’ markets are full of beautiful, brightly colored, local fruits and vegetables and I’m inspired to get creative in the kitchen. An eating style based largely in fresh vegetable and fruit is the best way to provide nourishing vitamins and minerals, phytonutrients and free-radical fighting […]
Collards are a delicious and very nutritious way to get dark leafy greens in your diet. They’re easily prepared in a variety of ways, and in the summer they serve as a perfect alternative to bread. Collards can be used in place of flat bread and wraps to create all kinds of satisfying recipes that will leave you feeling energized and fully nourished.
I had the pleasure of receiving a Little Life Box for product review yesterday and I’m really excited to share the details of this subscription program with you. The Little Life Box is a monthly subscription program designed to provide health conscious or health curious people with a variety of healthy options as alternatives for […]
It’s Summer! And we all love a little ice cream on a hot July afternoon. If you’re avoiding dairy and gluten, my Banana Walnut Ice Cream is the perfect treat. It’s delicious and so simple to make! You will need: frozen bananas (about 1 1/2 cups) 1 tablespoon […]
Soup is a great way to get immune building nutrients and detoxifying antioxidants into your diet. In the summer, soup can be a lighter version of the heavy soups we consume in the fall and winter. By lightly cooking soup, meaning a quick sauté and just a few minutes on the stovetop, you’ll have a […]