Just about everyone has a bottle of olive oil in their cupboard. Most people assume it to be good for cooking. Is it? To test this out, I did my own kitchen experiment. Read on to find out the details.Read More
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I get asked this question a lot. Should we be using multivitamins? Are they worth worth your MEF (money, effort, focus)?? Here's my encapsulated view of the world of multivitamin/minerals (further known as multis).Read More
I had a violent nightmare last night. This is a rarity as I usually sleep soundly throughout for seven to eight hours. It has been so long since I had a nightmare that I forgot what had triggered the last one, and all the ones previously and what was triggering this one. The culprit? Sugar.Read More
This recipe was inspired by Carla, a client who has shifted into wholesome eating but wanted a healthy wrap as an option for when she's on the go at lunch. I promised that I'd work on an adaptation of my Chickpea Crepe that would be sturdy enough to stand up to lots of veggies, avocado and protein. Here it is. It's yummy and it stands the test of stuffings.Read More
February is the month of ‘heart health’ and here we are at the beginning of May, but you can never nurture your heart too much. So check out my tips on how to keep your glorious pump beating strong.Read More
Onions, garlic, and ginger are a powerful team against viruses. When you feel the symptoms of a cold setting in, take 15 minutes to make enough of this saucy mix to last you a few days. Serve it over short grain brown rice if you need more sustenance and comfort.Read More
Shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb, one of the most commonly used in India for women to balance the reproductive tissues and hormones. Used for the mood swings and irritability of PMS, menopausal hot flashes, fertility, it is an herb of such potency that it is translated as “she who possesses 100 husbands”. I personally like to make a warm milk at night to help deepen my sleep and reduce hot flashes.Read More
A friend asked me if I had any suggestions for what to do with cacao nibs that she has in her cupboard and I immediately thought of this recipe. These are delicious but the benefits go beyond taste. Cacao nibs (partially ground cacao beans) and the cocoa powder have an abundant source of antioxidants, magnesium, and iron.Read More
Let’s get one thing clear… eggs don’t cause heart disease. The years of being told by the heart association and health experts that you should limit your consumption of eggs because they cause high cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease, were debunked years ago.Read More
It is important for every consumer to understand a basic premise about the food industry: it is driven by economic interests, not health. And like most other industries, there are some major players that are publicly traded and need to increase their profit margins every quarter. How do they do that? By selling us more food or by making it cheaper.Read More
I’m into protein shakes these days. Love them as a first morning meal and sometimes when working from home as a late afternoon snack. They are also a great inclusion for pre or post workout if you can make that happen. But I am a stickler for taste…and some of the shakes that I have tried from others’ recipes just don’t cut it for me flavour-wise.Read More
Need help recovering from BBQ barbecue season? Too many char-grilled steaks, tofu dogs, beer and summertime indulgences can lead to a loss of energy, weight gain, lagging libido, and general feeling of not being well.
When was the last time you searched for beauty?
I don’t mean looking through the latest issue of a fashion magazine. I mean, when the last time was that you looked to find beauty in the world around you?
Dedicated barbq’ers everywhere know the pleasures that their grilling and smoking produces, and are unlikely to give it up unless the grim reaper is knocking at their door.
So what is the issue with barbies and what is the solution? I promise to give you the good news after I give you the bad news.Read More