A lot of us have a hard time with Mindful Living, nevermind Mindful Eating.Read More
This recipe will go against the grain (no pun intended for some) as it is higher in sugars than some people want. I rounded it out with seeds, hemp, chia, coconut oil, and some fibrous oats. Add in some spices and you have a cinnamon-y bar that can be cut back on the sweetness too. I’m working on my stevia sweetened version as I write this one!Read More
The original recipe I have, iike most of my recipes, came from “i don’t know where” and had 1/3 cup of sugar in it. Now, you know, I don’t vilify any food, and yes, sugar passes my lips. I DO find I feel pretty sick when I over consume sugar. Plus, if you’re trying to heal your gut, sugar is not helpful.Read More
It happens to the best of us. You have a busy weekend, Sunday rolls around, you are beyond exhausted, and are waiting for that moment when the kids close their eyes (for the third time), and your head can rest in slumber. You get into your cozies, climb into your fresh bed, lay your head down and close your eyes.
When you think of a cracker what comes to mind?
Crunch. Salt. Dip. Top.
Soup. Appetizers. Snacks.
Devour. Did you know there is a Mindful Eating exercise in my MB-EAT course that goes through eating cheese and crackers (or similar foods) mindfully?Read More
And what to do about these triggers.
Physical state (hunger), habits (always eating lunch at 12, hungry or not) and environment, (Being around the girlfriends with wine, nachos and chocolate? Hello, sign me UP!) can be possible triggers.Read More
What do you use instead of an egg if you have an egg allergy, or choose to forgo eggs altogether?
If you are like my co-worker, or my daughter, the smell and idea of eggs is not appealing. If you are cultivating a plant based lifestyle, you may be eliminating animal products from what you eat.
Whatever your reason, my goal is to provide options and recipesRead More
Who knew that the Chia Pet would have such a transformation?
Chia seeds, (Salvia Hispania L.), are full of plant-based omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, and protein. There have been health claims for chia seeds that state improvement in appetite control, decreased triglycerides, and management of type 2 diabetes.(1)Read More
What to do with that leftover cranberry sauce?
If you tried my homemade version, you may have a tad leftover. Cranberries pair well with balsamic vinegar, to make a sweet and tangy dressing for salads, vegetable or my Warm Quinoa and Tofu dish.Read More
Quinoa, easily found in bulk at Costco and other places, is a simple grain to prepare. According to Dr. Elson Haas, in his book, Staying Healthy With Nutrition, quinoa is more related to beets and other leafy greens, like spinach.Read More
Change can be really hard. I’ve given 5 of my own reasons why it has been hard for me below. How do you feel about change?
Take work for example, new policies come into the office and you will see more some people getting their undies in a twist over having to do things a different way. Even if it ends up being an easier way!Read More
What do you do with an avocado? The answer it seems is AMOST ANYTHING!
We can buy prepared guacamole (or make it from scratch), and chop in a salad. Avocados come fresh, and frozen. Yes, frozen, as a quarter of an avocado can give us some creamy texture in a smoothie bowl!Read More
Senior Moments, Losing It, and my moms fav statement:
“I am going Senile!”
All these and more, are terms to describe what happens to our brains as we get older! Women have no end of derogatory comments towards themselves!Read More
And her favourite canned soup included mushrooms, which was level 10 on the Barf scale for me. That was my mom. If she liked it, so should you, end of story.
There’s something about soup that is so soul-satisfying, filling, and full of goodness, that I just can’t resist making it all year long.Read More
Mindful Eating helped me change that and also helped me see:
I am not a failure if I choose to eat because I just want to. We all emotionally eat some days. This doesn’t always mean over eating.
I am a Person with a capitol P.
With all the hype about fat, are you getting enough of the right fat?
I have lived in the healthcare world for years, and I am ALWAYS learning about fat, among AALLL the other “things”. My daughter’s dermatologist tells her to eat full fat milk, because it has less milk sugar, and overall sugar intake is affecting her skin.Read More
One of the first things I ever made in the kitchen was a muffin. Easy, kid appealing, and, at the time, appearing more healthy than a cake, muffins seemed like the best thing for a snack or breakfast.Read More
We do it all the time. Have you never been to a wedding and enjoyed the cake? Unless it’s fruit cake. Maybe you walked in to a room, where fresh coffee was brewing and you were transported to the time when snow was falling, buses were cancelled, and pyjamas were the Outfit of the Day. And don’t tell me you don’t feel glee at the first bite of your birthday cake, if that’s your thing.Read More
Ugh. Walnuts showed up every Christmas, on my mother’s table with the same nutcracker, all boring-like. I mean, where were the GingerbrRead More
Although I am not a big store bought mayonnaise fan, (too salty), I do love making my own mayonnaise. My first recipe was, of course, from Martha Stewart Living Magazine, and now I experiment with add ins and flavours.