I never used to think of cauliflower as a “sexy” vegetable. This recipe changed all that for me. Roasting it whole with flavor-enhancing garlic, smoked paprika, and oregano transforms ordinary cauliflower into, well, let’s just say—VAVOOM! Its cancer-fighting, immune-strengthening, health-promoting properties are a bonus.
First a word about oil.
Cooking with oil is a heated subject. This is because we probably weren’t meant to get our oil intake from anything other than the whole foods from which the oil is extracted. In order for oils to withstand high cooking temperatures, they require some degree of refining. However, once oils are refined their nutrient quality diminishes. That’s the sad truth. The trick, therefore, is to select the healthiest version possible, use as little as possible in cooking, and to pair it with ingredients that offer the most nutrition possible.
So, here’s my...
I am asked, almost daily, whether or not I will be rolling up my sleeve for the vaccine when it becomes available to me. You know the one.
Usually, I begin my response with a sigh.
Then I say, “You first”.
I’m in no hurry.
On the one hand, I get it. Over the past year, we all have been “worried sick” about what this virus might do to us and to our loved ones. We are weary of the restrictive lifestyle imposed by this pandemic. The stress. The fear. The uncertainty.
We just want “it” to be over! We long for a return to a life of health, safety and normalcy.
Conventional thought among the medical profession, media, government officials, and the public at large is that no effective ways currently exist to stop the SARS-COV-2 virus except by healthy hygiene practices (hand-washing), wearing masks, social distancing—and now, vaccines.
Personally, I find the potential “unknowns” associated with...
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(OMNS Jan 15, 2021) Conventional medicine treats the symptoms of chronic disease, while functional medicine treats the root cause of the disease. There are over 40,000 clinical studies that support the conclusion that functional medicine is safer, more effective and less costly than conventional medicine, and yet very little movement in that direction has occurred in recent years. Dr. David Eddy confirmed this problem with his report on the lack of efficacy of conventional medicine.  This article explained that conventional medicine largely comprises "Medical...
I hope you had a fabulous holiday season despite any social restrictions that may have been imposed upon you by the pandemic-management guidelines.
If you compensated for the void with an overindulgence of Christmas cookies and too many Suits episodes on Netflix, your body may be telling you that it is READY for a return to your former-- and more sensible -- lifestyle and dietary habits.
I know mine is! Really is. So this week I am eating soup. Favourful, satisfying, nourishing soup.
This Smoky Bean and Barley Soup is—to use the seasonal metaphor— “comfort and joy” in a bowl. It will extend that holiday spirit without giving you that holiday food hangover.
It is also chock-full of immune boosting onions, garlic, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and peppers. Barley is a source of potent antioxidants (tocotrienols and tocopherols, natural vitamin E). The grain and legume combination makes this...
In last week’s blog you read about the six simple strategies that could help you to get closer to your ideal weight…
And your ideal health.
In other words, strategies to help you become not only a lighter... but also a calmer... happier... and more energized you! (Who wouldn't want that?)
But if you’re like most people, you probably struggle with that sixth strategy on that list: cutting out sugar.
Hey, I get it.
We are genetically predisposed to prefer sweet tastes over sour and bitter. In prehistoric times, this contributed to human survival.
Sweet taste equalled a source of high calories from healthful fruits and vegetables. This supplied the body with needed energy to stave off starvation.
By avoiding bitter, poisonous plants—and thereby avoiding death—our species instinctively knew that “sweet” meant “safe”.
Ironic, isn’t it? Today over-consumption of sugar,...
If you are one of the 64 percent of Canadian adults (69 percent of Americans) who are overweight or obese and you are not happy about it, take heart! Sometimes all it takes to get you on the path to your ideal weight are a few healthful lifestyle tweaks. Whether your weight loss goal is to shed 5, 50, or 100+ pounds, the principles and practices that make it possible are fundamentally the same: water, sunshine, rest, air, exercise, and diet.
It happens to the best of us.
It happened to me yesterday.
Maybe it has happened to you too, at one time or another.
I'm talking about when it's 5:40 p.m. Everyone in your household (including you!) is hungry. Maybe even on the edge of "hangry".
But there are no fragrant culinary smells wafting from the vicinity of your kitchen stove. Not a single one.
No promise that "Dinner will be ready soon".
What's a person to do?
One could, I suppose, make a quick and desperate run to the local McFast food joint. (Not recommended.)
Or one could pull out this recipe for Butter Chickpeas. (Highly recommended!)
It's quick. It's easy. It's totally divine!
And so, so nourishing!
Here are five fabulous anti-cancer reasons why:
I'll be the first to admit it: I'm a sucker for all things "Valentine's Day-ish": the cards, the flowers, the romance. Everything!
Including the "red food" as part of the Valentine's Day Dinner menu.
This brings me to today's recipe.
It originated from a "Creamy Cherry Cheesecake" recipe that I occasionally make (non-dairy, of course). It's quite wonderful too.
But then I got to thinking: The filling is really the best part of this dessert! Then, as my "what if" wheels began to turn in my head, "Creamy Cherry Cheesecake" became "Creamy Cherry Mousse"!
This recipe will save you the time and the work of making a crust, without having to sacrifice any yumminess whatsoever. Think of it as my Valentine's Day gift to you! You're welcome.
Happy New Year! Well, relatively new year.
I’m sorry. I know I dropped the ball. And not the “New York's Times Square-on-New Year’s Eve” ball either. More like the “write-a-blog-for-my-favourite-peeps” kind of ball.
My excuse is that I have been writing a book. Evidently, I’m not so good at multi-tasking.
The good news is that “the book” is close to being published. This spring, fingers crossed. (But you may need to be patient—spring doesn’t come that early in Northern Saskatchewan.)
The other piece of good news is that we still have 336 days remaining this year to work on our health!
We have 336 days to nurture our bodies and spirits.
We have 336 days to take the steps we need to create for ourselves the health we desire.
If you’re not sure where to begin, I always say: Begin with water.
Drink water. ...