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. ...
In a previous blog I had promised to share my NEW favorite recipes with you, as I discover and taste-test them.
Easy Asian Quinoa made the cut. (I made it TWICE in the last ten days!)
Once you try it out for yourself, I'm sure you'll agree that "it's a keeper". I mean, what's not to like about this salad?
Have you ever found yourself in a rut – when it comes to your meal-making efforts?
You know, same recipes… week after week… month after month.
It happens to the best of us.
Around here, we had been starting to see a lot of Vegetable-Lentil Soup… Three Bean Chili…
And on those WHAT!-IS-IT-SIX O’CLOCK-ALREADY? days: canned sardines on toasted heavy dark rye bread, topped with sweet onion slices. (That’s a balanced meal… isn’t it? Sort of?)
THIS year, I decided, to “mix it up”. My goal is to introduce into my menu planning one new recipe each week. (I also plan to share the good ones with you!)
I tried a brand new recipe last week. EEK. Please don’t make me talk about it.
But THIS week's recipe is a whole other story!
Introducing. . .
1 whole head garlic
2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup tahini
3 Tbsp. lemon...
Whoosh! And the Holiday Season is suddenly upon us. Seriously, HOW did this happen?
I’M NOT READY!!!
But I will be. (She says, as she tries to calmly reassure herself.)
There are, after all, still ten whole days until Christmas. That’s enough time.
. . . Isn’t it? (She asks hopefully.)
At least I have the Christmas Day Dinner Menu all planned out. It includes Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, a new side dish recipe I recently stumbled upon.
I’m a BIG FAN of Brussels sprouts, so I’m really excited to try this one out. Plus, Brussels sprouts, as a member of the Brassica family, are one of the best anti-cancer foods there are (as I’ve told you like a BILLION times…)
It contains quercetin... ellagic acid... anthocyanidins...EGCG catechin... sterols... gallic acid... caffeic acid......
That was the take-home message of last week’s blog.
So, I hope, every now and again, you have been taking time for yourself to rest!
I have been, too.
Naturally, I’ve also been doing all I can to knit my knee cap back together again – while keeping all my other 205 bones healthy, strong, flexible . . . and fracture-free.
This week, I share with you 7 BONE-BUILDING AGENTS which I have been using (some of which you might never have guessed!)
You don’t need to break a bone before you can try these for yourself.
Even if this doesn’t apply to you, know that after the age of 30, the rate of bone breakdown exceeds that of bone repair and bone building.
Diet and lifestyle can negatively affect bone health. ...
1. Cut avocado into cubes and place in bowl. Squeeze the juice of half a fresh organic lemon all over the avocado and gently toss to combine.
2. Add remaining salad ingredients and dressing. Gently toss once more.
3. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving to allow flavors to blend.