In cold and flu season, we have a tendency to run to the nearest pharmacy and grab the latest OTC 'cure' to make us feel better. But do they really? Adding chemicals and pharmaceutical toxins into the body could have the opposite affect on your immune system. Research has shown that ibuprofen is one such culprit that can interfere with optimal antibody production needed for a strong immune system. (1) Prevention is the key and a yummy one at that. Incorporating healthy immune boosting tonics and teas regularly will help to strengthen your immune system and help soothe the body and recover faster. #protectyourself #detoxifyourself2020 #falldetox #stayhealthy
This addictive three-ingredient sauce can go on anything. Make a double batch and spoon the extras over just about any meat, your next grain bowl, or thin it out with a little extra vinegar and use it as a salad dressing.
Still with the soup theme this week I offer you a look at a twist on the traditional chicken soup but so much more. Adding fermented foods to your dishes incorporates many benefits including probiotics and several nourishing Miso is fermented paste made from barley, rice or soybeans, miso adds a nice umami flavour to dishes. It's bold, so a little goes a long way (which is good because it's also high in sodium). Miso is typically found in soups, but also makes salad dressings and marinades even more delicious and gut healthy.
Coconut Curry Red Lentil Soup is one of my favourite meals, ever!! Delicious red curry with coconut milk in a creamy soup that is also healthy. Make this recipe in the stovetop or Instant Pot. One you can also make ahead and freeze!
The cooler season is starting to shift our eating habits. Staying true to our harvest as well we incorporate some nutritious sweet potatoes to help with our gut health this month.
Sweet potatoes contain fibre and antioxidants that promote the growth of good gut bacteria and contribute to a healthy gut. Greater amounts of these types of bacteria within the intestines are associated with better gut health and a lower risk of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and infectious diarrhea.
Here is a really great recipe....for those of you that like recipes.
I like it, but as you may know, I'm a 'throw it together' kind of cook. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, that's how I learned to cook and learned what flavours work together and which ones don't.
This recipe is great, but for an even easier, "GOTTA HAVE IT KNOW" recipe simply take your ripe avocados, mash them up and add some salsa to the right consistency. You can add a extra splash of lime or lemon juice, more crushed garlic if you like and dig in.
Some of my favourite meals come out of desperation, ingenuity and 'making due' with that I have on hand. This is how this recipe came to be. A garden full of potatoes, two hungry men and their love for comfort foods. Add what you would normally put on nachos and have fun with it. This recipe has become a hit in our home. I hope you enjoy.
Super healthy Super delicious Super fast. This Acia Bowl hits all the right markers when it comes to fast and fabulous breakfast ideas. You can find Acia powder at your local health food store. Packed full of antioxidants, low glycemic, may help to control cholesterol, and may have anticancer effects and can even help to improve brain function. HELLO, big WIN-WIN here. Watch out for hidden sugars when buying this product. You can always add healthy sweeteners later on if needed.
Gluten-free; High Protein; Vegetarian; Quick; May contain nuts Serves: 1 Prep: 5 mins Cook: 0 mins Nutrition per serving: 373 kcal; 5g Fats; 65g Carbs; 22g Protein
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