Healthy eating, Recipes, Vegetarian

Almond Crust Pizza

Almond crust pizza for 2 people Ingredients 3/4 cup of almond meal 1 large egg Salt and black pepper Optional herbs such as teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary, sage or oregano A tablespoon of olive oil For the topping 1 onion chopped 2-4 cloves of garlic crushed 1 tablespoon tomato puree 2 tomatoes chopped Salt and… Continue reading Almond Crust Pizza

Healthy eating, Recipes, Snacks, Sugar

Oat macaroons

Ingredients 1 cup of plain yoghurt 2 cups of rolled oats 2 teaspoons of baking powder 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds ½ cup of desiccated coconut ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon ½ cup of dried fruits of your choice – raisins, dates, dried apricots etc., chopped if needed 1 egg 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds or… Continue reading Oat macaroons

Healthy eating, Wellness

Protein Supplements

Personal trainers in gyms often recommend extra protein in the form of powders and bars to boost muscle mass and improve performance. Does the average person need this extra protein, does it work as promised, and are there any downsides to consuming all that extra protein? Two main sources for the protein in manufactured supplements… Continue reading Protein Supplements

Healthy eating, Wellness

Gluten sensitivity–can we believe the hype?

Each year US consumers buy $2.5 billion  dollars worth of gluten-free products. It may be that up to 20% of Americans are living gluten-free. Why do people decide to go gluten-free? Less than 1% of the population are diagnosed with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease affecting genetically predisposed individuals that is triggered… Continue reading Gluten sensitivity–can we believe the hype?

Healthy eating, Vegetarian

Walnut pesto

Ingredients 1 large bunch of basil leaves Juice of 1 lemon 1 clove of garlic ½ cup of walnuts ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese a splash of olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper Fresh, fragrant basil in the farmer’s market means summer is here at last. This pesto is very easy to… Continue reading Walnut pesto

Healthy eating, Sugar

Soda tax. Less soda = more health

I applaud Richmond City for adding a measure to tax soda to their ballot. I hope that it will pass and that other cities, and states will follow their lead. The one penny per ounce tax will raise money for the city. Another benefit may be that the additional cost may deter people from drinking… Continue reading Soda tax. Less soda = more health

Healthy eating, Sugar, Wellness

About gout, get the sugar out!

Gout is a  very painful inflammatory arthritis, caused by uric acid crystals forming in the joint. This happens when there is too much uric acid in the blood, and it can enter into the joint. Then the joint becomes swollen, red, and excruciatingly painful.  Often the big toe is affected. More Americans are now experiencing… Continue reading About gout, get the sugar out!

Healthy eating, Recipes

Maeve’s Healthy Fish and Chips

Yum, this is really easy and tasty. You can use sweet potato instead of parsnip, and roast other veggies to go along with it if you like. I used Pacific wild halibut last time I made this - scrumptious! 8oz of white fish per person (remember to check Monterey Bay Guide before you buy) 1… Continue reading Maeve’s Healthy Fish and Chips