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

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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, 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

Healthy eating, Sugar, Wellness

5 simple habits for a healthy weight

As much as you can, avoid added sugar in your diet. One good way to do this is to completely avoid drinking sodas, or juices. Drink water, or some plain milk, or tea and coffee without added sugar. Eat the whole fruit instead of drinking the juice. Get lots of fiber by eating whole grains,… Continue reading 5 simple habits for a healthy weight

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Fish for food?

The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice per week. This is because fish contains lots of omega 3 fatty acids, which are good for the health of your heart. Fish contains omega 3 in the form of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Plant sources like walnuts, canola oil, hemp and… Continue reading Fish for food?

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Beneficial barley

We humans have a long history with barley. Roman gladiators used to eat barley for strength, it was one of our first cultivated crops, and beer made from fermented barley might have been our first concocted beverage. Nowadays, most of the barley we produce is used to feed animals and to make alcoholic drinks like… Continue reading Beneficial barley