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

Recipes, Snacks

Marinated olives

An 8oz jar of black or green olives with pits still in place 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon of pepper flakes 4 cloves of garlic zest and juice of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon of olive oil Rinse the olives. Grind the coriander and cumin seeds in a pestle… Continue reading Marinated olives

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

Vegetarian

Lemony roast potatoes

Serves 2-4 people Ingredients 1lb of peeled potatoes 3 cloves of garlic crushed 2 lemons 1 teaspoon of  dried oregano Salt and freshly ground black pepper a splash of extra virgin olive oil Method Set your oven to 425F. Cut the potatoes and lemons into wedges. With your hands, squeeze the lemon wedges over the… Continue reading Lemony roast potatoes

Advocacy, Sugar, Wellness

Obesogen, what is that?

Scientists think there could be a connection between industrial chemical use and obesity. As the environment is contaminated with more and more industrial chemicals so have obesity rates increased. Perhaps there is a link: some chemicals might cause obesity. Such chemicals are called obesogens, and they are used to produce such mundane products as plastic… Continue reading Obesogen, what is that?

Healthy eating, Wellness

High calorie malnutrition

It is possible to over-fuel your body and at the same time be malnourished. Many of the processed foods and simple carbohydrates in our Western diet do not provide us with enough essential nutrients. They provide empty (void of nutrients) calories. We often consume many more empty calories than we need and our bodies and… Continue reading High calorie malnutrition

Healthy eating

Farmers market week

I love going to the farmers’ market every week, but this week is National Farmers Market Week, so I feel especially grateful for the farmers who come every Sunday to my neighborhood to sell their fresh, seasonal, organic, and local food. This week I came home loaded with strawberries and rhubarb, with arugula, red peppers, cherry… Continue reading Farmers market week

Healthy eating

Juicing fruits and veggies

Is there any benefit to drinking your fruits and vegetables as juice? The proponents say that you get more of the plant nutrients if you eat the plant raw, because when the food is cooked the heat destroys certain nutrients. If you squeeze fruit and veggies you get to drink a large amount of their… Continue reading Juicing fruits and veggies

Healthy eating

Take action for your health

food and nutrition The top action you can take for your nutritional health is to avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates. Avoid processed foods containing sugar. Avoid foods containing high fructose corn syrup, it is the same as sugar. Eat fresh vegetables and fruit instead of cookies and cakes. Choose whole grains wherever possible. Drink water.… Continue reading Take action for your health