Sometimes, the weight of sadness in the world feels like it’s crushing me. When I read the post ‘All the things that softly kill me‘ last week by Danielle Laporte, it was as if she was channeling the folds of my brain. We live in the same city, so I see the type of men […]
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If you want to incorporate more veggies into your life, breakfast is the time to do it. We’ve talked about this before – instead of consuming toast or muffins or bagels or other sweet carb-y things, focus on creating breakfast dishes that include loads of vegetables such as savory oats, smoothies, breakfast scrambles, steamed veg […]
I’m a huge fan of recipes that are no-fuss, simple, healthful and delicious. I’ve had numerous workshop participants exclaim ‘That’s it?!?’ after watching me create a recipe. A couple of months ago, I announced the arrival of my first cookbook, Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Action Plans. The feedback on this book has been incredible, and thank […]
Sweet potatoes and yams are usually referred to interchangeably – I’m guilty of this, too. Throughout this blog, you’ll see me refer to recipes and ingredients as yams where they are, in fact, sweet potatoes. (Check out the Kitchn for a helpful tutorial to help you tell the difference.) I use the word ‘yam’ because I […]
Some foods taste better when they are simple and unadorned – and sweet potatoes unquestionably fall within that category. I use sweet potatoes in all sorts of recipes: blended into dips, as the base for crusts, in chocolate pudding, and of course in soups. Sweet potatoes make everything taste better. But my favourite way to eat them is steamed […]
Happy 2016 everyone! Many of us launch a new year with a litany of goals and intentions. Lose weight, get boyfriend, quit sugar, read more books, go to the gym. In the last few years, I’ve identified an annual set of words that will guide the 12 months to come. This year, however, I found […]
I’ve never been a skiier, so I don’t have memories of tumbling indoors after a long day on the slopes, cheeks pink, ready to hunker down by the fire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate to warm my numb fingers. I am, however, no stranger to hot chocolate. On cold wintry days after playing in the […]
The holidays are approaching and we know what that means: decadent food and treats. The holiday season is filled with temptations, from chocolates to booze to gluten- and dairy-laden cookies, cakes, breads, stuffings and sauces. If you have inflammatory bowel disease, digestive issues or food intolerances, it may seem like the holidays are designed to bum you out and […]
Prunes have a marketing problem. I’m sure more than half of my readers didn’t even click on this post when they spied the word ‘prunes’ in the title, even alongside the promise of chocolate. I’ll bet most of you associate prunes with two things: your grandmother, and constipation. A few years ago, plum growers lobbied […]
Fall and winter can be challenging times of the year. In many places, autumn means a chill in the air and an increased risk of colds or flus, plus with the holidays there are a multitude of unhealthy temptations that can degrade our health and leave our immune systems vulnerable. There are, however, a load of […]
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