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Why blood sugar maintenance is the key to better health health recipes well-being Sep 23, 2022

Blood sugar, baby … most people think it is something that only people with diabetes should concern themselves with. I am here to tell you that blood sugar balance is your secret weapon to weight loss, healthy weight maintenance, stellar energy levels and a metabolism that functions...

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How do you Dukkah? recipes Sep 23, 2022

Dukkah (pronounced doo-kah) is a mixture of spices and nuts originating in Egypt. The name comes from the Egyptian Arabic word, meaning ‘to crush’ or ‘to pound’, which is precisely how dukkah is made! Spices, seeds, dried herbs, and nuts are placed into a mortar and...

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How to find your life balance mindset well-being Sep 16, 2022

Have you ever felt that your life is askew? 

Off-centre, with some areas receiving all your attention and others getting none. Perhaps your career is on track, but you are noticing your stress levels are high and your health is suffering. Or maybe all your time is focused on your family, and...

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Tomato quiche recipes Sep 01, 2022

Quiche anyone? I love making quiches. I mostly make mini quiches. Using a pre-made pastry and muffin tin, I make them in batches to have on hand for quick lunches, and there are always some in the freezer that can be defrosted and eaten with a tossed salad on those days when either time or...

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Are you getting enough zinc? health nutrition Aug 23, 2022

 

Zinc status check …

 

Are you regularly tired and depressed?

Do you have a poor sense of smell or taste?

Do you get breakouts, skin rashes or infections often?

Do you suffer extreme hair loss and poor nail health?

Do you have smelly feet or strong body odour?

Do you experience...

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Your love affair with choc chip cookies starts here recipes Aug 13, 2022

I have been poking around my recipe archives and came across this chocolate chip cookie recipe. It was so popular in our home. I can’t believe that I had forgotten about it! When a toddler was in the house, I baked these regularly because chocolate chip cookies were a favourite. We would...

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Soup. It's your winter smoothie. recipes Aug 08, 2022

Smoothies are quick and easy and can offer us a meal to go packed with nutrients. But downing a frozen smoothie can be challenging in the cold of winter. Well, for me, at least! I much prefer a steaming bowl or cup of hearty homemade soup. It is soul food.

 

There is a feel-good factor about...

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Essential oils with proven health benefits self-care well-being Aug 06, 2022

How lovely it is to walk into a room or space and have your sense of smell aroused by a gentle aroma. I love it, which is why I diffuse essential oils most days. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for medicinal and health purposes. I have a few in my medicine cabinet to help...

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Mongolian Stir Fried Beef recipes Aug 04, 2022

While we don't follow any particular diet in our household, opting for a flexible attitude focusing on whole real foods, I would say our family's eating style is closest to a Mediterranean diet. Mostly plants, the occasional sweet treat and when we choose a meat dish, it is always good quality...

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How to store food to retain quality and nutritional value health nutrition Aug 04, 2022

Do you prefer storing your eggs in the fridge or kitchen pantry? Are tomatoes tastier from the crisper or the fruit bowl kept on the bench? No one likes to waste food, so preserving the quality and nutritional value of the food you purchase is important for your health and finances!

Proper...

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Breakfast salad bowl recipes Jul 27, 2022

Salad for breakfast? This may seem strange to some of you. We are conditioned that breakfast must be cereal, fruit, toast, eggs, bacon or the likes. I am here to bust that myth, and breakfast can be any food you want! Well, if you are around here, you know that I mean any food that serves you and...

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Move from chaotic to mindful in 3 steps mindfulness well-being Jul 16, 2022

Mindfulness is the capacity to maintain continuously focused attention on a familiar object without forgetting about it and without being distracted by other thoughts, mental images, sounds or sights. 

 

The study and practice of mindfulness have changed the way I live life. Although I...

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