Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

Immune Boosters For Fall

Bundle up hipster! You'll catch your death

Bundle up hipster! You’ll catch your death

The change of seasons, whether it is summer to fall or winter to spring, is a period during which people are susceptible to colds and fevers. September to November can be a stressful period, as students and workers return to school and work, bringing with them an array of germs and microorganisms that seem to thrive in close quarters and re-circulated air, and stress takes its toll on a healthy immune system.

Add to that the pressures of extra work coupled with deadlines, and you get  otherwise conscientious folks skipping meals, or making poor food choices and shortchanging themselves of adequate sleep. As daylight hours decrease and we spend more time indoors, our exposure to sunlight and the vitamin D that it brings is diminished. And then there is the weather itself; a day that starts off like August can seem like November in just a few hours, and we can be caught off guard sartorially. Anyone who has been caught without an umbrella or sweater on an October day while waiting for transit, then stuffed like a standing sausage next to someone with the sniffles is a prime candidate to receive an unwanted cold and to pay it forward. Continue »



On Special: Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts

 

Is there anything more indicative of spring than seeing a tender little shoot push its way out of the earth? For us, right now, this is still a few months off, so if you want a taste of spring, add some sprouts to your diet and put a little spring in your step.

Sprouts are hot. A generation ago, the only sprouts you were likely to find were bean sprouts, the tender shoots of the mung bean, used almost exclusively for dishes like chop suey. Then along came alfalfa sprouts which quickly became the darling of delicatessens everywhere, with folks throwing a handful of sprouts in lieu of lettuce on their hummus & avocado sandwiches. Continue »



The Leafy Greens Cookbook

The Leafy Greens Cookbook, a new cookbook by Kathryn Anible features one hundred easy to make recipes that unlock the delicious flavours of kale, chard, spinach, bok choy and more.

 

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Leafy greens are a powerhouse of nutrition, fat and cholesterol free and full of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. If you are leery of munching on a plate of unappetizing green things, but want the benefits of these superfoods, this is the book for you. With delicious and inventive recipes like Swiss Chard Breakfast Burritos, Pizza with Arugula and Tomato or Stir-fried Bok Choy with Beef, this handy little cookbook will prove to be a hit with anyone, especially picky eaters or dubious diners. Continue »



Kids in the Kitchen with Maia Filar – Getting Comfortable

Maia Filar is pas­sion­ate about giv­ing kids a proper foun­da­tion in culi­nary skills. In this, her fourth video in a series she talks about how to get your kids comfortable in the kitchen with following a recipe the whole way through.

 

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A Time For Cabbage

 

You probably have a cabbage in your house already – think thick cabbage rolls stuffed with beef and rice and cooked slow in tomato sauce, steamed, buttered cabbage with meatloaf or a hearty pot roast – and now is the time to be serving it. Raw. Yes, raw cabbage will save your life and deliver you happy and healthy into spring’s warm embrace. Continue »