Traditional Tomato Soup

Traditional Tomato Soup

Tomatoes contain a phytochemical called lycopene, which your body requires but does not produce - and it's an important carotenoid that fights free radicals and promotes skin firmness, elasticity, and smoothness (YES, please!).  Cooking tomatoes actually concentrates...

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

What Makes Broccoli and Kale Superfoods?

Broccoli and kale are often touted to be “superfoods.” And, yes, they really are amazingly healthy for you. If you’re wondering what exactly is in these green powerhouses that makes them so “super,” I’ve dived into the research to give you some nerdy reasons to make...

Ever thought about going Dairy-free?

Ever thought about going Dairy-free?

Have you ever considered going dairy-free?  There are a variety of reasons you may be considering it ranging from allergies, intolerance, preference, wanting to try new recipes, ethical,  weight-loss, or simply just want to have less of it, etc.    I went dairy-free...

Frozen Peanut Butter Balls

Frozen Peanut Butter Balls

Next time you get a chocolate-peanut butter craving, put down the peanut butter cups and reach for one of these crunchy treats instead. They are particularly delicious just as they begin to melt. Peanut butter provides heart-healthy unsaturated fats while banana adds...

Adrenal Fatigue: What is it?

Adrenal Fatigue: What is it?

Stressed? Tired? Craving sugar? Can’t sleep? All of these can be related to the constant stress we feel in our lives. We know that stress can have a huge impact on our health and wellness. And, since your adrenal glands produce stress hormones, adrenal fatigue (or...

Creating a Mindset for Health

Creating a Mindset for Health

So much of health is all about habits and actions, but where do these all stem from? What if we don’t have to make as many changes as we think we do? What if there was one powerful thing that makes a lot of difference? That thing is mindset. Mindset is sometimes...

Turmeric – Is it Really a Miracle Spice?

Turmeric – Is it Really a Miracle Spice?

 Turmeric is a rhizome that grows under the ground like ginger. It has a rich, bright orange color and is used in many foods. Originally used in Southeast Asia, it’s a vital component for traditional curries. You can find dried powdered turmeric in the spice aisle of...