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A new kind of Newfoundland cookbook, Some Good is a fusion of healthy food and local traditions. These recipes include appetizers, main meals, sides, desserts, and condiments, all utilizing island ingredients with new twists on Newfoundland classics like fish cakes, Jiggs’ Dinner, seafood chowder, and many more. Every recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and made without refined sugars. More than a collection of recipes, Some Good provides a whole new way of thinking about Newfoundland food.
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I'm so excited to be part of this amazing cookbook, From Scratch Cooking: 2019 Edition, by the Academy of Culinary Nutrition! This years cookbook will raise funds for Organics 4 Orphans, a Canadian non-profit organization that helps address extreme poverty by providing the resources and knowledge to small scale farmers so they can farm organically and productively to support orphans in their communities. Make a donation to help support a great charity and get 50 delicious recipes!
Spring is in the air, and as our thoughts turn to clearing out and cleaning up the spaces around us, it’s also a great time for a little cleansing within. Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant foods have the power to leave you feeling spring clean, inside and out. You can also add some fibre-rich foods to your diet to help the body remove wastes and keep your digestive tract healthy.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Looking for a green festive food? Look no further! Stay away from the artificial dyes and use real whole food to colour your dish green. This pesto is full of goodness including calcium, fibre, good healthy fats and it has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties to help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in your body!
We used to think that the brain sent direction down to control all parts of our bodies. We’re learning that a lot of the communication between the gut and the brain starts in the gut and goes up to the brain. Several studies show that in about half of people studied, gut symptoms arose before the mood issues did.
Many things can contribute to autoimmunity, and leaky gut may be a bigger factor than we once thought. This is because of the impact of allowing undigested food, bacteria, etc. enter our bodies and how our immune system tries to fight them. A large part of our immune system is located just on the other side of that one-cell thick layer of enterocytes.
The gut (a.k.a. digestive tract) is not just a tube that absorbs nutrients and gets rid of waste - it’s a complex alive system that’s a huge foundation of health. And not just gut health, but the overall health of our bodies and minds. We know how important it is to get all of our essential nutrients from food - and this is a big part of what our digestive tract does. But, there is way more to the story than just that.
St. John’s is the most easterly city in North America. Located on the southeast coast of Newfoundland, it is home to colourful row houses that line downtown streets. The city is surrounded by historic sites and beautiful scenery, with great walking trails and parks offering ample opportunities to get close to nature. The people of Newfoundland have access to an abundance of fresh fish, wild berries, wild game, and a diversity of delicious root vegetables. Full of alluring aromas, distinctive tastes, and no little creativity, St. John’s is sure to meet your culinary desires.
Eating healthy while traveling can be a challenge. There are so many fast food and restaurant options and they are not always the healthiest choice. To add to the challenge, being on your feet all day and going from airport to airport can lead to dehydration as it’s easy to forget about your water consumption. In 2016 I travelled to Los Angeles for 10 days and decided I would share with you some of my tips on eating healthy while travelling. While you may not always be able to avoid the odd ‘vacation slip’ on your dietary adventures, there are always choices and ways to avoid those fast food joints and unhealthy restaurants. Here are some tips that will help you make healthy choices and get you prepared for your next travel experience!