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!
So, what is stress exactly? “Stress refers to any reaction to a physical, mental, social, or emotional stimulus that requires a response or alteration to the way we perform, think, or feel.” (Phyllis A. Balch, 736)
Stress can be caused in all kinds of different ways; however, we do need some stress in our lives in order to function. It only gets problematic when we become overwhelmed with stress and lose control of managing it. Our bodies have a ‘fight or flight’ response, designed to deal with immediate dangers; however, in this busy modern world, our bodies tend to respond in this way a little too often, which can cause exhaustion of our adrenals.
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.