Recipes

A 3 Day Smoothie Cleanse That Works

There is sometimes a tendency for health bloggers to exaggerate the benefits of some foods. This happens often with smoothies as well.

There are reasons why smoothies could be a useful meal staple. They’re easy to make. And fast. If you have packed mornings, they’re a good way to feed your body what it needs. They […]

2017-06-21T12:24:37+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Nutrition, Recipes|

The Top 9 Gluten-Free Blogs You Should Follow

Has your doctor told you that you need to go gluten-free? Check out these gluten-free blogs full of tasty, easy recipes.

One of my top tips for going gluten-free is to join a gluten-free community. It’s so much easier to learn about new foods, takeout ideas, and even feel good about being gluten-free when you know […]

2017-06-20T16:25:15+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Nutrition|

The Health Benefits of Drinking Turmeric Ginger Tea

Looking to start your day off with something healthy? Turmeric ginger tea is an easy way to do just that.

How to Make Turmeric Ginger Tea

It’s simple. Really simple. Take some fresh ginger and slice it in strips. Let it steep in a cup of hot water along with some ground turmeric. Add a dash of […]

2017-06-20T16:18:53+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Immune System, Nutrition, Recipes|

Immune-Boosting Lemon Ginger Tea Recipe

Here’s an easy way to add some healthy food to your day. Try some lemon ginger tea.

Your diet and lifestyle are staggeringly important to your health. I came across a Harvard publication that phrased it perfectly: “your genes are not your destinyHarvard University . What you eat and your lifestyle, put […]

2017-06-20T16:17:59+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Immune System, Nutrition, Recipes|

How to Prepare Vegetables for the Greatest Health Benefits

We’ve all heard it: we should eat vegetables raw because they’re better for us than when they’re cooked. Fact check: that’s true, but only in some cases. I’ve broken down below the ‘always better raw’ myth and listed my rules of thumb for how to prepare vegetables.

Here’s the biggest takeaway: eat vegetables. Period. Vegetables cooked […]

2017-06-20T15:48:17+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Nutrition|

Egg and Watercress Salad Recipe with a Turmeric Curry Vinaigrette

Here’s a superfood you need to eat more of: watercress.

With more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach, watercress is a super vegetable. Its antioxidants reduce inflammation and pain. The sulphur glycosides help with chronic bronchitis. Watercress also improves your eyes, digestion, and bones. And yes, it’s tasty.

Egg and Watercress Salad with a Turmeric Curry Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 slices whole-grain bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 3 tbs white balsamic or white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 8 oz watercress, trimmed
  • 4 hard-cooked large eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced sweet onion
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon

Instructions

  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 450°F.2. Combine 1 tbs. of the oil and the cayenne in a small bowl. Put the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and toss to coat with the cayenne oil. Toast in a single layer until lightly crunchy and golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, curry powder, turmeric powder, maple syrup and mustard. Slowly whisk in the remaining 3 tbs oil.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the croutons with 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette to soften them slightly. Add the watercress and coat. Divide this mixture onto 4 plates.
  4. Put the eggs and sweet onion in the same bowl, toss with the remaining vinaigrette, and season to taste with salt.
  5. Add the egg mixture to the salads. Sprinkle tarragon over top of the egg mixture and serve.
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2017-06-20T15:40:46+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|Recipes|
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