What if I told you there was something you could do to decrease your depression, level out your mood swings, get better sleep, lose weight, fight disease and improve your overall health? Most of us would spend loads of money on whatever pill we had to take to get these results, am I right? Now what if I told you that the change is totally free? Too good to be true! What’s the catch? The catch is there is nothing you can add to medicine cabinet that could help you to achieve all of these results. It isn’t anything you can add at all, but something you must give up. Sugar. I know, now you’re thinking, “Great another health nut here to preach about diet fads”, but bear with me. I am not here to preach at all, simply to let you know that if you are struggling with depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, disease or weight issues (I think I just described the entire population of America..) Sugar could be the cause of some, or all, of these symptoms.
“I’m trying to be healthier. But being healthy means cutting SO much out of my diet, it’s impractical! So, what the heck CAN I eat?”
A lot! There are so many options that are actually delicious and easy to make...once you get the hang of it. And, it can be fun to find foods that not only add to your health, but taste amazing! I really have enjoyed the creativity of recreating recipes of some of my favorite comfort foods, in a healthy way.
Transitioning into an organic, whole food diet can take time to get used to. If doing it all at once is too much, make small changes little by little.
The Holidays are HERE! And your contemplating on taking a break from healthy eating. I am here to tell you that you don’t have to. Let me suggest a Butternut Squash or Pumpkin Soup made with chicken or vegetable base to start and finished with coconut cream and Vegan butter substitute. Honestly I make this every Friday for a Jewish Family that brought this delicious recipe into play. Not only do our clients learn from us, we also learn from them. Family recipes are popular around the Holidays. People tend to prepare comfort food verses healthy food. I specifically remembered being challenged by one of my Clients to make a Healthy Thanksgiving dinner with no preservatives, no sugar and fresh ingredients. Nothing from a can, nothing powdered and absolutely no boxed ingredients. I made a huge Lemon Herb Turkey accompanied by giblet gravy, Haricot Verts, Sweet Potatoes flavored with Orange and Stevia, and also Cranberry with no sugar, just stevia, fresh squeezed orange juice and zest and spices. I do remember also adding garlic infused Yukon mashed potatoes and ghee. I thickened the gravy with 1 teaspoon of Tapioca Starch and added giblets from the turkey. Delish!
Chef Dan is well versed in seasonal, global and healthy cooking, he has worked in catering and restaurants throughout the Los Angeles area for the last 12 years.
Whole Health Everyday’s signature personal chef service for parties is not your typical catering experience where you select from a few items we offer. We tailor a gourmet meal that supports your event. Each menu item featured is carefully selected to honor your guest list. Our chefs are committed to making your event memorable with pallet-pleasing recipes that are fresh and inspired by you. Every ingredient is sourced and selected just for you and your needs. Every dish is prepared by your selected WHE professional chef.
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The OC Chef's Table was a success this year, completely sold out and they raised over 1 million dollars in the effort to break the cycle of homelessness! This is the 11th annual charity event by the Illumination Foundation where the best chefs in the area come together for a magical evening. Our chefs Corey and Kristen contributed the Hors D'oeuvres. We can't wait to see what next year's event brings! Special thanks to Melissa's Produce and The Hood Kitchen Space for all of their help.
Cumin seed, the essential Indian spice that is an exotic addition to several dishes. I add this spice to my dish not only for an amazing flavor, but also for one of the many health benefits; cumin seed can assist you in weight loss.
Add a teaspoon of cumin seed to a glass of water and bring it to boil. Once the water changes color to brown, turn the stove off. Let it cool and pour yourself a glass of this delicious water. If your goal is to lose weight have an 8 ounce glass of this in the morning and again before dinner.
While meals cooked in the home are always the safest and healthiest ways to eat, sometimes we must eat out. Here are some tips to avoid picking up any illnesses when eating out for a business meeting, celebration, or a quick lunch.
The daily hustle and bustle of chef life can be very rewarding, yet very challenging at times. Food anatomy is everchanging and so many new trends and fad diets follow. From meal planning to fine dining, the key is to keep your clients engaged. Creativity, texture, and taste are important elements when creating a dish for either my client and also myself. In order for me to stay focused, I take my vitamins every morning and add in nutrients by eating the right foods. I have a cup of coffee with a scoop of collagen. After my vitamins, I have a banana or cup of oatmeal or piece of cheese. I was never much of a breakfast person, but I do indulge in lunch or snacks on the go like cherry tomatoes or a light salad. Then, for dinner I have either fish or a lean protein like chicken or beef with green vegetables like kale, spinach, or broccoli. Then off to a restful sleep. The next morning I’m up at it again checking emails and starting my day. Optimize and Monetize! Chef Life!
Today I want to talk about collagen. Unfortunately, as we age our bodies get depleted of so many nutrients and other vitally important things that keep us moving and happy with ourselves. Lacking in collagen hits home in a big way for me because I’ve always had beautiful skin, people have always commented on my skin, and now it’s what I dislike most about myself when I look in the mirror. I’ve been looking closely for a supplement to help me restore the collagen levels I need to improve elasticity, vibrancy, and hydration. I came across the top 10 collagen killers, which I will talk about, but first, here are some facts about collagen from Dr. Axe:
SEVEN MYTHS AND SEVEN TRUTHS ABOUT THE KETO DIET from DR. AXE
Myth 1: Carbs are an essential nutrient for good health.
Truth 1: There are essential proteins and essential fatty acids, but there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.
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