One of our specialties is recreating favorite foods to accommodate for different health needs and dietary restrictions. We believe comfort foods and family favorites can be enjoyed no matter what needs you may have, without forfeiting flavor and adding nutritional benefits. This Mac N No-Cheese recipe is a mouth-watering healthy version of macaroni and cheese and it utilizes nutritional yeast - find out more about the health benefits of this amazing ingredients, along with the recipe by clicking "Read more" !
This article is to inspire us to take control of our health as a preventative measure against cancer and for those who are experiencing cancer now, we hope to empower you with some nutrition and lifestyle information you can use now.
Cancer is among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2012, there were 14 million new cases and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths worldwide. The number of new cancer cases will rise to 22 million within the next two decades. 
Chef Kristen shares 5 benefits of thyme that go beyond the standard uses like extra flavoring for chicken or garnish on a plate. These benefits span from medicinal purposes to skin care, including easing respiratory infections and coughs (take that COVID-19!). Read on for all of the benefits...
These smoothies contain immune boosting benefits!
Cardamon - Has virus-fighting manganese plus minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins (like Vitamin C) that help detoxify blood, aid your digestive system and support your immune system.
Turmeric - Is wonderful because it has antioxidants, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-inflammatory properties that all help to prevent and fight diseases.
Cinnamon - Did you know cinnamon has the highest amount of antioxidants among the most popular herbs and spices? It contains manganese, iron, fiber, calcium, vitamin K and has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-diabetic benefits that all support a strong immune system.
Nutmeg - This ingredient also has antioxidants that benefit your immune system. Nutmeg is rich in potassium, calcium, iron, and manganese that help your digestive system and joint pain (in addition to there immune boosting powers!).
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.
As the holiday season draws near, we all try to find ways to enjoy the food without the consequences of eating it. The danger here is the misleading advertisements that tempt you with low or zero-sugar items and even low glycemic index sugars. Many of us have heard about the perils of aspartame, but that is not the only harmful sugar substitute. Erythritol is another artificial sweetener that is commonly found in sports drinks, energy drinks, and chocolate bars. It boasts zero calories and zero effect on your blood sugar. However, the downsides to it are hardly discussed. It is made from man-made GMO cornstarch, so it is an ultra-processed food. Not only is it a GMO, but it is also often combined with other artificial sweeteners. It can cause gastrointestinal problems like diarrhea and are even more severe for children. Erythritol may even cause allergic reactions on your skin. So, while the “zero”s are appealing, especially when we are all consuming extra sweets, they come with their own set of issues. There’s even less reason to consume erythritol when there are so many healthier sugar substitutes at our disposal like stevia, raw honey, and monk fruit. These are substitutes that also do something for our health. What we consume should not just pass through us unnoticed, it should benefit our bodies.
We as humans are eating sugar in everything from smoothies to breads to even salads. Why not try to control your sugar as much as possible with one little fruit?
Over the past two yrs I have been working frequently with dates, date sugar and date nectur. This amazing fruit works very well in my baking, sweeten oatmeals, savory dishes like BBQ, Asian, even in Paleo ketchup and steak sauces.
Making your date nectur syrup is simple. Just simmer dates in a water, cool, blend in your Vitamix and strain. As easy as that. Have no time, try: D'Vash necturs They make incredible natural organic sweetners guaranteed to fit into your diet. See attached link address:
For baking purposes, granulated date sugar has a 1:1 ratio to regular sugar.
Why dates? The sugar content is 1/3 less than honey. The higher fiber aids in blocking sugar content from absorption a huge benefit for people who suffer from blood sugar issues. Also not made by bees so falls into a Vegan as well as Paleo and the Whole30 diet. As well as, ounce by ounce more potassium than bananas!!!
According to Dr. Axe, yes it is! So let’s take a look at why. What are the 7 benefits of eating Feta cheese?
It protects against cancer…It’s a rich source of Calcium and combined with vitamin D this helps protect the body against various types of cancer. The protein
alpha-lactalbumin can be found in Feta and when it binds to calcium and zinc ions, it has been suggested to have antibacterial and antitumor properties.
Supports bone health…We all know that calcium supports your bones but milk can hurt your bones. Instead, find other high-calcium foods, like feta.
Boosts your immune system…Histidine, is another protein found in feta cheese. When Histidine is combined with vitamin B6 (also in feta) it becomes a molecular process to become histamine. That compound is part of the inflammatory process. A small degree of inflammation is what allows your immune system to fight disease.
I have my clients always ask the difference between soy sauce, tamari and coconut aminos. Yes the amount of sodium if a significantly different. Soy sauce is close to 1,000mg of sodium per tablespoon vs coconut aminos being only 300mg.
Touch your tongue to the top of your mouth. What you're touching is your palate. We are born with more than 10,000 taste buds that send receptors to the brain that detect when you are eating. Most taste receptors are on the tongue. Your sense of taste can range anywhere from the simplest foods to the most intense flavors such as Caviar. My favorite is Caviar and Champagne! Caviar is Roe from Wild Sturgeon which are Beluga and Ossetra. I top my Lobster Rolls with it. Delicious!
I consider myself having a sophisticated palate. I love a variety of foods with intense flavors. Pleasing my palate satisfies my soul and I tend to find it hard to lose weight at times because I want more. The key here is moderation and it only takes a little bit to satisfy your craving if you take the time to chew and taste your food. Cleansing your Palate with sorbet before the next course can really make flavors more intense also. Try adding in beverages such as wine, beer and spirits to the menu. They enhance the flavors on your palate. I often do food tastings that are not only eye pleasing but also pleasing to the Palate. It is very important to carefully choose ingredients of high quality and taste. Some of these high quality priced items are Truffles, Foie Gras, Kobe Beef, Caviar & various healthy oils. In France “Amuse Bouche” which refers to “a single bite sized hors d’oeuvre” are just enough the palate. As a Chef it is my job to create something beautiful to the eye yet pleasing to the Palate!
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