Happy New Year everyone!!! Meilleur Voeux et Bonne Santé pour 2017! Can you believe 2016 came and went so fast? I had so many plans for weekly blog posts but never seemed to have time. Luckily for me that wasnt … Continue reading
The name of what to call these little bundles of coconut heaven took a while. I THINK they are macaroons. I remember calling them coconut snowballs but my dad swears we called the coconut haystacks! This recipe is the … Continue reading
After stepping away from the blog for a while, in order to actually learn how to run a blog and do it properly, I’ve made a mini-comeback with a recipe I posted on Instagram. A lot were after this wee … Continue reading
Making healthy food choices
Healthy eating shouldn’t be about depriving yourself of food. In fact, the key to eating healthy successfully is by choosing the right food to eat. Looking at nutritional labels is part and parcel of that. Yes, the nutrition information labels are placed on food items for a reason. Sadly, there are still a large percentage of people who do not understand these nutritional values.
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2014 The Year of the Vegan…… …..or so they are saying. From reading all the articles on singers, actors and even politicians turning to a vegan way of life, it is seeming that way! For about 6 months now, myself … Continue reading
As you may have noticed, many of my recipes and more to come, are healthier versions of our guilty pleasures. Most people assume a healthy diet consists purely of fruits and veg but neglect beans, pulses, seeds and oil, meaning … Continue reading
OK, I am aware that this blog is slowly becoming a sweet tooth’s Mecca with all these dessert recipes. But this one was way too good not to include. Maybe because I finally cracked the brownie texture – gone is … Continue reading
This November will be my second Wellness Week event. Based in Byblos, Lebanon, Eddé Sands Resort, opens its hotel to a holistic health event. Alice Eddé, passionate about natural health and wellbeing, organises this event twice a year. It provides … Continue reading
Research from the Universaty of Buffalo shows that after eating an Egg McMuffin & Hashbrowns, the body produces raised inflammatory markers for up to 3-4 hours after consumption!
I think this goes for all fast food! Discussed in the research is the type of ingredients in the meal (additives were not discussed). This meal contains 900 calories and is full of high-fat, high refined carohydrate ingredients. However, eating the same amount of calories but of a meal, made up of fruits and fibre, the body did not produce the same reaction!
Why are inflammatory markers so important? These, in short, indicate appropriate (or not) immune response, can indicate metabolic syndrome (or predisposition) & raised levels can lead to chronic inflammatory disorder.
Plus, homemade hashbrowns are so much nicer!!!
Thanks to Rawganic Vegan for posting this on Facebook 🙂
I called this drink the watermelon cocktail, even though this contains no alcohol, it feels so luxurious to drink, it’s much more than a simple thirst quencher. At the beginning of this summer, I had learned how amazing watermelons are … Continue reading