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Fennel: why and how to eat it

Fennel is an excellent choice ingredient for Spring! Fennel is one of my top ingredients cooking this time of the year, both for its antioxidant power – it’s an excellent source of vitamin C – and its anti-inflammatory power. Moreover, fennel is one of the best foods you can include on your plate when you…

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Beetroot two ways: antioxidant pink power!

Beetroot is an incredibly healthy vegetable. Full of micronutrients such as vitamin C, iron, manganese, potassium and fiber, it has an excellent antioxidant action on the body, as well as its well-known effects on the blood – beetroot and beetroot juice, are often prescribed as a natural remedy for anemia. I confess to not being…

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Healthy Food and Food Intolerance: my experience

Did you know that food intolerances can account for many symptoms from poor digestion to skin rashes? This post comes with a gift; it’s worth reading to the end. Springtime It’s Springtime, and just like every change in Season, our body resents it, like it’s in need of maintenance before accepting the new weather, new…

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Pear and Fennel Salad: bright, tasty & antioxidant

Springtime, a season that brings about its own set of challenges: it’s allergy season, for starters; it’s time to start thinking about the swimsuit; and, last but not the least, the sun – fantastic for getting our vitamin D but not so kind on the skin.  That’s why I’ve started researching a few new recipes,…

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Chocolate and Hazelnut Rocky Road

I just cannot resist chocolate! As you know, if you’ve been reading these posts, I’m not one to dabble in guilt. I eat what I want when I want it. I just happen to want a lot of things that are good for me. Treats are part of life and healthy too. So, once in…

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Sugar-free October: 3 Reasons And 4 Myths Explained

Warning: this post is a bit different from my usual cheery self, it’s more like a rant and even more personal. #SugarFreeOctober October 1st I decided that I would go sugar-free for the whole 31 days of the month. Sugar-free meaning no added sugar, no artificial sweeteners, no fruit (which is quite high in fructose,…

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Veganism: Everything You Need to Know

Well, maybe almost everything. November 1st is International Vegan Day! I am not a vegan, strictly speaking, but this year I will be celebrating! And, I’m trying to convince you to do the same. One day only, to overcome the fear. The official definition Straight from Wikipedia, but it seems quite simple and precise: “Veganism…

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Eggs: 20 Recipes To Ensure You Don’t Get Bored

I have a friend who recently went to see a functional doctor, with a specific purpose. This doctor prescribed her a high protein meal plan. Among other recommendations, my friend has to eat eggs for breakfast several times a week, accompanied by a small portion of vegetables and fat. A month after the consultation my…

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