Coconut Curried Yam Stew with Kale

Image: Eat2Run

Image: Eat2Run

With all the crazy rain we’ve been having in my hometown of Victoria, BC, I’ve been craving good fall/winter comfort foods. Soups and stews are coming back into rotation in my house, and this weekend I’m going to do up a batch of an old favourite – a take on the Coconut Curried Yam Stew from running nutritionist Eat2Run.

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On October 20, 2017, posted in: Blog , Nutrition , Recipes

Boost your Immune System... with Soup!

Image: The Healthy Maven

Image: The Healthy Maven

We know that stress can suppress our immune system, and we know that certain vitamins and minerals (found in whole foods) can support it.

Now that the weather’s turn a little chillier (except for my peeps on the east coast!), soup is one of the best ways to get a healthy dose of immune-boosting whole foods into your diet.

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On September 27, 2017, posted in: Anti-Inflammatory , Blog , Immune System , Nutrition , Recipes

Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal

Image: Jametlene Reskp

Image: Jametlene Reskp

Your immune system is constantly under the attack of stress, but there’s hope! Food is the most accessible (and one of the most crucial) avenues for changing our health.

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On September 22, 2017, posted in: Blog , Immune System , Nutrition

Is Stress Making you Sick?

Image: Tim Gouw

Image: Tim Gouw

If you are like most of us, daily stressors are part of modern life.

Yet for some, daily stress becomes chronic stress, and starts to affect overall health.

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On September 22, 2017, posted in: Blog , Hormones , Immune System , Stress Management

It's Soup Season!

Image: Minimalist Baker

Image: Minimalist Baker

Even though summer has its merits, I have to admit it – I’m a fall woman! I love the turn in the weather, the crisp afternoon sunlight, and… soup!

This time of year the best thing you can do is cook up a big batch of soup, chilli, or stew – the warm, savory dish will keep you toasty, and the batch-cooking style will save you time (fall also happens to be a bit on the busy side for most of us).

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On September 18, 2017, posted in: Blog , Nutrition , Recipes