Feeling drab and down? Try this healthy, quick juice recipe to add a little party to your life.
Feeling hot under the collar? In the summer, there’s no better way to stay cool as a cucumber than eating or juicing them. Cucumbers are super hydrating and tasty.
Enjoy this fast, easy and refreshing “amuse bouche”. This lime basil sorbet can be served as a pallet cleanser, dessert, snack or add some rum for a frozen daiquiri. Simple ingredients, ready in minutes.
Have you been experiencing a lack of focus, poor memory, difficulty finding the right word or learning new things? You may be experiencing brain fog. Many things affect brain health including food. Today we are looking at a super food that can feed your brain the fuel it needs for optimal health, walnuts.
Looking for a healthy, gluten free alternative for pasta? Gluten can cause inflammation. This week I’m showing you a quick, easy and fun way to turn your vegetables into pasta.
Summer is in full swing. Pull up a lawn chair and enjoy as we revisit Petite Child’s party in a glass. (organically of course). Watch for her friend, Lucky Pierre, to make an appearance.
What unhealthy food traps are lurking in your cupboard?
The FDA has just declared that all partially hydrogenated oils will be banned….in 2018.They know those ugly fats are responsible for a number of diseases. Your mission, should you decide to accept is: Get them out now with a kitchen detox.
Don’t forget to give yourself the gift of hydration. Learn the benefits of drinking up to motivate you, especially at this time of year.
If you would like to donate money to bring fresh water to under developed countries, this organization gives 100% of your tax deductible contribution to water projects. You can contribute any amount. It’s very simple and legit. Just visit this great website (after watching my video of course). Everyone deserves fresh water. Thank you!
Have a laugh and a dance with Petite Child as she shares her favorite, healthy, two minute recipe for the sweet potato.
This vegetable is mother nature’s richest source of beta carotene.
The recipe is at the end of the video.
Petite Amour Child (Julia Child’s illegitimate love child) is back with a cool summer recipe to beat the heat. A tasty way to enjoy the benefits of raw cabbage, almonds and sunflower seeds. Just add chicken or shrimp for a complete easy meal in a bowl. Bon Appetite!
What could you achieve if you were completely uninhibited and there was nothing stopping you?
I am here to support you and say “Go for it!
What can you say yes to that will make your heart sing and your loins quiver?
I am posting a fave video from last summer in celebration of saying yes and letting inhibitions go (with a little Cinco de Mayo thrown in for good measure).
Feeling a little blah? Instead of reaching for that glass of wine, bowl of ice cream or bag of cookies, try this refreshing green lemonade. Organic, nutritious, chock full of antioxidants and oh so tasty. Petite Child pays us a visit and brings us a party in a glass. Today we are juicing, rebooting our health and mind set.
Share with us in the comments below how you like to reboot yourself in the winter.
I woke up with a cold and sore throat, after a plane ride, a strange hotel, and lots of rich sweet, food.
The first thing I did when I got home was make myself some warm ginger tea.
Ginger is like a good kiss: heartwarming, a bit spicy and stimulates the appetite 😉
This root is miraculous in so many ways.
Watch now as I share at least 10 benefits of the kiss of ginger, and have a dance with me at the end.
Which road are you going to take this season? The steeper route that gets you there quicker or the easier route with the better views?
Take time to enjoy family and friends as I re-share my favorite raw kale salad recipe. I’m taking the easier route now by leaving the stems on the leaves. Just as yummy and more nutritious.
Cancerous tissues are acidic where as healthy tissue is alkaline.
Remember those pictures of food pyramids in school showing the scale of the Standard American Diet (SAD)?
If we ate those proportions, 80% of the recommended food is acidic and 20% is alkaline.
We’ve got to reverse those percentages!
Don’t get overwhelmed. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about making healthy choices.
Today is part two of some life changing information and steps you can take to take control of your health.
There are 3 ways to take control of acidity in your body:
1. Diet (eat more alkaline and less acid producing foods).
2. Lifestyle (sleeping late, not exercising, smoking and drinking excessively can cause you to be acidic).
3. Emotions (stress, anxiety and depression can make you acidic).
Click on the picture below to get the full picture.
This is an important post to me. I feel like I turned my health around last year by taking a look at my daily eating habits. I’ve always tried to eat healthy foods, but I wasn’t aware of how many foods I was eating were acid-forming. Acid equals inflammation in the body if not balanced with equal amounts of alkaline foods. Inflammation can cause any number of ailments from heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes to acne, chronic fatigue and digestive issues. Take a look at what you eat daily and make small changes to bring your body back into balance. Eat less acid producing foods and more alkaline. Learn how small steps can create big changes. I’m not saying you have to give up all your favorite foods, just make sure you aren’t eating them daily and unconsciously. Let’s start with breakfast
I challenge you to keep a diary of what you are eating and see what the balance of acid to alkaline is. You may be in for a surprise, like I was. Let me know in the comments below. p.s. I made a mistake on the video. Yogurt is neutral, not acid forming, because of the cultures.
Hold on to your hat. We have a super food here today that is going to give our dear chia a run for its money.
Can you guess what food has the following benefits?
It’s anti-inflammatory, protects your liver, is loaded with 18 amino acids, B vitamins, and lowers bad cholesterol?
Learn fun food facts and the chef’s way to cut an avocado. This should be called the Fountain of Youth food!
Today, Petite Child pays a very tongue in cheek homage to this super food and the late, great, European choreographer, Pina Bausch.
Have I gone mad?? I’d love to hear your comments.
Guess what food has:
*8 times more omega-3s that Atlantic farmed salmon,
*6 times more calcium than milk
*2 times more fiber than bran flakes
*15 times more magnesium than broccoli
reduces inflammation and is a complete source of protein????
I am so happy to share this discovery with you. I have been eating this food for 3 months and our own dear Annie has been eating it for the past year. She gained 8% bone density in one year! Please enjoy and watch what this food has done for me at the end.
It’s practically Independence Day. I want to be free from inhibitions and limiting thoughts. What do you want to gain independence from? Let me know in the comment section below.
I am going outside my comfort zone again this week and having fun. It makes me feel “youthie”.
This week Petite Amour Child is back for a dance with Lucky Pierre and an exotic organic love potion.
Many thanks to our wonderful Campbell Martin and his unique talents. Enjoy.
Here is my French Smoothie video. Click on the link above.