no waste vegetable stockNo CommentsRead more
Ever feel like you are wasting vegetable scraps? Well stop! Save them to use in a nourishing vegetable stock. You can use whatever scraps you have accumulated, carrot tops, celery leaves, onion or leek scraps, etc. Homemade stock tastes so much better than that stuff in a box. Ever since I started making it myself I will never go back. If you eat chicken, just add your leftover remains to this non-recipe to make chicken stock. It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week or you can freeze it.
comforting french lentil soup1 CommentRead more
With the cold winter weather on the east coast I thought it would be appropriate to share my favorite lentil soup recipe. Like most soups, this one is much better the next day, so much so that I always make it a day in advance. I also thought it would be a good time to weigh in on what I think about the popular Paleo/Whole30 diet since those diets do not allow you to eat beans or legumes (and therefore lentils).
10 things you need to know about reducing your risk of breast cancerNo CommentsRead more
Breast cancer sucks, and today I am sharing some easy ways we as women can reduce our risk of developing breast cancer (among other cancers). It is the second leading cause of death in American women and is affecting women at a younger age and becoming more virulent. I feel the most important thing we can do is to educate women on what they can do reduce their risk, how to suppress the genetic disposition to breast cancer, and for women who’ve already beat it, how to reduce their risk of recurrence. Most of us probably know the bad habits that increase risk like drinking alcohol daily, smoking, taking prescription medication regularly, and eating processed food/sugar and large amounts of animal products. Instead I want to focus on some steps we can take that may be a little less well known.