Tag Archive: vegetables

Lentil Soup

From the Be Well Kitchen:
The Lipman’s Lentil Soup

It’s a drizzly cool Sunday, a good day for catching up on some neglected chores and for making soup! We love soups, they are nurturing, nourishing and simple to make. Its often a great way to use up all the left over veggies you have in your fridge. I always have a supply of lentils in the pantry. They do not need to be soaked before cooking (often the case with dried beans) and they cook up very quickly. We had this lentil soup with a salad of mixed baby greens, avocado and grapefruit, making it a filling and satisfying meal.

10 Ways to Increase Your Fruit and Veggie Intake

10 Ways to Increase Your Fruit and Veggie Intake

For those who are new to the idea of eating to enhance and support wellness, integrating more veggies into the diet can seem like hard work – and it is if you don’t have a plan! As getting lots of nutrient-rich foods into your body is mission critical, I’ve come up with a few tips on how to painlessly increase your fruit and veggie intake, from sun-up to sun-down. Your mission? Five-to-seven servings of high quality, preferably organic fruits and vegetables every day. Take these tips to heart and in time, eating your daily dose of health-sustaining foods will become your default setting and one that’s all gain, no pain.

5 Simple Preventative Steps to Avoid Depression

5 Simple Preventative Steps to Avoid Depression

There are many reasons people are vulnerable to depression. Many women in our society are working and raising children. There are unrealistic visuals on every media outlet telling us we are not enough or not doing enough. Men experience the same pressures to be physically perfect and can be struggling to provide for their families in a rough economy. Self-image and self-esteem can be negatively impacted by these pressures and can lead to feelings of depression or despair. In order to enjoy our lives, mental health has to be a top priority. Let’s talk about tools for managing depression.

Why the Broccoli Clan Is <br/>Your Best Ally Against Disease

Why the Broccoli Clan Is
Your Best Ally Against Disease

Way back before I was diagnosed with cancer I had three thoughts about the disease: 1) Kylie Minogue once had it. 2) There could be the possibility of being granted medical marijuana. 3) If you eat broccoli, you can prevent it. The night following the day I was diagnosed, I went out for dinner with my family to a Thai restaurant. I’d never really eaten much broccoli before, but something in me told me that this was the perfect time to start. So I took the funny looking vegetable out of everyone’s dishes and added them to my Thai green chicken curry. If only reversing cancer was that simple!