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Vichy (Glazed) Carrots

Vichy carrots are a French classic and this way of cooking carrots is simple, quick and absolutely delicious!   The carrots are cooked with sugar, water, lemon juice and butter until they are just tender and the melted sugar forms a buttery glaze.  Just take a little care to avoid overcooking...

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Citrus Cured Gravlax with Horseradish Creme Fraiche

Home made gravlax is ridiculously easy to make, yet so impressive to serve as a celebratory starter or as part of a buffet.  During the Middle Ages, Scandinavian fishermen made gravlax by salting the freshly caught salmon and burying it in the sand above the high-tide line to lightly ferment it.  The...

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Get Off Your Butt At Work And Take Your Mind For A Walk!

Walking, as opposed to sitting or standing, “will almost certainly result in increased feelings of pleasant energy. And that’s true whether you expect this to occur or not.” – Jeff Miller, Ph.D., Visiting Professor of Psychology,  Saint Xavier University. In a series of intriguing studies, Miller and coauthor Zlatan Krizan, Ph.D showed that, the...

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6 Cold Foods For HOT Weather and PICNICS (With Recipes)

You’re hot, you’re bothered, but hungry!  You want something light, delicious but satisfying.  And the thought of the ‘same old’ salad just doesn’t cut it. Trust your taste-buds… because the same old salads alone won’t cut the nutritional stakes, or hit that flavour spot!  It’s natural for our appetite to diminish in hot weather and for us...

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Real Orange Juice is a Powerful Friend, Not a Sugary Foe!

I drink OJ daily, powered up with sprinkle of sea salt (to aid hydration and down-regulate stress hormones) and a teaspoon of powdered gelatin (collagen hydrolysate – to support the liver with non-inflammatory amino acids glycine, proline, glutamic acid and alanine). But, buyer beware – there’s real orange juice and then, there’s the fake stuff passed off...

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Resistance is futile…

  What’s been happening in your week? Image credit: Debrapasquella.com Has it been crazy busy and frustrating?  Or at times empty and depressing?  Or has it been busy, but peaceful and fulfilling? My week has been mega-busy (client calls, two corporate workshops/cooking demos and a habit-changing ‘Releasing Time’ seminar) but...

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Can You Find Your Wisdom and Courage?

I absolutely love what I do.  Sometimes I don’t love how I’m actually doing it, but I keep on doing it anyway.  Duh?! As usual, my week has been mega-busy and once again I’ve been sitting in front of my laptop, Skype screen and social media pages for the better part of too many days.  I know...

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