winter soup

Winter Soup

It’s still winter We’ve made it past the winter solstice and the days are slowly getting longer. But the weather is definitely cold and damp. And it still gets dark pretty early. On days like that, I think there’s nothing like a nourishing, warming winter soup. Combined with a simple salad and a delicious cheesy […]

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word of the year 2020

The 2020 Word Of The Year Is…

Here we are, the start of a new year.  All freshly minted.  Smelling like blank pages, freshly sharpened pencils, ready to rock and roll.  And you know what that means…time for a new word. The history If you’ve been following me for a while you know that each January I choose a word to serve […]

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Winter Hydration Tips

Winter Hydration Tips

Why hydrate in cold weather? We’re used to thinking about hydration when it’s hot outside. After all, when we’re active and sweating we’re losing moisture. But you may not think about the importance of winter hydration. It turns out staying hydrated in the winter is equally as important. During these colder, usually dryer, months, you […]

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Mockstroni soup recipe

Mockstroni Soup

What is mockstroni? I love minestrone soup. But it tends to come with pasta and I find I do better when I avoid eating gluten. This soup was born out of a need to avoid gluten but also not wanting to include gluten-free pasta. While I’m not opposed to gluten-free pasta, I find that it […]

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Should you do low FODMAP

Should You Try A Low FODMAP Diet?

What is a FODMAP? FODMAP is an acronym used to identify a series of short-chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols in foods that are either naturally occurring, or used as food additives. This acronym stands for: Fermentable – these items are broken down by the bacteria in our large bowel Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means “few”, “saccharide” […]

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