Something From Nothing: A Lesson In Soup

Happy Monday!  Have we all recovered from Halloween?  I hope so. If you read this post, you’ll know that my preferred approach is to take a stress-free approach, and do what works for you. I’m also a believer that if we do this, our kids tend to move on from the whole thing rather quickly. I was truly honoured to have my post mentioned and linked in this blog by Bettina, who I...
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Feel the Love!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here we are again. The day that motivates us to wear our hearts on our sleeves, to tell those special people how we feel, and to probably indulge with some flowers, sweets and treats.  If there’s one holiday that screams “chocolate,”  this is it! So, how does all of this go down with someone who works through the year to promote healthy eating?...
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Is that a banana in your gym bag?

It should be! A new piece of research has confirmed what I’ve been telling people for years; that a banana is just as good as a sports drink to fuel your performance during a high intensity workout. Researchers gave subjects either a sugary sports drink or a half a banana every 15 minutes during an intense 75km cycling workout. After testing the subjects’ blood for metabolic markers...
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Do you get it?

Ali does.  She sent me this picture the other day, because she knew that I would love it, and she’s right!  Can’t you just feel the vibrant green crunch of those cucumbers?  And don’t they look so beautiful, all jumbled together, with the perfect bright accent of the hot red peppers?  She took this picture when she was helping her dad make pickles.  Those aren’t just...
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Eat Food

Huh? You heard me right.  I said that Rainbow Plate is about keeping it simple. Well, I don’t think it can get much simpler than that.  The point is, there’s a whole lot of stuff out there trying to pass itself off as food – you know, processed, chemically-infused, mechanically-altered, packaged up stuff that our stores are full of.  Do yourself a favour (and cut the taxes...
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