Inflammation…the good and the bad

Inflammation…the good and the bad

Some inflammation is necessary to stay healthy.  For example, if you get an injury, white blood cells rush to the area resulting in swelling, redness and heat.  These are all necessary responses for healing to occur.  While acute inflammation is beneficial, chronic...
Chocolate Bark

Chocolate Bark

Chocolate is a potent source of antioxidants.  The antioxidants found in chocolate can increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and feed the healthy bacteria in our gut.  Chocolate also contains a variety of minerals- magnesium, iron, copper, zinc, potassium and...
Comfort Food

Comfort Food

There’s something very satisfying about having a warm bowl of comfort food, especially in the winter.  This warm, tasty meal loaded with veggies has become one of our new favorite meals. As the gnocchi breaks down, it gives it a creamy texture, making it even...
Recipe Roulette

Recipe Roulette

What’s for dinner?  I know many of us get tired of this daily question.  Coming up with new ideas and meal options can feel exhausting when coupled with the busy schedule of work, or even just balancing family member schedules.  I try to plan out at least a couple...
Repurposing Leftovers

Repurposing Leftovers

Towards the end of the week I start looking in the refrigerator for leftovers to repurpose into a new meal. Often I will cook extra meat that can be used for a future meal.  Think cook once to eat multiple times.  It’s pretty easy to cook a couple of chicken...