Top 10 Foods to Avoid If You Are Trying To Lose Weight

The foods listed below are foods that you should remove from your diet bring hormones into balance and control cravings. 1. Sugar Refined carbs (white starches) raise cortisol, the main stress hormone.  What does high cortisol mean? A slower metabolism, a messed-up sleep cycle, and a lagging sex drive.  Try following a no-white-stuff-diet for a…

Curried Cauliflower (GF/DF)

Cauliflower does not seem like a favorable kid snack, but believe me this is worth the try.  Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is beneficial for supporting detoxification pathways, providing antioxidants, and is a great anti-inflammatory.  Cauliflower is also a good fiber source and is very low calorie.  See the nutrition facts here.

Italian Cauliflower

1 head cauliflower, cut into florettes 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ½ large onion, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can canned tomatoes, chopped ¼ cut white wine 1/3 cup green olives (or kalamata olives) 2 Tbsp capers ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped Salt and Pepper to taste In a large pot or…

Shiitake & Miso Soup

As our family struggles through the last (hopefully) of this winters colds we are nourished by the warmth of the fireplace, on these cold and rainy days, and lots of soup.  I have come to the realization that soup, mostly taken for granted, can be a really wonderful and easy meal.  This is especially true…