This recipe is inspired by my husband who has to have lox and bagels with chive and onion cream cheese, red onion and tomato for every day that is remotely special. Birthdays, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Sunday, Tuesday…all the days. It’s good to know what you want.
In order to clean lox and bagels up a little, I nixed the bagel. But don’t be sad. I put all the other good stuff into an egg cup and topped it with chive goat cheese. These tasty egg cups are great for breakfast or a snack. I’ll be eating them tomorrow morning. Yay 2017!!
Oil pulling is a 5,000 year old, Ayurvedic oral-health technique that involves swishing, sucking and pulling oil through the teeth. There are diverse claims about the oral and systemic health benefits of oil pulling. Many claims are anecdotal but there are published studies validating some oral- health benefits of oil pulling.
It’s Christmas week! Only 6 days until Christmas! What are you most excited about? Presents? Family? Food?
Presents are pretty cool and all but I am mostly excited to see my family and eat. When I was younger, maybe elementary school, my Dad came up with the brilliant idea of having lobsters on Christmas Eve. It’s been a tradition ever since.
Eating has become over complicated. Something once innate and simple has become complex and frustrating. We’re long past the days of hunting, gathering and eating what Mother Nature provides. There are numerous contributors to this dramatic change but a few that merit mention are:
The poor science of the fat-phobia ringleaders birthed an entire “diet” industry that values profits over health.
Nutrition Infobesity. Infobesity: information overload; refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information.
In last weeks post, Introducing: Daily Detox, I mentioned that your body’s ability to rid itself of toxins depends on the health of your organs/organ systems of elimination. The focus of today’s daily detox techniques is the health of the lymphatic system. Do you remember the lymphatic system from anatomy and physiology? Maybe, maybe not. You may have been more interested glamorous systems like the cardiovascular or maybe the reproductive…
Do you think Sunday or Monday is the first day of the week? I always think of Monday as the first day of the week but if we decided to view Sunday as the first day of the week do you think we would like Mondays more? Think about it. The beginning of the week is a fun day off that usually starts with brunch. Boom. Monday doesn’t seem so bad. Just a thought.
You make a million decisions every day. Housewives or Total Divas? Instagram or Snapchat? Tall Americano or Venti Chai? Why should you be using some of that brain power to choose whole, nutrient-dense foods instead of processed fast-foods?
This question cannot be answered without introducing you to two nutritional pioneers, Weston A. Price, DDS and Francis M. Pottenger, MD