#FoodFocus – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

Yes! This is cauliflower! Doesn’t it look amazing? Eating well (better) means incorporating lots of vegetables into our daily menus. The nutritional benefits of cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower, are many. Cauliflower is rich in Vitamins and minerals, contains choline for brain health and is packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients. It also has anti-inflammatory, digestive and, as…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cauliflower ‘CousCous’

#FoodFocus – Super Simple Salad Jars

Do you ever feel like a deliciously healthy salad but are too pressed for time to make one? Or you just don’t feel like collecting all the ingredients, slicing and chopping? Wouldn’t it be great to just grab one already prepared and go?  I am always shocked at how much the grocery stores charge for…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Super Simple Salad Jars

#FoodFocus – Vegetable Savoy Cabbage Soup

A light but extremely nutritious soup to warm the body and soul on cold winter nights or anytime you need a ‘bowl of comfort’. Cabbage is nutrient-packed with 1 cup containing nearly an entire day’s recommended daily allowance of vitamin K, half the amount of vitamin C, lots of dietary fiber, Vitamin B’s and phytonutrients. This…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Vegetable Savoy Cabbage Soup

#FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

This dish is delicious and so easy to prepare. For a smooth polenta, a slow 15-20 minute cook is required but it is definitely worth it. Yields 2 servings Begin by cooking your lentils: 1 cup water 1/2 cup dry brown lentils, rinsed bit of salt black pepper to taste Bring salted water to a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Brown Lentils on Golden Bed of Polenta

#FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

What do you do when you have half a head of cauliflower and one carrot in the fridge? Make soup! I love to try different combinations and making soup is easy when you want to clear out your crispers before a grocery shopping trip. Let me know what you think of this one. makes 4-6…… Continue reading #FoodFocus -Roasted Cauliflower and Carrot Soup

#FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

It seems like it’s all about comfort food at this time of the year, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, where it’s cold and snowy. Even if you enjoy the outdoors in winter, a bowl of something that’s been simmering on the stove is always welcome! Chili is one of those comforting dishes! After all, we…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Jackson Style Chili Con Carne

#FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit

Especially Montmorency tart cherries! Gorgeous, red, juicy bites of goodness! Nutritional powerhouses, these beauties are packaged and sold in several different delicious ways, including covered in dark chocolate! One of my girlfriends often visits Vineland in the Niagara region of Southern Ontario and quite frequently drops in at Cherry Lane. This retail outlet sells a…… Continue reading #FoodFocus – Cherries: the New Super Fruit