Susanne is an inspiration! When she first started taking my classes she assured me she was too busy (full time job+ entrepreneur) & hopeless in the kitchen to prep any of her own food. She emailed me today to say she now "A True Believer!". See her picture left "Tuscan Bean Dip a la Susanne" with FRESH rosemary.
The Sunshine Vitamin: A Key to Life
Vitamin D is is more than just vitamin. This vitamin created by our skin when exposed to sunshine is also a pleiotripic (=multiple effects), repair & maintenance steroid based hormone. Traditionally, vitamin D has been known to help your body absorb and calcium and allows this mineral to build up in your bones. Recent studies are now finding that the sunshine vitamin does much much more: vitamin D regulates and activates over 2,000 genes in your body!!
Ingredients for Healthy Affordable Delicious-ness
I needed to pick up a couple of ingredients at Whole Foods on Cambie Street in Vancouver today. The first thing I did, like I normally do, is scan the produce section for sales. Mandarin oranges are now on sale for $1.49/lb. This is a good deal! Usually organic produce costs $2.00/ lb and above (except bananas:-). I decided to take advantage of the sale and combined them into a salad with finely chopped kale, tomatoes, organic red pepper (also now on sale at Whole Foods on Cambie.) and of course affordable pumpkin seeds :-)
Note: Red peppers are one of the more expensive produce items usually costing $5.99/lb so if you want to save $ on organic produce avoid using them as much as possible.
Above: Ingredients for quick and delicious salad a la affordable. I accidentally erased the picture of my salad...I hope the oranges, kale, tamari and seeds still inspires you :-)