Good day all, I have joyous things to share with you! Lots has been going on these last few weeks…
I have been creating yummylicious dishes such as raw chocolate chip granola bars, mouth watering pesto for omega 3 brainy baked fish, gluten-free chocolate chip muffins (but you’ll have to wait till next week for those, they will be posted on AOL) and more! I moved into a new condo, which makes me smile because the kitchen is completely joyous and my pink kitchenaid mixer has made a home right beside my lovely oven. Yes small things excite me. As well, I’ve been writing and posting some client health issues and simple natural solutions. I’m so thrilled to share it with you because I know that someone out there in cyberspace will benefit. So here goes!
- Read about my client Josh had never been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disorder, but he was convinced something was wrong as he was often on a cycle of one week constipation and the next week diarrhea. Here’s how we solved his bowel troubles: http://www.thatsfit.ca/2010/03/18/digestive-problems-3-tips-to-combat-constipation-and-gluten-sen/
- AOL asked me to “define health”, from a Nutritionist POV – this might make you YAWN, but give it a glance because you may be surprised to learn that health isn’t merely the absence of disease. I share with you exactly what it means to have joyous health: http://www.thatsfit.ca/2010/03/16/is-good-health-merely-the-absence-of-disease-no/
- OUCH, sting, OUCH. If you are like my client who suffered from mouth ulcers, then I have fabulous news for you. There are natural solutions to these little buggers that make you talk like you have a golfball in your mouth. Learn what healed 37-year-old Patricia, a mom and college professor from those painful sores: http://www.thatsfit.ca/2010/03/31/mouth-ulcers-canker-sores-cut-these-from-your-diet/
Now on to the recipes… I had dinner at my girlfriend Elaine’s house and here’s what she cooked for me: Roasted Root Veggies, this is the perfect dish if you are making an Easter dinner this weekend. Easy, delish and surprisingly sweet. Recipe: http://www.thatsfit.ca/2010/04/02/roasted-root-veggies-healthy-easy-recipe/
3 healthiest and most tender ways to prepare fish WITHOUT the STINK. http://www.thatsfit.ca/2010/03/24/3-healthiest-ways-to-cook-fish-and-with-no-fishy-smell/
My secret weapon for making chef-worthy tasting fish, sundried tomato pesto: http://www.thatsfit.ca/2010/03/26/sun-dried-tomato-pesto-with-cilantro-and-garlic/
Raw chocolate granola bar bites. See photo below… don’t those just look lovely? Say bye-bye to packaged granola bars with refined sugar which isn’t kind to your waistline: http://www.thatsfit.ca/2010/03/19/raw-chocolate-bar-bits-healthier-than-most-granola-bars/
My joyous take on a classic mediterrean dish tabouli-tabbouleh-or-tabouleh, whatever you call it! Learn why parsley is so good for you too. Here’s my recipe that is perfect for a potluck dinner party or your workweek lunch bag: http://www.thatsfit.ca/2010/03/21/tabouli-tabbouleh-or-tabouleh-call-it-what-you-want-but-make-t/
I love to eat out in the city of Toronto and my girlfriend has written about her adventure at a restaurant I recommend and also love:
- Elaine talks about The Beet, Dundas West local, mostly organic, so freakin good.
Candice, the brains and spunk behind www.therealdishto.com a blog devoted to food, gave me some of her green pea curry soup last week. It was creamy, satisfying and damn good. You must check out her recipe.
And lastly, if you are a regular reader of my blog then you know that I love REAL food. Yet another reason that butter is better than processed margarine, Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/butter-v-margarine—which-is-better/article1511588/
Joy McCarthy, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach of Joyous Health, loves to inspire others to eat well, live well and be happy! Joy is the resident holistic nutritionist at 889 Yonge, a Yoga & Holistic Lifestyle Spa in Toronto. Joy consults in person, over the phone and via Skype. No matter where you live, you can change your life for the better just by changing your diet and eating right for you.