Facing my Cabbage Phobia

"Aaaargh! Not another cabbage!!!" I cry as I look through my eagerly anticipated veg box. I had scoured through the various available boxes to specifically avoid cabbage. I already have 3 in my fridge from previous weeks and feel real guilt for having thrown one out that spoilt recently… Unfortunately, the tomatoes (which I genuinely was looking …

Ania NowickiFacing my Cabbage Phobia

To Flex or Not to Flex

I’ve been pondering recently on the wise words of Michael Pollan, author of Food Rules, among others. I randomly opened this book on page 53 which states:Treat Meat as a Treat or Special Occasion Food. He went on to describe how vegetarians, on a plant based diet (rather than fake-meat diet) are generally healthiest in …

Ania NowickiTo Flex or Not to Flex

Super Powers of the Root Vegetables

The roots of any plant are its anchor and foundation; they are the essential parts that support and nourish the plant. Root vegetables lend these properties to us when we eat them, making us feel physically and mentally grounded and rooted, increasing our stability, stamina and endurance. Roots are a rich source of nutritious complex …

Ania NowickiSuper Powers of the Root Vegetables

Natural Sweetners

Who among us doesn’t love sweets? The sweet flavor releases serotonin in our brains, the chemical responsible for our sense of well-being and contentment. But when it comes to sweeteners, not all are created equal. There are side effects and health risks from refined sweeteners like white table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, and from …

Ania NowickiNatural Sweetners

Deconstructing Cravings

Deconstructing Cravings The body is an amazing source of intelligence. It is always there for you, pumping blood, never skipping a heartbeat, digesting whatever food you put in it and maintaining homeostasis. Is this reliable, intelligent bio-computer making a mistake by craving ice cream or a hamburger or chocolate? Are cravings due to lack of …

Ania NowickiDeconstructing Cravings

Cracker à la Sardine

Serves 1-2 This is a great solution when you’re in a rush, but want something tasty and satisfying.  It’s also very nutritious being rich in the essential fatty acid Omega 3, and in a number of vitamins and minerals.  I would recommend that you have this cold, but you could also heat it up in …

Ania NowickiCracker à la Sardine