I am thrilled to share the news that --starting in January of 2015-- I will be hosting a bi-weekly radio show on KDPI 89.3 FM called "Healthy Kids Corner".
This hour long show will share ideas and inspiration on how to achieve optimal wellness in our lives and in the lives of our families and children.
Shows will highlight special guests and their stories as related to family health and … [Read More...]
The cold and flu virus season has hit my kids' school hard already this year. After recently having a professional consultation for an "immune system re-boot", here are some reminders on how to stay healthy:
1. Practice proper hygiene. Wash hands of course, but also try to keep fingers away from nose, eyes and mouth in general. Ewww, no nail biting!
2. Get enough sleep. 8-9 hours if you … [Read More...]
A guest post by Juliette Britton
It may not completely cure your cold, but it will definitely help soothe a sore throat. At the first signs of a cold, I drink 1 to 2 ginger teas per day, and I find my symptoms subside quickly. Since it is caffeine free- it safe for most children 2 years and older (you just need a little less ginger- and maybe more honey)!
This is what you … [Read More...]
Gluten-free/dairy-free/nut-free. I have previously mentioned Julia's Miso and Greens Soup, and I didn't want to keep you waiting. So here is the recipe-- enjoy!
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 small sweet onions chopped, or 1 small sweet onion and 3 leeks (white part only) chopped
2 to 4 cloves of garlic (depending on your love of garlic) chopped
6 cups chicken stock
2 cups vegetable broth
2 … [Read More...]
These cookies are named after my daughter, who has been helping us to make them since she was about 9 months old. They are a “sweet treat” (not necessarily nutritious), but they are certainly better than cookies you’d buy in a package! I’m posting this recipe as so many people asked us over the holidays if we would share this recipe. Here you go!
4 sticks of butter
2 cups of … [Read More...]
It is officially holiday season, a time when we spend extra time baking and cooking for our loved ones. We celebrate traditions, and many of us (including me with my notorious sweet tooth) indulge a bit more in sugar-laden delights. I'm never one to frown upon a holiday cookie, so don't even think I'd want to spoil any of the holiday spirit around eating and being merry. I do have some ideas … [Read More...]
Here is another amazing recipe from my dear friend Julia. She fed this to a group of women that ooed and ahed over this amazing soup that is just perfect for a cold autumn or winter day. The fennel, carrot and orange combination is amazing, and the spices she used were fun and new to me.
Homemade With Love by Jennifer Perillo
2 T olive oil
1 … [Read More...]