Before refrigerators, there was salting, spicing, smoking, pickling, and drying. Foods like milk and butter, were preserved and stored in cellars, wells, and cold streams. Meats were dried or smoked. Fruits and vegetables were pickled or fermented. Fast forward a few centuries to World War II: convenience foods and a burgeoning way of preserving (what we now know as processedÅ foods) gained popularity, as the military discovered inventive ways of feeding fighting soldiers.
Last week, I was lucky enough to catch up with one of the people who has inspired me in my own yoga practice over the years. The conversation, naturally, turned to yoga. We sat outside in the cold London winter, tea in hands, and talked about yoga practice, and yoga teachers, and what it actually means to "be your own teacher."
When the winter weather is still decidedly chilly, there’s nothing more satisfying than snuggling on the couch with a bowl of comforting food and a pair of thermal socks. Soup is one of the meals that I make most regularly throughout the colder months and this super-simple and oh-so-comforting recipe is my new favorite. It’s fast and easy to make, and did I mention it’s vegan? BOOM.
For centuries people have been working out using all sorts of things as weights and other equipment. From rocks and pieces of wood to vibrating bands that were used to shake away the fat, all these types of fitness enhancers had its purpose. Now, this article is not about forcing you into purchasing expensive, brand new equipment, but merely showing you the possibilities of the potential ways to use equipment you might have access to.
Sometimes we can be found hovering over our laptop, chomping salad while finishing a proposal, or eating with a fork in one hand and a cell phone in the other. In a culture where it’s easy to stay plugged into work and social media 24/7, it’s easy to devour meals ravenously and swiftly without blinking an eye. While keeping up with work and current events is important, it doesn’t have to be at the expense of your health. If you often feel distracted and can’t remember the last time you sat down and truly savoured a meal, it may be time to hone and and focus on being intentionally present.
This recipe is packed with some really tasty healthy ingredients. If you read our nutrition blog recently, this recipe uses a lot of the shopping list ingredients. We have booster foods, vegetables, and spices. This is not your traditional broccoli cheese soup. It is definitely a very healthy alternative giving you plenty of vitamins and minerals.