Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Bok Choy Soup

Bok choy, also known as leafy Chinese-cabbage, is a nutrient dense food. It is an excellent cruciferous vegetable that helps prevent cancer. Although it’s best to eat vegetables raw, from time to time, it is nice to cook or steam them. This Asian-style bok choy soup is a complete healthy meal that tastes great and […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Vegetable stock or broth?

Is it stock or broth? Lately, I’ve been using the words interchangeably. When I make vegetable stock or broth, nothing goes to waste. I don’t strain the boiled vegetables. Instead, I process them with a handheld blender straight in the pot and with the boiled water and I’m never sure if I end up with […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Mental Health, Stress Management

Spreading laughter, just for the health of it

We love to laugh because it makes us feel good. People who have more laughter in their lives are, quite often, healthier and happier. Laughter relieves stress and tension. It’s good for your mind, body and spirit. As the old saying goes: laughter is the best medicine. In a previous post, I’ve highlighted 12 reasons to laugh more. Laughter is a […]

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Lifestyle and Fitness, Stress Management

Now, it’s your turn to speak!

Quite often, anxiety and public speaking go together. Many people experience sweaty palms, a racing heart and shallow breathing whenever they are in front of an audience. The scientific term for this fear is glossophobia. However, public speaking doesn’t have to be that way. With practice, you can turn your anxiety into pleasure and excitement, and […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Rhubarb, strawberry and apple crumble

The Swiss grocery stores and markets now have fresh rhubarb and today, I made a rhubarb, strawberry and apple crumble. This healthy and easy-to-make dessert is packed with minerals, vitamins, organic compounds and fibre. However, when it comes to strawberries, I urge you to buy the organic kind. This year, strawberries are at the top of the list of produce with the […]

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