Disease and Illness Prevention, Lifestyle and Fitness, Nutrition

Artichoke, chickpea and lemon dip

I love this artichoke dip! It’s light, lemony and easy to make. Artichokes are excellent for you. They are high in antioxidants and are a rich source of vitamins, fibre and minerals. Ideally, you should boil or steam fresh artichokes and scrape out the hearts, though this can be time-consuming. An alternative is to buy the artichoke hearts marinated. Marinated artichokes have 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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Nutrition

Spring veggies with quinoa and hemp hearts

Asparagus and snow peas are two spring vegetables that taste great together. This spring salad with quinoa, hemp hearts and kale is packed with protein, minerals and vitamins. If your diet is plant-based, this is a complete meal for you. If you enjoy meat, try adding grilled chicken slices to the salad. Hemp hearts are highly nutritious but delicate seeds […]

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Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Chocolate espresso muffins

These chocolate espresso muffins are easy to make and great for a morning or afternoon snack. Both decadent and wholesome, why not have a little chocolate for breakfast? These yummy muffins are made with wholewheat pastry flour, ground almonds, pure cacao and a hint of espresso. There’s no white sugar and no butter. Instead, the dates, […]

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Mental Health, Stress Management

Autism: A family’s story

“There are things you can do that other people can’t, like name notes on the piano just by hearing them. And you are really good at math. Sometimes there are things we are good at and sometimes we have things with which we need a bit of help. So you really aren’t much different than anybody else.” […]

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