Disease and Illness Prevention, Nutrition

Steel-cut apple porridge

I often cook and bake with rolled oats. But when the mornings are cool, I reach out for steel-cut oats and make a warm batch of breakfast porridge. Steel-cut oats, also known as Irish or Scottish oats, are not available here in France or Switzerland. (I’ve looked everywhere and can’t find them, but if you […]

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Nutrition

Creamy zucchini soup

What do you do when your neighbour gives you a bunch of zucchinis that are almost the size of baseball bats? This fall, my neighbour’s garden has been bursting with zucchinis and I’ve got them everywhere in my kitchen! A few weeks ago, I made chocolate zucchini cake. Today, I made something more traditional: soup. And […]

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Mental Health, Stress Management

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. Every 40 seconds, around the world, someone dies by taking their own life. If you suspect a friend or a loved one in danger of suicide, do what you can to help and reach out for assistance. Suicide is complex and difficult to understand. It is rarely […]

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Nutrition

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Not too sweet, yet deeply chocolatey, this chocolate zucchini cake is moist, light and decadent. And, what a great way to get your greens! I added three cups of grated zucchini in this cake. But seriously, zucchini in chocolate cake? Absolutely! Zucchini is what makes this cake moist and rich. This fall, if you have lots […]

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