Strawberry Milk for Restoring Your Hormonal Balance

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Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisol and insulin. Our body’s “chemical messengers”. As with everything that our bodies are made up of, these little guys are pretty important to keep balanced, because if not, they can cause all sorts of upsets. They affect the obvious hormonal issues such as infertility and irregular periods, but they also play a part in weight gain/loss/maintenance, fatigue, anxiety, depression, libido, digestive issues, insomnia, appetite, even hair thinning and hair loss. Hormonal imbalance can be caused by a number of factors, among them are…

Non-Dairy Ice Cream Pops with Chocolate

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What could be better on a swelteringly hot day than to enjoy a delicious, nutritious, cool, refreshing – but also just a little decadent – Non-Dairy Ice Cream Chocolate Pop? Although that being said, you definitely don’t need to limit yourself to warm weather to enjoy a sweet treat that’s also loaded with goodness. These ice cream pops make a great dinner party dessert, which you can serve more informally when everyone’s enjoyed their main meal and moved away from the dining table. Heck, you can even have them for …

Chai-Infused Fine Chocolate Truffles {Vegan}

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Tonight I’m listening to Romanian interwar jazz, and somehow I managed to get into the Christmas mood. The amazing voice of Maria Raducanu reminded me of all the feelings and emotions I had when I was a child around the holidays. I remember the winters of my childhood – it always snowed on Christmas Eve and it was so cold that our Christmas tree was frozen when my parents brought it from the market. We lived in a communist country, and although our parents struggled to …

Pumpkin, Pecans and Chocolate Fudge

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Pumpkin season is just starting, and today I came back from the farmers’ market with a huge, miffed orange fellow that will easily find its delicious place into my soups and curries. I really wanted to give this guy a new interpretation this fall, so I decided to pair it with chocolate and toasted pecan nuts and turn it into…

Creamy Peach and Walnut Ice Cream {Vegan}

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This is my first vegan ice cream attempt, and I can’t say how happy I am about the result! The creaminess, the sweetness, and rich taste…who would’ve thought I could obtain such an indulgence with only four ingredients and without the aid of an ice cream machine? The simple base of this ice cream is a breeze, because you actually don’t need to do anything but freeze some ingredients, then add to …

Protein Power Snack With Chocolate And Cashew

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Spring is playing with us these days, and temperatures seem to simply go crazy even with 10ºC differences from one day to another. I didn’t have much time to enjoy the trees blooming, because in a few days the temperature dropped and the wind blew away all the petals. When I was a child, trees were blooming in April, and spring was slowly passing. Today, I don’t know if tomorrow is going to be winter or summer. Climate change is not only a cool way to spice up your Oscar speech, it’s something our bodies face every day, challenges their …