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…

Shakshouka with Zhoug

This is probably the most popular, most nourishing and most convenient to cook (even for the most unskilled) egg recipe I’ve ever encountered in my searches and travels. Originally a North-African dish, the shakshuka recipe spread to most of the Mediterranean countries and was adapted according to the local cooking traditions. I love this dish, especially in the summertime when I can cook it with fresh, very ripe tomatoes and hand-picked aromatic herbs, and serve it over hummus or with pita bread. But, it’s actually a …

Chia, Acai and Strawberry Layered Breakfast Jar

Our pseudo-summer brought a new vibe, a fresh-ingredient-loaded diet, and new plans. We booked a two-week holiday in Cyprus, and although we’ll have a small kitchenette, I have to come up with a fresh and nourishing food plan to help us enjoy this island at its best. During our summer holidays, we usually have fresh and easy breakfasts on our appartment terrace facing the sea, then wander around the island all day long. This first and most important meal of the day has to hydrate us, while providing nutrients to boost our energy and nourish our cells throughout the day without burdening the digestion …

Crustless Quiche with Asparagus and Mint Pesto

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I am not a calorie-counter, but given my hormone imbalance condition, I have to be careful what I eat and when. I always look for smart food combinations and try not to eat after 7 pm to allow my body the time to prepare for nighttime regeneration and not turn its focus on digestion. And, if I see an opportunity to reduce calories and preserve the quality of my food, I’ll definitely…