5 Things I’ve Learned From Dealing With My Breast Problems

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I see my body as a special mechanism that works permanently to keep me healthy. Over the years, I learned to listen to all its signals to know right away when something is going wrong. While inadequate nourishment, environmental estrogens, and low self-esteem are the main problems that hijack its activity, women’s bodies have their own special ways of transmitting the signals. There is a high incidence of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and breast cysts because …

Nourishing Vegan Milks – 3 Ways

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During my forty days of a vegan diet before Easter, I discovered a new passion – vegan milks. I tried hundreds of combinations, played with ingredients, experimented with flavors, and I realized that you don’t need cutting-edge technology to obtain smooth, dense, and creamy vegan milks. You can make awesome liquids with a normal blender, using the right quantities of soaked ingredients. Nuts or seeds + water = vegan milk – it is that easy! If you hit the right consistency, all you have to do is …

Healthy Easter Recipes Roundup

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Choosing healthy for Easter might seem like a mission impossible, but there’s always a lot of inspiration from bloggers and magazines to keep you on the right track. I like to save my favorite recipes in bookmarks and browse them when Easter is approaching to get inspired and create something new or even making some of these healthy dishes. This year I also created an Easter Pinterest board to keep everything in one place. Farmers’ market is the best place to shop now, because all the spring greens – nettles, wild garlic, spinach, asparagus, parsley, watercress – are in season. Remember that holidays aren’t about stressing out with complicated dishes, but spending time with family and friends, chilling and …

Rich Chocolate Tart, Vegan and Gluten-Free

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There are foods that come and go from my diet, but chocolate is something that always manages to find its way back into my life. I adore dark chocolate, and although I try to stay as far away from sugar as I can, I try to find new ways of indulging without feeling guilty or putting a big burden on my digestive system. When I first discovered raw cacao powder, it was like a miracle. Its intense flavor could turn any insipid vegan dessert into a delicious treat. I add it to porridges, puddings, raw energy balls, smoothies, or healthy desserts and it always reveals a …

Spring Greens Soup with Baked Parsnip Fries

Nothing makes me happier than the first spring picnic in the park. Of course, it’s still pretty cold here and the ground is still wet, so placing the blanket on the grass is totally out of the question, but having a warm soup on the bank, watching the first signs of a blooming spring is definitely a great choice. It’s been more and more difficult for me to bear the winters, and we started to consider relocating during the long winter months somewhere in the Mediterranean. I dream of …

Thai Cauliflower Rice Salad with Peanut Butter Sauce

Spring bloomed in force over here, turning all of us upside down. All of a sudden, the temperature raised from 0 to 13 degrees, the lilac bushes got tiny green sprouts, and the parks suddenly got crowded. After such a long time without seeing the face of the sun, its first rays put me in the mood to plan for holidays. No, we’re not going to Thailand yet (although I’d love to), but I’m celebrating the beginning of spring with…