It’s not often I write about cooking and that’s simply because… I don’t do it. I have a tendency to really foul up recipes and have even managed to burn mac n’cheese before! I know, I know, how does that even happen, well.. It can. Just believe me on that.
I went vegetarian about 8 years ago and have slowly been transitioning my way to a more vegan diet. While this can be rough when it comes to cooking, lucky for me, I have a pretty amazing boyfriend who is one hell of a chef! And he’s sweet enough to cook up yummy vegetarian meals (for both me and his 8 year old daughter- who also happens to be vegetarian!) he comes up with just by looking at ingredients in the pantry (quite a talent if you ask me!) I can’t even manage to cook by recipe let alone actually coming up with something in my head!.
Anyway, a few months back I found vegetarian faux meat Tuna by Loma Linda, and being that I always loved my Tuna when I was a meat eater, I couldn’t wait to give this a try! I’ve tried many mock meats over the years but didn’t even know faux tuna existed!
Well, while I wouldn’t eat the faux tuna plain (as you tend to find with some faux meats – which just don’t quite have the same taste and texture as the actual meat you’ve grown up eating), it does taste quite amazing in a casserole, I found out this last weekend! The yummy lemon pepper seasoning it comes with really delights the taste buds! Top this casserole with more squeezed lemon and it is downright delightful! [Read more…]
Most people know that when you look for a house, you want a place with “good bones.” In other words, if the structure of the home is in good shape, most people feel they can fix up the rest. If a home doesn’t have good bones, the rest of it doesn’t matter.
The same can be said of your body. If you don’t take care of your bones, the rest of your body will quickly fall into disrepair.
“Taking care of your bones doesn’t require a lot of maintenance, but that doesn’t mean it should be overlooked,” says Dr. Victor M. Romano, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and author of Finding The Source: Maximizing Your Results – With and Without Orthopaedic Surgery
“Just a little moderate exercise and eating some of the right food and drinks is all that is required.”
Vitamin D, for example, is important for the absorption of calcium and aids in improving muscle strength and balance, Dr. Romano says. A deficiency of Vitamin D can cause soft, thin, brittle bones. It’s also associated with depression, Parkinson’s disease, and seizures. Moderate weight training is always recommended to keep bones strong, even for senior citizens.
Dr. Romano recommends that instead of taking calcium pills, the best way to get calcium into the body is with a healthy diet.