5 year health-iversary for managing familial hypercholesterolemia without drugs

5 year health-iversary for managing familial hypercholesterolemia without drugs I just realized that this August 2016 marks my five year anniversary of managing Familial Hypercholesterolemia without drugs. Woot! Yahoo!  Yippee!  I thought I'd jot down a quick: happy-5-year-health-iversary-to-me post to mark the occasion and celebrate something that once seemed impossible to achieve. I haven't done any of the typical Transformation Tuesday type posts before. In case this is new to you - these #transformationtuesday hashtag posts are usually motivating posts on blogs or social media by people on a health journey. They document the before and after pictures of someone who has had [...]

Thank you! Exciting update from The Confidence Kitchen

Hey there! Thanks to your support I am so excited to say that The Confidence Kitchen has outgrown it's old home and has moved to a new website! Because of the move, there's one small thing for you to do. Please click the link below and enter your email address: Yes! I'd like to keep receiving updates from The Confidence Kitchen Thanks for your interest in building a healthy and more confident life in small weekly steps! [click to keep getting updates] Lots of Love, Laura xx

Rooibos tea benefits and creating a herbal tea routine

Rooibos tea benefits and creating a herbal tea routine This week's habit has us adding a very easy hydration and antioxidant rich step into the morning routine we are building together over the course of the month. I'll share what my routine looks like, and then you can decide the best place to fit one or more healthful cups of herbal tea into your day. It's no secret that tea sets a kind of rhythym to my days. Acting almost like punctuation, herbal teas in particular bring much needed mini-pauses spaced around everyday moments. One such pause that adds a great deal of joy every morning is a [...]

Spanish fish soup with Jerusalem artichokes and puy lentils

Spanish fish soup with Jerusalem artichokes and puy lentils This is an amazingly feisty and deeply flavourful soup. The combination of  tomatoes, eggs, mackerel and Jerusalem artichokes in this result in a 1+1=50 explosion of "umami" flavouring. Umami is a Japanese word for the 5th unique taste that humans can detect. After salty, sweet, sour and bitter, this 5th taste is a moreish savoury taste that the Japanese have known about since 1908, but those of us in West have only started talking seriously about since the mid 1980's. It may not look like much on first glance, but this soup packs [...]