The best healthy salad dressing plus taking on the fear of good fats

This creamy healthy salad dressing adds a luscious mouthfeel while providing the necessary healthy fats that allows your body to better absorb the nutrients from your salad ingredients. The dressing is so versatile. It makes eating salad easy by binding together dry salad ingredients including greens, avocado, tomatoes, shredded carrots or beets, small tinned fishes (sardines, mackerel, anchovies), nuts etc. Another great way to use this is to spoon this beauty onto baked sweet potatoes or other baked root vegetables for an instantly gorgeous healthy lunch. It’s a staple in my house.

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 [...]

How to make lemon water life changing

How to make lemon water life changing In the past 2 years I've noticed that almost every mainstream health guru has started advising warm lemon water.  It's an easy thing to do for a pretty nice stack of benefits that  include: weight-loss, immune boosting, energy boosting, inflammation reduction and wrinkle reduction. This week's habit is simple but powerful. To prepare for the week ahead all you need to do is buy 4 lemons. But before you do that, let me introduce you to a journey that you may want to start with us here at The Confidence Kitchen. Week 1: We're about to [...]

A thrilling start to 2015

A thrilling start to 2015 A great big hug and Happy New Year to you! It's been such a thrilling start to the year to receive the annual website performance reports that Wordpress circulated  this week. This has been the year where I have stopped feeling like one person shouting alone into the wilderness. This has become a true health community and I have enjoyed every minute of sharing with you. A thrilling start to 2015 I can't believe it but my blog has grown by a whopping 741% since 2013. Over 37,000 blog posts have been viewed on The Confidence [...]

Drink matcha tea for boundless energy, focus, and a healthy heart

Drink matcha tea for boundless energy, focus, and a healthy heart Dr Sara Gottfried, whose work I absolutely love, has said that the number one issue that most of her patients come to her with are problems of energy. I don't doubt that at all. It's one of the most common refrains I hear from the busy women I know. I certainly know the feeling. Before I began my odyssey to discover a healthier lifestyle in 2011, energy was almost always front and centre in my mind. How can I get more of it? Why do I feel so tired today? When will I [...]

7 day natural beauty action plan

7 day natural beauty action plan Wow. What a great first week of natural beauty solutions month! So far, we learned how to: leverage our desire for more beauty in our overall quest for health eat omega 3 rich fish a minimum of 2 times a week for better facial contours and fullness get gorgeous skin fast with this green smoothie  eat 2 brazil nuts a day for firm clear skin eat red peppers every day because they act like botox in their wrinkle fighting abilities! dry brush 1 minute a day for glowing, younger looking skin! Wait! How do I fit [...]

The one minute habit for silky skin: dry brushing

The one minute habit for silky skin: dry brushing I had heard about dry brushing for years, but never really committed to a regular habit until about a year ago. Then, I wrote a giddy post (December 2012) about how body brushing makes your skin silky smooth. I added the habit to my daily morning routine and hit it out the park without fail every AM for 6 months. I am not exaggerating when I say my skin felt utterly silky. Beyond super softness, dry brushing loosens dead skins cells, uncovers new radiant skin underneath, increases skin moisture, boosts the immune system, moves lymph, removes [...]

Ravishing red peppers are better than botox!

Ravishing red peppers are better than botox! In our last post we looked at amping up your vitamins A and C intake with a green smoothie designed for gorgeous skin. Another easy thing you can do for your skin is to think about red peppers slightly differently - almost like they are portable fruits. Today's high-tech tip is that you can eat certain kinds of red peppers just like you would an apple! Hear me out on this one if you are a vegetable-phobe. This is a dead easy habit that creates glowing skin and glossy locks. You just need [...]