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 [...]

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.

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

Healthy snacks: lemon coconut goji berry bliss balls

Healthy snacks: lemon coconut goji berry bliss balls Something I'm always asked about are ideas for healthy snacks. One of the first things I did when faced with the scary prospect of changing my eating habits, was figure out in advance what foods I could snack on with abandon. Personally I feel very comforted when I know I have food waiting in the wings that I can eat whenever I like. It's a psychological tool I find useful that invites feelings of abundance and plenty into the day. It also can help ward off uneasy feelings, like scarcity or denial, that commonly will arrive when [...]

Tomato pineapple red lentil recipe with coconut cumin sauce

Tomato pineapple red lentil recipe with coconut cumin sauce Whenever I have a craving for sweet and sour sauce, this is my go-to meal. It's deceptively simple, but amazingly addictive.  You get that perfect blend of salty and sweet - you know, the kind that food labs concoct to get us to eat more... of anything! Yet when you attack your plate repeatedly because you can't get enough of this, you're also doing your body a big favour. While technically a savoury meal, the pineapple and tomato paste work together to raise the sweetness profile until you just.can't.stop.eating.it. Every ingredient in this dish is a star in it's [...]