The frequent (and rather often) overuse of synthetic antibiotics to fight common infections has led us to an alarming worldwide growth in antibiotic resistance. The so called “superbugs” are believed to infect more than 2 million people and kill at least 23,000 in the USA alone (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC).… Continue reading The growing worldwide resistance to synthetic antibiotics. Can plants help us?
That’s what I learned throughout the years and this is what I get asked by people when I tell them I'm a pescatarian. I have been a pescatarian for over 20 years and it hasn’t always been easy. I'm originally from Brazil where meat plays a huge part in the culture, the cuisine and socializing.… Continue reading Trying to eat healthy can get tricky sometimes…
How I figured out that I needed to change my eating habit I was never too concerned about eating healthy in my teens or 20s. I stopped eating meat at 13, but not for health concerns. I never liked the taste or the texture. Although I have always loved and cared about animals, I can't… Continue reading Happy Eating can be Healthy Eating too
This recipe is dedicated to my handsome other-half Blair. It was actually his idea. I bought the cocoa powder and coconut milk powder just as something I keep in the back of the cupboard "for a rainy day". Blair, however, made a suggestion as soon as he saw what I had bought from a local… Continue reading Cococappuccino
Spring is just around the corner! Days are longer and warmer. Flowers and birds all around. Life is coming back after three months that felt like three years! I treat spring time similarly to what a lot of people do on new year's: I commit to a "spring resolution". As the days got warmer, I… Continue reading Oh, spring!