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Happy Weekend to you all! And a belated happy Thanksgiving to those of you who were celebrating this week. I hope your bellies are nourished and your hearts are full. This blurry photo was from my favourite meal in Crete last week. We drove from the north to the south part of the island for the day, and on our way back we were advised to stop in at a little roadside taverna for dinner. And boy were we glad we did. This place had no menu, they simply asked a few questions about allergies and then proceeded to serve us course after course of traditional Cretan food. I think we counted nine courses in all, of the most amazing, delicious fresh food, and for next to nothing; when the bill came, we were certain they’d made a mistake. But no.

Anyways, now it’s back to reality and time for some great food, nutrition, and health reads:

MM_Web_Icon_FINAL1. You may *look* more productive skipping lunch or eating at your desk, but you aren’t.

2. How to improve your willpower? Feed it.

3. Lycopene has long been heralded for helping prevent prostate cancer, but did you know it can also improve bone health?

4. Too much of a good thing: The science behind why you feel so lousy after a big holiday meal.

5. This is already huge in Sweden, so I’m glad it’s getting international attention now: Meet the drink ready to dethrone almond milk.

 

five minute feel better coconut curry soup // the muffin myth

It’s probably a combination of the weather, the darkness (the sun is setting in the 2’s here in Stockholm) and having been a bit sick, but I’ve been on a major soup kick lately. Have you tried my Five Minute Feel Better Coconut Curry Soup? I highly recommend it!

Also on my radar this week is this Mediterranean Whole Wheat Orzo Salad from Immaeatthat, Broccoli Rabe and Kale Harvest Salad from The First Mess, and this Creamy Spinach Gratin from The Foodie Physician.



 

Comments

  1. I always liked to think that after a certain number of holiday meal calories, the worst was done, and no more harm in just a bit more. Not so, you say! So much fun preparing, and sharing with others, that I doubt I will be serving up any 800 calorie feasts any time soon. But I will try to savour every bite and maybe fewer of them.
    A great article.

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