1/2 red or white onion
3 garlic cloves
3 large tomatoes
Two dried pasilla peppers (chiles) or 2 tablespoons pasilla powder
5 cups chicken stock
4 sprigs cilantro
6 corn tortillas, cut into strips
2 avocados, cut in cubes
Fresh cheese or mild flavor Canadian feta cheese, crumbled
5 tablespoons sour cream
3 limes cut in quarters
salt to taste
½ tsp powdered coriander
½ tsp ground coriander seeds
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp mace
1.4 litres vegetable stock
Salt and pepper to taste
150ml single cream
Carrots for decoration
(NC)—As the warmer weather sets in, so does our appetite for lighter fare and an increased energy level. Spring clean your health regime by treating yourself to wholesome lunch options and an active new lifestyle to get yourself back on track for the summer months. Here are three ways to get you started.
1. Re–introduce activity: After months of using the “it's cold out” excuse for not getting your 45 minutes a day, it is time to get back into the swing of things. Using your lunch break in the middle of the day to enjoy a brisk walk is a great way to get moving again.
(NC)—Did you know that one tablespoon of fresh oregano contains the same amount of antioxidants as a medium sized apple?
We know that antioxidants in our bodies are essential to good health. Many fruits and vegetables provide them, but research shows that fresh oregano is at the top of the list in antioxidant activity. Adding fresh herbs to your diet is an easy way to include significant amounts of antioxidants and increase the health value of a meal without adding extra calories–and you can easily grow them right in your own backyard garden or in containers on your patio or balcony.
(NC)—We live in a world where “mega, super and grande” sizes have become the norm. Many people use these plus–sized portions to validate their binge–eating habits. Some use over–consumption as a way to comfort emotional distress, others take the “see food” diet approach and always finish what's on their plate.
Here are a few tips I like to follow to ensure I am eating the proper portions.