Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Monday, February 27, 2012

A Lovely Book and a Lovely Person

Let me introduce Julie Le Clerc. Former cafe owner and chef turned cookbook author and magazine food editor, Julie Le Clerc's life is truly dedicated to the pursuit of good food and excellent espresso coffee. With her focus always firmly on flavour, Julie creates accessible, uncomplicated but stylish recipes that encourage home cooks to put together deliciously satisfying dishes from scratch.One of the best features of my travels and broadcasts is meeting kindred spirits. I had the great good fortune to be able to invite Julie on Health Line this week. She connected all the way from Auckland, New Zealand at what was 6AM for her, so thanks Julie for a great conversation!
Take a look at Julie's gorgeous book "Made by Hand, Natural Food to Nourish and Delight" ( available on Amazon) and then visit her website and blog for great ideas about how to eat for pleasure and for health.
I can't wait till my travel schedule eases up and I can get back to my kitchen and try some of these delicious fresh and natural dishes!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Jolie, I tried to send you an email but it bounced back, so am leaving a message here instead. Thanks so much for including me and my book "Made by Hand" on your wonderful radio show last week. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with you, Al and Geoff. It's always a pleasure to talk with like-minded people about the joyous topic of food that both tastes good and is good for us, too! I'd love to keep in touch and will check in on your blog regularly now that I've discovered you. All the best, Julie