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January 2014 - Jennifer Kaster

Feeling Under the Weather

As I sit here feeling congested, achy and fatigued I’m in awe of how the human body works.  It has so many ways to help us get through an illness. Let’s start with the most disgusting feature – mucus. Our nasal cavity produces excess mucus in the winter, which traps foreign invaders – virus or Read more about Feeling Under the Weather[…]

Eating your way through a healthy winter!

As the seasons change and the temperature drops many of us begin to think about the dreaded colds and flus that accompany this time of year.  It seems like we’re always on a mission to defend ourselves from the germs that everyone around us is trying to share.  To help us make it through this Read more about Eating your way through a healthy winter![…]

Chicken Cassoulet

Any meal I can make in one pot sounds like a fantastic idea to me, so for Christmas I asked for a healthy slow cooker (crockpot) recipe book and that’s exactly what I got.  It’s called “The Healthy Slow Cooker” by Judith Finlayson. This book is great.  In addition to each recipe Judith includes a Read more about Chicken Cassoulet[…]

Don’t Let the Mucous Monster Take Over Your Winter!

Winter is a great season for many things – skating, tobogganing, snow ball fights, holidays with family, but for most of us it can also be a season of sickness, during which our body transforms into a mucus producing factory. Do you ever wonder where all this mucus is coming from and why it happens Read more about Don’t Let the Mucous Monster Take Over Your Winter![…]