Wisdom And Nourishment shared amongst women
Autumn days are certainly rolling in, while it’s beautiful to see the rusty colors, its also becoming a little cooler in temperature. These days I find myself more drawn to large bowls of warming soup filled with all the goodness of autumn while nourishing my body at the same time.
Having good skin is not all about appearance, but more importantly, because your skin performs so many essential tasks for your body, so it’s super important to make sure you are getting the correct nutrients from your diet.
It’s Apple harvest time!
I am so excited to taste the first of this year’s apple windfall, it’s such a wonderful time of year despite the days becoming shorter and glimpses of the long dark nights ahead, but there is truly something magical about autumn.Although it’s been a strange year for growth in the garden as the weather has been rather different, and difficult, but one thing for sure the apples are big in size and in abundance.While I usually make a lot of different things with apples, like apple juice, jelly, apple cider vinegar etc, there is always one recipe I have to make purely for comfort and nostalgias sake, and that is the good old apple crumble.This particular apple crumble is gluten-free and tastes divine, it’s nutty and has a lovely crunch to it and is truly warming with the spices……I honestly could eat all of it on mine!
I decided a year ago to stop covering up my grey hair roots, with hair dye, I have to be honest and tell you it didn’t come easy, I hadn’t really realized how much my hair and hair color had meant to me.
Our tomatoes in the polytunnel are coming now fast and furious, its such a wonder to watch them turning from green to red, sometimes I feel so inpatient waiting and watching, there is nothing nicer than growing and eating your own tomatoes, its a taste and flavor you can not buy.
I think its time for something sweet and as it’s the last of those lazy hazy summer days lets just take a moment to enjoy and indulge in that all time summer classic Victoria sponge cake.
Life can feel like a labyrinth of “shoulds” as marriage, motherhood, mortgages and career milestones hem us into lives that don’t feel like our own. And many of us could be in danger of designing our days to meet the expectations of others, be it family, friends or society as a whole, rather than pleasing ourselves. So, how can women live free from these limitations?
Kefir is a cultured, fermented milk drink, originally from the mountainous region that divides Asia and Europe. It is similar to yogurt – but a drink, with a tart, sour taste and a slight ‘fizz’. This is due to carbon dioxide – the end product of the fermentation process. The length of the fermentation time will affect the taste. Kefir is a great source of calcium and is rich in probiotic bacteria.
The Condom one of the most popular forms of contraception, have you by any chance ever read the ingredients list on the back of the condom box and wondered what the hell are all these ingredients? Maybe we should know after all that’s what we as Women are putting inside our vaginas.
I love to make a big jug of these really refreshing drinks to have in the fridge over the summer months, its so important to stay hydrated and if the day is really hot you can simply add some ice to your glass to help keep you even cooler.
Saol (Gaelic for life)
learning to take care of your mind, eating healthy foods, nourishing your soul and caring for the beautiful world we live in.
I’m Tonya Keane Nutritional Therapist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Professional Chef, Wellness Advocate, and Public speaker based in Ireland.
I created SAOL as a place to combine and SHARE with you my love and passion of health, good food /nutrition, whilst living an authentic happy and healthy life.
After years of Illness I began my quest to uncover the drivers of my poor health and in doing so I discovered what it takes to be truly healthy. I am passionate to share with you everything thing I learned throughout my own health journey and through my studies.
If you are interested in optimum health & wellbeing then I welcome you to SAOL, together we will transform your health so you can feel and look your very best.
To your health and happiness