As the Northern hemisphere prepares for the arrival of autumn, many of us feel the impact of the season in many ways. With it come environmental changes: leaves falling, shorter days, cooler weather and that melancholic undertone that even affects the sky. Let us battle "autumn blues" with good food and eating it with pleasure. Sounds like a win-win situation, right?
Together with decorating your home with elements that may help to stay positive and happy, like candles and aromatherapy gadgets, food can also be helpful for relaxing by keeping your senses busy in such ways that you will not have time to feel depressed at all. There is plenty of literature about depression-fighting foods or serotonin-boosting tips. Low serotonin, a chemical found in the brain that affects our happiness, may be one of the reasons, but not the only one. Eating for pleasure and doing it with happiness may be another way to avoid feeling down.
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Since apples are being harvested, I thought it would be appropriate to use this delicious, memory-making, yummy-pie filling fruit to boost our moods and to introduce the season. I happen to love fall: the smells, the colors, the visual earthiness of it. Thus, apples are just too good to pass. Here are two recipes you should plan on making as soon as possible at home. Share the happiness with some friends and when eating them, do not think of the calories. Food should never be eaten with guilt. It defeats the purpose of being grateful to have food in our lives. Spreading the calories among friends lets us have the best, with little pain. Please take pictures and share them with me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple Nutella Crostata
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Miami Apple Salad
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The Astrologer's Daughter is a Los Angeles-based writer, astrologer and radio host who has been listening to the music of the spheres since she was 8-years old. She is a UCLA alum and graduate of the Steven Forrest Astrological Apprenticeship... read more