Asian-inspired vegan recipes

Celebrating yet another spice filled, lime infused, mouth watering workshop, I thought I’d let you in on a little secret. It’s all about fresh produce and good recipes. And not surprising my muse is The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray. In a comprehensive soiree around Asia, this […]

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Why I don’t drink milk

I have my own hormones to deal with Cow’s milk is designed for baby calves. I know that sounds glib, but it is full of hormones and fats designed to grow a small calf into a big cow in it’s first year of life. Increased levels of hormones such as insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1) cause […]

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Green Smoothie Goodness

I could have titled this ‘Green Smoothie Goddess’ as I’m rapidly turning into one! Now part of my daily routine, I’m actually craving them and try to have two a day. My fridge is stocked with extra lettuce and beetroot leaves that I wash, dry and bag ready for use. The garden provides spinach, chard, […]

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Chia seeds: a superfood for super health

This tiny grain, thought to be eaten by Aztec warriors before battle to enhance their endurance, is packed full of nutrition. Rich in omega-3, protein, antioxidants, minerals, fibre, calcium and iron, chia is an excellent food for active people. The seeds are easy to digest and are an ideal food before and after exercise due […]

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How To Cook Without Oil

Cooking with out oil – are you serious? How do I brown my onions and make salad dressing?? Let’s start with the why? One of the most powerful ways of maximising the health benefits of a plant-based diet (and to lose weight) is to eliminate the use of extracted oils. Whether they be cold pressed, […]

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How to make brazil nut milk

Nut milks made at home are a fantastic alternative to store-bought equivalents. Great for smoothies, breakfasts, into your favourite hot drink and just excellent for baking. Also nut milks do not contain lactose which many people cannot tolerate. With a little experimentation you’ll find the perfect taste balance so you can make your own nut […]

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