6 health boosting drinks

It’s true I’ve drunk a lot of tea in my time, quite a lot of coffee and yes I confess to a reasonable amount of imbibing. Each of which robs my body of nutrients, raises my blood pressure, cancer risk (yes alcohol does that) and weakens my immune system. Here are some options to crowd […]

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When the shizz hits the fan

Let’s call last week The Week of the Back. A lower back strain of gargantuan proportions rendered me bedridden and in pain. It was not pretty. But for the sweet ministrations of my family and friends, it was a miserable week (ok, the woosy effect of the pain killers wasn’t all bad). When the sh-t hits the fan […]

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Energy Balls That Power Pack Your Kid’s Lunchbox

Are processed bars and snacks sneaking into your kitchen cupboards? Would you love to provide a healthier homemade version? When my son and his friends gobble up these not-too-sweet-chocolatey treats I know they are getting sustained energy, omegas, iron and all manner of vitamins and minerals.  Attention athletes, yogis and busy mums: these will keep you […]

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8 ingredients you usually throw out but shouldn’t

It’s no more “off with your skin and out you go!” Your relationship with vegetable waste is about to deepen. Vegetable stock is the ever versatile ingredient that will add depth to your soups and sauces. And you can easily make your own. Collect vegetable trimmings into a container in your fridge and you’ll soon […]

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miso soup

Miso: the number 1 health food you must have in your fridge

Fast food (that’s healthy) has actually been around since before fridges were invented. Those folks in the Far East know a thing or two about health, longevity and happiness. Legend has it that miso was given by the gods to bestow all three. Traditional oriental medicine has valued miso as a supreme medicine for the […]

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Creaming soda smoothie

This is healthy party food – think colour and bubbles. I had a bunch of seven-year-old boys gulp them down – pause to wonder why they were green – then slurp the rest and run off. Mission accomplished! Blend: 1/2 C almond/rice/oat/soy milk 1/2 C soda water 1 apple (or fresh juice) 1 frozen banana/pineapple […]

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Late Summer Quinoa Salad

I love the blend of fresh and baked vegetables combined with spices and fresh herbs. Steam baking the root veges keeps the health-o-meter way up high and who’s missing the oil when it tastes this good! Serve either warm or cold. 1 cup of quinoa, rinsed (I use red coz it’s pretty) 2 cups of […]

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How to substitute eggs

An excellent resource! My favourite alternatives are flax & chia seeds.  

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Rhubarb Cake

This is a great example of an egg-free cake – full, moist with the sweet tart flavour of rhubarb. Ingredients 1 cup soy/almond milk 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (white vinegar or lemon is ok) 1/2 cup rice bran oil 1 cup raw/brown sugar 1 Tbl ground flaxseed mixed in 4 Tbl water 1 teaspoon […]

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Nut burgers

I’m all in favour of picnic dinners and these burgers are as good as the view. A handful each of; Cashew nuts, Peanuts, Almonds, Walnuts, Brazils…(a combination of three or whatever you fancy.) Leave in a bowl just covered with warm water for half an hour or more. Drain and put into a food processor […]

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