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Coconut and Tahini Balls

Ingredients 2 cups raw mixed nuts (I normally use cashews and macadamia nuts) 1 cup medjool dates 1 cup organic desiccated coconut 3 tblsp coconut oil 3 tblsp raw honey 3 tblsp unhulled tahini Method Throw ingredients into a high powered food processor and whizz until all mixed together Make small balls with your hands [...]

The Benefits of Manuka Honey

In an era of prescription human-made medicines, many people are looking for natural health alternatives to treat their ailments. Manuka Honey is supported by scientific research to contain medicinal qualities that cover a range of conditions. Based on the report by Crop & Food Research Institute, a New Zealand Government research agency (Dec 2007), [...]

QUINOA, SPINACH AND EGG BAKE

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 eggs 2 cups quinoa cooked (can be replaced with brown rice) 1 and 1/4 cups milk 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp thyme, chopped 3 cups spinach, roughly chopped Pinch of pepper and nutmeg 1 cup shredded cheese 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes spray oil METHOD Preheat oven to 160 [...]

Integrated Detoxing

There is more to detoxifying than meets to eye. If detoxifying to you means starving yourself, or just drinking juices and feeling like rubbish, then I would put it in the too hard basket as well!! Proper detoxifying takes into account all of your elimination channels, not just the liver - after all, who wants [...]

Canola oil: Good or Bad?

Good fats are extremely important in our diet, but there is a lot of confusion about the health effects of different fats and oils. I have noticed recently that canola oil is marketed as a healthy option, because it is low in saturated fat and contains omega 3. The bottom line is canola oil is [...]

5 Minute Tumeric Tea (Golden Milk)

How to Make a Dry Turmeric Tea Mix If you’d rather not mix up the spices each time, you can easily make a mixture of the spices and just add to warmed milk when ready. Mix up: 1/2 cup turmeric powder 1/4 cup cinnamon powder 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1-2 Tablespoons ground ginger [...]

Some Facts about PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS and Insulin resistance PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder of women of reproductive age. PCOS is a complex metabolic and endocrine disorder that appears to cause the abnormality of ovarian function – not the other way around! The majority of women (50-70%) with PCOS have insulin resistance!!! Insulin is the [...]

Children’s Breakfast Ideas

BLUEBERRY BRAN MUFFINS Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line 10 hole muffin tin with muffin cases. INGREDIENTS - always use organic where possible 150g plain flour 100g wholemeal self raising flour 1 tbsp oatbran 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda Pinch of salt 50g demerara sugar 1 tbsp clear honey 1 [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Food Prep

After having a beautiful morning at the beach, my Sunday afternoon usually comprises of 2-3 hours making a menu, shopping and food prep for the week. You may be thinking “get a life”, but I actually really enjoy this time in the kitchen, knowing that my family will be eating well for the week. So [...]

Is Toxicity making you feel Unwell?

With more than 2000 new chemicals being produced every year, infiltrating our soil, air, water and food supply; exposure to toxicity is an unfortunate yet unavoidable fact of modern life. A “toxin” refers to any substance that has the potential to interfere with cellular function and both our short term and long term health. Our [...]