Buckwheat. I’ve decided it make an ideal addition to smoothies. Trick is to soak it in a bowl of filtered water in the fridge over night. The next morning the soaking water will have a syrupy consistency and may look a little…odd. Not to worry – just pour it into a fine wire sieve and… Continue reading Buckwheat Tropical Smoothie
When the temperature starts to rise in Summer, your eating habits also tend to change. You may find yourself preferring light salads over a casserole or stew. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), an increase in raw foods should be consumed in Summer to help release stored heat from the body that is accumulated during… Continue reading Summer Loving – Guide to Eating Right this Summer Season
SPRING : Seasonal, Fresh Fruit, Vegetables & Seafood Fruit Apples Cumquats Grapefruit Lemon Mandarin Orange Papaya Paw paw Pineapple Tangelo Avocado Tomato Vegetables Watercress Sliver beet/Chard Spinach Lettuce Artichoke Bok choy Choy sum Asparagus Green beans Cabbage Carrot Cauliflower Garlic/Ginger Leek Mushrooms Green Peas Pumpkin Sweet corn Zucchini flower Beetroot Seafood Atlantic Salmon Coral trout… Continue reading Spring Clean: Seasonal Produce Availability & Body Nurture Points
Chicken soup is good for the soul… My daughter is not feeling very well today, she has had a tough week at school and seems to have picked up a virus. Her little body is fighting it – no fever, a red throat, a little cough and the desire for extra TLC and time rugged… Continue reading Child Flu: A particularly nasty strain of Man Flu
Time to fall in love with your blender again! It’s FRUIT SEASON! When all those lovely Mangoes and stone fruits are ripe and delicious, Watermelon is crisp and refreshing and Melons smell absolutely divine. Grab whatever fruit you fancy and get creative… Add ice cubes for a slushy cold treat, add a splash of plain… Continue reading Summer Smoothies… What Ingredients are Essential and Why?
This coming week is ‘Meat-Free Week’ so I thought I would take the opportunity to focus on the Vegetarian Diet – the issues, nutritional hurdles and benefits. Many people make the decision to switch vego due to ethical concerns and beliefs. Others opt for a diet higher in plant products as part of a journey… Continue reading Vegetarian 101 – What you need to know about Plant Proteins
I just brought myself a blender. Yes, yes, I have contraptions galore in my tiny kitchen but until last week, I did without a blender. Now… I never want to live without it. I contemplated giving it a hug this morning. Okay, so maybe I did 😉 SMOOTHIES! Oh, the pure, simple EASE of it all!… Continue reading Real Smooth…