Nutrition and Health Benefits of Flax Seeds

This is part of a series on some of my favourite whole foods – things I consider kitchen staples and use often in my recipes. I hope you get to discover something fun and new about them! The humble flaxseed, the ‘it’ seed before chia came along. I am particularly fond of them as they […]

12 Mar 2017 | 0 comments

Sorghum Nutrition and Health Benefits

This is part of a series on some of my favourite whole foods – things I consider kitchen staples and use often in my recipes. I hope you get to discover something fun and new about them!  I’ve been using sorghum quite a bit in the kitchen lately – a lovely neutral to mildly sweet […]

21 Jan 2017 | 0 comments

Top Prebiotic Foods for Gut Health

This is the second of two posts on this topic. The first looks at the health benefits of prebiotics in detail. Prebiotics are types of dietary fibre that arrive un-digested at the colon, where they are readily fermented  by beneficial bacteria, allowing them to grow and thrive. In order to be classed as a prebiotic, […]

11 Jan 2017 | 0 comments

Health Benefits of Prebiotics

This post is one of two posts on this topic. The second post will look at my favourite prebiotic foods in detail. We hear a lot about probiotics – but what about prebiotics? They’re just as deserving of attention because they play such an important role in our health. Prebiotics are certain types of fibres found […]

9 Jan 2017 | 1 comment

Raw Cacao Nutrition and Health Benefits

This is part of a series on some of my favourite whole foods – things I consider kitchen staples and use often in my recipes. I hope you get to discover something fun and new about them! When I first visited a cacao farm as part of my Raw Foods Training in Bali, I had […]

11 Nov 2016 | 0 comments

Protein on a Plant Based Diet

This is the fifth in a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though I believe […]

30 Oct 2016 | 6 comments

Buckwheat Nutrition and Health Benefits

This is part of a series on some of my favourite whole foods – things I consider kitchen staples and use often in my recipes. I hope you get to discover something fun and new about them! Buckwheat, originally native to Central Asia, is a delicious addition to your whole foods diet, however, it is […]

20 Oct 2016 | 0 comments

Calcium on a Plant Based Diet

This is the third of a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though I believe […]

26 Sep 2016 | 1 comment

Iron on a Plant Based Diet

This is the second of a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though I […]

11 Sep 2016 | 0 comments

B12 on a Plant Based Diet

This is the first of a series of posts I am sharing on plant based nutrition. I have personally enjoyed a plant based diet for close to ten years. Some of which have been as a vegetarian, and some as vegan. I have experienced numerous deficiencies during my journey, partly due to malabsorption, though I […]

28 Aug 2016 | 0 comments

How to Make Kitchari – an Ayurvedic Healing Meal

I love exploring all elements of Ayurvedic healing, particularly the recipes. There are a lot of gems to be gleaned from this traditional wisdom – in fact, Ayurveda philosophy dates back as far as 5,000 years or more. I’ve been on a plant based diet for close to ten years now, and know may way […]

8 Jul 2016 | 2 comments

Top Fermented Foods for Gut Health

Gut health is a topic dear to me, having had an autoimmune condition (Inflammatory Bowel) myself. My poor digestive system’s first assault was a small bowel infection called Tropical Sprue, picked up while living in Indonesia as a toddler. Add to that a childhood filled with antibiotic use, and a severe case of food […]

20 May 2016 | 2 comments

The Many Benefits of Turmeric – Evidence Based Research

  I have a personal love affair with turmeric and her radiant golden glow, my fingers are forever stained yellow I use it so much. I hope you get inspired to use more of it in your kitchen. I thought I would share an in-depth look at this fabulous spice today, so grab a cuppa […]

22 Apr 2016 | 2 comments

My Raw Chef Training

Before I start, really look at this beautiful photo of myself. I know it’s nothing special in terms of lighting or composition, and usually I don’t consider myself photogenic at all, but nevertheless, I adore this photo because it’s captured a certain feeling on my face. I felt alive, inspired, at home, and totally freaking […]

15 Apr 2016 | 2 comments

Millet nutrition, benefits and uses: a delicious gluten free grain

Millet: Queen of the Grains I can’t wait to introduce you properly to this beautiful gluten free grain. Millet is known as the ‘Queen of Grains’, and has some pretty impressive health benefits. It is a Godsend to those with Coeliac’s disease or gluten sensitivities, and makes for a super satisfying meal when cooked with […]

9 Apr 2016 | 1 comment

ARE YOU FEEDING YOUR ANXIETY …LITERALLY?

By: Cass Lane There’s no other way to put it: You’re having a bad day. One of those miss-the-bus, break-your-heel, spill-coffee-over-your-white-shirt and forget-your-raw-treats kind of days. Not to mention the angry boss, difficult clients and qubilliion deadlines that are nipping at your heels.  All in all, if Apple had finished developing their iTimeTravel machine (cos […]

6 Aug 2015 | 1 comment
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