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

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

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

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 | 3 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 poisoning […]

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

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

Dairy Free Papaya Lassi, Health Benefits of Papaya

  Summer time calls for a nice cool, creamy Papaya Lassi, don’t you think? A lassi is a traditional yoghurt-based drink from India, typically made with fresh mangoes. But for this recipe, I’ve replaced the yoghurt with thick and creamy coconut yoghurt (probiotic rich) to make it diary free, and used deliciously ripe papayas. I […]

10 Jan 2016 | 4 comments
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