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This is a great, guilt-free, healthy snack which you can make in a jiffy – double up on the quantity to have some extra for when the snack attack hits. Ingredients 1/3 cup oats (gluten free oats optional) 2/3 cup raw cashew nuts (or macadamia nut, or a mixture of both) 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup 1 teaspoon natural vanilla powder or extract 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs 2 tablespoons of any super food powder (eg: lucuma, baobab, maca etc – or a mixture of them) Method grind […] Continue reading →

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Spices-Herbs

Are you familiar with these 20 herbs that can be used as medicine? Thursday, June 14, 2018 by: Carol Anderson medicine, Bergamot, burdock, Calendula, chamomile, Chickweed, Dandelion, echinaces, feverfew, goodfood, goodhealth, goodmedicine, herbal plants, Herbs, holy basil, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Milk Thistle, Motherwort, natural remedy, Naturopathy, peppermint, sage, spilanthes, thyme, witch hazel, Yarrow   (Natural News) We are more familiar with herbs when […] Continue reading →

IMG_3895 red lentils & butternut curry

This simple recipe is an adaptation from an already quick and easy one, but  the way I cooked it, it is even more super fast and super easy, yet delicious – real comfort food for a cold winter’s day. I was late starting to cook, and I was tired, but it took me no more than 30 minutes to rustle this curry up. It really lifted my spirits when I tucked in. Ingredients: 1 butternut, cut into bite-sized cubes (save the seeds & roast over low heat or in the oven with a little […] Continue reading →

IMG_3890 Aubergines & Pomegranates

I found this delicious Persian inspired recipe in an old magazine and adapted it somewhat. It is easy and quick to rustle up and a great change when brinjals are in season and one has run out of ideas of what to do with them. When I first made the recipe, I did not have enough brinjals, so I just baked some butternut wheels and dressed them with the same sauce and toppings. The result was just as tasty. So play around and use different vegetables. Any left over sauce can be used as salad […] Continue reading →

Nutty millet breakfast cookies I was recently visiting a friend who has a pretty cookbook called Wholegrain Mornings. Not being much of a breakfast eater I didn’t think there’d be much for me in the book until I tasted the breakfast cookies my friend had just made. A wonderful invention… a dessert item healthy enough to eat for breakfast, I was sold! I photographed the recipe in the book but because it’s a blurry picture and I’m awful at sticking to recipes, which is not […] Continue reading →

melondrink

I recently made this wonderfully refreshing drink as a pre-dinner drink on one of the first warm spring evenings of the season. We sat outside and enjoyed the balmy air, even my little ‘almost’ five year old guest Lexi loved it. If you like this drink with a little alcoholic pizzazz, just add a tot of ice cold vodka. Ingredients: 1/4 of a large watermelon, cooled in the fridge for at least 2 hours juice of one lemon grated ginger to taste 1/2 cup of ice cubes optional: a tot of […] Continue reading →

Everyone can learn to be happy – here are the steps you need to take, according to an article on mercola.com. Try them and experience the difference: Make happiness your goal The first step toward greater happiness is to choose it. You need to believe that happiness is possible, and that you deserve it. (Hint: You do. Everyone does!) Research shows that the mere intention to become happier actually makes a big difference.12 Identify what makes you happy If it’s been awhile since […] Continue reading →

It is cold and flu season in South Africa – many people are sick for weeks, despite (or maybe even because of) taking antibiotics. Here are 9 steps you can take to treat bronchitis at home and shorten the duration considerably. Personally I strongly believe that NAC (see point 3 below) is a great preventer. Since I have experienced its benefits, I take it every winter, and so far so good!:) I would add a 10th step to the list below, ie: taking daily high dose vitamin C as a […] Continue reading →

Sweet Potato - Spinach bake

The kale and spinach in my vegetable box outside my kitchen door is growing at an amazing rate, so I have to come up with new ways to eat them in order to not get bored. Here is a yummy and easy recipe I pulled out of my own hat last week, which I will definitely be making regularly in future, as it turned out to be delicious.   SWEET POTATO & SPINACH/KALE BAKE Ingredients for 4 people 2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed (no need to peel) 1 large bunch of spinach, kale or […] Continue reading →