Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Crunchy roasted chickpeas are a healthy and tasty alternative to crisps and other fatty snacks. Chickpeas are high in protein so these tend to make for a filling, satisfying snack. Enjoy on their own or add to salads and other dishes. Makes about 2 servings. Ingredients: 1 tin of chickpeas, drained and… Read More


Avocado Flatbread Serve your avocado flatbread with salads and dips, use as a wrap and stuff with your favourite fillings or enjoy it plain. Makes about 10 flatbreads Ingredients: 2 medium avocados 2 cups of whole meal flour ½ cup of chopped coriander 1 clove of garlic ½ lime 1 tsp of Unrefined sea salt… Read More


Cold water long herbal infusions Cold herbal infusions use cold, tepid or room temperature water. They are usually used on nutrient rich green leaves, and delicate plant materials such as fresh flowers and seeds, but not always. Long cold infusions are preferred to extract the soothing, mucilaginous polysaccharides of starchy roots such as marshmallow, slippery… Read More


How to sprout chickpeas To sprout chickpeas all you need is some dried chickpeas, water, a large bowl and colander and time. Equipment: You can use a sprouting jar or a colander and a larger bowl. Soak time: 8 – 12 hours —Soaking initiates the sprouting process. Rinse and drain: at least every 8 hours,… Read More


A Healthy Lunchbox Strategy Packing a lunchbox with healthy foods to fuel physical and mental activities through the workday requires some thought. Considerations include your work environment and your digestive system, for example, having enough time to eat in a relaxed manner and preferably away from your work area, in a stress-free environment. Taking the… Read More


Spelt Scones Ingredients 2½ cups spelt flour ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1 cup fizzy kefir water OPTIONAL: Oil to brush tops of buns Directions: Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees . In a large bowl combine spelt flour, salt and baking soda. Add fizzy kefir water. If you do not have kefir water… Read More


Make Your Own Oat Milk It is so easy to make your own oat milk, more cost effective and convenient than buying by the carton. The basic recipe calls for oats and water, with cashews added to give it a creamy texture. You could add a few dates or maple syrup for sweetness, or flavour… Read More


Elder: Flower Sambucas nigra: flos Key features: Deciduous bush with opposite leaves and clusters of flowers/berries. Pithy stems. The elder can grow up to 20 feet in height and often resembles a tree more than a deciduous shrub. It is a member of the viburnum family, and can be found in roadside and field hedgerows,… Read More


How to make overnight herbal infusions Overnight herbal infusions allow for more of the vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients of the plant material to be extracted. They offer a very convenient and economical means of extracting the maximum benefit from your herbs. You will need: Cut dried/fresh herbs A jar with a lid Hot water Directions:… Read More


What is an herbal infusion? An herbal infusion is the process of soaking herbs in either hot or cold water, to extract their nutritional and medicinal benefits. If this sounds like making herbal tea then you are absolutely right. What distinguishes an herbal tea from an herbal infusion is that an herbal infusion will generally… Read More