Cooking Black-eyed peas Black-eyed peas, the name rolls off the tongue, like blackstrap molasses, a joy to utter and eat. I am talking the divine morsels of soluble fibre, B vitamins, iron, potassium, magnesium and many other beneficial nutrients, —not the pop band of the same name, (which I also like.) In my cupboard they… Read More


Blackstrap Molasses Blackstrap molasses is a by-product of the extraction of refined sugar from sugar cane. It is a dark rich syrup produced after the cane has been boiled three times and most of the sugar crystals have been extracted. It has a deep bitter-sweet, malty taste. Unlike sugar, which contains zero nutrients, blackstrap molasses is rich… Read More


Fermented Cabbage (Sauerkraut) Here’s a simple recipe for fermented cabbage, also known as sauerkraut. Daily eating a small amount of fermented foods will help to increase and support the good bacteria in your gut. Fermented raw vegetables are rich in active probiotics, nutrients and digestive enzymes. “Lactobacilli produce lactic acid and are used for many… Read More


Immune System Super Tonic This immune system super tonic is a classic based on the legendary Four thieves vinegar. You will need a jar with an airtight fitting lid, big enough to hold all your ingredients, with about ¼ empty space at the top for shaking it all up. Ingredients: Use equal amounts by weight of… Read More


5 daily detox tips Our daily habits have the greatest impact on our health. Rather than focus on the things we should not be doing, adopting daily detox habits are a positive way to steer ourselves in the right direction. The primary organs of elimination are the bowels, kidneys, skin and lungs. The following are… Read More


How to Make Turmeric Golden Milk Turmeric golden milk is a traditional Indian remedy commonly used to boost the immune system and reduce pain in muscles and joints. It is much appreciated for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being anti-viral and antiseptic. Ingredients: 1 cup of nut milk of your choice 1 teaspoon of coconut… Read More


How to Make Turmeric Butter Try making turmeric butter. It is an easy and delicious way to include this anti-inflammatory food into your diet. Use on sandwiches, with grains or mix a teaspoon of turmeric butter with warm milk for a tasty beverage. Ingredients: ¼ cup virgin cold-pressed coconut oil, softened but not melted ¼… Read More


How to Make Turmeric Golden Paste Make your turmeric golden paste weekly or fortnightly and store in the refrigerator to have on hand for adding to hot and cold drinks, to make turmeric butter or as a base for tasty curry dishes. Ingredients: 1/2 cup turmeric powder 1 cup water 1/3 cup one of the… Read More


Infant Nutrition 14 Months and Onwards Guidelines for infant nutrition vary wildly and are often contradictory. A simple guideline to ensure the best nutrition for your infant are the baby’s natural growth stages. By 14 to 18 months of age a baby’s digestive tract begins to mature and the first molars appear. The molars are used to… Read More


Nutrition for 8 to 14 Months Old Baby After your baby has been on fruits a couple of months, some veggies can be introduced. Raw celery sticks or lightly steamed pieces of carrot, broccoli, cauliflower and zucchini are all good options for baby to pick up and nibble. Baby will enjoy the different colours, tastes… Read More