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


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


Grocery shopping for a whole foods diet Clients new to a whole foods diet commonly ask “What do I shop for and where can I get it?” Grocery shopping can seem daunting if you are new to a whole foods diet. Thankfully, increasing consumer demands has resulted in most supermarkets now offering a few shelves… Read More


Refreshing Cucumber Dill Salad Cucumbers and dill are good ingredients to consider if you are feeling bloated or suffering from digestive upsets.  Dill herb and seeds are calming to the digestive system and help reduce bloating and flatulence. Cucumbers are mildly diuretic, probably due to their high water content, they are also high in potassium… Read More


Chickpeas with dill Want some bean protein without the gas? Chickpeas are not only a good source of protein but are also rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Dill is carminative, which means it calms and soothes the digestive tract and minimises rumbling and grumblings and flatulence. It is also rich in antioxidants and vitamins,… Read More


Walnut Fig Carob Bites Ingredients: 15 dried figs, remove stems 2 cups walnuts 2 teaspoons of carob powder 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 tablespoon of milled chia seeds 1 tablespoon of dark tahini Juice of half a lemon Large sheet of cling-film Directions: Blitz the walnuts in a food processor using an S-blade to form… Read More


Sea Spaghetti (seaweed): Himanthalia elongata Sea spaghetti has a mild sweet taste. It cooks up in minutes, tastes great as a healthy substitute for conventional pasta or chop and add to salads, stir-fries, soups and stews, or serve in place of a green vegetable. If you like a savoury chew try eating it raw, fresh… Read More


Sweet Potato Tahini Cream Sauce Serves 2-4 Ingredients 350 grams of sweet potato, chopped into medium-sized chunks 2 tbsp Whole Tahini 3 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon of powdered cinnamon A pinch of unrefined sea salt   Directions: Steam the sweet potato until soft, about 8 – 10 minutes.  Don’t throw out the steaming water. Blend… Read More


The basics of making a salad dressing A vinaigrette is a blend of vinegar with oil. This is a quick and easy classic salad dressing. A ratio of 3 to 1, oil to vinegar is a good rule of thumb to follow. There is a wide variety of oils  to choose from, the following are the… Read More