Category: Nutrition

The Benefits of Juicing

Juicing fruits and vegetables offers many obvious and not so obvious health benefits. Juicing certainly makes it a lot easier to up your intake of fruits and vegetables, while benefiting from organic water filtered by nature. The vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and enzymes in freshly extracted juice are more easily and readily utilised by your […]

Tomato Salsa

It is so easy to make fresh tomato salsa, which you can enjoy as a dip, or serve alongside salads, steamed vegetables or other dishes. While fresh ripe tomatoes will taste best you could use tinned tomatoes and add a teaspoon of maple syrup for sweetness. Optional Additions: Cucumber, bell peppers, parsley, oregano, olive oil, […]

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 are usually found […]

Blackstrap Molasses

What is 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 […]

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 different things, […]

Immune System Super Tonic

This immune system super tonic is a classic based on the legendary Four thieves vinegar. As such you can play around with the ingredients and make it your own, For example, add some lemons, fresh turmeric root, cumin seeds, onions, fresh thyme, rosemary or other herbs and spices that appeal to you or you have […]

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 some suggestions to help […]

Turmeric Golden Milk

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. Turmeric is much appreciated for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as being anti-viral and antiseptic. Turmeric has a strong affinity with the respiratory system and is a popular […]

Turmeric Butter

How to Make Turmeric Butter Turmeric butter is an easy and delicious way to include this anti-inflammatory food in your diet. Use on sandwiches, serve on 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 cup extra […]

Turmeric Golden Paste

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 […]