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How to sprout chickpeas

To sprout chickpeas all you need is some dried chickpeas, water, a large bowl, a colander or sieve, time and patience. 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, this […]

Healthy Lunchbox

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 […]

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 VARIATIONS: Add raisons, cranberries or your favourite dried fruit to the dry ingredients for a fruit scone. Directions: Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees . In a large bowl combine spelt flour, […]

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 with vanilla, cacao or carob […]

Elder Flower

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, […]

How to make an herbal infusion

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 […]

How to make water kefir

Go straight to basic recipe Water kefir is a lacto-fermented pro-biotic drink made using water kefir grains that feed on sugar water and minerals. The profusion of bio-available pro-biotics in water kefir helps to improve digestive health, immune response, mood and energy levels and reduce allergic reactions, by feeding the good bacteria throughout the gastrointestinal […]

Water Kefir Grains

Water kefir (keh-FEER) grains are used to produce a naturally carbonated probiotic drink. The kefir grains are small clusters of beneficial bacteria and yeast, bound by a polysaccharide (dextran) that is produced by Lactobacillus brevis. This is all good news for maintaining a healthy microbiome, which is essential to good health. “The micro-organisms involved in […]

Thyme: benefits and uses

Thyme: Thymus vulgaris Part used: leaf and stem Medicinal actions: Carminative, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, expectorant, astringent, anthelmintic Thyme is an aromatic herb with a bitter-sweet flavour. It has a long history of culinary and medicinal use. It is primarily used as a pot herb as it can withstand long cooking times. It also makes a delicious […]