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Is Salt Really to Blame?

Salt along with it's co-accused fat have suffered a bad reputation for decades. Governments, the media and the medical establishment religiously promoted the theory that the consumption of salt caused high blood pressure and heart attacks, and advised us to avoid them. It's interesting to note that refined sugar was not targeted in the smear campaign ... However, [...]

By | 2018-01-04T10:31:20+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Natural Health, Real Food|0 Comments

Ginger Preserves and Glacé Ginger – refined sugar free

Despite it’s humble appearance, the root of the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) has many marvelous properties and has been used for thousands of years as a medicine and food spice. Ginger has some healthful relatives in turmeric, cardamom and galangal. They all belong to the plant family Zingiberaceae. We've written before about the benefits and uses of ginger; this Amazing medicinal ginger [...]

By | 2017-10-18T09:46:51+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Natural Health, Real Food|2 Comments

How to Make Water Kefir

Kefir is one of the oldest fermentations used by humans. A few years ago we wrote some articles introducing kefir, discussing some amazing uses for kefir,  explaining how to make milk kefir and then we shared this delicious kefir smoothie recipe. Now I want to show you how to make the other type - water kefir, also known as fruit [...]

By | 2017-08-10T09:17:27+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

Almost Ferrero – Healthy Chocolate Balls

To be honest, they don’t look much like Ferrero, or even come close in terms of ingredients, apart from the cocoa - but they’re not far off in taste.  Affordable, easy, yummy, and best of all, healthy. They’re clean Ferreros. I managed to get 16 balls out of this recipe, but if you want them to last [...]

By | 2017-05-06T14:51:00+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Real Food|0 Comments

How to Make Kefir Smoothie

Doesn't time fly?  It's already two years since G wrote about the benefits of kefir, and shared some amazing uses for kefir. After reading the articles I was very keen to try kefir, but my family and I moved around a lot and at that time we were in the Middle East where it wasn't easy to find - so kefir became another [...]

By | 2018-01-20T13:09:15+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Fermented Foods|0 Comments

Grow Your Own Sprouts

Sprouts are incredibly easy to grow and you don’t need fancy equipment. You can start with a simple jar and a few seeds. There are an amazing variety of seeds that can be sprouted, from sunflower seeds to broccoli seeds, lentils and mung beans. It’s better to start with the bigger variety until you get [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:37+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Natural Health, Real Food|0 Comments

Grow Organic Vegetables without a Garden

So you know fresh fruit and vegetable consumption is important for good health right? And by now you must know that organic fruit and vegetables are superior in nutrition to the conventional variety. Laying your hands on organic produce is problematic though. Firstly, it is generally expensive and secondly, unless it comes fresh and dewy [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:37+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Organic Gardening, Real Food|0 Comments

How to Make Red Cabbage and Carrot Sauerkraut

Don’t be put off at the thought of making your own sauerkraut. It’s pretty easy to do, is way healthier and tastier than the commercial variety and if you use red cabbage, looks fantastic too! It will last for months and months in the fridge, however you probably won’t get to confirm this small fact [...]

By | 2017-04-10T19:41:55+00:00 October 12th, 2014|Fermented Foods|0 Comments