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Healthy Homemade Fig or Date Newtons

They’re soft, yet crumble when you take a munch. Almost like the real thing - minus the refined sugar. These little treats are fulfilling and there’s plenty of nutrients packed in figs and dates. The addition of honey is mainly for the sweet toothed;  I don’t think it’s necessary since date and fig fillings are [...]

By |2018-09-07T11:53:46+01:00September 7th, 2018|Naturally Sweet, Real Food|0 Comments

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+01:00January 2nd, 2018|Natural Health, Real Food|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 |2018-03-05T20:24:45+01:00May 5th, 2017|Real Food|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+01:00August 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+01:00August 12th, 2015|Organic Gardening, Real Food|0 Comments

Infused Oils – Make Your Own

Oil infusions sound exotic and complicated but they are surprisingly easy to make. An infusion is simply a way of capturing the oil soluble components of plant material in a suitable oil base. You can then use the concoction for culinary or topical applications. Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the classic base for herbs like [...]

By |2019-03-13T14:06:09+01:00April 26th, 2014|Natural Health, Real Food|0 Comments

Olive Oil Granola With a Twist

There’s nothing quite like home-made granola. It’s fab for breakfast or any time you need something crunchy and nutty. Commercial granola is often sickeningly sweet and full of raisins, which is great if you love raisins. I don’t and I don’t like the overpowering sugar rush either. This recipe is heavy on the nuts [...]

By |2018-01-22T18:02:26+01:00April 4th, 2014|Olive Oil, Real Food|0 Comments