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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+00:00September 7th, 2018|Naturally Sweet, Real Food|0 Comments

How to Make Sweet Almond Butter

There is nothing fancy about this recipe. The ingredients are some of the most basic. The best, and most surprising thing is that you can barely taste the olive oil. I swapped this almond butter for the peanut butter in my Ferrero copycats and they tasted a lot more authentic. For an exotic twist use [...]

By |2018-12-06T20:05:38+00:00August 26th, 2018|Naturally Sweet, Olive Oil|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+00:00January 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 |2018-12-06T20:02:23+00:00October 15th, 2017|Naturally Sweet|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+00:00August 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 |2018-03-05T20:24:45+00:00May 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+00:00October 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+00:00August 19th, 2015|Natural Health, Real Food|0 Comments