Recipes & meals

14 05, 2019

Sauerkraut: how to make your own plus sauerkraut recipe

2019-05-14T20:43:42+10:00

I have been making sauerkraut for many years using my Dad’s delicious and unique sauerkraut recipe – my family used to make it together and in large quantities every autumn. It was fun and making it now always brings fond childhood memories for me. Having made the sauerkraut once, you will see how easy is [...]

Sauerkraut: how to make your own plus sauerkraut recipe2019-05-14T20:43:42+10:00
15 03, 2019

Beautiful cakes and my 2 favourite cake recipes

2019-04-20T16:41:47+10:00

Creating beautiful cakes and original cake decorations is such fun! It's my time to play, be creative and give a gift of love to my family or friends. The good news is that any cake can be transformed (even a plain cake you buy at a supermarket!) by using fresh fruits, nuts and seeds. All [...]

Beautiful cakes and my 2 favourite cake recipes2019-04-20T16:41:47+10:00
2 02, 2019

How to drink enough water daily and improve your health: Dehydration

2019-05-01T21:15:52+10:00

What is dehydration? Dehydration is one of the most common but least recognised health problems. With the plethora of information about the benefits of drinking water, everyone knows we should drink more of it but most people find it hard to consume sufficient amounts daily. Our bodies require adequate amount of water daily to function [...]

How to drink enough water daily and improve your health: Dehydration2019-05-01T21:15:52+10:00
28 01, 2019

How to drink enough water daily and improve your health: Electrolytes

2019-05-01T21:01:25+10:00

Being well hydrated is not all about drinking water but also the foods you eat. Eating fresh, whole, raw, organic fruits and vegetables will help to keep your body hydrated and supply good levels of electrolytes. A high water content fruit or vegetable will provide your body with water in a pure and easily absorbed [...]

How to drink enough water daily and improve your health: Electrolytes2019-05-01T21:01:25+10:00
11 01, 2019

Kefir: how to make kefir at home, uses and health benefits

2019-04-23T16:38:51+10:00

I’m a big fan of having kefir on a regular basis as it’s both a highly nutritious food and a great natural remedy for healthy gut, strong immune system and good mood, among others. How to make kefir at home? It's so easy, let me show you how! Personally, I consume milk or coconut kefir [...]

Kefir: how to make kefir at home, uses and health benefits2019-04-23T16:38:51+10:00
2 01, 2019

Digestive first aid for bloating, indigestion, reflux, constipation or diarrhoea

2019-04-23T16:39:21+10:00

Most of us need some digestive first aid after overindulging during the festive season or just eating too much any day. Here are my best tried and tested digestive first aid home remedies to relieve most digestive upsets. It may be a good idea to print and keep them handy in the kitchen! Bloating and [...]

Digestive first aid for bloating, indigestion, reflux, constipation or diarrhoea2019-04-23T16:39:21+10:00
19 12, 2018

Frozen papaya and yoghurt dessert

2019-04-20T17:08:21+10:00

This healthy and easy to prepare papaya and yoghurt dessert is a great summer treat and a good replacement for much richer ice-cream. I made it recently for lunch and it was a hit! Many different fruits can be used depending on your preference, but I find papaya tastes delicious, it's not too sweet plus it [...]

Frozen papaya and yoghurt dessert2019-04-20T17:08:21+10:00
20 09, 2018

Fermented foods: Beetroot kvass and vegetable mix recipes

2019-05-08T21:59:59+10:00

What are fermented foods? Fermented foods provide large amounts of various probiotics (i.e. beneficial bacteria) in the best possible form that is easy for the body to utilise and absorb. These probiotics can travel all way down to the colon where most fermentation by the gut bacteria takes place. Fermentation predigests the food, making it [...]

Fermented foods: Beetroot kvass and vegetable mix recipes2019-05-08T21:59:59+10:00
18 07, 2018

Know and love your herbs – Sage

2019-05-03T19:35:07+10:00

Sage bushes are blooming in my garden, it's time to remind ourselves what a great healing herb sage really is! Sage is commonly used as a culinary herb but there certainly is nothing 'common' about its medicinal powers! To start with, its Latin name, Salvia, is derived from the word salvere, ‘to be saved” as [...]

Know and love your herbs – Sage2019-05-03T19:35:07+10:00
22 06, 2018

Kumquat jam recipe: simple and fantastic

2019-04-18T22:12:31+10:00

Are you familiar with kumquats? I certainly wasn't until I discovered a big kumquat tree in my new garden showing off plenty of small, oval shaped bright orange fruits that were very popular with the local birds. Here’s the photo of these beautiful fruits. The kumquat tree originates from China (kumquat means ‘gold orange’ in [...]

Kumquat jam recipe: simple and fantastic2019-04-18T22:12:31+10:00
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