I’ve always been a bit nervous of making a delicious gluten free and super healthy bread, it just seemed like a very daunting and slightly impossible task. But no!! I’m so impressed this bread is so delicious and incredible … Continue reading →
Raw Strawberry Tartlets! Indulgence is part of the health equation. Enjoy treats that will serve your health rather than take away from it. xx Makes 15 tartlets Ingredients Base: 1 tsp coconut oil 1 cup almonds 5 medjool dates, … Continue reading →
It happens to the best of us…..the winter blubber, festive fat fest, chocolate addiction, whatever the reason most of us have experienced gaining those extra Kg’s that makes us feel sluggish and gross. I am going to share with you my … Continue reading →
Eggs are one of the worlds most nutrient dense foods available and are so easy to prepare and use in so many different recipes. They are convenient, versatile, easy to cook with and are nutrition power houses !!! Eggs are high in protein, containing the 9 essential amino acids and on average 7-10 grams per egg. This provides the building blocks for the body, helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes liver detoxification and supplies the body with precursors for neurotransmitters, keeping you happy, alert and motivated!
If you want to do something wonderful for your health I would strongly recommend including bone broth into your diet.
You will glow from the inside out!
Bone broths are extremely rich in nutrients, predominantly minerals & amino acids such as arginine, glycine and proline.
Arginine maintains the detoxification process and is used to make hemoglobin, bile salts and other naturally-occurring chemicals within the body.
Glycine supports digestion and the secretion of stomach acids.
Proline, especially when paired with vitamin C, supports good skin health.
Glycine and proline are essential for healing microscopic wounds throughout the body and they also suppress inflammatory activity. This is especially important for individuals with chronic inflammation or auto-immune conditions.
Bone broths are also high in gelatin which supports digestive health and collagen status which means it supports teeth, joints, hair, skin and nails.
The calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in bone broth help our bones to grow and repair.
One of my favourite things about winter is cooking comfort foods. Foods that feed the soul. I like my casseroles very tender, flavourful and fragrant enough to turn the kitchen into a different place while cooking.
Let me tell you a little bit about why I choose grass-feed beef. One of the biggest problems in the food industry is the confusion over labelling. Just what is grass-fed, grass-finished, grain-fed, grain-finished, pastured, natural, organic, and so on! It’s quite overwhelming.
Embrace and love your body. It is the only thing you will ever own.
Breakfast is such an important meal. Break your over night fast with nutrient dense goodness. A breakfast high in protein can help to curb cravings for unhealthy snacks, especially in the evening. Starting your day with protein-rich foods helps you to feel fuller for longer, decreasing the likelihood to binge during the day
Quick Facts on Quinoa (Pronounced Keen-wahhhh)
It’s GLUTEN FREE
High in PROTEIN (a non animal one that actually contains 8 essential amino acids) Protein is so important for supporting our immune systems and neurotransmitters.
Good source of CALCIUM
It can be SPROUTED for all you raw foodies
Rich in FOLATE, for all the mummy’s to be, eat quinoa!
High in MAGNESIUM; suffer headaches or muscle cramps? include quinoa in your diet.
Technically quinoa is not a grain but a relative of green leafy vegetables like spinach. Perfect for all those people that can’t tolerate grains.
These scones are so yummy. I promise you are going to love them!
I use wholemeal spelt flour, it is a grain that contains gluten however much less than common wheat. Due to spelt’s high water solubility, the grain’s nutrients can be absorbed quickly into the body. Spelt is rich in protein, and these proteins contain all of the nine essential amino acids needed by the human body. These amino acids are called “essential” because the body cannot make them. Basically, if you don’t eat them, you don’t get them.
Again with most of my baking I use rice malt syrup because it is fructose free. Fructose overpowers the release of our three hormones (insulin, leptin & CCK) and instead of being used for energy; it goes directly to the liver. Once it gets to the liver it is converted to fat. Don’t be scared of eating good fats its the sugar (fructose) that does the damage. Continue reading →