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I wrote a book! The Everything Guide to Spices for Health

Hi Health Food Lovers. I am SO excited to finally tell you that I’ve written a book! The book is called The Everything Guide to Spices for Health. It will be your guide to using spices for a healthier and more delicious life. There are plenty of delicious recipes and over 200 pages of information on […]

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Preparing for the Whole30 and Meal Ideas

Over January I went on the Whole30, a dietary program that seems to be part elimination diet and all nutritious diet. It was designed by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. And now, I’m going on it again! What is the Whole30®? Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on […]

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Giveaway: Win Natvia Products!

Hi Health Food Lovers! Sorry about the month long blog hiatus! I’ve been busy working on my ebook and finishing up studies for the past semester.  But now I have another giveaway for you!         Thanks to Natvia, I have a new giveaway: There will be 6 winners! Each winner will win one […]

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Recipe: Blueberry & Lime Chia Fresca

Chia (Salvia hispanica) is a seed rich in the vegetable pre-formed form of essential fatty acids (EFA) but you need enough of certain nutrients to convert it (fish is a source of the formed animal EFA). It is also a source of soluble fibre and the seed becomes mucilaginous when it contact with water. Many websites make […]

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Recipe: Green Energy Soup (A Mitochondria Supporting Recipe)

When we want to eat food to make us feel energetic and happy (which is what food should do), we need to stick to whole, real foods. This because our body needs more than just carbohydrates to produce energy. There are many micro-nutrients we need for optimal mitochondrial function (mitochondria are the “energy factories” of our cells). This is […]

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Recipe: Grass Fed Beef Pho + How To Make Bone Broth

 I love soups. They are nourishing, easy to digest, inexpensive,  soothing, delicious and of course nutritious. I have quite a few soupy recipes on this blog such as the Purple Valentine’s Day Soup, Seriously Good Sprouted Chickpea Soup and the Herby Veggie Chicken Soup with Quinoa. Soups can be powered with protein, rich in minerals and vitamins, hydrating, […]

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How to Make Dairy-Free Coconut Cream from a Young Thai Coconut

I love coconut! There are so many ways to use coconut in different recipes both sweet and savoury. If you have never used a young coconut have a little read about them. Also if you’ve never opened a young coconut, here is the tutorial I wrote on how to do that (click the small picture […]

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How To Open A Young Thai Coconut (With Video & Pictures) + Info on Coconuts

Update 29/1/12: I originally posted this in 2009, but I’ve since updated the information and I’ve made a video! So I hope you enjoy this post! Why would you want to open a young thai coconut? Because then you can get to the coconut water and coconut meat! Coconut water from a fresh coconut is so […]

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80+ Ways & Recipes To Use Milk Kefir

Got milk kefir and not sure how to use it? Here are 70+ ways & recipes to use it. Here are now 80+ ways to use milk kefir! Some things you should know: What kefir ? What are fermented foods? How to make milk kefir. Storing kefir for ripening & reducing lactose Kefirpedia There are a lot […]

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All About Kefir + A Recipe for Homemade Organic Kefir with Lemon Zest & Raspberries

What Is Kefir? Kefired milk (or Kefir; said as ke-fear), is the fermented dairy* product made from adding Kefir grains** (which are also known as Kefir; see picture above which shows kefir’s cauliflower-like appearance) into milk to ferment. The Kefir grains are a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast which exist on a structure of polysaccharide, protein, amino […]

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