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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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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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Fermented Foods: How To Prepare Kombucha Tea

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Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a refreshing, bubbly fermented tea historically from China, Russia & Germany (Greewalt et al, 2000). It is made from a Kombucha S.C.O.B.Y. /scoby. Scoby stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. It is also known as a ‘mushroom’ or ‘biofilm’. Kombucha tea is fermented which means that bacteria and […]

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Recipe: Homemade Soaked Chickpea Hummus

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Recipe: Homemade Soaked Chickpea Hummus By request, here is my recipe for Soaked Chickpea Hummus. As you’ll see from the recipe below, it’s a pretty easy to whip together! I hope you enjoy it! Ingredients: 1 C. dried chickpeas (or 1 can of cooked chickpeas) optional: a strip of kombu 2 Tbs. tahini paste (hulled […]

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7 Tips To Start The New Year Refreshed

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Need some motivation to get fit and healthy in the new year? Not sure where to start? Here are my top 7 tips to help get you feeling refreshed in the new year. 1- Relax Relaxation is so important to our health and well-being. So much so, that if we spend most of out time stressed it […]

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How I Helped My Sister To Love Sauerkraut

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Here at healthfoodlover.com I try my best to present delicious recipes that you will want to eat and that are really good for you too! So I thought I would share a little story of how I helped to influence a family member to love sauerkraut, a very beneficial fermented food!  I’m not a mother, but […]

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A Little Kitchen Tweak To Help You Get More Greens In Your Diet + Recipe

Do you have trouble getting dark leafy greens in your diet? Sautéing your greens is a great little fast and tasty trick to help you eat more of those good-for-you-greens! If you sautée with a little bit of fat such as olive oil, butter, ghee or coconut oil this can actually help you to absorb […]

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The Benefits of Learning to Cook

The Benefits of Learning to Cook In the past cooking in families was the norm. It would be passed down from parent to child as a means of survival and a way of sharing a cultural and informational lineage from one generation to the next. Yet somehow we have lost touch with our cooking roots and aren’t cooking as […]

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Two New Recipes: Elderberry & Blueberry Jam on Spelt Sprouted Essene Bread

Elderberry & Blueberry Jam How to make Elderberry & Blueberry Jam: Ingredients: 1/2 cup of elderberries fresh or dried (If using dried soak the elderberries in some warm water till soft) 1 cup of blueberries fresh or frozen (If frozen leave them out to thaw for about 10 minutes before using) 1/4 cup of water (you […]

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