Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange and Port Cranberry Sauce
Dec23

Cinnamon, Ginger, Orange and Port Cranberry Sauce

You don’t buy your cranberry sauce in a jar do you? It only takes me twenty minutes to make and you can avoid putting added sugar and preservative on your Christmas table. Making you own cranberry sauce means that you are eating real food and more delicious flavours. I make the same recipe every year. It contains orange juice, a cinnamon stick, freshly grated ginger and a couple of tablespoons of port. Cranberries can be sharp...

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Warming Cauliflower Cheese and Apple Soup
Dec05

Warming Cauliflower Cheese and Apple Soup

I never stop looking for simple, healthy and quick weekday suppers that ease the burden of endless family food production and this soup is perfect! It feels so good to be chopping up a whole cauliflower, 2 sharp apples, 2 stalks of celery, an onion, a clove of garlic, and a bunch of parsley knowing that the family will be eating all of that veg!    Got to be at least three of your ‘5 a day’!  I...

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Turmeric, Thyme and Lemon Tea
Nov16

Turmeric, Thyme and Lemon Tea

Light lemony refreshing and full of nutrition, this tea has been my go to blend over the past few hectic weeks. Lemon aids digestion, acidifying the stomach and helping particularly with the digestion of protein in the diet. Protein is necessary for all the immune factors in the body that ward off coughs colds and flu. Lemon is, of course, an excellent course of vitamin C. Herbs in general provide potent nutrition and the thyme that...

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Choose Winter Salads For One Of The Most Common Deficiencies In The Standard American Diet
Nov02

Choose Winter Salads For One Of The Most Common Deficiencies In The Standard American Diet

If you are eating the Standard American diet of toast or cereal each morning, a sandwich or fast food lunch and pasta, a sloppy Joe or pizza for supper then the odds are that you are deficient in Magnesium, the relaxation mineral. It is an absolute epidemic. Do you get restless legs at night, muscle cramps, menstrual cramps or when you are tired that irritating muscle tick under you eye? (So annoying!) Are you anxious or irritable....

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Quinoa Tabbouleh
Jul21

Quinoa Tabbouleh

I love the taste of Middle Eastern flavours in my food during the summer months. Like a little exotic holiday abroad in the comfort of your own home. Tabbouleh is traditionally a parsley salad, bulked out with bulgur wheat, but with three active teens I wanted to prepare a more substantial salad packed with nutrition.  By substituting quinoa the salad becomes gluten free and whilst my family can tolerate gluten, it is good...

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