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Kids and their veggies!

Many of us are guilty of it at some stage, but most ploys for getting kids to eat vegetables unfortunately creates lifelong negative attitudes about veggies. Deception and bribery to eat vegetables tells a child that vegetables must be truly awful, if such measures are necessary. Here are some simple and positive steps you can take to… Read more »

Frittata Tips and Recipes

Frittatas are fast, easy and incredibly versatile. Serve them for breakfast, lunch or dinner, cold or hot! And of course, nutritionally, they are wonderful too. Epicurious featured a fantastic infographic covering technique, and also gives you six gorgeous flavour combinations to try.

Butter Me Up Vegan Butter

Halfpint Vegan Dairy are local Victoria-based producers of vegan, gluten-free, hand-made coconut milk ice creams and buttery spreads. Sam & Jules, the talented and big-hearted founders of Halfpint, created Butter Me Up because, pre-vegan, they loved butter. Halfpint’s ‘Butter Me Up Original Dairy-free Buttery Spreadable’ is a lightly salted everyday spread, perfect for spreading on… Read more »

1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA

Via BBC News: A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said. Scientists recreated a 9th Century Anglo-Saxon remedy using onion, garlic and part of a cow’s stomach. They were “astonished” to find it almost completely wiped out methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, otherwise known as MRSA. Their findings will be… Read more »

The Underrated Lentil (plus recipes)

 Many people’s view of lentils is that they’re dull – a meat replacement for vegan & vegetarians. This could not be further from the truth! Lentils are very versatile, and are delicious! They’re also highly nutritious. They are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, but are particularly rich in dietary fibre, lean protein,… Read more »

Carrot Pakora-style Patties

These versatile patties are are easy, use common ingredients, and are adaptable to whatever you have at home. And of course are very nutritious! The recipe is altered a little from www.beyondthepeel.net. Dip them in guacamole, or as the recipe suggests, make a mint & coriander yoghurt, and perhaps serve with pita. The kids will love them! Ingredients: 2… Read more »

Paw paw for food & medicine

Paw paw epitomises summer. Cold fresh paw paw from the fridge is delicious, but don’t forget that paw paw is very versatile and works beautifully in ice cream, sorbet, smoothies, salads, pies and jams. It’s best used in recipes with little or no heat since the volatile flavour compounds are destroyed by heating. Paw paw also goes… Read more »

Roasted stone fruits with vanilla

Here is a beautiful dessert or breakfast made with apricots, peaches and nectarines. Simple and delicious. And a perfect way to kick off the beginning of summer fruit season! Recipe is from BBC Good Food, by Barney Desmazery. Ingredients: 175g golden caster sugar (or an alternative such as coconut sugar, rapadura, raw honey, rice malt syrup, pure maple… Read more »

Totally Nuts! Organic & Activated Nuts

What are activated nuts & seeds, and why are they so good for you?   Nuts, seeds, legumes and grains contain “enzyme inhibitors.” Their purpose is to protect the seeds by keeping them in a state of hibernation until conditions are right for natural germination. However, these ‘enzyme inhibitors’ can interfere with our digestion and… Read more »

Peanut Butter is GOOD!

Energy Boost Peanut butter is high in calories and each bite packs a bunch of nutrition. It contains both protein and healthy monosaturated fats, which will give you the energy pick-me-up that you are looking for. Additionally, peanut butter has other nutrients including vitamin B3, tryptophan, and manganese. Cardiovascular Health The monounsaturated fat in peanut… Read more »