Monthly Archives: November 2015

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My top tips for Breastfeeding

By | November 26th, 2015|Baby, Health|

Before I had my daughter, I had know idea how controversial breastfeeding could be. It seems that this humble topic attracts commentary from all angles and even makes headline news these days when a Mum is asked to coverup or remove herself from a public place! Over the years, I have had a few friends [...]

Fluoride…The ugly truth lurking in our water!

By | November 12th, 2015|Explore, Health, Uncategorized|

A few years ago, my parents presented me with a Zazen Alkaline Water System.  I remember when they gave it to me for my birthday, I was like... "oh wow, a water filter... that's great" (you know with that voice that says, "o.k not what I was expecting...), but little did I know the truly [...]

Big G’s Healthy Beef Jerky

By | November 11th, 2015|Recipes, Uncategorized|

My husband (Graeme) is a massive jerky fan.  A couple of years ago I bought him a dehydrator for his birthday and he has been making "Big G's Jerky" ever since! I love this recipe (and I am not a huge jerky fan!), but I promise you that this healthy beef jerky is so moorish [...]

Salt – Not all are created equally!

By | November 10th, 2015|Health|

For years now, we have heard about how bad salt is for our health. Salt has been sent to the naughty corner, and rightly so. As we all know, too much salt affects blood pressure and not in a good way. But is that true for all types of salt? If you are to avoid some [...]

The Dirty Dozen & Clean Fifteen!

By | November 7th, 2015|Garden, Health|

Every year the Environmental Working Group (EWG) in the US releases its list of the most pesticide contaminated produce - The Dirty Dozen & the Clean Fifteen¹. I find a general rule of thumb is to be careful of any fruit or vegetable where the skin is thin and consumed (i.e not peeled). For the [...]

Why buy organic?

By | November 4th, 2015|Garden, Health|

It wasn’t until I moved to the UK when I was in my early twenties that I realised how important food was (and good tasting food at that!).  I vividly remember my first trip to Tesco’s.  I spent a really long time shopping (I mean seriously, you get in and out as quickly as possible [...]

Delicious Raw Peppermint Slice

By | November 3rd, 2015|Recipes|

This Raw Peppermint Slice was inspired by Donna Hays ‘Light & Fresh’ recipe. A must have for our summer months, it is deliciously refreshing and slightly naughty! 2 Cups (160g) of Organic Shredded Coconut 2 Tablespoons of Raw Honey 2/3 cup (160ml) Organic Coconut Cream 5 Drops of DoTerra Peppermint Essential Oil for Filling, 5 [...]