Simple Buckwheat Soba noodles

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I love soba noodles. These were such an exciting discovery for me when I realised I was gluten intolerant 11 years ago. When sourcing them though, you have to be sure you're getting the 100% buckwheat ones, as most brands contain wheat (if this is a problem, preference for you) This is the easiest little recipe - A great 2 solo lunches in a row type of thing with a change of accompaniment perhaps to spice things up, or chilli added for day two. I hope you love it as much as I … [Read more...]

Turmeric Movie Popcorn

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Friday is movie night & what is a movie without popcorn. I cringe at the thought of the amount of microwave bags and movie theatre buckets I went through in my childhood and early 20s. Real popcorn is free from all the weirdness and there is LOTS of weirdness including a teflon coated bag and lung damaging food colourant.  Real popcorn is a super cheap treat. Best of all? Real popcorn is just so darn easy to make.   What you'll need A big stainless steel pot or large crock pot … [Read more...]

Winner winner chicken dinner

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This is my 300th post. I started my blog in the first week of February 2012 so it's my 3rd blog anniversary and while I'm sure I could have come up with a super exciting dessert recipe or elaborate philosophical piece to mark such an occasion, instead it's a simple chicken dinner. I really like that in a way, because achievable low tox living is what I'm all about - whether it's in the kitchen, in your mind, on your skin or around your home. Real Food is easy. We've been convinced otherwise … [Read more...]

Fool proof chicken liver pate

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Pâté has got to be one of the most nutrient dense and delicious things you can regularly enjoy. Personally I don't make it or eat it if I can't find organic, pasture raised for ethical reasons. The choice is yours but things to consider are... Why organic when it comes to chicken? Three reasons Free range is a loose term and can still mean heavy antibiotic use, cramped quarters and little time outside. Most chickens are fed grains with genetically modified corn and soy in their mix. Bad … [Read more...]

Buy Nothing New Curry – Vegetarian / Vegan

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I love that I'm writing this up on world vegetarian day! No matter what style of diet or nutritional 'box' you might put yourself in, we could all make more room for veggies! This got dubbed the 'buy nothing new curry' because the veggies used for it resembled bits and pieces fit for the compost bin. BUT, I like to push the envelop and reduce waste wherever and whenever possible, so I decided, on a night when my boys were out for dinner, that I'd make the curry for myself and test it. Oh how my … [Read more...]

Frozen Yoghurt – Breakfast, dessert or icy pops

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Frozen yogurt these days can mean an ingredient list like this, a best selling 'low fat' yoghurt - talk about weirdo packets of fakeness! My rule is, if I have to look something up with google to see what it is in an ingredient list, then it is not a food I could make in my kitchen and therefore processed and not real food (while there might be real food ingredients in the mix). There are ingredients in here that are documented to be known irritants to gastrointestinal tract, liver, cause … [Read more...]

Salted Carob Bliss balls

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People ask me if I've got a bliss ball recipe quite often. I can't really answer why I don't. I really don't love how sweet they usually are, I guess.  I was looking at a new commercial one released the other day for Mum, which she wanted for her golf round and we were shocked to see a 20g ball had 7g of sugar - Yes, that's 35% sugar! Remember sugar can creep up because it's rather addictive to us. All of a sudden it's 3 dates, a piece of fruit, a 'wholefood' biscuit a veggie juice with apple in … [Read more...]

Gluten, dairy, nut and egg free biscuit cookies

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Biscuit cookies you say? I simply want global nomads to understand what these are, no matter whether they live in the 'biscuit' camp or the 'cookie' camp. These are a simple and delicious biscuit. Not too sweet. No nuts or gluten and can be dairy free and egg free - I just made a test batch with the 4 free ingredient scenario and it's great. Anyway, I should probably quit waffing on now and give you the recipe. They'rea yummy biscuit cookie. A bit crunchy. A bit chewy. Below I've done plain … [Read more...]