Meat Free Week? Consider this instead…

Meat Free Week? Consider this instead…

Meat Free Week is actually based on excellent reasoning, for one part. We eat too much meat in this country. That's the part I love about the meat free week messaging. The bit I'm scared of however, is the bit where a bunch of well meaning people do a meat free week, pat themselves on the back, and then head straight back to the meat they usually buy, which in the case of chicken or pork for example, is 90% factory farmed. Success for treatment of animals? I think, not. Success for health? … [Read more...]

Fermenting Vegetables: The WHY and the HOW basics

Fermenting Vegetables: The WHY and the HOW basics

Fermented Vegetables. Cultured Veggies I prefer to say. Whatever it is that you DO call them, they are going crazy right now! Funny thing is they've been around for centuries and pre refrigeration and freezing, were the way to preserving vegetables well into the colder months. The thing about science is however, that we now know for a fact they're worth so much more to us than simply handy preservation. They're a health powerhouse. Know everything about them and want yummy recipes? Click here … [Read more...]

What is aspartame made from?

What is aspartame made from?

What is aspartame actually made from? That question was finally answered recently, when the aspartame patent was made available online recently. Find a copy of it here. After a quick scan you see that it certainly isn't something that is easy to understand or read and therefore there is no way it can be understood by our bodies - that's my rule. If you don't know what it is or understand it, then neither does your body. I was super excited to learn that the G8 was launching an enquiry … [Read more...]

Why organic matters. It’s bigger than you think.

Why organic matters. It’s bigger than you think.

How on earth do we measure the impact of our daily food choices or just how much organic matters? It's hard to fathom the sheer power we have in shaping the world, but you've heard me say it many a time, and we do. Knowing a few little things can make us contribute to a better future food system. Take organic produce for example. It's not about snobbery or a rich person's choice and if you're after a few ways to save, check out this post. We have to find a way to make it everyone's choice. … [Read more...]

The Inconvenient Truth about most convenience foods

The Inconvenient Truth about most convenience foods

There's an inconvenient truth about most convenience foods. It's that convenient often means the cost is elsewhere or down the line as Prince Charles, staunch slow food and ethical food advocate, said in this wonderful piece earlier this week. Sometimes the convenience is packaged as time, and sometimes as money. Take a look at this convenience item I found in the super market as the perfect example to illustrate this point - this one packaged as a time saver. I'm excluding brand as this is … [Read more...]