Zesty Asian Coconut Dressing

Zesty Asian Coconut Dressing

I was in Mauritius with my family over Christmas - mum's side of the family is Mauritian, so we visit every 3 years or so, with aunties, uncles and cousins all still over there! It's such a privilege and a curse living with family around the world. On the one hand grateful to visit such beautiful places and on the other, so sad to not be able to just 'pop in for a tea' when you want to catch up. Thank gosh for skype! Here's my little man living free as a bird for a month with my hubby - lots … [Read more...]

2 delicious and easy fermented vegetable recipes

2 delicious and easy fermented vegetable recipes

Fermented vegetables are all the rage, but the truth is many of us have been enjoying them for years and centuries for so many awesome reasons. Read my why and how of fermenting post that will bring you up to speed on the basics, including the reason for today's many chronic health troubles, the reason fermenting is a powerful tool in your corner to reverse and prevent disease, the tools and tricks you need to get started and the hygiene tips that will ensure more predictable success with your … [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...]

Nutrient Rich Dairy Free Pesto

Nutrient Rich Dairy Free Pesto

My little guy is dairy sensitive and it's meant converting a few family staples so that he can enjoy them too. This nutrient rich dairy free pesto is as delicious as it is nourishing. Here are a few ways it delivers a powerhouse of goodness to your body! Fresh basil - anti inflammatory and anti ageing, packed with antioxidants Nutritional Yeast - A brilliant cheese flavour substitute if one must and packed with Vitamin B 12 - 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes is enough vitamin B 12 … [Read more...]

Powerhouse Antioxidant Red Salad

Powerhouse Antioxidant Red Salad

The powerhouse antioxidant red salad was initially started because all I had left of last week's market shop were red things - pomegranate, red onion, cherry tomatoes, beets... Love a good blessing in disguise! And then yesterday while doing a little pinning, I had come across this STUNNING red spread of produce. Photo: Christopher Baker for Martha Stewart Living And then I decided to reflect on a couple of the awesome things that red foods (natural ones of course) offer us: 1. … [Read more...]