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Winter Immune Boosters

Food is your best medicine and prevention is better than cure. So with the winter bug season well and truly upon us, here are some tips for supporting the function of your immune system; your first line of defence against virus’ and bacteria. If you can’t afford to be sick this season, or if you’re feeling a little run down then here are some proven preventatives and cures. Eat a seasonal, local, organic, w ...

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The Good Oil

Coconut oil - it's back in flavour and the world of nutrition has at last embraced this age-old tropical fruit. So here are some of the reasons coconut oil has become the champion of all dietary fats. It is heat stable Unlike many ‘vegetable oils,’ it doesn’t form trans-fatty acids when exposed to even very high temperatures. So it’s a safe oil to consume and the very best oil to cook with. the most benefic ...

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Simple is Super

When it comes to food and our diet, we are constantly receiving mixed messages about the most healthy foods to eat. Wherever we turn, we are confronted by an array of products all with a variety of health claims. The food industry is fully aware that we all want to be healthy and raise healthy children, so health claims usually attract consumer support, however, it is often the very products that make these ...

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The Party Food Challenge

Is it possible to make fun food that is good for you? Can you really create healthy food for a kids party?  Well if I’ve got anything to do with it…absolutely. Party food is synonymous with an overload of sugar, additives, colours, flavours and preservatives all resulting in a bunch of crazed kids destroying your home.  Let's face it, we’ve all been there but it doesn’t need to be this way. With so many all ...

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Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

These very nutritious grain, gluten and nut free cup cakes are light, moist and so delicious. Packed with fibre and protein, they are also quick and simple to make and being nut free, they are perfect for kids’ parties (and school lunch boxes too). The variations mean that you can’t get bored of these delights. Makes 8 large or 12 mini cupcakes INGREDIENTS 425 gram can of cannellini beans, drained and rinse ...

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Kitchen Detox

As we spend the last month in winter thoughts turn to warmer weather, longer days and perhaps even spring cleaning. Spring is just around the corner and we often spend time clearing out our pre –loved items from the toy boxes, wardrobes and garages – items that no longer serve us. But what about the kitchen? Sure we can get rid of the containers, dishes, pots and pans but perhaps lurking in the fridge, free ...

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