These days every second juice bar in the Mall has a tray of wheatgrass beckoning your body to down a shot and send you on your way to better health and unbelievable vitality. In other words, it is often tagged as another superfood (and many of you know how I feel about the use of the word ‘superfood’) So let’s have a look and see if this 'great grass' is all that it is … [Read more...] about Wheatgrass: Nature’s Perfect Health Food or Not?
Winter is just around the corner (if you are living Down Under) and I can’t wait to tuck into some of those beautiful slow cooked comfort foods that are synonymous with cold weather. A time for some of those tasty body warming casseroles, spicy middle eastern dishes cooked in my trusty tagine and steaming, health giving, hearty soups. And one of my favourite economical … [Read more...] about Lentils: Why EVERYONE Should be Eating them: Nutritional Facts, Health Benefits and Cooking Ideas
Your grandmother and your mother will be happy to know that their old-fashioned notions of what is good nutritious food is now making a huge comeback. Yes, the food your parents and grandparents used to foist on you when you were a kid – they were the right kinds of food for you after all (although I still have trouble coming to grips with some of the food we were dished … [Read more...] about What are the Best Whole Foods and Nutrients for Muscle Maintenance & Growth
Fermented foods have been around for what seems like forever and they have a great history. In fact, many of the methods that are currently used today have been passed down from generation to generation. The recipes are like family heirlooms. Fermentation is a great process for preserving food because it helps provide sustenance during harsh seasonal times when food is … [Read more...] about Fermented Foods are Steeped in History and are making a Huge Comeback…….Find out Why.
The topic of gluten has been on fire in the media of late so Celiac Disease has certainly risen in prominence. Just in case you are not too sure what it is, Celiac Disease is a lifelong condition, a digestive and autoimmune disorder that can damage the lining of the small intestine and inhibits the sufferer from being able to absorb food containing gluten into their small … [Read more...] about Important Cooking Tips for Celiac Disease Sufferers
I love to cook but I am sure many will agree that doing it for 365 days a year it can soon become a chore. But like it or not we all have to eat to keep going and the better the fuel we eat the better we can keep going. So whether you and your family are hoping to lose weight or are just trying to improve your overall health, the way you cook can mean the difference between … [Read more...] about 6 Simple Tips for Healthier Family Cooking
What Is Quinoa? Make a quick search on the internet and it reveals several interesting facts about this grain crop which is grown primarily for its nutritious edible seeds. In everyday terms, Quinoa, a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium) is a pseudo cereal (that is their seeds can be ground into flour and consumed) rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the … [Read more...] about Quinoa Nutrition Facts and Benefits
Organic versus Non-Organic………..come and join the Continuing Debate When we hear ‘organic’ the word healthy automatically comes to mind. After all that’s what organic means, wholesome and naturally produced. The best fuel for our body. What Is Organic Meat? Cows, chickens, pigs and fish raised on products without the use of chemicals or genetically modified stock feeds, are … [Read more...] about A Full Disclosure – the Undisputable Health Benefits of Organic Meats
In recent years Gluten has become a bit of a diet buzz word in the food world so for those who don’t already know, Gluten is a complex protein found in wheat, rye and barley and for some people that spells big trouble. Unfortunately, as Gluten has been getting what is probably a lot of unnecessary press, many people are starting to believe that Gluten is bad for them and … [Read more...] about What are the Best Flour Choices for Gluten Free Cooking?
A Beginners Guide to Understanding Carbohydrates. To successfully navigate all of the diet and nutrition information available in books, magazines and on the Internet, you'll have to understand what is going on with carbohydrates and why it matters. So firstly, find out how much you actually know about the Carbs you eat with this short quiz…….you will be amazed (maybe even … [Read more...] about Which Carbohydrates should be your best friends?