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Traditional Foods: Why We Need Them Back on the Table!

It’s finished!  My book ‘Once Upon a Cook – Food Wisdom, Better Living: The Wisdom and Science of Traditional Foods, Forgotten Skills and Nourishing Recipes’ is finally done!  For almost a year I’ve had my head down, eyes-to-the-screen, fingers a-flying and not least, nursed a stiff neck and aching back working...

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Mineral Broth – A Micronutrient Powerhouse

Mineral broth is a micro-nutrient powerhouse!  This restorative vegetable broth is rich in magnesium, potassium and sodium – important minerals that are significantly depleted in our soils and in consequence, on our plates. This broth is pure goodness, whether on its own, or mixed with gut and connective-tissue healing bone broth...

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How I’m Beating Arthritis with Food-as-Medicine (2): What I would have said to my younger self!

Sadly, my younger self wasn’t able to piece together the complex medical and research jigsaw on arthritis and psoriasis that convinced me that food-as-medicine was the ONLY way of truly healing myself from a progressive autoimmune disease – psoriatic arthritis. IN THE FIRST POST in this series I shared how good it felt to know I...

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What’s Wrong With Your Summer ‘Diet’.

Wanting to trim up to look good in your swimwear?  Yes of course!  Wanting to lose fat and build muscle?  Oh yes!  Gearing up for the last minute ‘Summer’ diet?  NO. NO. NO! Many, many people make this common mistake and instead of effortlessly achieving the slim and healthy body they...

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Real Orange Juice is a Powerful Friend, Not a Sugary Foe!

I drink OJ daily, powered up with sprinkle of sea salt (to aid hydration and down-regulate stress hormones) and a teaspoon of powdered gelatin (collagen hydrolysate – to support the liver with non-inflammatory amino acids glycine, proline, glutamic acid and alanine). But, buyer beware – there’s real orange juice and then, there’s the fake stuff passed off...

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Beetroot and Avocado Breakfast Soup. Paleo, or Any Cuisine!

There’s a perfect solution for that ‘between’ season breakfast.  Breakfast smoothies are great in the warmer months, but what to do when mornings are still a bit (very?) chilly, and we’re wanting something warm and comforting  but quick and delicious to kick-start our day?  Oh, and transportable if possible! Hmm … So I put my taste buds to...

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Carrot and Ginger Spiced Soup with Magical Wild Orange Oil

A glistening bowl of this Carrot and Ginger Spiced Soup is pure sunshine on a cloud day!  This soup comforts, replenishes and heals. Thanks to the antioxidants, gelatin, vitamins, nourishing fats and spices it’s a powerhouse of a soup! Wild Orange* essential oil adds a magical, uplifting note to bring out all the subtle flavours of...

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