Tag: healing foods

A healthy perspective on healthy eating

Eating a healthy diet should ideally be something you grow into as a lifestyle choice, but I think it’s really important to acknowledge that it’s not always possible to eat in an optimally healthy way all of the time. I first became aware of the impact of eating for good […]

Is Something You Are Eating Making You Ill?

Many of my clients strongly suspect that something they are eating is not agreeing with them.  They report digestive problems, headaches or migraine, eczema or other skin complaints, low energy or fuzzy head, period or joint pain as examples of symptoms they think are linked to particular foods. It is accepted that […]

Christmas Biscuits

These biscuits are deliciously sweet and spicy; perfect for the winter.  One of the sweetening agents used is black strap molasses – a rich and sticky product that provides nutrients including manganese, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and selenium.  If possible buy the unsulphured variety. In this recipe […]

Green Ambulance: Immune Supportive Smoothie

This smoothie is so popular with my clients, especially those with immunity issues.  It’s fresh and very tasty and makes a great drink to enjoy at breakfast time, or on a hot summer’s afternoon.  And in the winter months, when colds and flus are rife it works wonders.  You will […]

Lifesaver Biscuits

As featured in Grazia Magazine! To me, having a nice cup of tea with a biscuit is similar to having a big warm hug. I have found that nothing quite hits the spot in the same way! Here is a recipe for my Lifesaver Biscuits. They give me the taste, […]

Avocado & Cashew Thai Dip

  The cashew nuts in this dip provide a good source of protein and fats. Avocado also increases the fat content.  The majority of fat in avocado comes from a family of fats called phytosterols which are involved in key processes for managing inflammation (so good if you have any […]

Special Nettle Pesto

With Spring properly established young tender nettle plants are thriving in our neighbourhood.  Rather than fearing these plants embrace them, as they have long been used as a healing food, especially from an anti-inflammatory point of view.  This nettle pesto recipe also includes walnuts, which contain omega 3, another useful […]

Don’t put up with period pain

As a teenager, I struggled with persistent abdominal pain and excruciating period pain. This was never investigated, and the only solution the doctor gave was to put me on the pill.  Had my pain been taken more seriously I would have been diagnosed with endometriosis (this was finally diagnosed some […]

10 ways to fill a pitta

I am not a huge fan of grains, with wheat being my least favourite, but reality dictates that wheat based products are pretty much a staple in most households (mine included).  One of the ways I try to reduce wheat is to limit it to one meal a day (i.e. […]

My new favourite dip!

My new favourite dip! Fed up with the standard humus and guacamole dips that I eat with crudités, I have been looking into simple and tasty dip recipes and found a winner with this sesame tamari dip.  It’s delicious with any chopped vegetable and has added benefits of being high […]