• 5 Best Sugar Substitutes | Real sugar vs fake sugar

    February 23, 2021Janine

    5 Best Sugar Substitutes | Real sugar vs fake sugar! We can’t talk about the 5 Best Sugar Substitutes without also starting with the sugar we all know well … cane sugar. It’s in candy, chocolate, confectionery, lollies, gum, soft drink, soda, cakes, sauces and so much more. Different types of cane sugar  Granulated sugar – regular white table sugar Castor sugar – finer but still granulated white sugar Icing sugar \ confectioners’ sugar \ powdered sugar – white sugar which has been ground to a powder Sanding sugar (large crystals) – often used in baking Demerara sugar – raw cane sugar with a little molasses still in it Turbinado sugar – raw cane sugar with some molasses and a caramel flavour Muscovado sugar –…

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    Mental health, inflammation & mood foods

    June 11, 2020Janine

    Mental health, inflammation & mood foods Mental health issues have a huge impact on society. Some suggest that their impact is larger than any other chronic disease, including heart disease or diabetes. Mental health issues involves so many factors and science is just starting to unravel one of these factors – inflammation. First, we’ll go over the many links between inflammation and mental health (there are a few). Then, we’ll talk about some exciting research into natural approaches – things like foods, nutrients, and lifestyle upgrades – and how these are related to better mental health. NOTE: None of these are a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have any of these conditions, make sure you’re being monitored regularly by a licensed healthcare professional.…

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    Unboxing the Breville Electric Wok

    May 29, 2020Janine

    I love my birthdays because I get to purchase all those awesome kitchen gadgets that I’ve been eyeing off over the year. I spoilt myself this year with two pieces, one of which is this Breville Electric Wok BEW820BSS model. It’s a 2-in-1 hot work and steamer, non stick  with a massive bowl capacity. Why do I like to use an electrik wok? Well, a few reasons. I love the size of the bowl for cooking. It’s hard to beat that capacity and rarely can you find something comparable in a regular frypan. It’s kind of a two in one fry pan and sauce pan. You can fry up your food and you can convert it to a sauce pann because the sides are so…

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    5 Tasty Facts

    April 29, 2020Janine

    5 Tasty facts about fruits & vegetables We eat far too much processed foods in the ‘civilised’ world. Let’s be honest, many of us could stand to eat more fruits and vegetables and on a much more regular basis, every day actually!  But learning about 5 facts about fruits & vegetables is more than just fun because fruit and vegetables, in particular, contain so, so many nutrients that are essential to our bodies. They help us with brain function. they provide us with energy they allow our bodies to repair and regenerate they fight bacteria, infections and viruses they assist with reducing inflammation and the list just goes on and on There’s so much to learn about these wonderful foods and each of them are…

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    Healthy Food Substitutions for going Gluten Free

    March 3, 2020Janine

    Healthy Food Substitutions for going Gluten-Free | Part 1 Or … how to replace gluten, dairy, sugar and grains in your pantry ingredients and recipes. Okay, so you’ve adjusted your lifestyle to gluten-free and dairy-free, or perhaps you’re now eating paleo or even keto. And perhaps while you have your head around some of the alternatives, you wouldn’t mind getting to know a few other tips and tricks. Well, look no further as this is a great list to start with. We’re going to break down some healthy food substitutions for going Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo and Keto. How to make it personal Now keep in mind that you will want to adjust your diet to what suits YOU. Each of us has a body…

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    The food trends of 2020

    January 20, 2020Janine

    What’s the buzz in 2020 with food? Let’s take a look at our top seven food trends in 2020 and what’s blowing up. Plant foods, non-alcoholic bars, flour alternatives and more. Let’s take a look at what to watch out for in the coming year. Food trends in 2020 … Plant food continues There is no doubting the power of plant foods. High in minerals and vitamins, as well as health promoting factors, these natural beauties will continue to expand in popularity in days to come. With the popularity of plant-based foods and recipes we are now seeing a trend for products that are meat free and to replace the carnivore versions, such as sausages, burgers, nuggets and so on. We caution you to check…

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