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3rd Dec 2018

Vegan Cookie; Gluten free; Paleo Pizza Base?

What does this terminology mean? I was ordering an Almond milk Cappuccino in a Restaurant and the waiter was very impressed to serve me with a Vegan cookie on the saucer. My husband immediately replied that we eat Gluten free and therefore will return the cookie. The waiter kept on stressing that it was Vegan and my husband kept saying that it contains flour. This made me realise that people don’t know how different ingredients are restricted on different diets. If you are on a special diet, where certain foods are eliminated from your food list, be patient with people who don’t understand you. If you are not working in the Health or Food industry, you may have no clue what Lacto-vegetarian or a Paleo Diet means . So, allow me to explain briefly. Vegans- avoid consuming any animal flesh, animal by-products or foods containing an ingredient from animal origin. […]
9th Oct 2018

Allergy/ Sensitivity

Clients are often confused between Allergic and Sensitive to a food item. When you have an allergic reaction to food, it will cause immediate havoc in the body, meaning the body produce Anti-bodies (IgE) that causes severe reactions. In different people the reaction also differ. Some have difficulty in breathing and other go into epileptic shock etc. If this Anti-body is released it is an Allergy. Most of the time it is this IgE test that is request by your doctor to determine the item that cause the reaction. The other Anti-body is IgG, this cause less obvious reactions and this is not tested regularly if you don’t ask for it. The top suspects are dairy products, wheat, eggs, yeast, soya, animal dander and sulphites. Asthma and dairy products are linked. In other clients it cause excess mucous that blocks the nasal cavities with a result of sinusitis and ear […]
31st Jul 2018

Butternut Soup

Ingredients: 2 Whole Butternuts 1 Onion 1 Cinnamon Sticks 7,5 ml Salt 300 g Chuck Meat (or any stew meat) 20 ml Veggie Stock (Nature’s Choice) 45 ml Honey Method: Peel Butternuts and Onion, put all the first four ingredients in the Pressure Cooker and set it on 30 min. Fry the cut up meat in a saucepan together with the honey & veggie stock, till brown. Blend the Butternut mixture with a electric mixer stick till smooth. Add the fried meat to the Butternut mixture and put it all together back in the Pressure Cooker for 30 min. Serve steaming hot.
31st Jul 2018

Wheat-, Gluten-, Dairy-Free Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups Almond Flour 2 cups Rice Flour 5 ml Pink salt 7,5 ml Bicarbonate of Soda 2,5 ml Citric Acid 5 ml Cinnamon (optional) 5 Eggs 60 ml Honey 250 ml Olive Oil 30 ml Lemon Juice (fresh) 250 ml Flax seeds (soaked) 250 ml Fruit options (add last) Method: Beat all of the wet ingredients together (except fruit), stir  in the dry ingredients. Add your favourite optional variation such as bananas, cranberries, dates or carrot/pineapple. If you choose dates or cranberries it need to be soaked over night or at least for an hour. The flax seeds must be cover with cold water and leave to absorb the water so that it become a thick gel like consistency. Carrots without pineapple is dry, rather use 125 ml fine carrots and 125 ml fine pineapple. Bake 15-20 min at 180 C. Cool down before you remove the muffins […]