Raw Food – A Complete Beginners Guide To Going Raw

SO WHAT IS A LIVING / RAW FOOD DIET? Raw food is a diet of uncooked fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Raw food contains intense nutrients and enzymes. In general, the act of heating food above 47 degrees celsius destroys valuable enzymes and vitamins. Since digestion depends on enzymes, the body must produce these lost…

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Tasty juice recipes

Healthy Juice Recipes for you! There is no rule to creating healthy juice recipes. If you have a sweet tooth, you may want to have more fruit than vegetables, but any combination will work. Be creative! We would love to hear about your tasty juice recipes and will publish them here! Alternatively, try one of our tasty and…

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The benefits of juicing

Juicing provides a quick, easy, tasty and convenient way to increase our consumption of fruits and vegetables. Nutritionist agree that we should all be eating 5 to 9 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables every day. But how many of us actually meet the daily recommended minimum? Often our fast-paced and busy lifestyles get in…

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Juice fasting. Better know as juice feasting

Juice fasting is the ideal way to cleanse your body, increase your weight loss and achieve great health. Essentially, a juice fast is when only fruit and vegetable juice is consumed over a period of time ranging from 3 day fasts, 10 day fasts, 30 day fasts and even 100 day fasts. You will notice the enormous benefits of…

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Nut milk recipe

Try this recipe: Carol hazelnut milk – 1 cup hazelnuts – 2 cups water – 2-4 dates (optional sweetener) – 2 teaspoons carob – Spiced Indian Chai – 1 cup nuts – 2 cups water – 2-4 dates (optional sweetener) – 2 tablespoons fresh ginger – 5 cloves – 2 tablespoons cinnamon – Blend all…

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Barley Salad with Feta

Step 1: Place 1 cup barley in a pot of 6 cups of boiling water. Simmer for 25 minutes or until barley is tender. Rinse under cold water, then drain. Step 2: To make dressing, place the following ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well: 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar,…

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Buckwheat Porridge (for breakfast)

Step 1: Add 2 cups water and 1 cup of rinsed buckwheat to a pot. Add in ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Bring to boil, cover with lid and reduce to a simmer. Allow buckwheat to simmer for at least ten minutes until tender, but not…

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Farro Risotto

Step 1: Heat oven to 200°C. Toss 2½ cups diced butternut squash with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast for 25–30 minutes until edges are browned and crisp. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle 1 tablespoon chopped sage over the still hot squash. Step…

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Tuna Burgers with Broccoli Sprouts (Serves 6)

Step 1: In a large bowl, combine 4 spring onions finely chopped, ¼ cup minced ginger, 1 beaten egg and 2 ½ cups yellow fin tuna. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Form the mixture into 6 patties (they will be quite loose), set on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. Put the…

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Warm Brussels Sprout Slaw with Mustard Seeds and Walnuts (Serves 4)

Step 1: Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons (rinsed) mustard seeds and cook, stirring frequently, until seeds begin to pop.  Step 2: Add 2 large sliced shallots and 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss to coat. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned,…

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Radish Oriental Salad

Step 1: In a bowl, toss 4 carrots peeled and julienned and 1 cup of beansprouts chopped slightly.   Step 2: In a smaller bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 teaspoons bottled garlic ginger marinade, 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil and 4 tablespoons canola oil. Add to carrot mixture and…

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Quick Lentil Soup

Step 1: In a medium pot combine 2 cups lentils (uncooked), 8 cups chicken or veggie stock, 1 chopped onion, 4 tablespoons tomato paste, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1 tablespoon ground cumin. Step 2: Bring to the boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are soft, approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Serve with…

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Pumpkin and Adzuki Bean Curry

Step 1: Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over low-medium heat. Add 1 chopped onion and cook for five minutes. Add 3cm knob ginger (cut into thin matchsticks) and chopped chilli (to taste) and cook for a few minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon tumeric, 1.5 teaspoons cumin and 1 teaspoon ground coriander and…

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Green Bean Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

Step 1: To prepare peanut sauce, combine 1/4 cup water, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 3 tablespoons chunky peanut butter, 1 teaspoon Sriracha (hot chilli sauce – add to taste), and 1 teaspoon soy sauce in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Set aside. Step 2: To prepare stir-fry, combine 2 teaspoons sugar, 5…

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Soybean Stew

Step 1: Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 finely chopped onion and 2 finely chopped garlic cloves, 2 teaspoons of chopped thyme and some salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.  Step 2: Add 1 finely chopped carrot, 2 chopped celery stalks, 1 can of diced tomatoes…

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Mixed Greens with Sunflower Seeds

Step 1: In a medium salad bowl, combine 200 grams of mixed salad greens including lettuce, watercress, baby spinach and sunflower sprouts.  Step 2: Add 2 small red onions, sliced thinly. Add ½ avocado. Step 3: Prepare dressing in separate bowl by combining 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 1…

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Fenugreek Tea

Step 1: Lightly crush one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in a mortar and pestle and place in a cup.  Step 2: Add any other tea leaves or bagged tea to create a different flavour.  Step 3: Add boiling water, then allow to steep for 10-15 minutes.  Step 4: Serve fenugreek tea hot or cold, adding…

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Hummus Dip

Step 1: Place 600g rinsed chickpeas, 3 crushed garlic cloves, 100ml olive oil, 2 tablespoons tahini paste, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and the lemon juice from 1 lemon in a food processor and process until combined. Add salt and pepper, 1/4 cup (60ml) of water and process again until quite smooth. Step 2: Place hummus in a…

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Corn, Zucchini and Chickpea Fritters

Step 1: In a food processor, process 1 can (400g) chickpeas until roughly chopped. Step 2: Whisk ½ cup milk and 2 eggs in a jug. Place ¾ cup of self-raising flour in a bowl. Gradually add milk mixture to flour, whisking until smooth. Stir in chickpeas, 1 grated zucchini, 1 can (310g) corn, 2 tablespoons chopped…

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Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Step 1: Place 4 cups of vegetable stock and 2 cups of (rinsed) quinoa in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat and leave covered for 10 minutes. Step 2: Spray a saucepan with…

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