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Raw Chocolate Recipe

Raw Chocolate Recipe

Valentines Day would not be complete without chocolate!  But, we’re not referring to your average ‘Galaxy’ bar … we’re talking about raw chocolate for optimum health. Did you know that in its raw state, chocolate has more than 300 nutritional compounds and is one of the richest sources of antioxidants of any food on the […]

Corn Silk Tea

Corn Silk Tea

Here’s a little video taster from my Online Kitchen Medicine course. ‘Cure’s from your Kitchen Cupboards, Better Health at your Fingertips’. The course contains not only valuable information on 25 different herbs and spices found in your Kitchen but also 16 different videos showing you various herbal preparations. In this video, we learnt to make a […]

Chilli

Chilli

The heat in chillies comes from chemicals called Capsinoids (primarily Capsaicin) of which there are different types, which is why heat from different chillies is felt in different parts of the mouth. Contrary to popular belief, the capsaicin is not contained in the seeds, but in the placenta, which is the fleshy strip inside the […]

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar is a product of fermentation. This is a process in which sugars in a food are broken down by bacteria and yeast. In the first stage of fermentation, the sugars are turned into alcohol. Then, if the alcohol ferments further, you get vinegar. The word comes from the French, meaning ‘sour wine’. While vinegar […]

Onion (Allium cepa)

Onion (Allium cepa)

Onion is a member of the Amaryllidaceae family like garlic and shallots which have similar properties. Historically, onions have been a part of the western diet for centuries. Rich in Sulphur- like compounds, they particularly benefit the respiratory system and the immune system as well as being used topically for their drawing properties with things […]