Probiotics, Preconception and Pregnancy.

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This is a guest post written by my peer Angela Sinclair who holds qualifications in Western Herbal Medicine, Nutrition and Naturopathy and practices as Digestive Detective - specialising in digestive health. Angela practises in Sydney and can be contacted via her website, click here. Lately … [Read more...]

Lemon Loaf with Lemon Sugar Syrup

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Lemon anything and I'm in! Lemon curd stuffed inside a baked donut, lemon meringue pie, citron tart, lemon juice on chips, pancakes, stir fries, curries, avocado on toast, lemon rind in cakes and muffins. Zesty, tangy, sweet and sour, fresh, bright yellow and zingy - Yes Please! Recipe for … [Read more...]

How to make sourdough step by step.

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Following on from my last post, where I showed you how I made my starter from scratch (you can read that by clicking here) in this post I am going to take you step by step through the way I make a loaf of sourdough bread. This is going to be a long post. So bookmark it if you don't have time … [Read more...]

How to make a sourdough starter.

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I made my sourdough starter in January 2016, using the recipe from the book "Bread" by Paul Hollywood. I will include the link to the clip from the BBC Food website at the end of this post so that you can see it in its original form for yourself. I do not claim to be an expert or even really … [Read more...]

Chocolate chip sour cream cake

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Here is a cake that is scrumptious. I love its texture, the sour cream gives it a density that keeps it on the kitchen bench for up to three days without going crumbly and it doesn't require any icing which is a bonus (one less thing to do) and it's a hardy cake that you can cut slabs to pack in … [Read more...]

Nutrient Profile: Vitamin A.

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"Vitamin A" is not a singular nutrient, rather a term given to variety of lipid (fat)-soluble compounds related to RETINOL. Retinol, retinal and retinoic acid are RETINOIDS and are referred to as PRE-formed vitamin A. Retinoids are stored in the liver of animals, they are from animal sources in … [Read more...]

Does washing fruit and veg in vinegar really make a difference?

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The answer is: YES. Washing something that has come from the dirt, sprayed during its growth, handled during harvest, handled during sorting, handled during packing, handled during transit, handled during unpacking and then handled again by who knows how many hands once on display at the … [Read more...]

Protein Content of Foods List

Nuts, seeds, legumes are good sources of folate

How much protein do we need to eat daily? The commonly recommended amount is around 0.8 - 1 gram for every kilogram of body weight (Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand, Protein. 2014, 09/04.) So for me, at 54kg this equates to about 43 grams of protein per day Amino acids are … [Read more...]

Shit food that is best to avoid: Nutella.

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"Hazelnut spread with cocoa"... Oh HI! you left out: "and sugar, palm oil, skim milk powder, emulsifier and flavour." This stuff is shit. The FIRST ingredient is sugar. That means it's the majority ingredient, here in Australia, in accordance with Food Standards Australia and New Zealand … [Read more...]

Maple glazed summer fruit kebabs

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Right, this is a loose recipe. You basically take summery fruits like berries, pineapple, stone fruit and the ever faithful banana: fruits that can HOLD UP against being pierced and then fried. I used banana, strawberry and pineapple. Dice them into big chunks or leave them whole (for e.g. … [Read more...]