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Lisa's Christmas Pudding

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There is always that one friend who can bake and create and actually make cakes look like an art work! Unfortunately that is NOT me! However, my good friend Lisa has shared with us her secret Christmas Pudding Recipe (not so secret now)! She makes it every year and it is absolutely delicious. Here it is:  -2 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (option to use gluten free) -2/3 cup plain flour (option to use GF flour) -teaspoon of baking soda -teaspoon vanilla essence -1 1/12 oranges -1 lemon -1 apple peeled & cored -1 carrot grated -half-1 cup brandy -3 large eggs...

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Is HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) the best exercise for weight loss?

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The question remains: Does slow and steady win the race or does HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) win the race for fat loss? Here is what we found out: In recent years, new and exciting forms of cardiovascular exercise have emerged, with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) as a clear frontrunner. This shorter form of cardio has been gradually replacing more conventional forms of cardio exercise such as long jogs, walking or distance cycling, which are all known as Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS) exercise.   The main reason for the switch?   HIIT is said to be superior for health...

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Yummy Chicken Curry

Posted by Caroline West on

Try this yummy chicken curry. Its a favourite in our house!! INGREDIENTS 1kg skinless chicken breasts (diced) 1 cup chopped onion Can crushed tomatoes 1 cup plain yogurt (or coconut cream) 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons salt 1/4-1/2 cup cooking oil 1 tbls fresh garlic 1/2 tbls fresh ginger 2 cinnamon sticks 1 1/2 tbls curry powder (use more for spicy flavour) 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground turmeric 1 tbls fresh coriander 4-6 cardomon pods 1 tsp garam masala   DIRECTIONS 1. Heat oil in large fry pan/pot over high heat...

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Is Broccoli better eaten raw??

Posted by Caroline West on

Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family.  They have a very good source of dietary fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin E, phosphorus, choline, vitamin B1, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium, zinc, calcium, iron and omega-3 fatty acids.    The way we prepare and cook foods can change the nutritional value of that certain food as some of the vitamins and minerals can be lost during cooking.   So after reading a few studies into the consumption of broccoli, the more water used to cook the broccoli, the more vitamins and minerals are lost, therefore eating broccoli raw ensures that all nutrients are...

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Coconut and Lime Bliss Balls

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When I hear the words coconut and lime I think of Summer or Bliss Balls! These little beauties are a great summer party snack, perfect for the kids lunch boxes or a healthy treat to have with your morning tea! Coconut and Lime Bliss Balls 1/2 Cup of Almond Meal 1/2 Cup of desiccated coconut 1/2 Cup pre soaked dates 3 Drops of Essential Lime Oil (alternatively you can use lime juice but will need more) 2 Drops of vanilla Stevia 4 Tbs of Coconut Oil Add ingredients into a food processor and mix well Roll into little balls (option...

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