Coffee and Crispy Walnuts

Coffee and Walnut cake used to be one of my favourite indulgences, but afterwards I usually would suffer all the side effects of eating sugar and wheat. I have recently discovered that toasted walnuts and a cup of good roasted coffee is just as nice. They have the added advantage of containing Omega 3 fatty … Continue reading Coffee and Crispy Walnuts

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Nuts and Seeds

Nuts are being reported to aid weight loss and improve insulin response, assuming that they are raw and not covered in bad seed oils. They can at times taste stale directly from the packet. I find that roasting them in the oven improves their taste immeasurably. Add some salt if you like when they are … Continue reading Nuts and Seeds

Kefir: A Super Probiotic

Gut health is getting a lot of air time recently, being linked to overall resistance to chronic health problems. Fermented foods are being reported as hugely beneficial to gut health. Kefir is a fermented milk drink made with kefir "grains", a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter. It typically contains about 30 different microorganisms, making it a much … Continue reading Kefir: A Super Probiotic

A Snack – Fresh Coconut

Fresh coconut is a handy low carb snack, being high in medium chain fatty acids. It can also be blended with full fat yoghurt and a tablespoon of seeds of your choice to make a delicious smoothie...perfect for breakfast. Although I must admit that cracking it open was not for the faint hearted, practice required!