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Beetroots

Beetroots

I just love beetroots! Especially their stunning colour. A few fun facts about beetroots and how I like to cook them.   • It's a hangover cure • It's an aphrodisiac – apparently! • It gives you a sugar rush • It works as hair dye – that could be fun!! • It can be made into a wine - definitely going to look that up! • It stains easily • Good source of folate, manganese, potassium, iron & Vitamin C • Beetroots were served in space in 1975 on the USSR Apollo Project.    18 astronauts prepared a borscht...

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Prebiotics

Prebiotics

We hear this word a lot in relation to gut health along with probiotics. I thought I’d give a super simple explanation of what they both are, why they are important and how we can get them into our diets.Prebiotics are a kind of fibre that is passed through your body undigested and while on its way supports and promotes the growth of friendly gut bacteria. There is a wide range of foods that naturally contain prebiotic fibre including fruit, vegetables, legumes and wholegrains. Do your guts a favour and add some of the following foods in your daily diet:Lentils...

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LENTILS, BEANS = GAS. What to do about it!!

LENTILS, BEANS = GAS. What to do about it!!

Sometimes when I am in a store doing taste testing and I talk about the health benefits of eating lentils – someone says - “but they make me fart - A LOT!” the gas is caused by good bacteria in our guts digesting the high fibre and specific carbohydrates found in beans and lentils as it passes through the large intestine.The good news is that you can reduce it with the following 3 steps:1. RINSE BEFORE COOKING – at least one minute under cold running water - especially tinned beans and lentils2. SOAK OVERNIGHT - if you’re using dried beans...

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Kids Eating Veggies

Kids Eating Veggies

One of my favourite things about doing the in- store taste testings is meeting the kids that boldly skip up to my display and ask if they can try my products – they LOVE a freebie!!My Dahlicious Coconut Dahl is a winner with the kids! They gobble up the creamy coconut and vegetable packed dish with a big smile! I made sure I kept my recipes not too spicy so kids can really enjoy them. The mum’s can’t believe their kids are eating something so healthy and usually buy an armload of products to have on hand for an easy...

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Baked Potato with Puy Lentil Cassoulet
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