Monday, 17 June 2013

Pro-biotics, Omega 3's And Beauty! Perilla And Kefir...

Nothing like freshly picked anything! The beauty of this plant/leaves....leaves one stunned....Amazing to look at and to smell.....and to taste. It's seeds, and probably, its' leaves are a good source of Omega 3's. Added to my homemade kefir, this makes a great addition to breakfast or any meal!

Kefir is full of pro-biotics. These can strengthen the body, heal the body, aid digestion....the list is endless. I sell the starters so contact me if you want some...easy and 'fun' to make! And when you DIY, you are sure the kefir is alive. We eat far too many dead foods and need the enzymes/bacterias of live foods. And the sourness stimulates the liver and digestion...

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Gluten Free, Sugar Free Rhubarb Crisp! Yummy And Healthy!

I don't use sugar when baking - and the results are healthier and yummier! You merely replace sugar with a fruit substitute. This is better than many other subs as the "sweetness" is bound to fibre - which means it washes through your system faster and more effectively. Less "sugar peaks" and "sugar dips". Organic fruit [and everything] is preferred as the chemicals used on them - especially raisins - are toxic. And non-organic dried fruit, except for dates, has sulphites. Organic butter is preferred for the same reasons - the cows eat lots of toxins in the feed and also eat  GMOs in the feed.

  1. Fill a bread pan almost full of cut up rhubarb [about 1cm].
  2.  Add organic raisins or other fresh or dried fruit.
  3. Mix well.
  4. In a bowl mix about 1/4 lb. butter with 2 cups oats. Butter should be melted or easily creamed.
  5. Put this mix on the fruit mix. Pack down very tightly with a fork.
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger powder on top. This will slightly burn and gives an interesting taste. If preferred, you can just mix spices into fruit mix.
  7. Bake at 350F for about 35-40 min. till soft and the top is crunchy.
  8. Enjoy straight, or with some whole milk on it [or ice cream if you feel evil :) ].

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Affordable, Healthy Non-GMO Cat And Dog Food Recipe

Have you ever checked the ingredients on your dry cat/dog food bag? Ugh! Most of them are corn based. The corn is GMO and full of pesticides. And often it's the first ingredient - i.e. the greatest % of the food.

Well many would argue that we shouldn't have pets unless they serve a purpose like killing mice, many of us still want them for companionship. The problem is all the food - especially the meat/fish that end up going to them instead of to humans.

Well, here's a great alternative to the garbage store bought food. I use only organic, non-GMO foods. My cat likes or at least tolerates cooked barley and legumes. They are both very cheap and when combined form a complete protein. But cats/dogs are omnivores [mainly carnivores] so I add some frozen squid or even some good quality dry cat food. You need to mix them up well so the animals - especially cats - can't "pick and choose".  Be creative and experiment. It may take some time for your pet to adjust...but keep trying and experimenting.

If you have any other ideas, feel free to submit to here.