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5 Wonderful Tasmanian Markets with Organic Produce.

Organic Produce

Organic foods are, of course, healthier for you than just ordinary foods. Living a healthy lifestyle has many benefits, including feeling more energized and living longer. Some of the popular organic foods found in Tassie are: Leatherwood honey, Atlantic salmon, olive oil, tomatoes, and olive oil, etc. Here are five of the healthiest food markets in Tasmania: Farm Gate, Sorell Fruit Farm, Bream Creek, Lilydale, and Salamanca. Farm Gate Market It’s Hobart’s weekend hotspot where you’ll find an assortment of artisan products, such as different cheeses, bagels, breads, jams, Tassie wines, patisseries, and boutique beer. If you are a plant lover, then you’re in for a treat. The market has native plants, fruit trees, and unusual herbs, organically grown for you to browse. You’ll also find rare free range Berkshire pork, game…

The benefits of maca powder

Maca – If you’re scratching your head right now without a clue as to what it is, trust me, you’re not alone. When someone first mentioned maca powder to me, I nodded, smiled as though I knew what they were talking about and then I hit my best friend… Google! So, what is maca? It’s a tuber called Peruvian Ginseng. What’s all the fuss about? Well, like anything, if people are talking about it, it’s usually for good reason. Maca powder and hormones are two peas in a pod with maca having gained a reputation for helping to balance hormones and reverse hyperthyroidism. Here’s the key point to take away: It doesn’t contain hormones but nutrients that help to support normal hormone production. Interestingly, before…

Quinoa flour banana muffins

Quinoa flour banana muffins

Before my son turned 2 he had terrible eczema which was the result of being intolerant to gluten, which in hindsight was a blessing in disguise because it made me look at healthier alternatives for his diet. It was then I came across quinoa flour. Quinoa flour is an excellent choice for us mums that are looking for a more healthful twist on standard baked goods and pan-fried favourites such as breads, pancakes and waffles. Quinoa flour has an unique, nutty and earthy flavour and goes well with fruits, nuts, spices like cinnamon   Quinoa flour banana muffins: 2 x cups organic quinoa flour (you can find this at your supermarket or health food shop) 1/2 a cup of gluten free organic self raising flour 2 x medium sized…

Cauliflower rice with turmeric

Cauliflower rice

Did you know cauliflower is rich in sulphur that works as an anti-inflammatory and research is indicating that inflammation may be a cause of depression? It also boosts your immune system and aids healthy digestion. Turmeric has an impressive list of health properties and also works as anti-inflammatory. In addition turmeric has been linked to the prevention of cancer cell growth and management of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, asthma, eczema and inflammatory bowel disease. I didn’t expect great things from this recipe but I was surprised, it was actually  delicious! 1 cauliflower, finely chopped or grated 6 leaves, finely shredded kale 1 tablespoon cold pressed organic coconut oil 2 tablespoons fresh grated turmeric or 1 teaspoon of dry powder turmeric Splash of coconut water (or…

New Year, New You?

So 2015 has started already! It was a rocky start for me as I got back to work on the 5 January after an awesome break so I really kicked and screamed my way into routine again. But now I’m more settled and enjoying the fairly quiet season before school goes back and children have to be out the house early once more. Did you write any New Year resolutions? Did you decide to lose weight, exercise more or be happier? I decided that more exercise is simply an expression of how much I love myself and that has set me free to really do the exercise I love eg. Cliff walking, riding my bike, swimming and dancing! Whatever works for you at the end of the day, whatever makes you…

Raw coconut chocolate rough

raw coconut chocolate rough

This raw coconut chocolate rough is one the kids will love. It’s gluten free, egg free, wheat free and soy free. It will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to two weeks. Makes 6 slices Ingredients: BASE 1/2 cup almond meal 1/2 cup shredded coconut, extra for decoration 2 TBSP coconut oil 2 TBSP cacao powder 1 TBSP rice malt syrup (or honey) CHOCOLATE TOPPING 1 TBSP coconut oil 2 TBSP cacao powder 1 TBSP rice malt syrup or honey 1 TBSP of nut butter (I’ve used organic peanut butter and almond butter) Method: Choose a small baking tin and line with baking paper. Mix all of the base ingredients together in…

Just Eat Real Food Spotlight – Gelatin

JERF

By now, most of us on this JERF (Just Eat Real Food) journey have heard of the benefits of grass fed gelatin and its gut healing properties. My kids love gummies and jellies and puddings and visitors are visibly shocked that these things are considered medicine as opposed to treats in our house. In fact, this recipe is what my son chose to have for breakfast for his birthday tomorrow. He admitted he’d like to try a flavour other than chocolate or berry. We had a whole lot of lemons in the fruit bowl, so I thought I’d give a lemon pudding a go. I might serve it with some raspberries! Delish! For the recipe click here: http://www.bulkwholefoods.com.au/gut-healing-dairy-and-grain-free-lemon-pudding/ Tania from Bulk Whole Foods Tania is the social…

Is organic food best for bub?

organic food for baby

Is organic food best when introducing your bub to solids? Introducing your little munchkin to solids can be daunting and for good reason too. If you do happen to find yourself in this position at the moment, chances are, these questions are floating through your mind: What can my baby eat? What should I be feeding my baby early on? What if my baby doesn’t want to eat? If you’re raising your first child, everything can seem all the more difficult but there’s no need to panic. We’ve put together some pointers here and after reading this, you just might feel that going down the organic food only route, is the best option for you and your bub. It’s all about iron According to the…

DIY Natural coffee scrub

natural coffee scrub

Most of us are aware about the ill effects that parabens and other chemicals can have on us if we ingest them but we also don’t realise that the effects are also just as bad if placed on our skin. Since we know from research that some chemicals can and do enter your bloodstream through topical application, it goes to say that if you wouldn’t eat it why put it on your skin. However easier said then done, right? The task of learning about every ingredient in our daily products can be daunting. So start with the products that are known for having the worst chemicals. Then start to think about the level of exposure you’re getting from the products you’re using. For example, if…

Organic pasta with fake white sauce

kids pasta receipe

My two year olds Eczema and intolerances have been a PITA and a blessing. The blessing being that my 2 year old being sensitive to gluten, dairy and soy has focused me to get creative with cooking quick meals which wasn’t too big of a leap since I tend to try to keep everything clean anyway. If you’re shattered after a long day, this fake cheesy pasta is super easy to make and even my husband loved it. – Gluten free pasta – Buckwheat flour – Almond milk – Pinch of himalayan pink salt – Whatever veg you like, I’ve used snap peas. Cook pasta and in a separate saucepan and add a teaspoon or two of buckwheat flour with a cup or two of…

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