Flax Wraps

So why flaxseed wraps?  Flaxseed wraps are a great alternative to flour wraps and contain omega-3 essential fatty acids. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains approximately 1.8 grams of omega-3. They also contain lignans, and fibre, both the soluble and insoluble fibre. Research suggests that plant omega-3's help the cardiovascular system in a variety of …

CocoBar 4.2

It’s rare these days that I get an urge for a past treat but it was a rainy Sunday afternoon and I decided to pass the time by raiding my cupboard and getting creative in the kitchen.  Discovering a bar of dark chocolate I had received at Christmas and some desiccated coconut I attempted to …

Avoiding Big Pharma, Becoming a Micro Farmer

Microgreens can be a delicious, nutritious, organic and fresh addition to a healthy diet, especially in the winter months. Studies assessing microgreens found they certainly pack a punch when it comes to nutritional content. Microgreens possess significantly higher nutrient densities than mature plants; some are six times higher in vitamin C concentration than mature vegetables and …

The French Paradox

“They [the French] are annoyingly thin. If you go to France and see an obese person, it’s probably an American on vacation” Dr David Diamond- Demonisation and Deception in Cholesterol Research The French Paradox, a term coined in the 1980’s began the quest to answer the enigma that French people, despite consuming more wine per capita …

Our Daily Bread

I remember, as a child, being forced to recite the ‘Lord’s Prayer’ at school assembly every morning. Thankfully, I no longer have to mindlessly perform that ritual but I do however remember a small section – “Give us this day, our daily bread”. For over fifty years that daily bread was a part of my …