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Nightshade free pasta sauce

I have Italian heritage so was raised on wonderful tomato-based pasta sauces that my nonna used to make. Unfortunately, I also grew up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. I was fortunate to discover, in my 20's, that nightshades were a big contributing factor to the aches and pains that I suffered. In giving up nightshades I [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:48:07+10:00April 4th, 2018|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

What everyone should know about the wonders of Kudzu root

I love Kudzu! Kudzu root, also known as Japanese arrowroot, Ge Gen or Pueraria radix is a herb I always have in my kitchen cupboard as well as in my dispensary cupboard. Not only is it very starchy so it can be used as a thickener in cooking but it has wonderful medicinal qualities [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:49:30+10:00January 2nd, 2018|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Healthy, Delicious Christmas Cake

December has arrived and now is the time to start thinking about Christmas fare, especially if you want to soak your fruit for a week or two for the best Christmas cake ever! I found this recipe at Russell's Health Food store in Glebe many, many years ago and it has been a favourite [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:50:42+10:00December 2nd, 2017|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

Warming golden turmeric milk

Golden turmeric milk is an infusion of turmeric and other delicious warming spices in a milk of your choice. It's easy to prepare, tastes great and has some wonderful health benefits. I'm not big on promoting super foods as I believe all foods have medicinal properties and the ingredients of this tea are no [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:52:55+10:00July 12th, 2017|Healing Power of Food|2 Comments

Yang Nourishing Pumpkin & Chestnut Soup

This is a smooth, creamy and completely delectable soup that will warm you up from the inside on cold day. It has been adapted from a wonderful book called Recipes for Self-Healing by Daverick Leggett. Ingredients (for 4) 1 cup dried chestnuts, soaked over night 2 Tbsp coconut oil 2 brown onions 2 cloves [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:54:16+10:00June 1st, 2017|Healing Power of Food|1 Comment

Immune Boosting Porridge

This healthy fusion of Chinese herbs and good old fashioned porridge has been adapted from a wonderful cook book called Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen. It is a wonderful way to introduce warmer breakfasts into your diet as the autumn weather cools down. Autumn is also the ideal time to start boosting your immunity before the [...]

By |2019-05-01T12:55:29+10:00May 8th, 2017|Healing Power of Food|0 Comments

How to make warming, nourishing congees

Congee is basically a slow cooked rice porridge whose therapeutic qualities can be altered depending on what other ingredients are added. Generally, rice congee is a digestive enhancer and improves assimilation. The basic rice congee is easy to digest and is as much a great first food for babies (if made with organic white [...]

By |2019-06-29T09:26:23+10:00June 8th, 2010|Healing Power of Food|5 Comments