Compassion for Ourselves

Posted in Health / Lifestyle on January 30, 2014

I believe we, as individuals, can think big. We can make choices constantly that will have a flow on effect, as we are all connected in this universe. Not just to other humans but also the plants, the rivers, the oceans, the fish, the animals, the air we breathe and the list can go on infinitely. We hold a lot of power within ourselves, we just have to access it. When we are feeling good this comes easy and the energy flows naturally, effortlessly. When we are off-balance it can […]

Happy Cows

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 30, 2014

This three-minute video is a delight to watch and will leave you with a smile on your face and maybe a new view on the humble cow. When moments like these are captured, it throws a light on the depth of feelings that animals experience. They feel joy and can express this, as we see in this video. On the flip side they are also capable of feeling pain and suffering. Society has disengaged with individual desires of animals, especially those ones we eat. Out of site, out of mind. […]

Roasted sweet potatoes with figs and hazelnuts

Posted in Food on January 28, 2014

We love using sweet potatoes in our cooking. They are high in beta-carotene, that the body converts into Vitamin A, which is needed for healthy mucus membranes, skin, eyes and immunity. They also contain B6, magnesium and high doses of Vitamin C. They are great roasted whole by themselves too! This is one of our standard side dishes to many meals as it is super quick ( you may see a trend with my cooking) and so yummy! Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Figs and Hazelnuts INGREDIENTS 4 Sweet Potatoes 10 […]

Naturopathic Medicine and Labels

Posted in Health / Products on January 23, 2014

Treating with natural medicine takes place by facilitating and enhancing ones body to allow it to heal itself. It is achieved by using natural and non toxic therapies, including herbs, nutrition and supplementation and by education of the patient to eliminate destructive habits. The key philosophies that distinguishes natural medicine from allopathic medicine are treating the cause, not just the symptom. treat the whole person prevention is the best cure establish health and wellness as a lifestyle Combining my love for natural therapies and animal welfare means that I have […]

The Milk Alternatives

Posted in Food / Health / Products on January 20, 2014

Once upon a time the only choice was cows milk but thankfully the market has expanded and with such a wide range of alternative sources and brands, the question is which milk?? It is important to remember that these drinks are not “milk”, they are not a “whole food” , they are a food product; made up by combining ingredients and processing them. The other thing to be aware of with many alternative milks is the added sunflower oil. Most seed oils contain high levels of omega-6 poly unsaturated fats, which quickly oxidise in […]

Mexican Chopped Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Posted in Food on January 19, 2014

This simple quick salad from Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Its All Good’ is bursting with yummy flavours and the black beans add extra protein to make it more filling. I made the above salad in a super quick 10 minutes to take to a picnic today. Love that. INGREDIENTS 2 fresh ears of corn, shucked 2 hearts of romaine, finely shredded ( or torn quickly when Im in a hurry:) 1/2 cup of cooked black beans 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes 4 scallions, thinly sliced 1 ripe avocado 1/4 cup of cilantro […]

The Environmental Impact of the Food we Eat.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 17, 2014

On my wall next to my desk is my inspiration wall, covered with photos and print outs of inspiring work, people, family and this little number from Diet for a New America, John Robbins. It reminds me of the big impact of food we eat, not only to ourselves but also to the planet. Rather than growing the crops, feeding them to the animals, letting them live a while and then eating the animals; feeding the plants directly to humans saves: 90% of the energy  (the animals use up loads […]

An Apple a Day

Posted in Food / Health on January 14, 2014

Our family love apples. We eat a lot of them. My children loved them pureed as babies, they eat them as snacks now, cut up, whole and put into porridge in the morning. They are crisp, sweet, easy and wholesome.They are high in fiber, potassium and contain Vitamin C and B Vitamins. If you want less sweet you can go the good old green apple! Nothing added. Well, so you think…. Conventional apples have been found to contain some of the highest residues of toxic pesticides. The Environmental Working Group […]

A Mothers Milk; Dairy

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 13, 2014

I stopped drinking milk way before I became vegan simply because I made the connection that I felt terrible after drinking it. Cheese was another story for me. I loved it and if it was near me I would inhale it, slice after slice, not caring if if I felt sluggish. I knew it was not healthy for me from my studies but my taste buds were ruling over my mind. What ultimately won my brain and taste buds over, was my heart. Dairy comes from cows milk. They only […]

The Beginnings of Why to Choose Organic

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 12, 2014

Food is so much to us. It is a social time to share with friends and family. It is a leisure activity in cooking and creating great flavors. It is nourishment for our bodies to grow and have energy. Food can even be our medicine. Billions of us are privileged to be able to eat it at least three times a day, every day, for our entire lives. Billions of us are not and are starving. So I think that makes food production at the top of the list of […]

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