We all love a fresh coconut, but I am the first to admit opening these things can be a nightmare and a half (I used to have to wait for my husband to get home to open one for me). Not only that, once you’ve hacked away at it with a knife, the kitchen (well at least my kitchen), was covered in shreds of young coconut shell. After searching you-tube only to find demonstrations by the pros (who were clearly born with the coconut opening gene), I stumbled across the Coco Jack and for the first time ever I thought to myself, I can do that!
Starting a herb garden is a lot easier than you think and the benefits are endless – no last minute runs to the grocery store, no food wastage (no leftover soggy herbs in your fridge), they are extremely low cost – saving you money, they are full of nutritional benefits and pack a whole host of delicious fresh flavours… what more could you ask for? Today I list the 6 herbs you should be growing at home and why they are so important to achieving good health.
Activating nuts were one of my non-negotiables, but to be honest, drying them in the oven for 12-24 hours on the lowest temperature wasn’t something I was thrilled about (nor did I have the time to do it). To overcome this problem, I used to spend a small fortune purchasing activated varieties from the health food store. This seemed to work well UNTIL I moved in with my partner and I quickly realised he was going to send us broke on the consumption of activated nuts alone. I knew I had to find another solution. I started to do some research on dehydrators… Today I reveal my inexpensive and still very impressive find that will save you hours in the kitchen…
As a result of my article “The Health Risks of BPA” published this week, I have had a number of people ask me for my personal recommendations when replacing their BPA plastics in their home. Instead of answering this question individually, I thought I would do it in a public forum, for all to see. These are just a few of the (super cute and very functional) products I use and recommend to clients. Happy Shopping!
If you use plastic (whether it be drink bottles, lunch boxes or microwave containers), I am sure you have heard of the term BPA being thrown around, but how many of us actually understand the health risks associated with the use of this chemical? Are you aware that Canada has banned BPA and the US and Europe have stopped it from being used in infant feeding bottles, yet nothing has been done here in Australia? Even if you opt for BPA-free, there is a nasty cousin BPS you need to be aware of. What is BPA? What are the health risks? How can I avoid it? All revealed on the blog!
Unfortunately, we live in a world where we are constantly exposed to a number of toxins. These toxins, build up in our body over time and have been linked to a number of health problems including manipulation of hormones, thyroid disease and even cancer. Whilst some toxins (the ones we breathe) are unavoidable, there are a number of toxins we can reduce in our everyday life by implementing a few simple changes. Even if you just complete 1 of the 12 steps listed below, you will have created change that will better your health and wellbeing long-term.
Is Teflon Safe? When we transition to a healthier lifestyle, we need to become aware of not only what we are eating, but the way we cook and prepare our meals. If you use Teflon in your house, you need to read this.
Washing your fruits and vegetables can seem like an unnecessary task for some however, many of us are unaware as to what’s really lurking on the exterior of our fresh produce. Who touched it before hand? Where has it been all this time? What you need to know about why it’s important to wash your fruits and vegetables (and how) is up on the blog…. PLUS an icky broccoli video that will make your jaw drop.
We all know that organic is that little bit more expensive and with escalating costs of a number of household essentials i.e. electricity and fuel, going organic is often what we go without. But what if I told you that by committing to just 12 items of organic produce, you could reduce your families exposure to pesticides by up to 80%? According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG) this is possible…
Ditch the plastic and say goodbye to BPA (Bisphenol-A). BPA is a chemical used in the production of plastic goods such as plastic food containers, baby’s bottles, lining of beverage cans, canned goods, plastic disposable drink bottles… the list goes on. When plastics are heated slightly or even washed repeatedly, ‘leaching’ of BPA increases rapidly…