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Cinnamon Oat Biscuit Recipe – Sugar, Dairy and Wheat-Free

  My mother gave me the wheat, sugar and dairy version of this recipe (I don’t know where she got it so can’t credit the original author). I adapted it to make this ‘free-from’ version, and everyone (including people who eat sugar, dairy and wheat!) seems to love it. This is my first adaptation ever of a cooked food recipe, so I’m rather pleased it turned out so well! (See my upcoming post ‘Why I’m No Longer A Raw Foodist’ if you want to know why I’m suddenly posting cooked recipes on this site.) I love it too, though my body doesn’t … Read More

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How To Make Raw Almond Milk

Funnily enough, I don’t often drink nut milks (or any milks), but having just given a private workshop to a delightful couple who wanted to get some healthy eating inspiration, I have been reminded about just how delicious fresh homemade almond milk is. It is NOTHING like the stuff you buy in the shops. You can drink almond milk straight, sweeten it, use in in cereals, add fruit to it, use it to make raw soups creamier etc etc.

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Some Thoughts on Truvia…

Ever since stevia was made legal in the UK, the major sweetener companies have been jumping on the bandwagon and producing their own versions of this sweetener. Whilst it’s great news that stevia is going mainstream, I have to admit to some scepticism about the products that these big companies are coming out with.

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Lucuma Powder

Lucuma is probably my favourite superfood – apart from chocolate! It is the dried buttery yellow powder of a Peruvian fruit and quite literally tastes of butterscotch and shortbread. It is mildly sweet, so using it in recipes means you tend to need less of other sweeteners. It also has a low GI (glycemic index) so it should help to keep your blood sugar levels balanced. Apparently, the lucuma fruit (also known as an egg fruit) looks a little like papaya. I say apparently, because I’ve never been to Peru, and this fruit is only allowed out of the country … Read More

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Coconut Palm Sugar – Nature’s Perfect Sweetener?

I’m loving this delicious, versatile, caramel tasting, crunchy, low GI sweetener, ethically grown and processed in Indonesia. Some facts  to tickle your taste buds: Coconut Sugar has a low GI (glycemic index) of 35 (compare to honey at 55 and cane sugar at 68) It is a nutritionally rich product, containing high levels of potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron. It also contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and C as well as other nutrients that slow down absorption. The particular coconut sugar that Sweet Sensations currently sells (as of March 2012) is not raw, but it is a very pure … Read More

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