BREAD – A Wheat and Gluten-Free WINNER!!

Wheat or Gluten issues disappear with this Fantastic Gluten-Free bread option. This Delightful bread is especially suitable for a grain-free or diabetic diet. It’s Super-Delicious and soft and springy. What else would you wish for from a bread alternative? Most days I prefer it over the wheat bread and I have no grain intolerances. 

This Quick and Easy Recipe is found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App. The App provides many more recipes just as Healthy and Wholesome and makes sure you don’t miss anything on that sometimes elusive shopping list. Haven’t got it? Download it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cookingpot/id586052832?mt=8

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So how do we get this bread onto our table? There’s no leavening and it bakes like a cake so it’s ready to slice up and gobble up much faster!

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Yummy Gluten-Free Bread with Goats Cheese and Cherry Conserve

Yummy Gluten-Free Bread with Goats Cheese and Cherry Conserve

Gluten-Free Bread

Ingredients 

2 ½ cups salted cashews, processed to flour

3 eggs

125g natural yoghurt

125g cottage cheese

1 ½ tsp baking soda

3 tsp chia seeds

3 tsp linseeds

¼ cup sunflower oil

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Method 

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Starting with the dry, mix all ingredients together well.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes to 1 hour. Check if toothpick comes out dry.

Easy, Peasy and Delicious!! Try it today. This bread is served sliced up in the usual way with your favourite sandwich or canapé filling. If you love bread and have had a difficult time with an allergy or intolerance this is the one to try.

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Pepita – Zinc Link Drink!!

Detoxing is NOT proving to bring out the Best in me. In fact, it brings out the worst!! To be  of calm Mind , Body and Soul I have chosen to replenish my amino acid and zinc levels with guidance from my Natural Health Practitioner.

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Pepitas - A great Source of Zinc

Pepitas – A great Source of Zinc

Every Day I enjoy a whizzed up drink. You read right: ENJOY!! It tastes great! I should be more creative here and experiment with cocoa and other fruit!! It’s also a good idea to activate the pumpkin seeds by soaking them in pure water overnight or 7 hours. They are way better for your digestive system if they are. Here’s how it goes…

Pepita Zinc Link Drink

Ingredients

1/3 cup pepita seeds

1/2 banana

1/2 cup whey protien mix

10 dates

2/3 cup water

Method

1. Process all ingredients and drink within 10 minutes.

This is so Yummy. I would never have thought! It sure makes a great Breakfast or Lunch. There’s a lot of protein in there to build muscle but I guess I have a whole side of muscle to build up. Better go and get back to the exercise.

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Let’s Face the FATS – SUGAR!!

Have you ever people watched? Some are big, others are athletic while others still are very thin. Have you noticed how they carry themselves or move and have you wondered what they may be snacking on? I wonder, what they look like on the INSIDE! There is a huge correlation between the Sugar and Fat in our food. What is it and what do we do about it and do we even choose to?

For almost a lifetime now we’ve been told to cut down on our consumption of fats. 0% Fat is huge business and most of us now choose Low Fat or No Fat. The only problem is, that we’ve unknowingly created, is the substitution of Fat for Sugar. Low Fat or No Fat products have an enormous amount of sugar to compensate for the lack of Fat and the intention of the producer to make their food product palatable and similar in texture to the Full Fat variety.

Today we eat at least 1 kg of sugar per week! Sugar increases our appetite, is addictive, stacks on the weight and makes us feel utterly miserable. Here is a simple solution to get off the Sweet White and Enjoy the Energy that is Yours!

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What a wonderful change from traditional dinners ... Yummers!!... Served with a nice red.

What a wonderful change from traditional dinners … Yummers!!… Served with a nice red.

Let’s face the facts. Quitting Sugar is tough. It will take about 2 months before you are Scot-free. Most psychologists estimate between 21-66 days to change a habit and a similar amount of time on a physical level. You will go through a detox period where you feel crap! This was 3-7 days for me. For some this can last for up to 6 weeks. I’ve done it a few times and it’s best to be away from your own house and habits and further away from cafes and bakeries!! At least for the first week.

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It’s important to go Cold Turkey which means no sugar, no fruit, no fruit juice and no agave or honey. The experts agree it’s far better to break the addiction first than re calibrate afterwards. Physiologically, Sugar by-passes the hypothalamus in our brains which tells us we’ve eaten and we are full. Sugar goes straight to the liver to cause havoc. Fat and Proteins on the other hand tell us when we’re full and curb any cravings. No wonder I can eat that full tub of 0% Fat yoghurt and I have trouble getting through half of the Full Fat variety!!

The solution is simple: EAT FAT and Some PROTEIN. Once the sugar is gone replace it with wholesome, unprocessed fats like eggs, cheese and nuts. Remove biscuits from the cookie jar and replace them with nuts and seeds which will take care of that afternoon ‘treat’ craving and in NO Way would you feel like you’re denying yourself.

More Facts to Ponder:

  • Fructose completely by-passes our “full” mechanism
  • Fructose is directly metabolised into body fat
  • Gorge on “Good” Fats – they fill you up
  • FAT does not make you FAT!!

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Herbology: Blessing in Dis-guise…

2 Friends + 2 Remedies = Releif.

I’m not too sure about writing this down but it helped me and I was in serious pain. If this helps you or someone you know it will definitely make me smile. I still need to go see a professional but they usually can’t do much with so much pain, buising and imflammation. Today I make my appointment.

Something Happened. I’m not entirely sure what, but I woke 2 weeks ago with my lower back completely stiff and I began to grit my teeth in pain. In the afternoons I found hiding places and let the tears roll in silence. I know a little about yoga but it was too much for my back. All I could manage was lie on my back with my legs. It looked angry and felt swollen. It was hot to touch. Sleep was a luxury.

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Turkish Breakfast

I needed help and fast. I don’t do bandaids so painkillers were out of the question but I took some anyway just to get to sleep. Then I felt sick and put up with the pain. Replacing one pain with another was an interesting experience in itself but not one to be continued.

One friend recommended using Ginger Powder sprinkled inside a handkercheif dowsed with hot water and rung out keeping the ginger wrapped inside. This is achieved by rolling the handkerchief up and twisting each end in opposite directions to squeese the hot water out. Leave dry ends so you don’t burn your fingers!

Another friend suggested purchasing a Chinese Herbal Sports Liniment called Zheng Gu Shui which she used for muscle cramps, spasms and bruising when sparing in martial arts. Among other ingredients it contains arnica, cinnamon, camphor and menthol. These at least I know work!

The idea with both of these treatments is to create enough heat to treat the muscle. Ginger, cinnamon and arnica heal inflammation, bruising and help deal with shock. Camphor and menthol provide the heat.

I lay on my stomach. That took a while to begin with. The oinment was massaged into my whole back and then the hankerchief was placed over my lower back ginger side down. I was covered by a towel to prevent messing my bed up followed by a doona and blankets. I took deep breathes in through my nose and out through my mouth. In yoga this helps remove toxins. It took about two minutes and my whole back was burning. It was so much more intense where the handkerchief was. I kept stretching and relaxing whist lying on my stomach and breathing deeply.

On the second and third night my middle and upper back which had been extremely stressed trying to hold up the rest of me crack all by itself. I found myself lying a lot flatter. I streched my hips on the 4th and 5th morning. The inflammation has gone down far enough and now, I can feel some things out of whack.

It’s time to book my appointment with a professional. I had a back injury last August and it’s a work in progress.

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Herbology: Reinventing the Wheel with Turmeric!

Right!! I’ve always wanted to write about herbs. You’ve probably heard it all before. The old folk remedy or new cure for something or other or just a pinch or this and a pinch of that to make an ordinary dish outstanding. Turmeric is one of my favourites and one that I use all the time. I put it in my rice!

There are many health benefits associated with curcumin the active ingredient in turmeric but it also makes for a very important ingredient in cooking. Cooking Pot the iPhone App provides many such meal ideas which are Quick, Healthy and Easy to make.

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Rice with Nuts and Turmeric

Rice with Nuts and Turmeric

 

Turmeric presents itself as a root vegetable and is relative of ginger. It’s mostly grown in India and Asia and has been used in those areas as a powerful non-inflammatory. It is also know for it’s anti-oxidant properties and has been used to treat skin infections to cancer. Medical studies have not been able to confirm the medicinal value of turmeric but various studies have been undertaken and anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties have been confirmed.

What is a curry without turmeric? It’s subtle flavour and colour give us a tasty dish that we all know and I’m sure there is a curry out there for everyone! Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw – Cooking Pot the iPhone App has something for you all categorised to take the headache out of sifting through endless recipes. Set your preferences once and the built-in filter does the hard work for you and it doesn’t stop at lifestyle choice but instead crosses over to allergy and intolerance preferences with Lactose-free, Gluten-free etc recipes available at your fingertips.

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Turmeric is also know to aid cholesterol absorption by decreasing harmful levels of the stuff and aid in skin repair by hindering the aging process. It’s anti-oxidant properties or it’s ability to fight free-radicals may most probably be an attributing factor in slowing that aging process. These may be old folk remedies but there may be something in it. I don’t know. Post your comments.

What I do know is that rice has never tasted better without the addition of turmeric. It’s subtle bitter flavour is a winner at my place. Turmeric is also added to curries to give it that distinct colour. As a matter of fact, it is also added to mustard, butter and cheese for that same reason.

My favourite curry is a simple Tatka Dhal. It’s Vegan and bursting with flavour and loads and loads of fresh tomatoes. It doesn’t have to go on rice it tastes just as good on pancakes, in a pitta pocket for lunch or the following day all by itself! The recipe can be found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App. It’s a lot Easier to make than you think and if you decide to make a big batch there is always plenty to go round and more to freeze for later!

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Cooking Pot the iPhone App Reaches More Home-Cooks!!

Finally an App that helps you cook quick, nutritious meals and helps save you money at the same time. Cooking Pot the iPhone App is sizzling with just released Upgrade 1.2. and going Global!!

Cooking Pot is now being used in 6 different countries and spreading!! Now that the word on amazingly healthy, wholesome, delicious and easy to prepare food with Cooking Pot the iPhone App is out. Cooking Pot the iPhone App projects more reach with it’s message that Health, Nutrition and Sustainability is easily achieved with great home-cooked food.

 

Tandoori Chicken with Pomegranate - Delicious

Tandoori Chicken with Pomegranate – Delicious

It’s as easy as Pick, Shop, Cook and Cooking Out instead of Throwing Out” has worked its magic! This simple functionality chooses recipes by ingredient to empty fridges and pantries, shop on the go with a full featured Shipping List and buy what’s on ‘special’. The new release has added new features one of which enables Facebook users to share their cooking with friends via an instant, real-time link.

All recipes are meal type and dietary categorised. This takes the headache out of cooking when intolerances or allergies are part of everyday life and replaces it with easy, nutritious, real food. You only need to set your dietary preferences once and let Cooking Pot provide you the meal ideas YOU want. This handy little feature makes BIG news with users when allergy and intolerances are at epidemic highs and increasing.

Now, Cooking Pot lets you share your amazingly healthy, wholesome and delicious creations with friends and the word is spreading. It’s still as easy as Pick, Shop, Cook but now, Cooking Pot is a whole lot more Fun and others are catching on!

Cooking Pot the iPhone App is $2.99 and just so handy and affordable. Your well-being and taste-buds will thank you for it!

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Scrumptious Pumpkin WHAT??

Cooking Pot may be a fantasic iPhone App with many handy features such as an interactive Shopping List, choose recipes by Ingredient, Intolerance, Allergy and Lifestyle filter and a few other handy extras but Cooking Pot, has, formost the most amazing collection of Recipes! It’s a recipe book at your fingertips and it goes where you go. To get Cooking Pot’s tick of approval recipes need to be Wholesome, Healthy (almost), Sustainable and Easy to make. Having said that: Let’s Bake Cake!!

Healthy features Big on Cooking Pot’s check list so I’d like to present our Scrumptious Pumpkin Pie. This pie is sugar-free and wheat-free and yet so so sweet. I don’t know if it’s completely healthy but it’s a lot healthier than most cakes. The recipe is found on Cooking Pot the iPhone App or just scroll down. Make up your own mind and let us know!

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Scrumptious Pumpkin Pie - find the recipe on Cooking Pot the iPhone App

Scrumptious Pumpkin Pie – find the recipe on Cooking Pot the iPhone App

Scrumptious Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients

600g pumpkin, boiled, mashed and cooled

180g cottage cheese

2 large eggs

¼ cup maple syrup – optional (a must for the sweet tooth)

1 tsp cinnamon

sprinkle nutmeg

1 ½ cup dessicated coconut

½ cup medjool dates, seeds removed

1 Tbsp coconut oil (may need a little extra)

2 Tbsp maple syrup

pepitas to garnish

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Method

  1. Crust: Process coconut, dates, oil and maple syrup until sticky. Press into pie dish or baking tray of choice.
  2. Filling: Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Pour Pie filling into crust, garnish with pepitas and cinnamon and bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes. (180C/350F)

This Scrumptious Pumkin Pie can be served heated with natural yoghurt, cream or ice-cream or just on it’s own.

The maple syrup is very optional and I would recommend using half. I find the ¼ cup quite sweet and using none makes it almost too healthy! None tastes good just the same though. Now I’m wondering if I should be writing that… It’s a cake right? If it’s eaten as a meal than definitely skip the maple syrup. I have eaten my great grandmother’s (passed down recipe) cheese cake for breakfast which contains 10 eggs!! I still wonder about it’s cake-ness and as a-matter-of-fact the cake-ness of our Scrumptious Pumpkin Pie!

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