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Healing Foods

Congee

7/05/2013 by Kate 0

For anyone with digestive weakness, congee is a revelation. If you ever feel your thoughts or feelings are spilling over and affecting how well your tummy feels, then congee is extremely gentle and tends to actually improve your appetite as you eat it, and a healthy appetite (not too much, not too little) is a great sign of general wellbeing.

Congee is simply polished white rice cooked in about 7 times the amount of water (and I add a little chicken stock) gently until it is, well, gloop, i.e. completely broken down. I thought it would be awful when I first made it but it’s delicious, I promise. I tend to add a little stir fried chicken or prawns, vegetables, fresh ginger, spring onions, pumpkin seeds, a little sesame oil and soy sauce (Clearspring wheat and gluten-free Japanese tamari).

Healing Foods

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

It can be handy to remind ourselves of the specific benefits of certain foods, even as a burst of inspiration to simply adds lots of variety and fresh foods to our daily diet. Immune Boosters PMT Stress Wild Garlic Home Made Body Scrub Detox Recipes Honey  

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Immune Boosters

25/07/2012 by Kate 1

No surprises here but the more fruit and veg you can cram into your day then the more immune boosting vitamins you will take on board, especially vitamin C. And I’ve learnt that taking a big load of vitamin C all in one go isn’t such a great idea as you won’t absorb it all […]

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PMT

25/07/2012 by Kate 1

From an FTC member… “Can you tell me ‘what to eat when your period starts’. My carrot and coriander soup and terrance stamp bread only got me as far as 4.30 and then I ate my bosses left over Pret Carrot Cake.” I had a look into this. It’s not the case for every woman, […]

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The Relaxation Diet

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

Unfortunately when we are stressed we physically crave foods that won’t do our stress levels any good, like cakes and caffeine. Here are some relaxing foods… Asparagus, avocado, leafy greens and oats all contain B vitamins, which are needed to make serotonin, our body’s very own good mood chemical. Bananas, chicken and milk all contain […]

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Wild Garlic – Food and Medicine from the Woods

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

Luzia Barclay, medical herbalist, www.herbsforhealing.org.uk If you drive or walk through any bit of British woodland in the spring, the chances are that you will notice strong garlic scents on the wind. It seems strange to smell garlic miles away from a kitchen. Wild garlic can be used in salads, soups or mixed with vegetables. It […]

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Wild Garlic Soup

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

If you drive or walk through any bit of British woodland in the spring, the chances are that you will notice strong garlic scents on the wind. It seems strange to smell garlic miles away from a kitchen. Wild garlic can be used in salads, soups or mixed with vegetables. It is free food and medicine. […]

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Wild Garlic Pesto

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

1 cup wild garlic leaves 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 cup pine nuts or walnuts enough olive oil to make a pouring sauce salt and pepper Use only the well washed leaves from the picked wild garlic. Put the garlic leaves and pine nuts (or walnuts) into a food blender and mix them until […]

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Avocado Salad with Wild Garlic

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

Ingredients for 2 persons 1 avocado 1 bunch of wild garlic – well washed 3 tomatoes 1 red pepper bell 2 tbsp. of cold pressed extra virgin olive oil Some sea salt or organic salt to taste 1 pinch of cayenne pepper Cut the peeled avocado and the pepper bell first in half and then […]

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Home Made Body Scrub

25/07/2012 by Kate 0

Instead of putting sugar in your tea, here is a simple recipe for making your own spa body scrub. Use any essential oils you like. Lavender is relaxing, grapefruit and ginger energising and coconut simply makes you feel like you’re on holiday. Pour some light brown demerara sugar into a bowl. Add some rock salt […]

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