Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Healthy Snack-Pop Corn !

 A Quick, Easy, Healthy, Tasty Snack !
Want to make something tasty to snack on while watching a good movie or any time really ..
I made a few big bowls of pop corn today and it went down a treat with every one..
I popped my corn in a pop corn maker but of course if you don't have one you can use a pot on the stove top..Then I added a good grinding of Hymalayan pink salt, which is full of minerals and tastes great on just about everything..and about a tablespoon or two of extra virgin coconut oil. This weather you may need to pop your coconut oil into some warm water so it can be poured over your popped corn, give it a good toss and eat& enjoy...Extra virgin coconut oil is fabulous for a good healthy brain ...Among so many other things..just google how good coconut oil is for you and you'll be totally amazed..that's why I always make sure our pantry is well stocked with a few jars at all times...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Freeze Your Garlic.. Saves Any Being Wasted !

Freeze your garlic !
I've been doing this for a while now so I wanted to share with you all..
Just another way to save money and not throw out garlic that has gone rotten before you've got to use it.
When I buy my garlic now I break all the cloves off the knob and put into a zip lock bag in the freezer and when I need some garlic for a recipe, I take some out and peel it, it slices up like butter. 
I also freeze ginger and turmeric and use them often in my cooking..so no more waste..

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hope You all had a lovely Christmas !

I haven't been blogging for a while ..taking a break over the Christmas holidays and hope to be spending most days at the beach..Love to you all ...
And I will be back soon..
This is a photo of me at the beach...
Happy new year to you all..hope 2015 will be a fabulous year, filled with an abundance of health, happiness,peace,joy,hope,love and lots of laughter and smiles :) 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quilts ! I love quilting ..My brick quilt top

A brick quilt top !
I just need to cut my bamboo batting and backing so I can quilt this one ..I will take a photo and post when its completed..For the template I actually measured a standard house brick ..I cut 105 full brick pieces and 14 half bricks..Jack keeps asking me when am I going to finish it ..As I've made 2 more other quilts since..I made a rag quilt last month, which I'll post soon when I get some better photos and one for Jack's bed in blue and white ..

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Re-Use Milk Cartons To Make Ice Bricks ! To Keep Your Food Cold !

Reduce,Re-use, Recycle !
We use UHT Long life milk and I'm always thinking how I can reuse the containers !
Here is another great recycling idea..When you have finished the milk, give the carton a good rinse out and refill with water, leave an inch at the top ..to allow for expansion when water freezes...Then pop them into your freezer and you'll have plenty of ice bricks to use when you and your family go on picnics, BBQ's etc..
These are also great to use when you go shopping and buy frozen foods to keep them cold on your way home in a cooler bag..Also in the hot weather you'll have plenty of water, when you're out .. if you are thirsty and also if you need any water for clean ups..These are also great to store in your freezer, as a freezer uses more electricity if its empty ...I'm always rethinking how to recycle and re-use things..Has any one got any other ideas of reusing these milk cartons..You could cut the tops off and use them to grow seedlings ..I've also used them to make gift tags..if you do please share..

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hemp Seed Tabouli..

Hemp Seed Tabouli.
Today I made hemp seed Tabouli..
Here is my recipe ..

¾ cup hemp seeds
1 Medium cucumber
½ cup lemon juice and zest from 1 lemon
½  medium red onion
1 cup finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon hemp seed oil
½ teaspoon celtic salt
2 medium tomatoes.
Mix well together and serve ..
We will be having this for dinner tonight with free range chicken thighs, sauteed onions and zucchinis.. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A beautiful Rose from Gran's Garden!

This beautiful Rose from Gran's Garden!
On Sunday Kevan brought this back from his mums place to give me ..the perfume is just amazing !
I loves roses !

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Apricot,Sunflower Seed,Coconut & Hemp Seed Slice !

Apricot,Sunflower Seed,Coconut & Hemp Seed Slice !
I made this slice a few weeks ago but I used almonds, This recipe I used sunflower seeds which are great if making for any one with a nut allergy and a few weeks ago I purchased hemp seeds and hemp oil so I also added 2 tablespoons of hemp seeds..and its just as delicious as my last recipe..
While pressing the base mixture into the lined tin, I had a thought, that with the mixture I could make a raw carrot cake..So when I've made it I'll post the recipe it would be lovely with this tangy topping..
So stay tuned..
 Apricot,Coconut & Hemp Seed Slice !
I made this yesterday its so delicious and raw and healthy and Paleo ..perfect..
And did I mention delicious...
Here is the recipe...
2 cups dried apricots ..sulphur free
2 cups raw sunflower seeds.
2 tablespoons of hemp seeds.
1 cup of desiccated coconut..
 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice. 
1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest.
pinch of celtic salt
 I put all above ingredients into my food processor and processed until well combined, slightly sticky and crumbly, then I pressed it into my 9 inch square cake tin lined .. I lined it with a plastic grocery bag cut in half ..and then layered each piece across the tin one way then the other...then I put it in the freezer for a few hours ..

Tangy lemon topping..
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds( soak for a few hours)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
2 tablespoons of honey. 
1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice.
1/2  tablespoon of lemon zest.
 process till smooth and creamy ..then poor over the top ..t\This mixture was quite thick so to thin it just add a little more liquid or lemon juice ...The sunflower seeds when soaked swell up..
Here is the link to my previous recipe with almonds...