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Seed Crackers

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on August 23, 2018

 

So you have the weekend sorted and fancy a healthy snack for your movie night? Just because we all love crunchy snacks, don't we?

Seed crackers will you give that perfect crunch, while providing you with lots of fibre, vitamins and omega-3s. In Chinese medicine, seeds are closely linked to the element of Water and the Kidneys, with a positive impact on our energy levels and brain function.

 seedcrackers

 

 Ingredients:

While you can exchange the seeds or their proportions according to yo

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Hot drinks for the cold season

Posted in 'All around AcuHealth, Healthy Eating' on June 16, 2018

 Carob

 

 

 

Chilly nights lately! Fancy a hot drink to warm yourself from the inside out?
 
Let us introduce you to carob!
 
Looks like chocolate, but has its own unique flavour: Heavenly earthy and sweet by nature. Unlike chocolate, carob contains no theobromine, a caffeine-like substance. That is why carob is a fantastic substitute for chocolate, especially if you find cacao too stimulating for you or your kids at night time.
 
Carob is a powder rich
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Tips for Healthy Eating

Posted in 'All around AcuHealth, Healthy Eating' on January 8, 2017

Principles of healthy eating 

Although Chinese medicine dietary suggestions are very specific, there are a few basic guidelines for eating healthy, no matter what your health condition or constitutional type. 

Avoid cold or frozen foods.  

Even if you have a hot constitution or condition, eating or drinking straight from the fridge is not a wise idea.  In Chinese medicine terms, Cold can impact on the digestive system, causing it to slow down and prevent absorption, as well as reduc

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Purple Quinoa Porridge Recipe

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on December 1, 2016

Serves: 2

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups of Almond Mylk
  • 1 cup of quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons of honey, rice syrup or agave nectar 
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries, plus more for serving. 
In a small saucepan, bring the Almond Mylk to a gentle boil or simmer.

Add the quinoa and return to a boil.

After about 15 minutes, reduce the heat to low and simmer, covered, until 3/4 of the milk has been absorbed by the Quinoa. 

Taking the time to enjoy a warm breakf
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DIY Almond Mylk

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on November 28, 2016

Have you ever thought about making your own Almond Mylk? or any nut mylk at all? You may be surprised to know that it's SUPER easy! You can alter the recipe to make as much or as little milk as you like, how sweet the milk is and even how thick it is too! More and more people are becoming increasingly health conscious and with this rise - people are also listening to their bodies more! FINALLY!! as milk and gluten intolerances are on the rise, why not stay away from those nasty 2 as well
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Bone Broth

Posted in 'Healthy Eating, Women's Health, Fertility & Pregnancy, Men's Health' on November 17, 2016



Wellness professionals talk a lot about bone broth. People from different backgrounds including traditional medicines and early conventional medicine have used it extensively - in fact, in the early 20thcentury in UK hospitals it was prescribed on admission for every single patient.  In this modern day and age, where our food is convenient, quick and easy, we miss out on a lot of nutrients from short cooking times to keep up with busy lifestyles.  Bone broth is from t

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Heidi's Lunch - 3rd of October

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on October 3, 2016
Heidi's Thai Chicken and Pork Rissoles with Coleslaw Recipe! 


Ingredients: (Rissoles) 
  • 500g Pork Mince
  • 500g Chicken Mince 
  • 4 x Spring Onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 x Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 x Juice of a Lime 
  • 2 x (Thumbnail size) nubs of Ginger 
  • 4 x Tablespoons of Fish Sauce 
  • 1/2 Bunch of Coriander Chopped
  • 1 x Stick of Lemongrass chopped finely 
  • 2 x Eggs 
  • 1 Cup of Almond meal 
  • 1/2 Cup of Psyllium husks
Ingredients: (Coleslaw)
  • 1/2 a Red Ca
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Heidi's Stuffed Capsicum Recipe

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on September 29, 2016
Ingredients: (Mince)

  • Capsicums (about 6)
  • 500g of Beef Mince 
  • 1 Brown Onion 
  • 1 clove of Garlic 
  • 3 Shredded Carrots 
  • 2 Shredded Zucchini's 
  • 1 cup of Mushrooms 
Ingredients: (Cheese Sauce) 
  • 1 Cup of Milk 
  • 1 Cup of Milk (2nd Cup of Milk)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Cornflour
  • 1/2 Cup of Cheese

Directions: 
  1. Cut the tops off the Capsicums & Clean out any seeds
  2. Boil the Capsicums in water for 10 minutes or until slightly soft
  3. Cook the mince,
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Christmas Ginger Bread Balls

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on September 29, 2016
Ingredients
  • 1/2 a cup of Dates 
  • 1/2 a cup of Cashews 
  • 1/4 cup of Almonds 
  • 1-2 Tsp of Ground Ginger 
  • 1 Tbs of Nut butter (Almond) 
  • 1 scoop of Vanilla Raw Protein (or Shredded coconut)
  • 1 Tbs of Coconut Oil 


Directions: 
  • Process until blended to form a sticky dough. The mixture may need additional water to help form dough. 
  • Roll into balls and place into the freezer. 
  • (Optional) roll in shredded coconut 
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LEMON CANARY Natural Essential Oil Chakra Playdough

Posted in 'All around AcuHealth, Healthy Eating' on August 5, 2016

Good Morning Everyone! This super cute and super fun recipe was brought to you by Jasmine at The Lemon Canary. Any essential oil brand can be used as long as it is NON TOXIC if ingested or potent to touch. Enjoy!



Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup water & natural food colouring
  • 4 drops of essential oil

 

Directions:

  1. Place flour, salt and tartar in a pot
  2. Add Olive Oil and coloured water
  3. Stir
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LEMON CANARY - RAW BROWNIE with MACADAMIA & GOJI BERRY

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on August 5, 2016

 

Hi Everyone! we would love to pass on this recipe from Jasmine at Lemon Canary for a delicious raw brownie recipe! we hope you enjoy as much as we did. 

The recipe is as follows.

 

BASE.

  • 3 cups walnuts.
  • 20 dates (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes)
  • 1/2 raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • handful of cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • pinch of celtic sea salt
  • TOPPING
  • 150g raw cacao butter
  • 1 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts
  • handful of goji berri
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Caramel Fudge Bliss Balls

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on April 13, 2016


Nut Free Caramel Fudge Bliss Balls

Makes 20

Ingredients

  • 200 grams medjool dates
  • 250 grams tahini
  • 1-3 tablespoons raw honey (or rice malt syrup or pure maple syrup)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (optional to make them Salted Caramel Fudge Bliss Balls)
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup desiccated (or shredded coconut), for rolling 

Method

Add all the ingredients (except the coconut) to a high speed blender (or food processor) and process until well combined and the mixture sticks together. Roll the mixt

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3 Ingredient Nut Free Bliss Balls

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on March 31, 2016

 3 Ingredient Nut Free Bliss Balls

Ingredients: 
  • 6 tablespoons hulled tahini
  • 3 tablespoons honey*
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut








Directions:
  1. Place the ingredients into your food processor and quickly pulse until the mixture is combined and sticking together.
  2. Use damp hands to press and shape the mixture into balls. Place in the fridge over night to set.

Or Mix and Make: 

  1. Place the tahini and
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Coconut Snowballs

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on March 15, 2016
Delicious Gluten free, Nut free and Vegan Bliss Balls!

Makes 12 balls

1 3/4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut, divided
2 teaspoons melted coconut oil
3 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon sea salt


Place 1 cup of shredded coconut in a food processor along with the coconut oil. Process on high speed, scraping down the sides periodically, until it reaches a paste-like consis

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Lorna Jane Nut Free Bliss Balls

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on March 10, 2016


Makes: 12 balls

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut + an extra 2 T for rolling afterwards
  • 2 Tbs ground chia seeds
  • 1 level Tbs linseeds 
  • 10 fresh pitted medjool dates)
  • 1/2 tsp ground fennel seeds (Note: If liquorice flavour isn't for you then replace the fennel seeds with 2 Tablespoons of cacao powder for a chocolate hit). 

 

Instructions

  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a food processor and process on high for 2 minu
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Delicious Coconut Flour Cookies!

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on March 1, 2016
A really great cookie recipe we found on The Coconut Mama


These delicious cookies only have 3 ingredients!! 
  • 3 Tbs. Coconut Flour
  • 2 Tbs. Coconut oil/Butter (cold)
  • 1 Tbs. Raw Honey
  1.  Firstly, preheat the oven to 185 degrees and line a baking tray with grease paper 
  2. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender 
  3. Please note that the dough should be soft and slightly sticky 
  4. Divide the dough into 8 small balls and flatten slightly with a fork on
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Tom's Beef Curry

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on February 27, 2016

Tom's Beef Curry Recipe!

 Ingredients:

  • 500g of Stir fry beef strips
  • 1 tin of Coconut milk
  • 1 Brown onion (diced)
  • 1 Carrot (chopped)
  • 1/4 of a Pumpkin (chopped)
  • 1/2 Fresh Pineapple (chopped)
  • 3 tsp of Curry powder
  • 2 tsp of Cinnamon
  • 1 cup of Peas
  • 1/4 of Red cabbage (Shredded)
  • Rice or Quinoa to serve
  1. Fry off Beef strips in a pan
  2. Add 1 tin (400ml) of Coconut milk
  3. Add Onion, Carrot, Pumpkin and Pineapple
  4. Add in the Curry powder and Cinnamon
  5. Combine and
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Raw Gingerbread Balls

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on December 23, 2015

Heidi and Morgan both decided, after many taste testing, that this was the BEST Gingerbread ball recipe we could find! We hope you guys enjoy them as much as we did. Just in time for Christmas!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 10 balls

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup of pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup of almond meal
  • 1/4 cup of buckwheat groats
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flakes
  • 1 tbsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. of ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp.
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Meatball Manoola Recipe!

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on November 12, 2015

 

This delicious recipe is one of Heidi's all-time-fave's that her Grandma makes!

For the meatballs, It includes:

  • 500g Mince
  • 1 Onion (finely diced)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 Egg

The sauce contains:

  • 2 Carrots (grated)
  • 3 Celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 Tin of Pineapple with the juice, or Heidi prefers, fresh cut up pineapple (cut into triangles)
  • 1 Onion (finely diced)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic (crushed)
  • 2 Tbsp. of Brown Sugar, Heidi prefers Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp.
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Lebanese "White Coffee"

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on October 10, 2015

White Coffee: A refreshing, Caffeine-Free drink from Lebanon!

 I first saw this recipe online and decided to try it for myself! It's a simple and soothing coffee alternative, perfect for an after dinner refreshment. This Lebanese "White Coffee" doesn't contail any coffee beans at all, in fact it's made from fresh Mint and sweet-scented Blossom Water.

Created in Beirut, this drink couldn't be easier to make yourself at home - all you will need is some Mint Leaves and Orange Blossom Water.

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Banana Blueberry Muffins

Posted in 'Healthy Eating' on October 10, 2015

This recipe needs:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 ripe Banana's - Mashed
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of almond meal
  • 3/4 cup of coconut
  • 1 cup of frozen blueberries

Mix all together and place in patty cases.

Place the muffins in the oven for about 15 minutes. These muffins don't rise so please keep an eye on them!

Alternatively, you can add extras to your muffins, like walnuts or dates for sweetness as these muffins aren't very sweet at all! perfect for an ex

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Maca and Hormones

Posted in 'Healthy Eating, Women's Health, Fertility & Pregnancy, Men's Health' on June 23, 2015

What Exactly is Maca?

Maca Powder comes from a root, which has been utilized as a food source for hundreds of years, and many Peruvians have used it for medicinal purposes. Maca is native to the mountainous regions of Peru, being the highest altitude crop on earth, growing as high as 4300 metres above sea level.

Maca is one natural super-food that is packed with minerals, enzymes, vitamins, and almost all variants of amino acids. The maca root is full of fibre, containing 4 times more fibre

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