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RAW ONION versus NIGHT COUGH

This winter as always, I was determined not to succumb to the bot. Sadly it sneaked in the back door when I wasn’t looking. I dosed myself up with all my usual remedies, Vit C, echinacea, cayenne pepper, lemon and honey drinks, kumarahou and kawakawa tonics, and consequently I wasn’t actually ever sick enough to […]

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Green Smoothie

I’m not sure why I have resisted green smoothies for so long. One reason perhaps is because I don’t have a proper blender, let alone one of those high powered jobs that people who make green smoothies always recommend. I’ve always found my stick blender sufficient for making my favourite yoghurt smoothie. Another thing I […]

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Cooked Beetroot Salad

This is my latest craze. Cooked beetroot salad. I’ve been having it nearly every day or a variation of for lunch for the last few weeks. Packed full of goodness, all the ingredients are usually close at hand. I cook enough beetroot and chickpeas to last me the week, and then pick the fresh ingredients […]

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Chickpea Potato Top Bake

Chick peas are great don’t you reckon. Creamy hummus in summer, stews and casseroles in winter, chickpea flour in pies, cakes and biscuits, roasted in a bit of tamari for nibbles. My Bulent’s chickpea recipe is always a hit and here’s another keeper. This one is perfect for autumn/winter meals for lunch or dinner. There […]

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Vege Lasagne

Sounds dull doesn’t it! Vege lasagne, It won’t win awards for haute cuisine, but it does win awards in my book. What I’m looking for in a meal is something that tastes good, looks good, is nutritious, and is packed with fresh vegetables. This dish changes seasonally, is freezer friendly, child friendly, nutritious and delicious. […]

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COMFREY Symphytum officinale

Comfrey was first brought to my attention after the birth of my son more than thirty years ago. My domiciliary midwife, the wonderful Joan Donnelly was a staunch advocate of eating weeds and comfrey was one of her favourites. She was a picture of health and as well as her weed salads she used to […]

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Savoury zucchini slice

At this time of the year anyone who has a couple of zucchini plants in their garden and a few chooks is overrun with you guessed it….. zucchinis and eggs. This savoury slice recipe takes care of both of those little problems and what’s more you can freeze them in convenient meal-for-one sized pieces. I […]

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