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Buckwheat Pancakes for Breakfast

Posted by Tricia on 18 September 2014 | 13 Comments

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Buckwheat flour is a perfect alternative to regular wheat flour when making pancakes. I've always prefered them over "regular" as the wheat ones usually make me feel a little sick. Buckwheat flour is gluten free and makes a denser and fluffier pancake.IMG 5440 Perfect for soaking up lemon juice and maple syrup! You can buy buckwheat flour from your local whole food store and from more enlightened supermarkets. Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass. Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel and rhubarb. The cultivation of buckwheat grain declined sharply in the 20th century with the adoption of nitrogen fertilizer that increased the productivity of other staples. Buckwheat pretty much has everything going for it. It's gluten free, heavy with flavonoids, helps regulate/lower blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and contributes to a healthy cardiovascular system. It's certainly worth adding to your food basket. For recipe read the full post.

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Best Ever Porridge with a touch of Ayurveda

Posted by Tricia on 12 June 2012 | 5 Comments

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It seems to be true that as you get older your digestion becomes more sensitive and reactive. I used to be able to eat anything and in large quantities and suffer no consequences. Now I need to eat in a conscious way and choose carefully what I put into my body. Don't get me wrong, for the most part of my adult life I've endeavered to eat organic wholefood. However, these days there seems to be an increasing overload of weird stuff that goes into or onto our bodies no matter what we do. One of my daughters rang the other day to tell me she had read the label of the 'organic' rice milk that she had been enjoying of late and there it was. To her disappointment they were using canola oil. As my other daughter told me recently when talking about food "you have to choose your battles". Taking into account the high prices of everything so-called organically produced, for most regular families to make those healthy choices it must feel almost unachievable.

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The Breakfast

Posted by tricia on 8 August 2009 | 0 Comments

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This is the breakfast that will supply heaps of nutrients and keep your sugar levels balanced for much of the day. I have given this recipe to many of my patients who just didn't know what to have for breakfast. Most of them now swear by it. It stops you craving junk food during the day. You simply don't think about eating rubbish because your body has got what it needs, in the form of slow release energy. It is best to try to use organic ingredients. If it is the only organic food you eat, it is worth the little bit of extra cost to get the maximum benefit.

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