Hands down one of the tastiest ferments I've ever made! If you love the flavour of dill pickles, you must try this Dill Pickle Kraut. The perfect side to a summer meal but also irresistible straight out of the jar!Read More
One of my favourite things about being a nutritionist is experimenting with new foods and flavours. This year I made a tasty discovery that I'm so excited to see gaining in popularity - Tiger Nuts. Not only are they suitable for those with nut allergies, they contain a special starch that benefits digestive health, lowers inflammation and promotes weight loss. Find out more about this special veggie and try my favourite seasonal recipe - Tiger Nog.Read More
Garlic is an incredibly powerful medicinal food. From fighting cancer to reducing infections to preventing premature aging. There's nothing this little bulb can't do. However, how you prepare it makes a big difference in its health benefits. Like did you know that garlic doesn't actually contain allicin? I'm really nerding out in this post, so get ready to learn a lot and then head to your kitchen to try my recipe for Fermented Garlic Paste!Read More
We recently had the very good fortune of attending one of David Asher's traditional cheese-making workshops. David was kind enough to share his tips for sourcing quality ingredients along with a recipe from his new book – Dream Cheese. It's easy to make, super delicious and you have endless options for adding flavours.Read More
Spring - a time to cleanse our external and internal environments. To shake out the dust and let a fresh breeze in. This May, I'm delighted to be offering a 21 Day Detox at Octopus Garden. Will you be there with us in spirit? Each week, I'll be writing about how to open the body's 'detoxification channels' and sharing a delicious recipe for you to come along on this journey with us.
There is nothing quite like biting into a perfectly crunchy and sour dill pickle. The rush of saliva, the puckering of lips, the satisfying crunch and the inevitable smile. And, if you're making REAL dill pickles, the gut-healing, immune-boosting and mental balancing probiotics.Read More
Fermentation is an incredible thing. Through the magic of bacteria, food is transformed. Lacto-fermented, or cultured, foods are rich in vitamins, enzymes and lactobacilli bacteria. Better yet, because these foods have been partially digested for us by the bacteria, they are easier to absorb, meaning that we assimilate more of the goodness into our cells.Read More