DIY Laundry Soap

DIY Laundry Soap

Making your own laundry detergent is simple, cost-effective and requires only 2 ingredients! Which is good news because out of the 821 laundry detergents tested by the EWG (Environmental Working Group), 721 of them had a failing grade. This detergent recipe quickly became one of our favourites and I've also shared a few tips for removing tougher stains. 
 

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Tiger Not Nut Nog

Tiger Not Nut Nog

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.  

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Sandor Katz and Superfood Kimchi Recipes

Sandor Katz and Superfood Kimchi Recipes

Today I wanted to share Sandor Katz's perspective on fermentation as a tool for social change and in the hopes of inspiring more of it, share 3 recipes for Superfood Kimchis I created for Clean Eating magazine. There's a gorgeous Superfruit Kimchi, a really tasty Thai flavoured Asparagus Kimchi and Kimchi Root Sticks in a miso-garlic-orange paste. 

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Preserving the Harvest - Dehydration

Preserving the Harvest - Dehydration

Dehydrating foods and herbs is a simple way to preserve the harvest that retains most of the nutrients. Move over fruit leather and jerky, there's so much more that you can dry! I regularly dry herbs for teas and infusing into oils for skincare. I forage most of my own herbs for teas and tinctures. I dehydrate ferments to turn into spice blends and make super-light camping snacks and meals. Here's some tips for where to begin if you're new to drying, what to consider for equipment and an easy recipe for Apple Chips to get you started!

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Preserving the Harvest - Fermentation

Preserving the Harvest - Fermentation

Fermentation is my favourite way to preserve the harvest and this recipe for Golden Kraut is one of the tastiest ferments I've ever created! If you've never tried fermenting, this is a great recipe to get started with. Fermenting vegetables is straight-forward and simple and the flavour of this kraut is mild and sweet.  With the addition of two superfood roots, this kraut is also beneficial for improving digestive and immune health and it's anti-inflammatory!

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DIY Bug Spray

DIY Bug Spray

Are you bug candy? I sure am! Bugs love me but I don't love them, so I've created a DIY Bugspray recipe that uses 2 superstar ingredients to repel the biters for your next outdoor adventure! 

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DIY Dusting Powder

DIY Dusting Powder

Store-bought dusting powders often contain harmful ingredients, (even from stores that claim to be 'natural', 'green' and 'handmade'). Dusting powder is awesome for absorbing excess moisture and is perfect for hot, humid days. Apply pre-workout to prevent chafing or use any time you're feeling sticky. Avoid health-washed and green-washed products by making your own DIY Dusting Powder. Handmade, for real!

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DIY Cough Syrup

DIY Cough Syrup

What a crazy winter! If you've got a cough, cold, sore throat or flu, try this tasty and effective DIY Cough Syrup. With soothing and healing herbs that also help to fight infection and are proven to work better than store-bought brands, this recipe is a must-have winter home remedy.

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