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For all the chocolate biscuit lovers.

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Who loves a chocolate biscuit? Me, Me, Me !!! Now I love a biscuit dunked in my tea, but I haven’t bought mainstream biscuit brands for a while now. Many of them have contained palm oil or vegetable oils and super high levels of sugar which I try to avoid, and frankly ingredient labels on biscuits have SO many ingredients with codes and numbers, at times it’s too overwhelming for me to work out is it healthy or not. So I try…

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The Organic Butler Fresh Produce

I am a big believer in manifesting (combined with taking action) to get what you want in life, and I have a little story to share.⠀ It was Sunday morning last month, and hubby and I were chatting about how time is so limited now with all our work and family commitments. One of the things we have been striving to do is minimise – minimise our material stuff, minimise our commitments (I’m currently failing at that lol!!), minimise where…

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Leda Banana Bars

It’s morning or afternoon tea time and you really need a pick me up. And plain fruit isn’t cutting it. So in the past, I would have a biscuit, some salty chips, lollies, anything to give me a spike in sugar or salt (or both) and I was happy for about 30 minutes. ⠀ Nowadays, I have improved my snack choices so my energy levels last a lot longer and I usually munch on a Carman’s Kitchen muesli bar, some…

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Pukka Tea

I LOVE drinking tea. Which might sound odd, considering I’m of Italian heritage and coffee is deeply entrenched in our culture and family way of life. I don’t mind coffee occasionally, I just much prefer tea. ⠀ Tea makes me feel relaxed, peaceful, happy, chilled and is perfect shared with a friend. It seems to soothe any conversation and help heal the soul.⠀ I don’t mind what flavour either … which was great considering on my last visit to Healthy…

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Free range vs caged eggs

Sundays are for a free-range eggy brekky. 🍳 If you try non-free range eggs and compare eggs from chickens raised in a backyard or farm which free roam, you’ll notice in the free range option: The colour of the yolk will be a vibrant yellow rather than a pale yellow, the taste will be incredible as opposed to bland, and you will know they are better for you as they are fed food scraps, are allowed to free roam to eat…

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Ceres Organics Herb Salt

Want a healthy alternative to your processed aromatic seasonings for your meats and veggies?⠀⠀ For a long time, I had been using powdered chicken, veggie or beef powdered stocks full of anti-caking agents, flavour enhancers and artificial preservatives to season our cooked meals. It tasted so good, but I knew it wasn’t good for us.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ By now you’ve probably worked out, I always look for a better healthier option wherever possible. 😉⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I headed to my trusty Healthy…

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Sulphites and how they affect me.

Can certain processed and packaged food cause hay fever / asthma type symptoms? The answer is a big fat YES. It happened to me. Starting with a blocked nose which lasted about 2 years. At work, colleagues would ask if I had a cold (I didn’t), as I sounded so nasal all the time. It got worse at times with extreme bouts of hay fever symptoms, scratchy throat, blocked nose and irritability – I now know this was due to…

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Mayver’s Peanut & Cacao Spread

It was CHOCOLATE week in the UK last week – and chocolate week is always a good thing! 😋🍫⠀ So to celebrate, we’re sharing our latest gooey chocolatey find.⠀ But before we share the love, did you know that there is a difference between Cocoa and Cacao powder – and one is better than the other?⠀ According to iquitsugar.com, raw cacao powder is made by cold-pressing unroasted cocoa beans. The process keeps the living enzymes in the cocoa and removes…

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Food Forage

There is a local backyard food growing revolution happening. 👏 Consumers are becoming more and more informed about their food choices and wanting to go back to basics, with many families growing a small patch of veggies. It’s a wonderful way to save money, eat nourishing healthy food and teach your children about gardening in the fresh air. The reality is not everyone has the space or the time to do so. Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy…

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Oob Organic Blueberries

Blueberries are so YUM! Who’s with me? But did you know that blueberries are on the Dirty Dozen list? The Dirty Dozen outlines a current yearly list of fruits and vegetables that are exposed to the greatest number of pesticides and may therefore carry a higher pesticide residue. See my earlier post for more detail. I try my best where I can to always buy organic versions of all items on the dirty dozen list. Fresh organic blueberries are difficult…

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