Raw Gingerbread Slice

Uncategorized Dec 17, 2020

One week until Christmas Eve - woohoo! Who's excited?! We've been  enjoying this very delicious Raw Gingerbread Slice at our home. It's super creamy, and also very rich - you'll only need a small slither of a slice to be satisfied.

 

Ingredients

Base:

  • 4 pitted Medjool dates
  • ½ cup GF rolled oats
  • ½ cup almond flour or meal
  • 2/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt

Fudge:

  • ¾ cups coconut oil
  • ¾ cup desiccated coconut
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • cup peanut butter
  • 1.5 tbsp ground ginger
 

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add in all the base ingredients and pulse until the mixture starts to bind.
  2. Turn into a lined loaf tin or small baking dish with baking paper and press down evenly with your fingers. Set aside in the fridge.
  3. Next make the fudge. Add coconut oil and desiccated coconut to your blender and blend until it forms a creamy texture. Add in...
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Matchstick Christmas Salad

Uncategorized Dec 10, 2020

 

My number #1 tip for staying true to the foods my body loves, even during Christmas...Make delicious food and take it to parties to share! I used to fail miserably with eating healthy during Christmas. You know what I mean - you turn up to Christmas Do's bombarded with all sorts of delicious naughtiness. It wasn't until I started making my own delicious (and nutritious!) meals and treats, and taking them along to share, that I was able to stay true to who I am, and to gift my body with nourishing foods. I may still 'indulge' at the Do's (lol), but I rarely feel horrid afterwards.

Here's a pretty salad I took to a Christmas Party last week. The maple toffee walnuts give it a special, tasty crunch.

 

INGREDIENTS

SALAD
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 medium beetroots
  • 1 green apple
  • 2 carrots
  • Goji berries, large handful
  • chopped walnuts, large handful (or more!)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

DRESSING

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 small garlic clove,...
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Blueberry Buckwheat Muffins

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2020
These muffins are great for breakfast or a snack, and are also low-histamine friendly!
 
INGREDIENTS
  • ½ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ apple sauce
  • 3/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup raw honey, adjust to taste
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp xanthum gum
  • 200 g blueberries, fresh or frozen
 
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Preheat the oven to 180c. Grease muffin tin (12 muffin tin or 24 mini muffin tin).
  • In large bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil, apple sauce, coconut cream, vanilla and honey.
  • Add to the bowl, buckwheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, salt and xanthum gum. Mix well.
  • Fold through the blueberries.
  • Spoon the mixture in to the muffin tray, filling each around 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly golden and springing back to the touch. To double check, stick with a toothpick and it should come out clean if cooked.
  • Allow to cool on a wire cooling rack...
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Choc Orange Donuts

Uncategorized Nov 17, 2020

Who said you can't eat donuts when you're eating healthy?! Buy yourself a donut tray and BAKE your donuts (using natural, whole food ingredients of course, lol). They are delish! I like using Pana Hazelnut & Chocolate spread on the donuts, but you could also make your own icing, or eat the donut plain.

This recipe is approved for our Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan post the 2-Week Blood Sugar Reset. 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • large eggs
  • tablespoon orange zest
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash salt
  • cups gluten-free flour (I use Bakers Magic)
  • 2 tsp xanthum gum 
  • Optional: Pana Hazelnut & Chocolate Spread and orange zest

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius. Grease a donut tray.
  • In a mixer, add all wet ingredients, including zest.
  • Mix on low until blended.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix together on low...
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Cave Setup

Uncategorized Nov 16, 2020

Sleep is an essential part of the healing process. In fact, much of our healing and repair happens when we are asleep. 

We have evolved to hibernate daily and operate best when we dwell each night in a cave, safe from predators and comfortable enough to promote a restful night’s sleep.

This checklist is a sleep-snippet taken out of our Rise Up Protocol, and is our way of ensuring that you get an excellent rest each night and that you wake up ready for whatever challenges the world throws your way that day.

Let’s get started!

 

What to Do

1. Keep your cave DARK

  • The use of a sleeping mask is a simple and cost effective option.
  • Blackout curtains can be used if you have artificial light outside (eg street lights) lighting up the room.
  • Disconnect bright clocks or lights. 

2. Keep your cave COOL

It’s important to keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature (15-20deg tends to be ideal for most people). If you’re too hot, melatonin production...

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Are Nutritional Deficiencies the Root Cause?

Uncategorized Nov 13, 2020

I’m going to play the Devil’s Advocate, here, and say that NO! Nutritional deficiencies ARE NOT the root cause of your health issues.

Yes low vitamin B’s, and magnesium, and iron, and the like can - and do - cause symptoms of anxiety, and insomnia, and fatigue, and more. And yes, supplementing with these nutrients can relieve symptoms. But they are NOT the root cause of those symptoms.

In our Functional Medicine system, we dig deeper, and ask: why do you have nutritional deficiencies in the first place? Some key things we think about are:

  • Are you eating enough nutrient dense foods? If not, this could be the ROOT CAUSE.
  • Are you actually breaking down and assimilating those nutrients effectively in the gut? Or do you have insufficient stomach acid or bile or digestive enzymes to make this happen, or do you have leaky gut, or pathogenic overgrowth which is preventing absorption? Your poor gut function could be the ROOT CAUSE (but then you have to ask…what is...
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Egg Cupcakes

Uncategorized Nov 10, 2020
Looking for some new breakfast ideas that you can consume on the 2-Week Blood Sugar Reset in the Healing Adrenals Nutrition Plan. These little morsels are delicious!
 
Time-Saving Tip: Save yourself time and effort and double this recipe and freeze the cupcakes for later use. Cupcakes are great for breakfast or snacks on the go.
 
INGREDIENTS
12 eggs
1 green onion
2 zucchinis
8 slices bacon
1 cup roasted red and yellow peppers
4 cups fresh spinach
Black pepper to taste
 
METHOD
1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease two muffin pans.
2. Whisk all your eggs in a big bowl along with your desired amount of black pepper.
3. Put the green onion, zucchini, bacon, and peppers in a food processor and process until finely chopped but NOT smooth. Add this mixture to your eggs.
4. Next, add the spinach into the processor, finely chop, and then add to the eggs in the bowl.
5. Mix the egg mixture well, and then, using a 1/4 measuring cup, fill the muffin pans (you’ll be able to make...
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Creamy Pear Smoothie

recipes Nov 04, 2020
I’m a little in love with pears in smoothies! This is a quick and yummy breakfast option on the adrenal nutrition plan (omit the honey if you’re still in the initial 2-week blood sugar reset). Frozen cauliflower gives the smoothie the same creamy texture that banana does (without the extra sugar) - woot!
 
This recipe also complies with our low-histamine & low-hydrogen sulphide diet guidelines.
 
INGREDIENTS
1–2 g ginger root
1 pear
1/2 cup frozen cauliflower
2 tbsp rolled GF oats
1 tbsp macadamia butter
1 tbsp flaxseed oil
1 cup coconut milk
1 scoop collagen protein powder (like NutraOrganics or ATP Science NoWay)*
½ tbsp raw honey
 
DIRECTIONS
Place ginger root in a high-speed blender and blend until fine.
Add all other ingredients and blend for 30 seconds, or until smooth and creamy!
 
*Note: use collagen powder with caution if you are histamine or hydrogen sulphide intolerant. I'd advise trying quarter of the amount first, to see...
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Silverbeet Sesame Chips

Uncategorized Oct 28, 2020

Ok. Right. If you have not tried turning silverbeet into chips...with sesames...YOU MUST! These are absolutely moorish bites of goodness. My fab Dad dropped over a big bag of homegrown silverbeet yesterday, and my 5yo demanded we turn them into chips. Lol - she looooves kale chips, and the silverbeet worked just as well.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch silverbeet
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp pink himalayan salt

 

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 120 degrees celsius. Prepare two baking trays with baking paper.
  • In a bowl, mix together the tahini, sesame seeds, olive oil, coriander and salt.
  • Tear the silverbeet into pieces, and mix into the tahini mixture.
  • Place the silverbeet in a single layer on the baking trays and bake in the oven for 50min, flipping the silverbeet chips over halfway through.

 


This recipe is approved for our following Healing Diets:

- Adrenal Healing Nutrition Plan

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Castor Oil Pack

Uncategorized Oct 22, 2020

The castor bean (Oleum ricini), also known as Palma Christi, due to its shape and healing properties, is known principally as a cathartic (strong laxative). A gentler use is in the form of a pack placed over the abdomen, usually with heat applied. The oil is absorbed into the lymphatic circulation to provide a soothing, cleansing, and nutritive treatment. 

The castor oil pack has many applications and is specific in cases of uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts that are non-malignant. Other conditions which respond well include headaches, liver disorders, constipation, intestinal disorders, gallbladder inflammation or stones, conditions with poor elimination, nighttime urinary frequency and inflamed joints. It is to be used with caution during pregnancy, bleeding or during menstruation as it may create additional bleeding. 

 

Materials Needed

  • Organic castor oil 
  • 36” x 18” white cotton or wool flannel
  • Heating pad or hot water bottle
  • 1 large or 2 smaller...
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