Super foods

Turmeric - ancient spice, modern cure-all?

Turmeric - ancient spice, modern cure-all?

In traditional Ayurverdic Indian medicine, turmeric (Curcuma longa), the bright orange-yellow spice used as the basis of curries, is said to help digestion. In Western medicine, it is under study for its ability to inhibit cancer growth and lower whole-body, low-grade, inflammation (via a mode similar to that of aspirin) which is thought to play a role in damaging brain cells and damaging the heart. Anecdotally it’s also supposed to help arthritis sufferers.

21 November 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Hemp seeds now here!

Hemp seeds now here!

Move over linseed. Step aside chia. In Australia, hemp seeds have now been approved for consumption and you’ll soon see them...

7 March 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Kefir – the latest fermenting favourite

Kefir – the latest fermenting favourite

Fermented foods are all the go at the moment. They’ve been around for centuries but only recently have they been recognised for...

17 May 2017 by Guest post

Kombucha –  should you be drinking it?

Kombucha – should you be drinking it?

Does Kombucha (pronounced kom-boo-chah) really shape up as the magic elixir of life that the wellness gurus make out? Is it a...

22 March 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

My 6 favourite ancient grains

My 6 favourite ancient grains

People are often not sure about what are ancient grains, how to cook ancient grains and how to incorporate them into their everyday...

1 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Ancient Grains - what they are and why they matter

Ancient Grains - what they are and why they matter

There's a lot of interest in ancient grains – spelt, quinoa, barley, black rice, kamut and buckwheat - these days and with good...

21 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby