How To Make Veggie Broth

Here’s a really simple way on how to make a veggie broth that is both tasty and healthy.

It may mean taking a bit of time out of a day to create this, but once done, it’s well worth it.  The ingredients that go into this vegetable broth are what make it both delicious and healthy.

  • Thinly slice 2 brown onions, some celery and a couple of carrots keeping all the skins and adding those to the pan as well.
  • Then cut in half a whole garlic.  Put in a good handful of kombu (dried seaweed) and dried shitake mushrooms.
  • Put a bunch of parsley (at least 6 stalks) and some thyme.

Mix up:

  • 3 Tablespoons of White Miso
  • 4 Tablespoons of Water

and mix it through the vegetables.

Roast in a slow oven 150°C/300°F for about an hour read more

Why Pork Is Not a Healthy Option Nor Ethical.

Those who eat pork really have no idea that it’s not a healthy option at all, nor is it an ethical choice.

“Bacon always makes it better”
“I oink therefore I ham”
“Love pork on my fork”
“Mmmm … bacon”

These are just some of the quips I hear when talking to meat eaters about the health side and ethical side to pork.

I’ve written about the unhealthy side read more

#Febudairy The Vegans Take Over

The latest hashtag flying around social media is #febudairy and there’s a bit of a take over by the vegans.

Febudairy – I love it – hashtag febudairy, couldn’t be funnier. To me this is just entertainment plus… with a really serious note to it.
So what is hashtag febudairy? (#febudairy).

It was coined by a Dr Jude Capper who is the dairy industry woman of the year, (not sure which year). read more

Farmers Love Their Cows

I must admit that I do cringe a bit when I hear “farmers love their cows” from both dairy farmers and those who know farmers.

I was out the other day in my activist role and had a very lively discussion about dairy farming with a woman whose family were dairy farmers.  Most people in N.Z. either know or are dairy farmers and so consequently I hear this particular sentence an awful lot
Farmers love their read more

The Goodness of Lemons

Somewhere in this blog I’ve talked about the goodness of lemons – well I’m pretty sure I have.

You see, to me lemons are the bomb!  They just ooze goodness literally and figuratively.  So today’s blog is all about the lemon.  AND at the end is a quick video with a damn great tip.

Let’s start with what lemons are full of:

  • vitamin C, citric acid,
  • flavonoids,
  • B-complex vitamins,
  • calcium,
  • copper,
  • iron,
  • magnesium,
  • phosphorus,
  • potassium,
  • fiber.

Bet you didn’t know about the iron!!!

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How To Cook Without Oil

I’d like to show you how to cook without using oil.  And the example is using Scrambled Tofu

First let me explain about why you would even want to consider cooking without oil.  If you’re wanting to get onto the health swing, then reducing or even eliminating oil from your eating plan is a definite must.

Confession time:  Oil was pretty darn difficult for me to let go of.  In saying read more

Thanks For 2017

Here’s a great big THANKS for sticking with me during 2017.

Have great food and
be compassionate to all animals including humans

Ciao




Just Having A Bit Of Fun

Today is all about having a bit of fun!

Each Friday I like to post a cartoon or some other funny meme up on the Social Media pages.

So here are just some I’ve post over the past couple of months.

You can check out more Funnies Here

Ciao
Fee

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What Is Cholesterol?

I think I can safely say that we all have heard about cholesterol and that it can cause heart disease, but what exactly is cholesterol and what impact does it have on our health?

Cholesterol is a type of lipid or fat that is essential for all animal life …. in the right amounts.
It performs three essential functions:

  1. It helps make the outer coating of our cells,
  2. It makes up the bile acids that work to digest food in the intestine,
  3. It allows the body to make Vitamin D and hormones, such as testosterone in men and estrogen in women

Now cholesterol is oil based and blood is water based, so if cholesterol were just dumped into the bloodstream, it would congeal into unusable globs.  But the read more

My 3 Top Tips For Going Vegan

These are my three top tips for going vegan, maybe they would be more aptly named as my top 3 ‘don’ts’.

1.   DON’T GO COLD TURKEY

(excuse the pun), especially If you’re doing this on your own. Going vegan or plant based eating is a lifestyle change. It’s not a diet in the traditional sense of the word, it is a different way of eating (and for vegan it includes way of living) and something read more

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