Jams are the easiest thing to make, and they don’t need heaps of sugar either! Traditionally you make jam using fresh fruit, white sugar and pectin, with an equal ratio of fruit to sugar. That’s a lot of sugar!! I make my jams using fresh fruit and a little maple syrup or honey, depending on[…]
The first recipe for what will eventually be my Novelty Bakes page! I love superheroes, comics, games etc… so it’s been so much fun combining my love of baking with these. This is a nice simple one to start with, and doesn’t require any nasty food dyes or colourings. Ingredients For the cake 100g of[…]
The newest addition to my shopping basket is True Nopal Cactus Water! I discovered this tasty treat in my local health food shop. Truth be told I thought it would taste like aloe vera juice, and I’m not the biggest fan of aloe vera! But I was given a sample to try and thought it[…]
This is an improvement on an older recipe, now with a perfect ratio of caramel to peanut butter! It is a great dessert now that summer appears to be here, I hope you enjoy. Ingredients Base layer 200g of ground almonds 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons of maple syrup Middle layer 200g[…]
Honey nut corn flakes are the best, but I can’t have that much sugar in one go! That doesn’t mean that honey nut flavours can’t be mixed with other breakfast goodies. Ingredients Serves 2) 100g of oats 2 medium bananas 200ml of almond milk 75ml of water 2 tablespoons of honey 3 tablespoons of any[…]
I love candles, and aromatherapy in general, but I’m not a big fan of having huge candles on the go in the middle of summer. Scattered around my house are reed diffusers, but in my living room I have my new Organic Aromas plug-in diffuser. Super easy to use, super long lasting and it doesn’t produce heat.[…]
The perfect summer dessert, provided the sun comes out and the temperatures start to rise… This jelly is really easy and quick to put together and you can make as much or as little as you want without any extra effort. Ingredients (Serves 3-4) 350ml of water 2 tablespoons of agar flakes 150g of fresh[…]
What are they? Probably the easiest fruit to get hold of, at any time of year. However you can definitely tell the difference between in season and out of season strawberries. June and July is the perfect time to get amazingly sweet strawberries, rather than the small and pale strawberries you tend to find on[…]
One of the first recipes I put together was a banana loaf, and I have now improved it after realising how boring my original one was! Ingredients 3 large bananas 3 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted 100g of ground almonds 100g of buckwheat flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder 50g of coconut sugar 1 tablespoon[…]
Nothing fancy here, but just in case you want to experiment with your own flavours, here is quick recipe for a simple porridge. The topping choices are endless, so everyday doesn’t need to be the same boring flavours! Ingredients (Serves 2) 100g of oats 150ml of almond milk 100ml of water Topping choices Fresh and[…]
About A HEALTH MATTER
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Hello, my name is Kimberley and this is A Health Matter. I’ve been working in the health industry for seven years now, which started in a nice little health food shop named As Nature Intended. It was here that I developed a love for healthy foods and healthy lifestyles.
From the beginning I was spending my spare time reading books on everything from gluten intolerance to Ayurvedic remedies. I was totally hooked and always wanted to learn more. I spent some time studying at the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM), but actually found that the best learning experience I had was from the customers I would talk to at work everyday. Sharing tips and ideas, and suggesting great books to read was fantastic, there was never a dull day.