It’s common to feel a little lost when looking to make changes to your diet. Coconut oil Coconut oil is one of my all time favourite ingredients to use in baking, and in skin care. For so many years we have used vegetable oils in our cooking, but over the last decade or so, they[…]
Filling 2 apples, chopped 100g of raisins 100g of sultanas 100g of dried apricots, chopped into small pieces 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 1 teaspoon of mixed spice Juice of 2 large oranges Juice and zest of 1 small lemon 100ml of water Topping 150g of oats 150g of ground almonds 4 tablespoons of coconut oil,[…]
These great little bites are the easiest thing to put together! They are great for on the go, or if you just feel like a guilt free snack! My favourite chocolate treat is definitely ‘After Eights’. I love dark chocolate and mint, for me it is the best combination, so it seemed natural that I[…]
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[…]
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.