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Knowing about the almond powder & more

You must have heard about the almond meal but don’t know more about it. So, for helping you in that, the internet will help you a lot. 398 more words

Peanut Butter Biscuits (Gluten Free)

Actually, peanuts are a legume, not a nut, so you get all the healthy goodness of a legume like soluble and insoluble fibre (your gut will love you), proteins (for healthy moods and body repair) and healthy fats (for cellular health and hormones).   281 more words


Rhubarb and Apple Crumble (Gluten Free)

We love having family around for dinner.  And, when one of the family is coeliac, everyone eats gluten free.

Rhubarb and apple go so well together.  

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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating and not so Healthy eating.

There is so much written about what we should eat and what we shouldn’t eat, how much sugar or salt foods contain, how much of this, how much of that…I can’t blame anyone for feeling like ..What do we eat then? 1,543 more words

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Healthy Eating and not so Healthy eating.

lady holding veggies There is so much written about what we should eat and what we shouldn’t eat, how much sugar or salt foods contain, how much of this, how much of that…I can’t blame anyone for feeling like ..What do we eat then? This small list is not exhaustive but it covers a few of the main food groups things most of us eat or cook with on a regular basis and often there are so many choices for alternatives that we at loss as to what we can replace our regular food with. I hope this makes it a little easier for you. I am also not going to bombard you with statistics and ingredients we can all look at a bottle or a can to see what is in it…If we don’t know ..google it… ask…question…we should all know what we are eating and feeding our families…It is then our choice as to whether we change or continue. Sugary drinks: Unhealthy: francesco-gallarotti-134632 Photo by Francesco Gallarotti on Unsplash When we enter a supermarket, restaurant or corner shop we are met with chilled cabinets full of enticing drinks all screaming at you to buy me or the kids are….and that is the difficult thing saying no to your kids or grandkids when the drink bottle shouts Miss Kitty or the latest fad or you have just watched your favorite TV personality endorsing a drink. We all know or should by now know just how much sugar is in them and that is without the other nasties like colouring even the ones that scream I am healthier than the bottle next door..buy me!  They are lying! Freds with blue tongue What does this say…???? Is that blue tongue because of something healthy? I think not.. Healthy Drinks: Expensive I hear you say ….no it is not…. Most of what we eat is taught to us…we teach our children, our parents taught us…some folks when they grow older make their own choices…That’s fine…but make an informed choice and try an alternative you may like it. Water is healthy. Coffee and tea are healthy it is maybe what you put in it which is NOT. Soda water with ice and lime or lemon is a nice refreshing drink. Freeze some fruit orange slices or pomelo, and pop it in the glass with the soda water..very nice and refreshing. Papaya,Banana,Lime smoothie Smoothies using fruit and vegetables in season..let the kids help, choose their fruits, make up little bags and freeze the fruit and then they can just pop it in the blender and make their own, it’s fun and healthy, no added sugar just natural sugars. Use fruit in season and add a slice of carrot, tomato, beetroot it makes a lovely drink with no nasties. It also encourages them to eat their veggies… Pizza: Unhealthy: pizza-boxes-358029_1920   Pizza is one of the most popular foods on this planet it comes in many guises savoury and sweet and the majority of the fat in most pizzas is saturated fat. If you eat too much-saturated fat, you increase your risk for heart disease. Many frozen pizzas also contain trans fat, which is the most unhealthy kind. It raises your cholesterol levels, which can lead to heart damage. Pizza: Healthy: pizza-346985_1920   Does that mean you can never eat Pizza again…No! Make homemade pizza instead ..Let the kids help… Make your own pizza sauce by pureeing cooked, peeled tomatoes with oregano and fresh garlic  Use low-fat mozzarella cheese so that your child gets plenty of calcium from his slice without all of the saturated fat. Skip the pepperoni and high-fat meats and add some chicken or prawns and add their favorite vegetables.  If they like olives even better add black olives for some heart-healthy unsaturated fat. One of my grandsons absolutely loved olives from the age of about one and a half, instead of sweets I used to buy olives… Make your own base…I have made a cauliflower base and it is lovely, Portobello mushrooms, a sweet potato base..there are so many options for bases but that is another post…..It is all about experimenting and playing with flavours food should be fun and especially Pizza because it really is a fun food ..isn’t it??? You can never second guess a child and what they will like.  Encourage them to help prepare their food…They are more likely to eat what they help prepare. White Bread and Rolls: Unhealthy: bread-534574_1920 White bread is made from refined, bleached white wheat flour and most of the white bread sold in shops and supermarkets is tasteless, sticky and not nice.. it has no real nutrients and converts to sugar in your bloodstream very quickly. You can tell I don’t like shop bread can’t you ?….I love good bread. White Bread: Healthy: appetite-1239259_1920 If you love white bread, opt for a brand that is made with UNbleached white flour. Or try bread with 100% whole grain unbleached wheat flour– Or treat yourself to some of the lovely artisan loaves of bread available or make your own..with rapid, instant yeast it is now much easier and there are also so many recipes for sour dough starters… Also, there is nothing more satisfying than making bread…It is great when your mood is less than happy a bit of kneading that dough works wonders…lol Fruit Juices: Unhealthy: shopping-2411667_1920   How many of you have bought a bottle of fruit juice and when you read the ingredients it is little more than sugared, flavoured water…Hands up! Even my favorite coconut juice has been ….. I can’t think of a printable word but ..It’s just wrong… Leave my juice alone… Fruit Juices: Healthy: kaizen-nguy-n-274069 Photo by Kaizen Nguyễn on Unsplash Coconut juice nothing else just juice and yes I know I am lucky… Or just fresh fruit in soda with ice ..don’t they look pretty? A lot of the pomegranate and blueberry juices are as yet untouched…give them time.. And water…H2o…..Nice and cold there is nothing better. My advice before you buy read the ingredients or better still take your drink out with you… Cooking Oil: Unhealthy: empanadas-592352_1920
  • Canola Oil.
  • Corn Oil.
  • Soybean Oil.
  • “Vegetable” oil.
  • Peanut Oil.
  • Sunflower Oil.
  • Safflower Oil.
  • Cottonseed Oil
Are all highly sensitive to oxidation and cause oxidative stress in the human body. Cooking Oil: Healthy: food-2288443_1920 (1)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil. …
  • Pure olive oil. …
  • Coconut oil. …
  • Avocado oil. …
  • Butter
  One thing I will say is to check your oil if you are cooking at high temperatures because there are varying pieces of advice about some of the oils you can then decide for yourself.  Margarine: Unhealthy Fat: butter-1920670_1920.png Margarine an imitation man made fat used for cooking and spreading which is loaded with trans fats. Even the margarines that claim to be “made from natural ingredients” aren’t really natural at all once they have been so heavily processed and heated at high temperatures that the oils have oxidized (which will actually contribute to inflammation in the body, rather than being “heart healthy.”) The debate lingers on still… But tests have been carried out and even rats and ants don’t touch margarine…Doesn’t that tell you something? Butter: Healthy Fat: bread-and-butter-1758669_1920   Butter, on the other hand, is a traditional food that our ancestors have been eating for generations. Butter is a simple, natural food that doesn’t require any heavy processing at all. You could even make it in your own kitchen if you wanted. And, unlike margarine which has only oxidized oils and other ingredients that you probably can’t even pronounce, real butter from grass-fed cows has enough nutrients that it could be called a superfood. (And some ancient cultures actually revered butter as a sacred, life-giving food.) Butter from healthy, grass-fed cows raised on pasture is an excellent source of nutrients. Gluten free junk food: Unhealthy: chocolate-chip-690418_1920 Is high in sugar, unhealthy oils, and refined grains. I think that it is abhorrent that manufacturers make foods which they know that many people with a gluten intolerance buy and that are actually very unhealthy. Some people choose to take the label “gluten free” to mean the same things as “healthy,” which is not accurate.  The logic goes, for instance, that choosing gluten free cookies is an inherently healthier choice than choosing their regular gluten-containing counterparts. Because some gluten free cookies contain more calories than regular cookies. Gluten free foods: Healthy: peanut-butter-1164861_1920 Naturally, gluten-free foods include beans, pulses, milk, yoghurt, cheese, fish, shellfish, fruit, meat, poultry, nuts, seeds, butter, and oil. I hope this has been of help when you are deciding which is healthier to eat and it doesn’t mean expensive foods it generally means fresh either home-grown or bought from local markets, food in season or food you have made in your own kitchen. If you liked reading this then please share or reblog and spread the word about good, healthy eating and the benefits. Some other Healthy Eating posts in case you missed them. https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/08/09/healthy-eating-peanuts/ https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/08/11/healthy-eating-potassium/ https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/healthy-eating-but-what-cant-you-eat/ https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/07/30/healthy-eating-turmeric-drinks/ https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/07/26/healthy-eating-just-pickled/ https://blondieaka.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/healthy-eating-fresh-herbs/ Until next time stay safe, have fun and laugh a lot as you have heard me say it is free, no nasties but watch out it is catching…lol

Polenta and Almond Pound Cake

This is a lovely, moist and fluffy cake.  It has a subtle citrus flavour, depending on whether the lemon or orange is used.  This cake is also gluten free.   261 more words


Jam Polenta Bars

This is a lovely slice that has a slight grittiness from the polenta mixed with almond meal.  This recipe could potentially be gluten free, if the self-raising flour was replaced with the gluten free version.   200 more words


Crunchy cinnamon goodness 

These small macaroons are perfect for cinnamon-lovers. The cinnamon could be swapped in for other ‘sweet’ spices. These keep for about 1 week, so they make great gifts. 204 more words