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7 Reasons Why Stevia is Better Than Refined Sugar

Stevia is a natural sweetener, derived from the stevia rebaudiana plant that was first discovered centuries ago in Paraguay by the native population. But it wasn’t until the late 19th century that a Swiss botanist working in South America documented the so-called “sweet leaf”, and brought it back with him. 976 more words

Healthy Eating

Black Bean Brownies

I promised one of my friends that I would make her some black bean brownies. She wanted to try them but was struggling to find black beans that were a reasonable price (country living for you lol). 529 more words



Go ahead. Sing it.

Go. Bananas. Go Bananas.


If five years ago you would have told me that I’d be buying bananas by the bunch… 341 more words

Everyday Life

Maza Almond Butter Hot Chocolate

This week is officially National Chocolate Week, but I mean seriously, when isn’t it? All set for cosy time, I’ve teamed up with Maza to bring you their delicious almond butter hot chocolate recipe. 274 more words

Travel & Food

Canning with Honey

This summer we purchased our primary source of sweetener in a 15 kg (33 lb) bucket from a local beekeeper. Golden and delicious, sourced from the flowers and plants of our valley, I’m a proud honey-user! 374 more words

Blackstrap Molasses

Blackstrap molasses is the by-product of refining sugar cane or sugar beets.  It contains all the natural nutrients that were meant to help the body metabolize sugar efficiently and still provide an abundance of additional nutrients for enzymatic co-factors.  136 more words

Nutrient Values