Are you dairy intolerant?

There’s nothing wrong with a good cup of coffee, but if you’re suffering with diarrhea, bloating, excess throat mucus, eczema, psoriasis etc. then think twice before you order that cappuccino, flat white, hot chocolate and similar.

The cow’s milk that is normally used to make these tempting beverages, may be causing your body a lot of pain and distress.

So, next time you’re in a coffee shop, ask for your favourite milky beverage to be made with a plant milk instead, such as almond, rice or coconut.

Plant milks are so much better for you as they’re lactose, casein, hormone and antibiotic free!

What’s missing from your diet?

Whenever you make a salad, (and hopefully that’s everyday) try using a variety of different coloured vegetables, as they not only look great together, but also contain different phytochemicals, which helps protect our cells from damage and disease.

As you can see from this picture, I made a salad consisting of:

Cucumber – The natural diuretic effect of cucumbers helps flush and cleanse the kidneys and bladder.

Spinach – The high fibre and cleansing effect of spinach, aids the digestive system by keeping things moving.

Red Peppers – Are high in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which helps to reduce the risk of infections.

Avocados – The healthy monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats that they contain, promote a heathy heart.

Avocado oil – Rich and smooth, tastes great and has many health benefits.

Cherry Tomatoes – Are high in Lycopene, an antioxidant, which helps reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and sunburn.

Feta Cheese – Is lower in fat than most other cheeses and contains beneficial bacteria.

What kind of salad do you enjoy?

The Healing Power of Garlic // Recipe

Pharmaceutical anti-biotics can weaken your immune system, as well as destroying good gut bacteria, leaving you open and susceptible to an overgrowth of yeast. (candida).

This is why it’s important to eat foods that will keep you strong and healthy. Garlic is one such food. It’s a supperfood, a natural anti-biotic, which can help cleanse the body from the harmful effects of bacteria, fungi and yeasts.

Enhance the flavour of your cooking with this wonderful aromatic vegetable. Pop some in amongst your roasted veggies, use them in your: soups, stews, casseroles, pasta sauces, vinaigrette dressings, and so on, or be brave and eat them raw.

I often make this dish as it’s quick, simple and tasty.

Green beans and garlic

  1. Steam and drain your fresh green beans.
  2. Then in a frying pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil and a crushed garlic.
  3. Add the beans to the frying pan and toss gently for a few minutes so that they take on the flavour of the garlic.
  4. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and serve with whatever you wish..

Vegetable Minestrone

This quick and easy vegetable soup is nourishing, low in fat, gluten-free and easy to digest.

I used:

  • 2 tbs of olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • a small marrow
  • 2 carrots
  • a handful of chopped spring greens
  • 2 small potatoes
  • 2 gluten-free vegetable stock cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • and just enough water to cover the vegetables.

Using a large saucepan…fry the onion in the olive oil, add all the chopped vegetables, seasoning, and stock cubes. Then pour some hot boiled water over the ingredients, and cook untill the vegetables are soft.

In a seperate saucepan cook a little pasta, drain it and gently mix it through the soup. Or if you want to make it super healthy, replace the pasta with a tin of organic chickpeas, lentils or borlotti beans.

All vegetables are good for you, so use whatever you like!

Regularly eating this way:

1) Will keep your weight at healthy levels

2) The high fiber content will keep your bowels moving, preventing constipation

3) It will also help protect your heart by lowering LDL cholesterol levels.

Sweet Potato Flatbread (Roti)

When I was on a candida diet, I remember searching the net trying to find a good yeast-free and gluten-free bread replacement, and came accross “Sweet potato rotis.” I practically lived on these while on that restrictive diet, and my family and I still enjoy them today served with fried or poached eggs, tomatoes, spinach and avocados.

So go on give them a try! All you need is a good non-stick frying pan and a little patience, especially when using gluten-free flour as the rotis don’t always rise while cooking, but they will still taste great! 😊

Check out the recipe here.