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General Posted on February 10th, 2010

FITNESS PILATES WITH FIONA

I have really been enjoying my Fitness Pilates classes with Fiona these last few months.   My back, which I injured moving furniture a few years ago is feeling so much stronger.   My posture has improved too, I’m delighted and now progressing onto more advanced moves.  

I will ask Fiona to write a short piece about the [...]

General Posted on February 10th, 2010

COOKING WITH COCONUT BUTTER

Coconut butter has been found to be one of the safest and healthiest of cooking oils.   It is heat stable and does not create toxic trans fats when heated.   It is perfect for baking, roasting, and saute cooking.   Higher Nature now do a specially deodorised product with all the benefits of coconut butter with reduced taste [...]

General Posted on February 10th, 2010

COCONUT BUTTER – NOURISHES INSIDE AND OUT

If you like me have been feeling the cold this winter, and find that your hands and face are dry and chapped, then try my inexpensive beauty tip.  Where can you buy a jar of organic beauty cream for under £10?   Well in your health food store actually.  

Treat yourself to a jar of organic coconut butter, [...]

General, Recipes Posted on February 10th, 2010

FEBRUARY RECIPE – SHIITAKE MUSHROOM SOUP

Shiitake mushrooms are both gourmet mushrooms and are considered to have medicinal properties.

Shiitake mushrooms are native to Japan, China and other areas of Asia.   They are now available in supermarkets, greengrocers and health food stores.   Shiitake has a medicinal history of over 1,000 years and was revered by Japanese Emperors.   It has long been used in [...]

Recipes Posted on February 10th, 2010

JANUARY RECIPE – NUTRIENT PACKED PORRIDGE

Cook your porridge as normal then add some flavour, texture and nutrients

Try some of these ideas:

Sprinkling with cinnamon
Swirling in agave syrup instead of sugar
Handful of berries – fresh, dried or defrosted frozen
2 tbs Nuts and Seeds – grind them in your coffee mill to make them easier to digest
Chopped banana
Grated apple – and cinnamon too

A great [...]