Hemp Seed Oil Vinaigrette

 

Hemp Seed Oil Vinaigrette

Summer’s almost here which for me means eating a lot more salads and what better way to get a daily dose of Hemp Seed Oil than in a yummy healthy vinaigrette? So this past weekend I thought I’d create one. After trying a few different concoctions, I came up with this nutty tangy dressing. I had it over spinach, Italian …

 

mulled wine in a white mug

 

Mulled Wine

This is one of my favourite not-so-healthy winter drinks.  Wendyl’s Mulled Wine 1 bottle strong, cheap red wine (a Merlot is good) 6 cloves 1 stick cinnamon 1 vanilla pod 2 star anise pods Peel of one orange 1⁄4 tsp ground nutmeg 2 bay leaves (preferably fresh) Put all the ingredients in a pot and bring to the boil. Turn …

 

Sauerkraut in a wooden barrel

 

Recipe of the Week – DIY Sauerkraut

Fermented foods like sauerkraut are enjoying a big resurgence among healthy eaters and for good reason, they contain a multitude of good bacteria essential for increasing antibodies and strengthening the immune system, they also help to reduce sugar cravings, regulate the appetite and when made well, taste great! One of the healthiest fermented foods is sauerkraut; Cabbage contains natural isothiocyanate …

 

 

Rhubarb Cake

Rhubarb is easy to grow and is very good for providing fibre and vitamins A, B and K.  Traditionally, you could stew rhubarb with loads of sugar to get rid of the tart flavour, then put it in a pie, or add a crumble over the top. This cake however is simply divine. I altered the original recipe, which called …

 

 

Swedish Seed Crackers

This is one of our favourite recipes, these traditional Swedish crackers, otherwise known as Knäckebrot crackers, are mostly made of seeds which makes them very nutritious and super tasty too, they’re especially delicious topped with a little Marmite, avocado and tomato. They take very little time to make and are dried in the oven so stay crisp for weeks stored …

 

 

Duck Egg Sponge Recipe

I was delighted when this recipe landed in my inbox from reader Penny Ure. I had never made a sponge before and certainly hadn’t cooked one with duck eggs so this was sure to be a bit of an adventure.