Hemp, Broccoli & Silverbeet Soup

This tasty green soup will give you a protein packed nutritional boost, perfect for the end of winter when cold days drag on and you may be feeling a bit sluggish. Silverbeet is one of my favourite leafy green vegetables, I love it’s distinct flavour, in this soup it works perfectly with the broccoli, mint and delicious tasting nutty hemp hearts. Both broccoli and silver beet are packed full of dietary fibre, minerals and vitamins with …

 

 

Hemp Update

On 12 November 2017 the sale of hemp seed foods for human consumption was passed by the New Zealand Food Standards Code, however, we are still waiting for domestic laws to change which is very, very slow going. Apparently we are still about a month away from the sign off which hasn’t stopped inventive chefs around the country coming up with wonderful ways to cook with this incredible plant. Last month I attended a hemp …

 

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DIY Coconut Hemp Shaving Cream

Have you looked at the back of a shaving foam label lately? TEA-Stearate, Isobutane, Laureth-23, Tocopheryl Acetate, Capric Triglyceride, and Butane, Propane are just some of the nasty ingredients contained in the aerosol can of Sensitive Nivea Men Shaving Foam that I picked up. If you’d rather your man didn’t put this foamy chemical concoction on his face, there are plenty of natural alternatives that work well and don’t cost too much either. This recipe for Coconut …

 

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DIY Hemp Seed Oil Face Serum

I’ve shared quite a few of my skin care recipes over the past couple of years, but this one is one of my favourites using hemp seed oil, it’s very simple to make and to apply; gently pat the oil onto any problem areas you may have on your face, such as dry skin, crow’s feet, wrinkles and tired looking skin. At home I make a larger batch and store it in the fridge in …

 

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Hemp & Lemon Creamed Body Butter

I’m always looking for new ways to use hemp seed oil as a topical skin treatment, with it’s ability to help heal dry, irritated skin it’s great in a multitude of lotions and potions. This weekend I made a lemon essential oil scented body butter out of only four ingredients, it was quick and easy to make and I’m very impressed with the result, a lovely creamy texture and feels super soothing, especially after a hot afternoon in …