ORIGIN The swede is a root vegetable that belongs to the cruciferous family. The other family members include broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and cabbage. The swede is one of the hardiest root vegetables to harvest and they grow seasonally from autumn through to winter. The Swede is an agricultural cross or hybrid between the cabbage […]
ORIGIN Chaga is a most remarkable medicinal mushroom that grows on the bark of living trees. Chaga makes the powerful medicinal wood of birch trees edible for humans. Chaga mushrooms grow most abundantly in nearly all species of birch found in the circumpolar temperate forests of Earth’s northern hemisphere. The medicinal super-powers of the […]
ORIGIN Hazelnuts are native to many parts of the Northern Hemisphere. They grow on deciduous trees in many regions of the world. The two major hazelnut-growing areas are Turkey and Oregon in the USA. All species of hazelnut shrubs and trees produce edible nuts. The hazelnut has a husk around the shell that is […]
ORIGIN Brussels sprouts are the quintessential Christmas dinner vegetable. In total there are about 110 different varieties of Brussels sprouts. They are native to the Mediterranean region along with other cabbage species. Brussels sprouts first appeared in northern Europe during the fifth century and were later cultivated in the 13th century near Brussels. From there […]
ORIGIN Raw honey is one of the oldest known foods in the world. It has been used since the beginning of time and is often mentioned in the Bible and other historical writings as sacred because of its healing properties. Raw honey has also been widely used in various cultures around the world and […]
ORIGIN Colloidal Silver is a solution made with tiny particles of real silver in a water solution. It is known as a miracle cure, an antibiotic, and antiviral. Colloidal Silver has been used for centuries. In many cultures, silver was considered a symbol of trust, truth, excellence, wisdom and love. Silver salts and solutions, including […]
ORIGIN Eggplants, also known as aubergines, belong to the nightshade family of plants. This family also includes tomatoes, potatoes, and bell peppers. Eggplants are used in many different dishes around the world and have many health benefits. Eggplants have a deep purple, glossy skin. This encases a cream coloured, sponge-like flesh that is dotted with […]
ORIGIN The blackberry is known throughout ancient history. Blackberries have been used in Europe for over 2000 years. They were used for eating, medicinal purposes, and also as hedges to keep out marauders. The leaves were often used to wash wounds to help stop them from excess bleeding. Blackberries grow on bramble trees and fruit […]
ORIGIN Ancient civilisations viewed Ormus as the ancient elixir of life. They called it the Gold of the Gods, the Philosopher’s Stone, and the Fruit of the Tree of Life. The ancients believed that Ormus would maintain eternal youth, enable extraordinary life-spans, and cure all diseases. This elixir of life was sought by alchemists for […]
ORIGIN Chlorella is one of the oldest plants on the earth and many feel it is the healthiest food on the planet. Chlorella is a single-celled freshwater emerald green micro algae. Spherical and about 2 to 10μm in diameter. Chlorella originates from and is produced in Asia. It is known as the ‘Jewel of the […]
ORIGIN Pumpkins can be traced to Mexico with seeds found dating back 7,500 years. It was one of the first wild plants to be cultivated. It grows on every continent making it a versatile food source across the globe. It wasn’t always the pumpkin we know today. It once grew much smaller with a bitter taste. […]
ORIGIN Elderberries are the fruit of the Elder tree (Sambucus). Elder trees grow up to 15m tall and live for up to 60 years. The Elder tree grows clusters of small white elderflowers and bunches of small blue or black elderberries. Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that the Recipes for elderberry-based medications date as far back […]
ORIGIN Apple trees, genus Malus, evolved in Central Asia many millennia ago. They are now cultivated worldwide with many varieties now in existence. Apples were grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and then introduced to North America by European colonists. The apple tree is one of the earliest trees that humanity cultivated. […]
ORIGIN Hemp is sometimes confused with the cannabis plant marijuana. Hemp does contain a little bit of THC, the compound that produces psychoactive effects in humans but the seeds themselves are non-psychoactive, meaning that humans cannot get high by eating them. Hemp originated in Central Asia. Hemp was cultivated for fibre in China as early […]
ORIGIN One of the earliest mentions of Matcha was found in a book called The Classic of Tea from 760 AD. Written by a Chinese scholar called Lu Yu who mentioned the Emperor Shen Nong (from 2700 BC), who experimented with hundreds of different plants and grasses to test their medicinal uses. Tea leaves shifted […]
The perfect sauce to go with any pasta dish, it is light and super creamy and will keep in the fridge for 5 days and freeze well if you want to make a big batch.
This recipe makes 4 servings
Equipment needed: blender, chopping board, chefs knife, wooden spoon, saucepan
TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes
The challenge with a vegan carrot cake is to replace the eggs without ending up with a dry, crumbly sponge. This recipe uses psyllium husks (the incredibly high-fibre shells of tiny seeds) to help bind the batter and keep everything deliciously moist. When making the cream cheese frosting be sure to use a brand of vegan cream cheese which isn’t too savoury.
Makes 1 whole cake (12 slices)
Equipment needed: 2 x round cake tins, oven, baking paper, mixing bowl x 2, whisk, measuring jug, sieve, grater, cooling rack, chopping board, chefs knife
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour
Looking for a veggie midweek meal? Try our vegetarian celeriac steak recipe for a super easy low-calorie meal for three
Makes 3 servings
Equipment needed: large saucepan, wooden spoon, chopping board, knife, small skillet/frying pan
TOTAL TIME: 45 minutes
If there’s one dish that can be made in a jiffy (just 15 minutes) and can be served as a starter, an appetiser and a full-blown main dish, it is this Chilli Garlic Mushroom. Its simple recipe comes together so effortlessly quick that it’s a perfect ‘surprise guest visit’ snack.
Equipment needed: large frying pan, chopping board, chefs knife,
TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES
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