12 Compelling Reasons to Eat Fruits and Veg
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by Albinna
6M ago
In today’s fast-paced world, with a plethora of convenience foods at our fingertips, it’s all too easy to overlook the importance of fruits and vegetables in our daily diets. Modern lifestyles often prioritize convenience over nutrition, and as a result, many of us fall short when it comes to consuming these essential food groups. However, the merits of incorporating more fruits, vegetables, berries, broccoli, and kale into our diets are too numerous to ignore.  The WHO In this article, we’ll delve into 12 compelling reasons why you should make a conscious effort to include more of these ..read more
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Repurpose fruit peels into delicious tea.
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by Albinna
6M ago
There are several good reasons why you should repurpose fruit peels and scraps.  Tea is one of the ways you can make use of your peels or cores.  A big pot of fruit peel tea with spices and fresh ginger is a regular sight in my kitchen. Repurpose fruit peels – tea with added spices Benefits of repurposing these parts of your fruits which would otherwise end up in the bin include: Saving you money when you repurpose fruit peels When you buy a pack of fruits, a bunch of bananas, or even a pineapple, you pay for everything.  If it is a pack of apples or citrus fruits, you pay for ..read more
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Sprouting Seeds: Diversify Your Diet & Boost Nutrient Intake
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by Albinna
9M ago
Introduction Sprouting seeds – alfalfa Sprouting seeds at home is a simple and rewarding process that allows you to unlock health benefits, from a new source. Sprouts not only add a delightful crunch to your meals, but they also offer you a different way of extracting nutrients from your food source. In this article, we’ll explore the ease of sprouting various seeds, the method to follow, and the incredible nutritional advantages that sprouted seeds offer. The Sprouting Process Sprouting seeds is a breeze, very easy to do. You can enjoy a fresh batch of sprouts in just a few days. Different se ..read more
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6 Causes of food poisoning at home
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by Albinna
1y ago
What are the risks associated with the unsafe handling of food?   Food poisoning!  This is a significant risk because some of the illnesses from food poisoning can be pretty serious.  If you have ever had food poisoning, it is not pleasant at all.   Some food poisoning illnesses may involve hospitalisation, kidney failure and even death. Common symptoms of food poisoning are diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps, fever, nausea and aches. Many of the foods we buy are not sterile.  They contain bacteria and other types of germs such as viruses and moulds.  ..read more
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Foraging 7 highly nutritious wild greens
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by Albinna
1y ago
Foraging is a term used to refer to picking or gathering wild plants for food.   Foraging reminds me of going back to our roots of hunter-gathering times.  While thousands of years ago gathering wild food was the way of life, in modern times it is mostly done as a hobby.  In some parts of the world such as Africa and South America, there are some communities that rely on wild foods as their primary source of sustenance. There are many edible plants growing in the wild, but there are also many toxic plants in the wild.  My advice is never to go for trial and error, pic ..read more
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Why you should forage for or pick blackberries
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by Albinna
1y ago
Wild blackberries The wilderness and green spaces around us are full of treasures.  If only we could pause from our busyness, and study what is around us when we are outdoors.   Green spaces have so much to offer. Music to our ears if we pause and listen to singing birds or chirping insects.  Importantly, free wild food for anyone who’s interested! Why should we forage or pick wild food? It is one way to get free nutrients, save money, get some exercise as you walk also enjoy the outdoors. If you are not a forager yet, why not forage for blackberries? Wild blackberry plants ..read more
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5 ways to repurpose food scraps into new food
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by Albinna
1y ago
Cooking from scratch almost always means some discarded food scraps such as peels, vegetable tops and tips or stalks.  When you buy a head of broccoli, fifty percent or more is discarded most of the time since we tend to only eat the florets.  Stalks of collard greens and spring greens are another example of wasted parts.  When you buy broccoli or any other vegetables by weight, you pay for both the part you consider edible and what you discard.  If you purchased your kilo of broccoli for £1.50, discarding half of it (stalks) is like throwing away £0.75 in the bin. If food ..read more
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4 ways to repurpose food scraps into new food
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by Albinna
1y ago
Cooking from scratch almost always means some discarded food scraps such as peels, vegetable tops and tips or stalks.  When you buy a head of broccoli, fifty percent or more is discarded most of the time since we tend to only eat the florets.  Stalks of collard greens and spring greens are another example of wasted parts.  When you buy broccoli or any other vegetables by weight, you pay for both the part you consider edible and what you discard.  If you purchased your kilo of broccoli for £1.50, discarding half of it (stalks) is like throwing away £0.75 in the bin. If food ..read more
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5 Creative ways to repurpose leftover food
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by Albinna
1y ago
What do you do with your leftover food?  What about your leftover meat from the weekend barbeque or your pot of food that nobody in your family is eating?  In this article, we look at how to repurpose leftover food.  Leftover food that would have ended up in the bin can be repurposed into other foods.   Apart from eating it as it is, you can create other meals out of your leftovers. I sometimes find myself with a pot of food or some leftovers that no one other than myself is eating.  Other than freezing the food for use at a later date, I look for ways to make th ..read more
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Weekly Batch Cooking & Meal Preparation
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by Albinna
2y ago
Batch cooking or batch meal preparation is where you prepare meals that are for more than one eating.  The meals can be for a couple of days, a week, or even a month.  You can batch cook or batch prepare meals that you store in the fridge to use over a couple of days, or even store in your freezer to use over a couple of weeks. Advantages of batch cooking/batch meal preparation You get better at planning your meals.  This is great for healthy eating, saving money, and preventing food waste. Batch meal preparation may improve your diet. This is because you will not end up eatin ..read more
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