The summer in England has been very unusual this year, with the temperatures reaching numbers haven’t seen for decades. It is all good news for vegetable growing, with a small exception of perhaps lettuces which prefer slightly cooler conditions.
It looks like tomatoes will be ready for picking any day now, there are a lot of courgettes, cucumbers, potatoes, peas and french beans ready to eat! 🙂
The future of wheat is certain, and it’s toxic. There are as many health risks associated with the consumption of wheat as there are nutritional benefits claimed by the wheat industry. Why is there such a strong emphasis on the development of wheat products all over the world when there are so many adverse and crippling effects such as neurological impairment, dementia, heart disease, cataracts, diabetes, arthritis and visceral fat accumulation, not to mention the full range of intolerances and bloating now experienced by millions of people?
Approximately 700 million tons of wheat are now cultivated worldwide making it the second most-produced grain after maize. It is grown on more land area than any other commercial crop and is considered a staple food for humans. Continue reading
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Definitely looks very summery and perfect for our sunny mood, when it gets a bit colder in the evenings 🙂
Vegetable Thai yellow curry.
The ingeredients list looks a bit long, but it is extemaly easy recipe and you can be flexible with the ingredients and use subsitutes when necesary.
Can be served either with rice or naan bread.
Full recipe can be found in the Recipes section of Your Instinct.
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1. High Fructose Corn Syrup
It’s hard to find a processed food without High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), although it’s easier than it used to be.
The Corn Growers Association and other special interest groups that have a direct monetary stake in the continuance of turning genetically modified corn into a sweetener that populates seemingly every product on every grocery store aisle are constantly insisting that HFCS is the same as sugar or any other sweetener – except that it’s not.
Part of what makes HFCS such an unhealthy product is that it is metabolized to fat in your body far more rapidly than any other sugar, and, because most fructose is consumed in liquid form, its negative metabolic effects are significantly magnified.
HFCS has been linked to diabetes, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Additionally, HFCS is made from genetically modified corn, which brings on a host of other issues. Continue reading
Did you know that the avocado has been called the world’s most perfect food and has many health benefits?
It has achieved this distinction because many nutritionists claim it not only contains everything a person needs to survive — but it has also been found to contribute to the prevention and control of Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other health conditions.
The avocado (Persea gratissima or P. americana) originated in Puebla, Mexico and its earliest use dates back to 10,000 years B.C. Since AD 900, the avocado tree has been cultivated and grown in Central and South America. In the 19th century, the avocado made its entry into California, and has since become a very successful commercial crop. Ninety-five percent (95%) of U.S. avocados are gown in Southern California. Continue reading
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The weather is not too great lately, just barely warm enough for growing vegetables, so it takes a bit longer, but it’s still a great fun …
I’ll let the pictures do the talking 🙂
More than a month ago:
I’m sure many of us have heard number of times how good the aubergines are for you. However, I’m still on a lookout for my favourite recipe.
Below are some ideas that I have tried and I was pleasantly surprised how good they turned out. The full recipes are, as always, in the Recipe‘s section of Your Instinct.
The second recipe takes a bit longer to cook, but it’s well worth the wait. Continue reading
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Most people are familiar with the traditional uses for lemons to soothe sore throats and add some citrus flavour to our foods.
However, the diversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge and once you read the following list, you’ll likely want to stock at least a few lemons in your kitchen 24-7.
It seems like the more I make positive changes to my life the more I get called a hippie. Granted this is usually by friends and it might be in jest but nonetheless it points to an interesting phenomenon. The term hippie, as used today, seems to be a derogatory word, and even when it is used jokingly I think it reflects something important – that is, mainstream society’s indifference or perhaps even contempt for values that are not about doing whatever is normally done, whether or not it is good for you the individual, or the planet.
Most recently I’ve started making nut and seed milk. Yes okay, I can hear the cries of ‘hippie!’ starting already. Why? I think it’s probably not that great for a cow’s welfare to be forcibly milked all the time, at least I know I wouldn’t like it; nut milk is healthier for…
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