Saturday, September 20, 2014

Grain Free Salmon Fish Cakes

BY  · SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Homeschool Journal Writing

Homeschool Journal Writing

Monday, August 4, 2014

And the Winners Are.............

Last week I ran a giveaway for two great books both written by Lee Holmes. 
 So today with the help of my lovely assistant Isaac we now have our winners. 





The Winner of Supercharged Food is .....................


Anita Morgan


And the winner of this awesome ebook is ..............


Kerry Mcgugan 
Congratulations to Anita Morgan and Kerry Mcgugan for being today's winners. Contact me via email and I'll arrange to get those prizes to you. Email: thejoyofthehome@gmail.com


Friday, August 1, 2014

Guest Post - Michelle Vogrinec

Guest Post – Michelle Vogrinec

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Milk Kefir

Milk Kefir Recipe

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Ingredients

4 cups of full cream milk of your choice, whatever is available to you,
Raw, Pasteurized, Homogenised - if that's all you have, Also Goats milk is another great option.
1 Tbs Milk Kefir Grains
A clean Jar (5 cups) with lid or cloth cover.

Method

Put your Grains in the Jar.
Fill a clean glass jar with 4 cups of fresh milk.
Stir gently with plastic or wooden spoon 2 or 3 times during culturing to move the grains through the milk.
Depending on the temperature of the day the kefir will be ready in 12 to 24 hours in the summer.
Winter could take up to 48 hours.
When ready the kefir will smell sour and the kefir grains float to the top of the milk. The milk will have thickened. Thickness will depend on the milk used and the length of time you leave the kefir to culture. You can culture for a longer time till the milk separates into curds and whey and then strain. Very beneficial culturing to this stage. Do not throw out curdled kefir milk. This is what it does. Stir gently to mix it up with the separated liquid and then strain, using the grains for a new batch of kefir.
These grains will multiply and you will have spare to share with family and friends.
You can use a plastic strainer (hard to find) or a good SS strainer. Do not use any other kind of metal in contact with the kefir as it will harm the kefir.
Hygiene is important as you’re working with a living organism.
Keep kefir out of the sun.
Never squeeze the grains to get all the milk out. (this will harm the kefir grains) Always keep the grains in milk.
If you care for your grains, making sure they have food, they will keep growing and you can have them for a life time.
If you wish to take a break from kefir, simple put feed them and then place them in the fridge, for up to two weeks.
Also you can feed them and put the in the freezer for longer storage.
Enjoy your Milk kefir with all it's wonderful benefits, and the many delights that can be made with it.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Super Charged Food - Book Give away.

Open Until Midnight, Australian Time.




Here is the Link to buy this book now. 
I'm a book lover, but a slow reader. There are many books that I have really enjoyed reading and have helped me along my journey to health and well being.

Last week I found this book by Lee Holmes that fits so well into what we are doing with our health.

The recipes are gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and sugar- free. Which fits really well into the GAPS, Paleo, Primal Living and generally 'wanting to improve your health' way of thinking.

A little about the Writer and the Book, Lee Holmes.

In 2006 Lee Holmes was struggling with her life- tired, unwell, struggling to gain weight (45kg or 99lbs) and her health was going downhill.

Over the next 12 months, she went from doctor to doctor, test to test in an effort to find out what was going on with her body.

Eventually Lee was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease and fibromyalgia. From her prognosis onwards, life became filled with prescriptions for immunosuppressants, steroids, and anti-inflammatories which made her feel worse.

She needed a Change!

Fed up with being unwell and on a mountain of drugs she decided to go on a journey of discovery with food. This book is filled with information she discovered on that journey, as she learned to use food as her medicine and heal herself.

In the book Lee shares her top 5 foods for the Kitchen Medicine-Chest. Her top 10 superstar foods and how to use them. Also she makes reference to Detoxing and Natural cleaners for your home, and so many other useful tips and great advice for how to get started, giving your pantry and shopping list a makeover; and I must say the photos are gorgeous!.


















Lee Holmes latest book is called "Heal Your Gut". 

Heal Your Gut is an informative, uncomplicated and achievable gut healing protocol which will inspire, motivate and bring about true healing to the body.

The natural four week protocol is not scary and honors the body as a whole. The healing program is divided into four phases for you to follow one step at a time.

The book connects with the emotional, stress and brain related aspects of gut health. Recognising the activity of cortisol in the body, meeting the Vegus Nerve, and really learning to belly breathe through fears and worries is just one crucial part to healing from within.

There are chapters covering the gut and immune system connection and the two-way interdependent relationship between the gut and the brain. The book also covers lifestyle factors which contribute to gut health such as such as cleaning products and beauty products.



So now it's giveaway time! 

I have TWO prizes to give away. 

One copy of "Super Charged Food" by Lee Holmes, 

and a copy of Lee's Latest E-book "Heal Your Gut". 



Buy Now






















How to Win!

For your chance to win you can enter a few ways. Each way will give you a entry into the draw.

1. Leave a comment on the blog telling me which book you would like to win. 

2. Like me on Facebook, and leave a comment about which book you would like to win.

3. Tag and share with a Friend.  

You will get an entry for every friend you tag in the facebook post. 

Giveaway starts Friday 25th of July and Closes On the 1st of August, 
with the winner's being Announced on the blog and on facebook on the 4th of August. 
Oh and you can Answer with both books. 




Lee Holmes is a Certified Holistic Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition), Hatha Yoga Teacher and Whole Foods Chef. She is also the author of three best-selling books Supercharged Food, Eat Yourself Beautiful, and Supercharged Food for Kids Lee’s website www.superchargedfood.com encourages S.O.L.E food; sustainable, organic, local and ethical. It features delicious anti-inflammatory recipes, information, news, reviews and menu planning ideas to make it easy for people to enjoy a satisfying, wholesome and nourishing diet. She created a petition to improve food in hospitals in Australia and as a result a healthier menu has been introduced by the Minister for Health. In addition to passionately creating change at government and policy level, in 2013 Lee won the title of Health Influencer Blog of the Year. Lee’s favourite anti-inflammatory recipe is Smashed Sardines and Avocado on Chia and 
Flaxseed Loaf. If you would like to hear more from you Lee you can follow her on facebook.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Blueberry Kefir Cake

So here's my recipe for the Day.



Blueberry Kefir Cake
Ingredients
125g Butter, or Coconut Oil
1 Cup Sweetener of your choice, sugar, honey, Stevia( you don't need a cup of stevia)
3 eggs
2 Cups plain flour - you can use white or wholemeal, Spelt, we like the wholemeal Spelt version Better.
3 Tsp. Baking powder
3/4 Cup of Kefir or yoghurt
1 cup of blueberries, fresh or frozen.

1. Preheat oven to 180c. Grease a round spring form Cake tin. 
2. Using an electric mixer, or whisk, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating to combine.
4. Add half the flour mix (flour and baking powder, and half the kefir, stir to combine.
5. Add the remainder of flour mix and kefir and stir until combined. Be careful not to over work the batter, just until combined.
6. Spread mixture into the prepared pan. Sprinkle with blueberries. Press blueberries in slightly.
7. bake for 50 mins,or until a skewer comes out clean. If the top of the cake seems to be getting too dark, cover with foil.
8. Let cool and sprinkle with Icing Sugar.

Eat and Enjoy! The better the Ingredients the better more nutrients.