Healthy Chips Video

Chips are almost always deep fried and then smothered in salt. The thinner the chips the more oil they absorb. A very unhealthy snack or addition to a meal.

Now look at how to make chips with no oil and salt. Quick, easy and so tasty.

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Omega 3 Video

Most processed foods are extremely high in Omega 6 due to their oil content (most often Palm oil) and even though we do need Omega 6, it is highly inflammatory in too high a ratio to Omega 3 which is very anti inflammatory.

This video shows you how you can easily balance your Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratio to a very healthy level.

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Life Changing Loaf of Bread Video

Our latest healthy eating video demonstrating how to make my favourite bread. Hope you like it.

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Chocolate Energy Nut Ball Video

Tara and Paul’s video. Hopefully it shows you more clearly how easy it is to make tasty and nutritious Whole Food, Plant Based food.

I have just returned from a 3 day Whole-Food, Plant based retreat where we learned that nuts are very high in fats and so if you are trying to lose weight, best to eat these yummy treats in moderation.

Enjoy

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Yummy Vegan Ice-Cream Video

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Making your own Soya Milk

This is my short video on how to make Soya Milk at home. Just click on the image below.

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Hope you enjoy both the video and the Soya Milk

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Raw Vegan Carrot Cake

This is a recipe sent to me by my friend Debbie and comes originally from Christine Roseberry from Just Glowing with Health
It is so easy to make and tastes delicious. Well worth a try.

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For the carrot cake:
– 2 cups carrot pulp (see note below for instructions on using whole carrots)
– 1/2 cup pecans, soaked 6+ hours, drained & rinsed
– 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
– 1/2 cup shredded coconut
– 1 Fuji apple, cored and cut into medium size pieces
– 1 quarter size chunk of ginger
– 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
– 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the frosting:
– 1 1/4 cup cashews, soaked 6+ hours, drained and rinsed
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
– 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoon lemon juice
– 3 Medjool dates, pitted
– 1/3 cup water, more or less for desired consistency

1. For the frosting: In a high-speed blender blend all the above frosting ingredients, minus the water. Add the water in slowly using just enough to blend making it creamy. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.

2. For the cake: Place the chunks of apple into the food processor. Blend until it becomes coarsely shredded. Be careful not to over process. It should be coarse pieces. Then add the carrot pulp along with all the rest of the ingredients above for the cake mix. Pulse until it becomes a coarse sticky mix. Once again, make sure to not over process.

NOTE: If using whole carrots cut them into medium size chunks and add them with the apple to blend, making coarse pieces.

Press the mix evenly into a non stick loaf dish, then add the frosting generously on top. Place in freezer for about one hour. Take out of the fridge and let it sit for about 25 minutes before eating. Sprinkle cinnamon on top and voila’!

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Date Milk or Caramel Smoothie

This is a remarkably simple recipe that results in a delicious and satisfying healthy drink. It was devised by Fruitarian Dancer. Take a look at her Youtube video called “The best coffee and milk replacement

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However I feel that this basic recipe is enhanced by mixing/diluting it with Soya or any nut milk as outlined below as it seems to prevent the water and dates from separating over time whilst giving it a creamier consistency. It also reduces the sweetness that for me is a little too over powering in the original date and water combination.

Ingredients:

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1 cup of water
1 or 2 cups of Soya or Nut milk depending on how sweet you want it.

Method:

Place all in a high powered blender, food processor or Thermomix and blend for 90 seconds at full speed.

You can make this with Medjool dates but I find, as Sarah states in her video, that Barhee dates give a better flavour. More caramel than date.

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Lentil and Sweet Potato Pattie

This is a low GI Lentil Pattie recipe that I found on the web site Taste.com.au
I’m going to do a little tinkering with it in the future to enhance the flavours but loved it as it is.

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Roast Tomato Sauce

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250gm cherry tomatoes halved
1 tbsp finely shredded basil
Black pepper

Method:
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
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Roast for 20 to 30 minutes until soft and lightly browned
Let cool for 15 minutes
Place in Thermomix/food processor/blender and blend at low speed to make a chunky sauce
Season with pepper
Stir in the basil

Patties

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1 tbsp finely shredded basil
500gm sweet potato peeled and cut into 3cm pieces
1 small onion finely chopped
1 clove of garlic crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
3 240gm tins brown lentils rinsed and drainedIMG_1320
1/3 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs
Pinch sea salt
Black pepper
Baby rocket leaves dressed with lemon juice to serve

Method:
Place sweet potatoes in microwave. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on highIMG_1327
Mash roughly with fork
Cook onion and garlic in a little water for 5 minutes until lightly golden
Add cumin and coriander and cook stirring for 1 minute
Use fork to combine sweet potato, onion mix, lentils with salt and pepper to taste
Shape into 10 Patties
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Cook Patties 2 at a time in a non stick frypan until golden on each side
Spoon sauce over patties topped with basil and served with rocket

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4,000km bike ride across Australia update

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This post is for all those who followed me on my bike ride from Melbourne to Darwin in
April of this year, or those interested in knowing how I got on.

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My aim was to show the health benefits of a Whole-Food, Plant based diet as well as raising money for the Orangutan Project and Motor Neurone Disease.

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With the aid of Michele and a hired motor home I managed to cover the distance in 25 days (no rest days) averaging 160km per day, whilst eating my normal diet of fruit, nuts and vegetables and in the process raised approximately $6,000  (and still counting) for the above charities.

 

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5 days, 2 days of torrential rain, increasingly hot and humid conditions as I got further north and of course the huge Road Trains (trucks pulling 3 semi trailer loads, some as long as 60 meters in length), caravans, motor homes and cars travelling at speeds up to 160kph on roads with no hard shoulder.

DSC_0013As my average speed was approximately 27 kph, on some days where I covered over 200km I was in the saddle for over 11 hours (including short breaks for food and drink).

I can honestly say that my diet sustained me wonderfully (remember, no meat or dairy) and as each day passed I got stronger and stronger, finishing the ride 3kilos lighter but much fitter than when I started.

DSC_0109These photographs are just a small representation of some of the sights along the way.

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A wonderful experience.

 

 

 

 

A big thank you to all those who followed me on www.peddlinghealth.com.DSC_0050 (2)
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