The Seeds Have It!

Often not your first thought for a snack, but a handful of seeds can give you a mighty boost of energy as they are packed full of nutrients and as a bonus they are really delicious. Take sunflower seeds for example. Sunflower seeds contain high levels of copper, vitamin B1, B3, B6, manganese, magnesium, selenium,…

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Mango lassi

One of the sure signs that summer is with us here in Sydney is the appearance of cars and trucks parked on the roadside selling trays of mangoes. This delicious fruit is one of the tastes of summer in Australia and can be used in so many ways. The mango is also rich in vitamins…

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Appetising avocados

Avocado is a very nutritious and thankfully common food in most households today. Growing up in country Australia, I hadn’t even seen an avocado up until about thirty years ago. Avocado was not a common food for us. That’s not to say it wasn’t around, just that it wasn’t a typical food in our diet,…

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Chick peas, champion of champions

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a legume that provide a delicious and nutritious food. Consumed extensively in the middle East and Asian countries for centuries, they are slowly becoming more widely accepted into the western diet. Chickpeas are available all year around, as a dried or canned product. Interestingly, there is little difference…

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Awesome Almonds

The Health Benefits of Almonds: Almonds are one of our earliest cultivated foods, and are thought to have originated in central Asia. Almonds are delicious and the health benefits are numerous. A real powerhouse snack, in a 1/4 cup of almonds there is around 15% of the RDA for protein, around 7grams. This is a…

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