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Coriander: You Love it or You Hate it

What is Coriander? Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is both a herb and a spice (as both leaves and seeds are used) that causes much contention. If you come from the US, you may call the leaves cilantro and the seeds coriander, but in Europe, the entire plant is called coriander. The seeds tend to taste fragrantly of sage […]

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Free Introduction to Fermentation

Since 2014, we’ve been offering a free introduction to fermentation so you can get over the fear of the bubbling jars (kidding!). You’ll receive the basics of how to ferment foods and the health benefits at the same time as meeting some lovely people. In November we made sauerkraut and in December it was kombucha, […]

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5 Tips for Detoxing Safely

Doing a detox sounds very trendy at the moment, but do we really know what it means? Is it just about giving up alcohol and sugar? You may have heard of the Maple sugar detox (sometimes called the Lemon detox), the Foot spa detox, the Detox food patch and more, but are they safe? A […]

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Highlights on Horseradish

Horseradish, wasabi, mustard…all of these cause that distinctive sharpness in your nose. There’s a reason that they have a similar reaction and we’re going to give you our horseradish highlights. The long white root we call horseradish, like wasabi, is from the Brassica family of plants (as well as broccoli, cabbage and Brussel sprouts). Mustard […]

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Top 5 tips for Balancing Blood Sugar

Feeling fatigued? I was at the opening of a new salad restaurant in Amsterdam called Venkel this past Sunday and had the chance to taste again their delicious Linzenliefde (Lentil Love) salad. What I love about this salad is the beautiful mix of flavours and textures between the lentils, the dates, the goat’s cheese and the crunchy […]

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The Citrus Paradise

Juicy, tart and tangy, with an underlying sweetness, the grapefruit was named Citrus paradisi in Latin, meaning paradise. First discovered in Barbados, it was a natural cross between the orange and the pomelo. Highlighting the Nutrients Low in calories, grapefruits are a good source of phytochemicals, including flavonoids, lycopene, limonenes and glucarates. Grapefruit pectin has […]

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Organic Food: Is it a Scam?

Go Local Every Saturday I make my way to my local organic market in the heart of the Jordaan in Amsterdam as I believe it’s important to buy organically. My favourite stall at the Noordemarkt, as it’s called, is the Ysselstein stall with organic grains displayed in sacks, dried fruit and nuts, fresh olives and […]

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Useful links

Regulatory and Educational Bodies www.cnhc.org.uk www.bant.org.uk www.mbog.nl www.functionalmedicine.org www.ion.ac.uk Health Related Societies and Charities http://www.coeliac.org.uk/ http://www.bhf.org.uk/ Thinking about how Food Affects the Bigger Picture http://www.storyofstuff.com/ – watch this 20 min video to see how our consumption has an effect on the world we live in http://www.youtube.com/ – watch this 1hr, 33min video, with beautiful footage, […]