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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Addiction Food now available!!

You can now order items from the Addiction Food range from Allergy Free Wholefood!!
Addiction Food Products

Place your order now for these delicious treats that taste great and are good for you too!!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011


I very rarely drink coffee....and today I have had a rather strong one for the second day in a row.
I have been on a rollercoaster of manic highs with nervous energy and aggression and depressive lows with lethargy and exhaustion...
I can see the appeal – I feel like I can take on the world when the high hits. I can zoom through all of my work and be as sharp as a tack, on the ball and very, very motivated.  However, as a diabetic, the crazy blood sugar level swings will end up killing me! Bottom line, I ought to continue saving coffee for special occasions – my liver will thank me JJ
This experience gives me a brilliant insight into the damage caused by this innocent beverage to people’s bodies and minds. As my liver is fairly overloaded, I imagine that my reaction in amplified compared to most. I still believe though that regular consumption of coffee alters hormones and other bodily functions in a very negative way.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Just back!

We've just returned from an awesome but jam-packed holiday in Qld, touring all the theme parks. Of course being on holiday meant that I ate all sorts of food that my body cant handle :( Feeling very very exhausted and have alot of repairing ahead of me...

Friday, 3 June 2011

New Spices Listed at the online store!!

Check out our yummy spices! Feel free to ask me how to use these little bits of deliciousness. Available in 10grams denominations. I am also happy to create spice mixes for you based on any recipe you want to follow. Just send me the recipe and I will put the ingredients together for you!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Natural Medicine Research: Vitamin D levels lower in children with allergies

Natural Medicine Research: Vitamin D levels lower in children with allergies: "Researchers have found an association between vitamin D deficiency (<15 ng/mL) and insufficiency (15-29 ng/mL) and allergic sensitization me..."

Curry in a hurry - tamato base for Indian curries

I like to prepare this curry base and freeze it in portions, making it very easy to put together an Indian lentil/bean curry in a hurry! I usually make double or more of this recipe.
Heat a heavy-based saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of oil.
Fry ½ teaspoon of mustard seeds, as soon as they start popping, add sliced onion (½ medium sized)
When the onion is translucent/clear add your spices:
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon cumin powder
¼ teaspoon coriander powder
and a pinch of cinnamon
Allow the spices to fry in the oil for a minute.
Then add your tomatoes. These can be chopped fresh (3 large) or canned* (1-2 cans of whole/diced) which when cooked you can blend with a stick blender to puree.
I also add ½ teaspoon of ginger paste and the same of garlic paste (ground fresh is best tho!)
I allow the tomatoes to cook for 10-15minutes and then blend them into a sauce which I simmer for another 5-10minutes.
At the start of the recipe before you add the onion; you have the option of adding fresh curry leaves (available from Indian stores or good grocers) for a more authentic flavour and dry red whole chillies if you like spicy food.
Once cooled, I freeze this base in portions (½ can of tomato per portion). When in a super hurry, I just add one portion to a can of beans or lentils; cook for 15minutes and garnish with coriander.  

* Processed tomatoes have higher levels of lycopene, which is an antioxidant, in them.
All these ingredients can be found instore, alternatively, I can make up a package with the ingredients and exact measurements for this recipe

Wednesday, 1 June 2011


Cant wait to see the addiction food kitchens tomorrow! Also looking at premises for Allergy Free Wholefood. Easier access for customers once I start stocking Rubyfruit vegan cheesecakes (!!!) and Addiction Food vegan brownies and Tofuti vegan and SUGAR FREE ice cream!!!  Addiction food gallery