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Raw Chocolate Bars

This delicious allergy friendly recipe ticks all the boxes – allergy free from nuts, dairy, eggs and soy. It’s also gluten free, sugar free, preservative free, raw, delicious and easy to make. Yummyness without the guilt! Let me know what you think ALLERGY ADVICE: FREE […]

Easy Sweet Chicken Curry

This is one of my go-to-meals! I’ve cooked it so many times and it’s never failed to impress. It’s also very forgiving. In fact, it is one of the first meals I learnt to cook many years ago. The original recipe was given to me […]

Caramelised Pear & Rocket Salad

Caramelised Pear & Rocket Salad

This is one of the yummy salads from Easy Allergy Free Christmas eBook.  I get so much great feedback from this recipe. It’s a great one for entertaining and a favourite for many on Christmas Day.  Like this recipe? Check out our Special 1/2 price on our Allergy Recipe eBook Bundle – See Below 

You will need…

Dressing
2 Tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
Salad
150g rocket
8 pancetta slices
1 Tablespoon dairy free margarine/coconut oil
4 pears, cored and cut into wedges
1 Tablespoon coconut sugar
1/2 cup seeds, toasted

What to do…
For the Dressing 

Using a stick blender, combine all ingredients until smooth. Alternatively, shake vigorously in a screw top jar


For the Salad
Heat a large frypan over medium to high heat.
Add pancetta slices and cook until brown and crisp, turning occasionally. Remove to a plate lined with paper towel.
Melt margarine/coconut oil  in same pan. Add pear wedges and sprinkle with brown sugar. Turn occasionally and cook until pears are lightly caramelised but still firm. Transfer to a plate.
Arrange rocket leaves and pears on a serving platter. Sprinkle with torn pieces of pancetta and toasted seeds.

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Chocolate Rough Fudge

Chocolate and fudge are 2 of my favourite things… add some shredded coconut and this is just like the old chocolate roughs we had as kids – just healthier. Remember those? Do they still sell those? This is really quick and easy. Its also free […]

Honey Muesli Slice

A quick, easy and delicious muesli slice. Perfect for kids lunchboxes, picnics, morning tea or even breakfast. Nut Free | Dairy Free | Egg Free |Wheat Free | Gluten Free What you need… 1 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds […]

7 Reasons to take Colloidal Minerals

Those of us who love plants, understand that when a plant has a mineral deficiency it can make the plant sick and vulnerable to pests and disease. Few people realise however, a mineral deficiency in the human body has similar consequences. Even if we eat a completely organic diet wholefood diet, it doesn’t necessarily mean our food is nutrient rich. The fact is, if our soil is mineral deficient then our food is too. 

For those avoiding certain foods due to an allergy or intolerance, this increases the chance that the body may become mineral deficient. Living with dietary restrictions requires avoidance of certain foods to stay safe and healthy. There is no question that avoiding allergic foods such as nuts, dairy, eggs, wheat, fish and shellfish can be safe and in fact life saving. It can also have detrimental effects on our body over time because the daily nutritional requirements are not met. Good nutrition is the foundation of good health, assisting our bodies to fight disease and sickness.

Many people take a multi vitamin to combat these effects, however, few people realise the importance of their daily mineral requirements.

Why everyone needs minerals

Even for those without allergies or dietary restrictions and eat a healthy organic diet, they still aren’t able to access all the nutrients the body requires. How much more does people with dietary restrictions need minerals?

As early as 1936 the US senate declared “99% of US people are deficient in minerals and a marked deficiency in any of the more important minerals actually results in disease”. This is quite possibly similar to Australian statistics.

Many years later, we are subject to junk foods, GMO/pesticides and herbicides, foods harvested well before ripening occurs, microwaved foods and foods grown in mineral deficient soils.

While our bodies can manufacture a few essential vitamins, it cannot produce minerals or trace elements, needed to ensure ongoing good health.

If you want your body to be able to perform at its best at any time, it’s important to supplement your food intake with a good quality liquid, colloidal mineral supplement

There is no digestive or metabolic process in the body that can take place without minerals. It’s been proven scientifically that the major cause of most of our debilitating diseases and birth defects are caused by mineral deficiencies. None of the functions of the body can occur properly without ALL the minerals present in the diet.

Zinc, for example is a common mineral that people are unknowingly deficient in.  Symptoms can include: an increased salty/sweet food craving, diarrhoea, low energy, chronic fatigue, poor immunity, bad memory, low libido, infertility, ADD systems, slow wound healing, and nerve dysfunction. It’s important to understand the value of minerals and trace elements and the vital role they play in keeping our bodies healthy.
 

Why we are mineral deficient  

Unsafe farming practices have led to mineral depleted soils used to grow our food. Not only this but the soils are often loaded with toxic chemicals from herbicides and fertilisers.  Unless you are eating a totally organic diet, you are ingesting the toxic chemicals infiltrated into our ecosystem.

Meaning that even if we do eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, your body may not be getting the required minerals needed to eliminate toxic chemicals from your body. Further weakening your immune system and overall health making us vulnerable to many illnesses.
 

Why colloidal minerals?

Holistic supplementation enables your body the potential for optimum health for now and well into the future. Colloidal minerals are an effective way to get these essential minerals and trace elements into your body.

The particles are so small they are suspended in water. This makes them easier for our body to absorb them into our blood stream where they can be utilised more efficiently. Colloidal minerals interact with the chemical structure of your body enhancing the supply of minerals for important body functions.
 
 

7 reasons to take colloidal minerals

1.       Improve your general overall health

2.       Help fight colds, flu’s and other illnesses

3.       Enhance your immune system
 
4.       Improve your  alertness and energy levels
 
5.       Easily absorbed into the body
 
6.       Improve skin health
 
7.       Great way to get minerals into fussy eaters

 

Choosing a good colloidal mineral

There are a range of colloidal minerals on the market, some better than others. Like with anything else, ensure you do your research so that you know what ingredients they contain. I’ve been using this one for the past 6 years. I feel the difference when I’m taking it – I sleep better, have more energy, my skin improves and I feel healthy. Perhaps just as importantly is that I can tell the difference when I’m not taking it – my skin breaks out, I lack energy, I get the 3pm lethargy and I don’t sleep as well.

 

How I got my kids to take it

Educating kids about their own health is key. Some people say I’m ‘lucky’ that I don’t have fussy eaters. Maybe I am, but I think a huge part of that is explaining to them why they need to eat healthy food. I’ve taught them what each food does for their body. We grow much of our own food so they help in the process of paddock to plate. The same with the colloidal minerals.

I explained to my kids why we need to take a special mineral drink each day. With my son allergic to so many foods, I was concerned that he would become nutrient deficient. Even though he is on a healthy diet, I wanted to ensure he was getting maximum nutrition. My little man was eager to try it, after first knowing it was safe for him(allergies to nuts, wheat,dairy, eggs, soy, fish and shellfish ). He loves it, he calls it the’ dirt drink’ because its black in colour. If I ever forget, he reminds me that he has to have his dirt drink.

My daughter was a bit sceptical at first because of its colour.  I was a bit of a deceptive mum for a week as I hid it in her smoothie. One morning she said she’d try some too and was suprised when I told her she’d been drinking it for a week without knowing. She has no issues now as you can’t taste it and she knows how good it is for her.

More reasons to take colloidal minerals…

Minerals are responsible for:

  • Tens of thousands of bio-chemical functions
  • Minerals are the catalyst that make enzyme function possible
  • All mental and physical processes
  • Hormonal secretion of our endocrine glands is dependent on mineral stimulation
  • Utilization of vitamins
  • Neutralizing of toxic conditions within the body
  • Regeneration of cells
  • Hormone balancing
  • Brain chemistry
  • Alertness
  • Balance of pH in the body. The alkaline/acid balance of the tissue fluid is controlled by minerals
  • Growth and healing.

All the mineral elements work together as a collective whole. If there is a shortage of just any one mineral the balance of the entire bodily activity can be thrown. Minerals often also reduce cravings which are often related to an overgrowth of candida in the body or mineral deficiencies.

 

Why I choose the Colloidal Minerals I take…

The Natural Mineral Drink  that I use and give to my family is from the Neydharting Moor in Austria. Scientists believe that the secret of the remarkable properties of the Moor, lie in the unique geology of the area, and the hundreds of herbs the moor contains. The Neydharting Moor covers 150 acres and is located below groundwater level in a remote valley in Austria. It is encased by non-porous, glacial rock. The Moor Biomass is the result of a complex biological process, acting on hundreds of varieties of flora that have accumulated in the waters of the Neydharting Moor. Hundreds of varieties of herbs that flourish along the Austrian alpine lakes are washed into the moor at the end of their lifecycle. Over millions of years an abundance of minerals have also deposited onto the lake floor. These integrate with the herbs to form the ‘Alpine Moor Biomass’ found in the colloidal mineral drink.

Among other constituents, it typically contains the following trace minerals and elements: barium bismuth, boron, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, germanium, gold, iron, magnesium, molybdenum, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, rubidium, selenium, sodium, silicon, silver, tin, titanium, vanadium and zinc.

Although the body can manufacture a few vitamins, it cannot manufacture minerals or trace minerals. Natural Mineral Drink contains over 80 minerals and trace elements that are highly bioavailable.

Natural Mineral Drink contains naturally occurring fulvic acid (helps detox the body from heavy metals). It’s plant derived phytominerals, not elemental minerals, which the body has trouble absorbing.

Furthermore, it’s registered as a food, therefore it cannot be regulated, and there is no analysis on the bottle. It’s naturally occurring. There is nothing added but denatured water. The minerals will vary with each batch. For some people, it is best to start slowly with Natural Mineral Drink.

Another popular alternative is Mineral Essentials

 

For little more than $1 a day, Natural Mineral Drink  is one of the best investments you can make for the health of your family. 

Use Promo Code 921357 for a $10 discount (on purchase over $50).

Other nutritionals from the same company my family and I use include…

 

 

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

This dessert is heavenly! Gluten and allergy friendly cooking at it’s best! A rich chocolately mousse filling with a delicious coconut rough base topped with a yummy chocolate fudgey sauce. It would be sinful if it wasn’t full of yummy healthy ingredients. Gluten Free | […]

Salted Caramel Cheesecake Slice

As an allergy mum I get quite sad sometimes when I catch the occasional glimpse of disappointment on my son’s face. I don’t see it often but when I do, it breaks my heart. That look that speaks volumes. When he sees a cupcake in […]

Chocolate Goji Berry Slice

This recipe came about from an afternoon of experimenting. To be honest, I don’t think there are ever enough chocolate recipes. Do You? This is a yummy and healthy slice, especially with the addition of Goji Berries.

What you’ll need

2 ripe bananas
2 cups quinoa flakes (or oats)
1/2 cup coconut sugar
3/4 cup Goji berries
pinch salt
(1/2 can) coconut milk
1 packet allowable choc chips (I use these ones)

What to do…

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a slice tin.
In a large bowl, mash the bananas until smooth. Add coconut sugar, quinoa and goji berries and mix until combined
Scrape mixture into prepared tin. Flatten out using with spoon or spatula.
Place in oven and cook for 30 mins.
Remove from oven and place slice tin on a board until slightly cooled.
In a small saucepan melt coconut milk and chocolate together until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Spread over the slice and leave to set.
Remove slice from the slice tin and cut into pieces. Enjoy with a cuppa.

 

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Goji berry, they are a nutritional powerhouse!

They are packed with anti oxidants, protein, amino acids, Vitamin C and fibre.

They are a natural anti inflammatory, anti bacterial and anti fungal. High in iron, calcium, zinc, selenium and many other trace minerals. We like to add them to homemade trail mix, granola, muesli, yoghurt or chia puddings.

You’ll find Goji Berries at your health food store or you can also buy them online

Please Note: They are a member of the nightshade family, so best to avoid if you are sensitive. They may also have adverse reactions to some medications including diabetes, blood pressure medication and blood thinning medication (Warfarin).