winona's health blog

June 4, 2009

winona’s health blog

Filed under: Uncategorized — winonayournaturopath @ 6:29 am

Hello and welcome to winona’s health blog. I have created this blog to communicate with my community. My aims are to provide my readers with up to date, valid well researched health information as well as a beautiful variety of other areas in health and nutrition. I welcome ideas, recipes, questions, debates, and hot off the press information! I am happy to promote people if I feel we can work together here on my blog. This is a positive based site that will hopefully encourage people to become and stay healthy.

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  1. Hello and welcome to winona’s health blog. I have created this blog to communicate with my community. My aims are to provide my readers with up to date, valid well researched health information as well as a beautiful variety of other areas in health and nutrition. I welcome ideas, recipes, questions, debates, and hot off the press information! I am happy to promote people if I feel we can work together here on my blog. This is a positive based site that will hopefully encourage people to become and stay healthy.

    Comment by winonayournaturopath — June 4, 2009 @ 11:22 am

  2. I like your blog!! I loved the article on men’s multies. I have been experimenting with lots of recipes of late, trying to get back to basics with everything that I’m doing. I like knowing what’s in the food that I feed my son and especially the simple things that kids like, like cream cheese, I have previously been mentally unable to buy it from the supermarket fro my son due to all the additives and extra “ingredients” in it, so have discovered how to make it myself. And, guess what’s in it – Organic unhomogenised milk and some home made yoghurt, food really can and should be that simple. There’s a great book out there called “Nourishing Traditions” by Sally Fallon – if you can buy it do – it teaches the wonderful, back to basics simplicity of food. Today, however, I want to share a recipe for Tahini cocoa balls – yummy sweet all natural no sugar treats that will get anyone through that “I need something sweet” phase –

    1 Cup Soaked Oats (12 hours soaking) or Sprouted Groats
    10 Soaked dates (short time only)
    ½ Cup Raisins
    3/4 Cup Tahini
    ¼ Cup carob or Cocoa powder
    1 tsp Vanilla extract
    2 – 3 Tsp Honey (optional)
    Desicated Coconut

    Blend all the ingredients together in a food processor.
    Put in the fridge for up to 1 hour after blending to set a bit. Roll into balls and roll in coconut

    Store in fridge to keep firm and enjoy!

    Comment by Rachael Kealy — June 12, 2009 @ 11:24 am

    • Oh rachael maybe you could tell us more about making the fantastic sounding cream cheese….? 🙂

      Comment by winonayournaturopath — June 12, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

  3. Hi, Rachael again. Okay so Winona did ask about making cream cheese, there is actually two parts to this, so thought I would let you know how to make your own yoghurt first – so easy, and you don’t need any of the fancy yoghurt making machines or mixes. The following recipe is for a basic yoghurt, you can get a bit more exprimental as you go, such as adding honey, fruit etc.

    Makes 1 litre

    Ingredients
    ½ Cup good quality commercial plan yoghurt (pref. organic, unhomogenised), or ½ cup yoghurt from previous batch
    1 litre pasteurised whole milk, unhomogenised
    A candy thermometer (you can get these for about $13 at a good kitchenwear shop)

    Method
    Preheat oven to just warm (about 100 degrees) then turn off once it has reached the temperature.
    Gently heat the milk to 80 degrees Celcius (180 D. Farenheit) and allow to cool to about 25 D. celcius (110 D. Fahrenheit).
    Stir in yoghurt and place in a shallow glass, enamel or stainless steel container.
    Cover the container with foil and place in warmed oven overnight. The yoghurt can be left in the oven for up to 24 hours, longer than this will create a more tart yoghurt. In the morning transfer to the fridge.
    (throughout the day, use paper towel to mop up any whey that exudes from the yoghurt.)

    The final ingredient may be (is) thinner in consistency than commercial yoghurt.

    Enjoy. Once you have this tackled you can make cream cheese! More on that soon.

    Rachael

    Comment by Rachael Kealy — June 24, 2009 @ 7:20 am


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