Horseradish

Horseradish

Horseradish is a perennial plant coming from the same family as mustard, wasabi, broccoli and cabbages. Probably native to south-eastern Europe and western Asia horseradish is popular all over the world today and is mainly cultivated for its large white root. When grated or cut the root releases a distinctive aroma and has a very …

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Couscous Salad

Couscous Salad

Here’s the recipe of an easy to make couscous salad, I made the other day, with the stuff I had left over and herbs from the garden.   200g couscous 300ml water 1 orange bell pepper 1 tomato about 100g of cucumber 1 onion 50g feta cheese rosemary, basil, thyme, parsley chilli flakes salt, pepper …

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Chocolate Addiction

Chocolate Addiction

Many people know the craving for chocolate, but can we also get addicted to it? Are the powerful urges to eat chocolate an addiction? We generally crave foods because we are bored, stressed, lonely or feeling low and in a way the cravings are a self-medication for feeling miserable. When we eat chocolate or other …

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Gratin of Root Veggies

Gratin of Root Veggies

Preheat oven to 200°C 1 tbs butter 1 sweet potato, about 300gr, cut into slices 1 – 2 potatoes, about 300gr, cut into slices 1 swede, about 400gr, cut into slices 1 tbs thyme, crushed 1 twig of rosemary, crushed 3 dl cream 3 ml salt 2 ml black pepper 2 dl grated cheese Grease …

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Lavender

Lavender

Lavender or rather Lavendula also belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. 47 species of lavender are known. It is used as ornamental plants in gardens, as culinary herbs but also commercially for the extraction of lavender oil. As culinary herbs you can use lavender in salads, in bread recipes or do flavour biscuits and desserts. …

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Garlic

Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a species of the onion family Alliaceae and has throughout history been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. The bulb is the most commonly used part of the plant and normally is divided in numerous cloves. The cloves can be used either raw or cooked and have a characteristic pungent, …

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Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is a knotted, thick, beige rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale and has been used as a medicine in Asia, India and Arabia since ancient times. It can not only be used to treat stomach upset, diarrhoea and nausea and aid digestion, but also to help treat arthritis, colic diarrhoea and heart conditions. Ginger …

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Good and Bad Carbs

Good and Bad Carbs

In the past few years carbs have been called the fear food of new diets but some have also been promoted as a healthful nutrient. So hardly anybody now knows whether carbs are good or bad. And they are indeed both and it is pretty easy to separate the good from the bad. Good carbs …

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Good and Bad Fats

Good and Bad Fats

As fat is an important part of a healthy diet you should make sure to eat fat that is good for you. Many fats can actually reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke and also help our sugar and insulin metabolism. But of course not all fats are created equal. ‘Good’ fats include monounsaturated …

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Magnesium

Magnesium

Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to good health and about 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone, the other half inside cells of body tissues and organs. Even though only 1% of magnesium is found in blood, the body works very hard to keep that level constant. The mineral is needed …

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