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Bhindi Masala

Experience the taste and textures of India with this quick to prepare dish (Vegan, Gluten Free)

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Tramping and hiking food

Lots of New Zealanders like to get out in the bush – maybe for a day, maybe a few weeks. When thinking about food, it’s important to consider the best food to keep you full, give you energy and, of course, be really tasty – partly for your benefit and partly to be the envy … Continue reading Tramping and hiking food

Dehydrating soups & hummus

The techniques for dehydrating are the same regardless of which recipe you use.  By dehydrating your own food it means you have high quality, nutritious, cheap and tasty food that you can store this without a freezer for long periods of time. This is great for the earthquake kit (like the jars pictured), and soups … Continue reading Dehydrating soups & hummus

How to dehydrate food – stews, curries, casseroles etc.

Dehydrating your own food means you have high quality, nutritious, cheap and tasty food. It also means you can store this without a freezer for long periods of time (great for the earthquake kit!). Pre-cooking and dehydrating does mean the food cooks more quickly which saves you gas when tramping or in an emergency situation, … Continue reading How to dehydrate food – stews, curries, casseroles etc.

Osteoporosis and osteopenia; calcium & vitamin D

Everyone with osteoporosis must take at least 30 mins of weightbearing exercise each day. This includes walking, running, dancing etc, but not swimming, cycling, weightlifting, pilates, yoga or rowing. You can do those sorts of exercises to prevent heart disease and deconditioning. Walking downhill or downstairs is particularly good for weightbearing. You need to eat … Continue reading Osteoporosis and osteopenia; calcium & vitamin D

Tamarind Dahl

Sri Lankan food is delicious and lends itself to being very healthy but the addition of a lot of fat can hinder those looking for good health. Here are some recipes with a few modifications to keep the taste and improve the nutrition. These four recipes are based on originals by Meera Sodha. If you don’t like … Continue reading Tamarind Dahl

‘Putting bicycles at the top of the cliff’

For too long we’ve been putting the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff and the time has come to put cycling and walking at the top of our transport agenda. I've long been advocating for an active healthy lifestyle, and commuting by bike or on foot is an ideal way to incorporate exercise into … Continue reading ‘Putting bicycles at the top of the cliff’