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Hierarchy of vegetables

We need to eat 8-10 portions of vegetables and fruit per day. But not all vegetables were created equal! This guide is for consideration of vegetable eating only and is not comprehensive. (Some veggies may have been missed….use the principles and add your own notes). Just because a vegetable is low on the list doesn’t … Continue reading Hierarchy of vegetables

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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