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Are Oats Gluten Free?

17 January 2018

Oats: contaminated by gluten or just straight glutinous? We did the research so you don’t have to: here’s the low down on why your oats aren’t truly gluten free...

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No Sugar-Coating: My Real-Life 'I Quit Sugar' Diary

Posted by Liz Willoughby-Martin on 17 January 2018

I was brought up on sugar. My bones are made from Angel Delight and hokey pokey. My veins are filled with plum crumble and raspberry liquorice sticks. Sugar is my life-force. That’s why I chose to give it up...

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Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

17 January 2018

Thumbprint cookies are a nana classic: tasty biscuits with a neat dollop of jam on top that half candies in the heat of the oven. ..

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What Are We Feeding Our Kids? The School Food Issue As It Stands Now

17 January 2018

This Campbell Live piece from 2012 showed the difference between the packed lunches of decile 1 and 10 school pupils, and that difference is shocking. The poverty of many New Zealand families and communities is directly shown in the number of Kiwi kids who come to school hungry and stay.....

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Kay Baxter of the Koanga Institute on Edible Gardens & Saving New Zealand’s Heritage Plants

17 January 2018

Kay Baxter holds a lifetime of knowledge and experience, and lucky for us she shares it. 30 years ago Kay co-founded the Koanga Institute and to this day she works to help others grow their own food, save heritage seeds, and live sustainably...

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Staying Well in Winter: How to Boost Your Immunity

17 January 2018

During cold months it's important to think about boosting immunity to prevent infections and stay energised and healthy. There are many immune supportive measures now available, but improving your diet and lifestyle is the most important starting point...

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Interview with Sarah Adams of Local Food Week

17 January 2018

August 2013 Update: Sarah is now working with the Wellington City Council to develop and support urban agriculture such as edible plantings, community gardens, local food social enterprises and more. If you're working on an a related initiative get in touch via sarah.adams@wcc.govt.nz...

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Gluten Free Flours & Grains A-Z

17 January 2018

New to gluten-free eating, or keen to expand your diet? We've written up a list of gluten free grains and flours, including their flavours and our tips for using them. We also share a recipe for our gluten-free flour mix - scroll on to find out more! ..

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Bee Aware Month: Sept 2015

17 January 2018

Bee Aware Month 2015 is just around the corner, and as always we're excited to help support our buzzing friends who give us so much...

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Amber Teething Necklaces

17 January 2018

Like many other resins, stones, gems and metals, amber has a long history of traditional use based on its physical and metaphysical qualities. Wearing Baltic amber in the form of a necklace is a traditional European remedy for teething babies, where it has also been used as a general curative.....

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Winter Health Guide - Boost Immunity, Beat the Cold!

17 January 2018

Give yourself a fighting chance against infection this winter by following this immunity boosting guide! It's amazing how much you can fortify your body against infection by making a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle. ..

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4 Tips For Perfect Roast Potatoes

17 January 2018

The potato was the first vegetable grown in space. But did they know how to roast it?..

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