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Gluten Free Cake Tips


How can I tell when my cake is cooked? Just like a traditional cake, insert a cocktail stick into the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean it is cooked. Can I make my cake in advance and then freeze it? Most gluten free cakes freeze really well. Freeze the cake as … Read More

Gluten Free Pastry Tips


What is the best type of fat to use in my pastry? Choose a chilled, hard fat with a high melting point such as butter or lard. Traditional dairy butter makes great gluten free pastry and will have a lovely flavour, whereas lard will add extra crispness. Can I use a non-dairy spread to make … Read More

The Benefits of Eating Buckwheat


What is Buckwheat? Buckwheat is a ‘Super Grain’ full of nourishing vitamins and minerals for your body and gut health. It is part of a group of foods often called ‘pseudocereals’, whereby they are consumed the same way as cereal grains but are in fact seeds. The sneaky buckwheat, isn’t actually related to wheat at … Read More

What is Organic Barley Grass?


Barley grass is believed to be the first cultivated cereal grain, dating back to ancient Asian and Middle Eastern cultures. The ancient Egyptians, Romans and Vikings all used barley, and Columbus carried it to the Americas in 1493. Before World War II drugstores in the US sold tablets of dried barley grass as a primitive … Read More

Bake Yourself Happy the Organic Way


You find yourself in the baking aisle, surrounded by shelves and shelves of flour. What’s actually inside those packets, beyond the fine, powdery substance that we know as flour, that humble of ingredients that gives us countless delicious baked goods? It is an ingredient that has been part of our culinary history since ancient times … Read More

What is Maca?


Green Origins Maca is grown high in the Peruvian Andes. This is its native territory and is held in high regard by the local people. In Peru, almost every part of the plant is utilised and legend has it that it was consumed by the Incan warriors prior to battle to increase their fighting spirit. … Read More

Natural Goodness in Just Four Minutes


Clearspring Organic Brown Rice Ramen Noodles with Soup in two delicious flavours It can sometimes be hard to balance the need for a healthy diet with the busy schedule of our daily lives. Clearspring Organic Brown Rice Ramen Noodles with Soup in two delicious flavours, Miso Ginger and Soya Sauce, have been developed to help … Read More

No Eggs, No problem!


Here are a few suggestions and alternatives that can be used as a replacement. There is no household (except vegan ones) that do not have a packet of eggs in the fridge. For most of us it is practically inconceivable to make a cake without eggs, or a cooked breakfast whether they are scrambled, poached … Read More