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Introducing Green Vie

Green Vie was built on the back bone of the Mediterranean Diet. A Mediterranean lifestyle is the pioneer of plant based living both for flavour and health. Following a plant based diet has a wide range of benefits such as lowering the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, mainting a healthy weight and even … Read More




What are superfoods?

Superfoods are a diverse collection of nutrient-rich natural foods such as berries, seeds, grains, algae, vegetables and fruits, which can have a positive effect on your body. They contain a large percentage of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants. Unlike most healthy foods, which normally contain two or three particular nutritional properties, superfoods often … Read More


Soft wheat vs hard wheat

Depending on the protein content of the wheat grain, it is categorised into what farmers and millers refer to as hard wheat or soft wheat. Hard wheat has a high protein content and if it also has good quality gluten, it can develop a strong and elastic dough, making it the best type of wheat … Read More



What is Baobab?

Baobab is a tree that thrives in hot, dry savannah. In its native areas it has various uses, but its fruit has become popular worldwide for its flavour and nutritional richness. There is no such thing as a baobab plantation as every tree is community-owned and wild-harvested. The circumference of a baobab tree trunk can … Read More


Eating well and exercise cut chances of needing C-section

Diet and physical activity during pregnancy reduce gestational weight gain Women who eat healthily and stay active during pregnancy cut their chance of needing a Caesarean section by around 10 per cent, experts say. A review of 36 studies in 16 countries found that a careful diet and exercising helped reduce excessive weight gain in … Read More


What is Cacao Butter?

Cacao grows on tropical trees and is native to Central and South America. It is the main ingredient in chocolate, but it is increasingly consumed for its nutritional value as well as its taste. Cacao beans grow in green pods, which are hand-picked from the tree and the flesh surrounding the beans is then allowed … Read More


Simply Delicious!

where we come from… Hello from Dorset! In this part of the world, we’re all about living life to the full and looking after ourselves – in fact, the people here live for three more growing seasons! We believe one of the most important things you can do is grab a great start to the day … Read More


So Free chocolate bars by Plamil

Plamil has introduced a new range of thin organic chocolate bars and intensely thick chocolate spreads, So Free. They contain No Milk, No Nuts and are Gluten Free, Vegan and 100% Plant Powered. They are also ethically made using renewable energy. First company to make organic chocolate, Plamil was also the first to make chocolate … Read More


What is Moringa Powder?

Moringa powder is produced from the leaves of the Moringa tree, which grows in a wide variety of areas of Africa and Asia. It has been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years. It offers over 90 essential vitamins and minerals and its wide nutritional profile supports good health and wellbeing. Moringa powder … Read More


What to do with Orgran Crispibreads™

Looking for some inspiration? ORGRAN Crispibreads™ are a fresh canvas for your creations. Featuring more than 6 products in the range, Crispibreads™ are versatile, convenient, light and easy to pair with sweet or savoury flavours. With a comprehensive selection of alternative grain varieties, Crispibreads™ can be used in more ways than one! Take a look … Read More


What are Cacao Nibs?

Cacao grows on tropical trees and is native to Central and South America. It is the main ingredient in chocolate, but it is increasingly consumed for its nutritional value as well as its taste. Cacao is high in magnesium, which supports the nervous system and reduces tiredness, stress and fatigue. It also has a high … Read More


Love Baking

With cooler temperatures approaching, why not indulge in a little leisurely baking? Gone are the days when the only flours we could use were bleached plain white flour or its sister, bleached self-raising white flour. Walking down supermarket aisles today you can various packets of different flours milled from endless whole grains that nowadays form … Read More


Tracklements

Please see below a video about Tracklements which was produced by the supplier of our solar panels:


Gluten Free Bread Tips

How is gluten free bread different to traditional bread? The absence of gluten means that no kneading is required. Follow the recipe and quantities carefully, and remember that your “dough” will have a sloppy consistency, more like a batter than an actual dough. Do I have to knead my gluten free bread? Good news, you … Read More


Eating walnuts may boost gut health, cut cancer risk

Consuming half a cup of walnut per day may help protect the digestive system by increasing the amount of probiotic bacteria in the gut and ward off risks of heart and brain disease as well as cancer, researchers say. The findings, from the animal study, showed that a walnut-enriched diet reshapes the gut microbe community … Read More


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