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Diary of a Hippy – the story of a Total Hip Replacement

“The wound is the place where the light enters you.”  Rumi I am 54 when the team wheels me towards surgery.  The nurse looks at me curiously, “Athlete?” I guess in her experience most people my age, lying in my position were either athletes, chronic over-exercisers, had an acute injury, or were born with hip issues. …

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Hearty Porridge

Although not strictly keto because of the high carb content of quinoa flakes and the custard apple, this delicious gluten free “paleo” version of oatmeal, is made filling and nourishing with the extra fats. When you dry roast the quinoa flakes they lose their bitterness and become nuttier and golden with with ghee.  The porridge …

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Soul Soup

I consider all soups and stews, anything slow cooked as soul food. So much love and presence goes into the slow ministrations of a simmering pot of chicken soup – a stir here, a taste there, a handful of herbs… Like other bone based soups and broths, this soup is a collagen injection. Collagen is …

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Bone Broth

Bone broth is a winter staple in the frugal kitchen. It is one of the healthiest, cheapest and easiest foods made popular by the GAPS diet. Bone broth is a fundamental food for women particularly in menopause, whether it is healing the gut, supporting immunity, maintaining healthy bones, pain free joints and glowing skin. This …

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Nut Milk

Just as limits are lifted on buying packaged milk in the supermarket, I am thinking why wouldn’t I go back to making my own anyway? I know it’s easy, cheaper and more delicious and of course free of added oils, sugars and other nasties. It’s what to do with the leftover almond meal? Here are some …

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