Infusion Living – Maté

Yerba Maté is a plant that people make tea from – particulalry in South America. Maybe I’m just imagining it (placebo), but although it contains caffiene, it doesn’t give me the jitters like a strong coffee can! Yerba maté has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Has been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol within weeks of supplementation….

Infusion Living – Oatstraw

I’m still filling the paperwork to trademark Infusion Living as a lifestlyle brand, but I think it’s going to be BIG! 😉 Joking aside…I’m very grateful to my lovely wild-women friend, Shando, for introducing me to this wonderful calming elixir Oatstraw. Tradionally, oatsraw was prescribed to raise libido (sowing your wild oats) and i think…

Sacred Journeys

As a yoga teacher I’m supposed to like everyone but, to be honest, a lot of people just get on my tits! 😂 I also know this means I have some internal work to do because everyone here is on a sacred journey and they have their own truth. Deep Breaths everyone, these are divisive…

Nature

Nature is first-order business. It is outside of everything. Raindrops on a window, or a cobweb, form patterns that we recognise as being familiar and yet the rain falls unpredictably.  There are infinite factors which could influence the raindrop as it falls from the sky and yet here it is. Order in a seemingly chaotic…

Sauerkraut

My favourite and the very first of all the fermented foods I made… You will need; Organic cabbage – I like to use a few varieties Salt – Himalayan pink salt Herbs of your choice – I like cumin seeds, fennel and juniper berries Filtered water What to do… Shred the cabbage either by hand…

Infusion Living – Stinging Nettles

Infusion Living – Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) Mention drinking nettle tea to folks and they look at you like a wasp has just crawled up their nose! So I thought, Infusion Living was a way to make drinking nettles sound sexy! “Are you drinking nettles?” “Don’t be ridiculous…I’m Infusion Living” Anyway i’mgoing to trademark this…

How to be ‘BULLET-Proof’!

  As someone who doesn’t tolerate supermarket milk, I’ve been putting butter in my coffee for years.  It might seem like a radical new thing to do, but the Tibetans have been putting butter in their hot drinks for hundreds of years – yet another traditional forgotten food! Dave Asprey is credited with the resurgence of this ancient practice…

Fermented Foods, Homemade Kombucha Tea!

  Fermented foods are an everyday part of my diet…I make homemade sauerkraut, kefir and this kombucha tea drink everyday.  I wanted to share my method with you to hopefully explain in simple terms how to make fermented wonder foods part of your every day!   It’s ALIVE! These additions to a healthy diet can…

Glorious Golden Milk

  Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric, and is also found in limited amounts in Ginger. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and cancer preventative molecule, and similar to Fish Oil it seems to be an effective metabolic syndrome band-aid. Black Pepper greatly enhances absorption. — examine.com   Huge bag of the wonder spice!   Turmeric has…

Homemade RAW milk Kefir in 5 easy steps!

  We LOVE Kefir in our house!  In terms of fermented and pro-biotic wonder foods it’s an absolute WINNER with trillions, that’s right trillions of tiny GOOD bacteria to help keep your gut healthy. Read more on the science and benefits here Since our son was born, my partner drinks it every day and we’re confident it  strengthened…

Soaking Almonds in 5 Easy Steps

  Almonds contain an enzyme inhibitor in their outer skin that protects the nut until it’s ready to germinate. Like most nuts this makes them difficult to digest and prevents access to all of the nuts nutrients and vitamins. Clever early humans learned that they could make nuts more digestible and nutritious by soaking or…

Bone Broth-ing with chicken in 5 simple steps

  You may have seen more and more articles recently about the benefits of Bone Broth!?  There’s even a cafe serving Bone Broth opened up in New York that’s going down a storm! Bone Broth plays a huge part in healing our gut thanks to its collagen content.  Another high-value food used by many traditional cultures that’s been somewhat lost in…