Monthly Archives: December 2014

For the love and health of Turmeric

For the love and health of turmeric, get it into your any way you can! Drink it, eat it and bath in it. Well, this may be a little extreme, however turmeric is a godsend that I just cannot do without.

Turmeric, is native to the South East area of India and grows wild and free in parts of Asia. It has been hailed for thousands of years for its medicinal, cosmetic and culinary attributes, and has a reputation as being one of the world’s most valuable and versatile herbs. Turmeric is accepted as being able to help with anti-aging, immunity, digestive, allergies, circulation, balancing blood sugar levels and vitality. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties putting it up there as a superfood to reckon with. Surely the people from The island of Okinawa, in Japan are on to something, they are some of the longest-lived people in the World and apparently drink a lot of turmeric tea!

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Yes, we now have vegan Whoopie Pies – woo hoo

A “Whoopie Pie” is an American Desert, well to be specific it is more of a North Eastern American thing, consisting of a frosty filling smothered between 2 mounds of (traditionally) chocolate cake. Sounds delicious I know. However, usually Whoopie Pies are made with dairy products. Milk and Eggs in the cake mixture, and of course the filling is usually dairy-based as well. Definitely not vegan friendly.

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bobble SPORT reusable water bottles

Growing up as a girl, bottled water that you bought at a store was a thing of the future, instead we just drank straight from the tap. However, in 2014, drinking bottled water is more mainstream, and with that comes a whole host of environmental and health concerns that we may tend to overlook.

According to the website Ban The Bottle; Americans used about 50 billion single-use plastic water bottles last year. However, the U.S.’s recycling rate for plastic is only 23 percent, which means 38 billion water bottles – more than $1 billion worth of plastic – are wasted each year3.

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Winter is her; cold day activities

Winter is well and truly here in the northern hemisphere, and with that means time spent outside is extremely limited due to the cold and rowdy weather. Combine this with less daylight hours, makes for a sudden shift in my day-to-day routine with my Son.

As a stay-at-home-mum it’s up to me to plan indoor activities to keep my little boy entertained, as unfortunately there are going to be many days where it is just too cold or extreme to, comfortably, be outside. Take today for example, the wind is howling, and the torrential rain has not let up for hours!  Oh Summer, I miss you so.

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