Different breads have a different shelf life.  A rule of thumb being that the longer the fermentation, the longer the shelf life.  Ciabattas, for instance, are good for at least 2 days and our sourdoughs for 3 to 4.  This is staling.  Spoilage (fungal growth) is a different matter. The best way to preserve your…

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Icing or frosting is the secret devil in the detail when you are trying to make a traditional sweet treat a bit healthier. Icing is almost entirely sugar, so how do you even begin to replace this with something less refined? While you won’t find something that is an exact substitute there this healthier chocolate…

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When we think dairy alternatives we are usually drawn to the expensive boxes of soya milk or almond milk on the top shelves in the grocery stores. Did you know there are over 13 different plant milk options and most of them are quick and easy to make at home? Plant milks have been around…

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Microgreens and sprouts are incredibly easy to grow and highly nutritious. Although the words ‘microgreens’ and ‘sprouts’ are often used interchangeably they are quite different. Sprouts are grown without soil and the whole plant that emerges (including the seed husk and any roots) is added to your dish or meal. Microgreens are grown in soil…

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Gluten intolerances and allergies are becoming more and more prevalent and there are many theories on why. Regardless on what you believe to be the reason, the need for substitute gluten free flour recipes is growing. Fortunately there are a lot of naturally gluten free grain flours. Unfortunately there is no 1 for 1 substitute…

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Most of us know vinegar for its use in cooking or on potato chips, but historically it has been one of the most versatile products in our homes. For centuries it has been used for everything from salad dressings to hair care and even as a natural cleaning product. Once you understand where it comes…

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Commercial western toothpaste is a highly complex formulation that comes in many different combinations. It is hard to believe that a simple ingredient like baking soda in toothpaste could possibly be an effective substitute. But, there are good reasons it works and all of them to do with some key healthy eating facts. What is…

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