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Everything we need to nourish our bodies and clean our homes has a natural solution.

When we utilise the natural goodness of whole foods for all our day to day needs we can skip the unnecessary additives, chemicals and waste.

In our Natural Recipes section we provide practical recipes, reviews, and tips to maximise the benefits of natural whole foods. Easily increase your intake of natural whole foods through delicious meal and snack recipes or substitute your household and personal care products with natural alternatives to create a more natural, chemical free and zero-waste lifestyle.


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Mixed Ancient Grain Porridge With Linseeds

By Roxanne | Aug 11, 2019

If you are trying to avoid the pitfalls of sugary cereals and fatty meat and egg-based breakfasts, coming up with delicious alternative breakfast ideas can be a challenge. Normal grocery stores don’t have a huge range of delicious, low sugar breakfasts staring at you down the aisle, so the options aren’t so obvious. Thankfully, the…

Most Effective Wart Removal Home Remedies

By Roxanne | Aug 4, 2019

Warts are a common occurrence, especially in children. They are a result of viral infection within the layers of skin and tend to appear on the hands and feet. In many instances small warts tend to disappear on their own, succumbing to the bodies immune system. But in some instances, warts can hang around and…

Why Naturally Simple Food Is ALWAYS Naturally Better

By Roxanne | Jun 20, 2019

The world of food has become a bit of a nightmare to navigate. Words like organic, whole food and natural crop up more and more. But do these titles mean that the product is better for you every time? And then there is the converse negatively associated terms like GMO, processed food, ultra-processed, flavoured, refined…

Sorghum And Rolled Oats Granola Recipe

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

This delicious homemade granola recipe contains whole grain, popped and ground sorghum with honey, rolled oats and nuts. It is easily adjustable to add in your desired nuts and dried fruits. Eat your granola together with this homemade yoghurt recipe for a highly nutritious kickstart to the day. Do Oats Contain Gluten? We often get…

Banana And Blueberry Amaranth Porridge

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

Porridge is an amazing nutritional breakfast option. It can be made out of a range of whole grains and is easy to mix with your favourite fruits, nuts or dried fruits. There are more naturally gluten free grains than gluten containing grains so don’t be put off thinking your only options are oats or spelt.…

Lemon And Mint Amaranth Salad Recipe

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

Amaranth is one of the most undervalued superfoods. It has a higher level of protein, iron and B6 than quinoa and often significantly cheaper. It is great within salad recipes. Naturally gluten-free, with a nutty flavour and higher in natural binding agents than quinoa making it more ‘mushy’ when cooked. This salad recipe is fresh…

Date And Nut Granola For A Paleo Diet

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

A paleo diet is meant to resemble the diet of Paleolithic times which is thought to consist mainly of whole foods. The type of whole foods would have varied depending on what was available in the area at the time. In general, the paleo diet consists of meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs,…

Delicious Oatmeal Raisin Biscuits As Healthy Snacks

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

It is often tough to find ideas for healthy snacks, especially recipes that are quick and easy to make. This recipe takes only 10 minutes of baking time and no more than 20 minutes of prep. The reward of delicious oatmeal and raisin biscuits is well worth the 30 minutes of your time. They are…

Whole Grain, Gluten-Free Granola Recipe

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

Gluten has become a real pain point for many people lately. The reasons gluten intolerance is on the rise varies and the theories link it to many different aspects of our food systems, diet, and lifestyles. Thankfully recipes containing gluten-free ingredients are also on the rise and there are many grains that are naturally gluten-free.…

Power-House Bean Salad With Raisins And Grains

By Roxanne | Jun 1, 2019

For those that like leaf-less salads this is a must. So easy to make with a unique sweet taste, this salad is the perfect salad for braais, light meals or side dishes. Beans in a salad add the punch of protein and nutrients, with a filling texture, while the surprise sweetness of the raisins means…

Broccoli, Fennel And Black Eyed Bean Salad

By Roxanne | May 12, 2019

Some salads are so unique you either love them or hate them. This interesting salad is one of those. If you like it you will really LOVE it but with such an exciting and different ingredient combination, there is little room for indifference. This recipe is inspired by the wonderful chefs at the Buddhist Retreat…

Easy Pea Soup Recipe

By Roxanne | May 12, 2019

Pea soup done right is so incredibly delicious! Who thought those pesky little green things that every chilled detests could turn into something so nutritiously yum! This easy pea soup recipe is so simple and freezer friendly it will likely become a staple in your home. Why Green Peas? Green peas (split peas or whole)…

Healthy And YUM Bean Salad

By Roxanne | May 12, 2019

A bean salad is so quick and easy to make, and so versatile in their use. They are perfect for lunches at work or as a side dish to a braai or light meal. Packed with protein and fiber a bean salad is enough to make any dietitian or nutrition fanatic proud. How To Make…

Delicious Minestrone Soup Recipe

By Roxanne | May 12, 2019

We absolutely love freezer friendly soups! Soups are so easy to make, so packed with nutrition and always good to have on hand for the days where you just can’t find the time to add cooking into your schedule. Thankfully this is not the only easy soup recipe to choose from. With such a wide…

High Protein Mung Bean, Lentil, Quinoa Burger Patty Recipe With Egg

By Roxanne | May 10, 2019

It’s not easy to find a delicious and interesting vegetarian burger patty recipe but when you do it’s worth celebrating. This mung bean, lentil and quinoa recipe is an explosion of nutritional goodness and is incredibly tasty to boot! This recipe is perfect for the stovetop or skillet but doesn’t work so well on a…

Delicious Mung Bean & Avo Salad

By Roxanne | May 10, 2019

Coming up with an interesting and delicious salad recipe that does not include the normal leafy greens often requires a bit of creativity. We love sourcing and experimenting with the most interesting and unusual recipes we can find. And the quicker and easier they are, the better. This mung bean and avo salad is packed…

Overnight Buckwheat & Chia Breakfast Pudding

By Roxanne | May 5, 2019

With so many delicious and nutritious whole grains, seeds, nuts, and fruits available your next perfect whole food breakfast idea is probably just a google search away. We have made it even easier by providing a full range of wholefood breakfast options available whenever you need. See our range of breakfast ideas for more inspiration.…

Natural Homemade Washing Powder

By Roxanne | Apr 5, 2019

The base of all washing powders Washing powder is one of those products we often assume there is no natural alternative to. They contain active enzymes, sulfates and optical brighteners designed to clean or mask 90% of all stains. Many of the formulations are based on decades of research and many different, highly developed additives.…

Homemade Bath Bombs

By Roxanne | Apr 5, 2019

You Will LOVE Making Bath Bombs .. Bath Bombs are such a great treat to add to your bath, fun and easy to make and the perfect DIY gift idea. Kids love them as much as the adults. 5 natural ingredients and less than 5 minutes of time is all you need to completely transform…

Natural Baby Oil Without Mineral Oil

By Roxanne | Apr 4, 2019

What’s Really In Baby Oil? Baby oil is generally made from 100% mineral oil with fragrances. Mineral oil is a widely misunderstood ingredient. It refers to a category of oils rather than one particular type of oil. The term mineral oil includes the likes of paraffin oil, white oil, and petroleum oil. Regardless of the…

Natural Talc-Free Baby Powder

By Roxanne | Apr 3, 2019

The Dangers Lurking In Baby Powders If you follow us regularly you will know we are constantly reinforcing the importance of using food grade ingredients on your skin, but especially for babies. Nothing highlights the importance of this more than the baby powder example. A natural talc-free baby powder is an essential alternative to commercial…

Natural Nappy Rash Cream

By Roxanne | Apr 3, 2019

Natural Nappy Rash Cream Is Essential. There is no skin as silky soft and smooth as a baby’s skin, specifically their adorable bottoms! But with the constant wet and friction of nappies on their bums they are prone to skin irritations like nappy rash. Babies skin is sensitive and readily absorbs substances through its surface.…

Natural Homemade Cleaning Tablets For Your Dishwasher

By Roxanne | Mar 26, 2019

Can You Really Make Your Own Dishwasher Cleaning Tablets? There are few appliances that have revolutionized household cleaning tasks like the dishwasher. Anyone who has one knows the luxury they bestow and the absolute joy of packing the dishwasher opposed to settling in to wash an entire counter full of dishes. The little dishwasher tablets…

Make Your Own Gluten Free Whole Grain All Purpose Flour Mix

By Roxanne | Mar 25, 2019

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…

Superfood Energy Bar Recipe With Dates, Chia And Teff

By Roxanne | Mar 19, 2019

There are few things better than having delicious, guilt free snacks at home. When they are homemade they somehow seem to be even more rewarding. This energy bar recipe is not only packed with superfoods and nutritional glory but is also incredibly delicious. Absolutely the most rewarding 30 minutes of baking time you will have…

Gluten Free Chocolate Pudding

By Roxanne | Mar 19, 2019

Delicious AND Healthy Superfood Desert If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of cooking with teff this chocolate pudding recipe is likely to be the one that makes you start. Teff is an ancient grain superfood produced locally in South Africa. Did you know teff releases starch as it cooks in a similar way to…

Vegan Burger Patty Recipe

By Roxanne | Mar 19, 2019

Burger patty recipes are something that have always been traditionally made of red meat. Whether you are vegan or just up for a change this burger patty recipe is made from grains, sweet potato and beans. It holds together well and tastes delicious done on the braai even though it has no meat or eggs.…

Gluten Free, Mixed Ancient Grains Porridge

By Roxanne | Mar 19, 2019

Whether you are gluten intolerant or not ancient grain porridges are an amazing, wholesome start to a day. Unfortunately they tend to sit on the baby food shelves in stores so we aren’t exposed to a wide variety of them anymore. We have to hunt them down. But when it comes to gluten free breakfasts…

Superfood Teff Porridge Recipe With Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberry And Ginger

By Roxanne | Mar 19, 2019

Tiny and mighty teff grain is something you need to be stocking in your pantry! It is easily ranked one of the most nutritious grains available because of its high protein, iron, calcium and magnesium content. To make things easier for you we have condensed all our teff recipes and info into our product info…

Tasty And Easy Lentil And Mushroom Stew

By Roxanne | Feb 28, 2019

We LOVE stews and casseroles. So flavourful and nutritious, even the biggest meat eaters will enjoy these vegetarian recipes. Stews are a bit like soups in that you can throw everything in a pot and let it work it’s magic with minimal effort from your side. For busy people that believe in healthy, homemade foods…

Easy Homemade Natural Fragrances And Perfume

By Roxanne | Feb 19, 2019

Nothing makes you feel quite so ready to take on the world like a pair of heels and a squirt of incredible smelling perfume! And, nothing is quite as inviting as a great smelling room! These days perfumes are getting a bad rep as a result of all the chemicals that go into making them.…

Incredibly Effective Natural Deodorant Recipe

By Roxanne | Feb 19, 2019

Deodorant is one of those personal care products we have become incredibly attached to. We can’t possibly risk smelling bad! Believe it or not deodorant hasn’t been around that long – with the first stick deodorant invented in 1903 and the first aerosol invented only in the 1960s. As with many personal care products the…

Simple And Delicious Coconut Chocolate Mousse

By Roxanne | Feb 13, 2019

For years I thought the only way you could make delicious chocolate mousse was with cream, eggs and melted store-bought chocolate. This isn’t ideal if you are diabetic, lactose intolerant, or opting for a more natural or paleo diet. The good news is there is a simple, natural and equally easy chocolate mousse recipe that…

Delicious and Refreshing Christmas Cocktails With Rooibos

By Roxanne | Dec 18, 2018

It’s almost Christmas and it’s summer in South Africa. Nothing represents all of those things quite like a mint and peach rooibos cocktail! As research on Rooibos increases, it’s status on the list of ultimate naturally healthy foods increases. It makes sense for it to be your choice as a base for some fun and…

Natural Cold Clay Recipe Using Only 2 Ingredients

By Roxanne | Dec 13, 2018

Homemade cold clay or porcelain clay is a more recent evolution to the normal play dough crafts or kiln fired clay. Cold clay is one of the really great easy craft activities for older kids and even adults. The clay sets at room temperature, so the creation can be painted, varnished and kept as a…

Easy Homemade Natural Playdough

By Roxanne | Dec 13, 2018

Playdough is one of those exceptionally easy healthy activities for kids that we often forget about. It can be made from all natural ingredients, used as an educational tool and stimulates creativity. It makes a great gift for children of a range of ages. Thankfully it is so simple to make, you can whip up…

Homemade Natural Whipped Body Butter

By Roxanne | Dec 6, 2018

When we think of natural health we immediately think of diets and what we put in our mouth. But, we also need to take into consideration what we absorb into our bodies through other means, including our skin.  Natural health is important in skincare for many reasons. The products that we are most frequently exposed…

Homemade Dry Shampoo For Naturally Healthy Looking Hair

By Roxanne | Dec 4, 2018

With our lives getting increasingly busy it is hard to figure out when to do simple things like washing your hair! We all want to look our best for every event but when that requires washing your hair daily it’s often just not practical. We know many commercial dry shampoos do not promote naturally healthy…

Natural Crafts And Homemade Gift Ideas For Kids

By Roxanne | Dec 4, 2018

  In such a consumer driven society it is hard to steer our kids away from the desire and need for things. The irony is often the gifts that weren’t things, are the gifts from our childhood that we remember most fondly. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of inspiration and memory jogging…

Homemade Natural Hair Gel Using Only 1 Ingredient

By Roxanne | Dec 3, 2018

If you have curly, wavy or frizzy hair this recipe could change your life! Not all of us have hair that is ready to go as soon as we get out of bed. At the very least, most of us need the help of styling products for formal events. Commercial hair styling products often damage…

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All Natural Multipurpose Balm For Lips, Skin Irritations And Babies Bums

By Roxanne | Nov 22, 2018

With an array of uses as a lip balm, bum cream, barrier cream or soothing cream for dry skin this multipurpose balm is one of our favourite natural recipes. It is also one of the easiest recipes for personal care products. The importance of natural ingredients within personal care products should not be underestimated. Most…


Rissoles With Spinach And Chickpeas

By Roxanne | Oct 10, 2018

Looking for lunchbox ideas? Rissoles are a great recipe to have in your arsenal. They are a perfect lunchbox snack or can be served as a side dish, starter or part of the main meal. A great finger food for entertaining too! This recipe version can be made with quinoa, arborio rice or millet, depending…

Fluffy Date, Fig, Almond And Whole Grain Salad

By Roxanne | Oct 10, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with delicious superfoods in salads. This salad is full of natural grains, nutrient rich dates, figs, almonds and chickpeas. Did I mention the dressing is a 30 second mixture of delicious and interesting combinations of natural ingredients from your pantry?! We LOVE the delicious flavour combinations in this…

Biltong: The Ultimate South African Whole Food

By Roxanne | Sep 27, 2018

When it comes to South African whole food and health there are many theories, diets, and guidelines. Almost all of them have some counter debate. Often the simpler view is the most effective. Our food rules are easy: keep it natural, keep it simple, keep it colourful and cook it yourself. When you stick to these…

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The Wonder of Soap Nuts For Your Hair

By Roxanne | Sep 13, 2018

What Are Soap Nuts? Soap nuts are natures best-kept secret. Although they have been around for centuries they originate from India and have only recently become available in South Africa. When it comes to healthy lifestyle habits soap nuts deserves a spot within our daily routines. It is great in the washing machine with our…

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Baking Soda And Apple Cider Vinegar For Naturally Beautiful Hair

By Roxanne | Sep 12, 2018

Baking soda is probably one of the oldest known natural hair wash alternatives. How to be healthy with your hair care is about more than what you use. It is also about what you use it with, how you use it and the frequency you use it. What It Really Takes To Move To Natural…

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Washing Your Hair With Rye Flour – How To Guide

By Roxanne | Sep 12, 2018

Washing Your Hair With Rye Flour – How To Guide When deciding to transition to natural hair wash methods choosing the best DIY natural product alternative for your hair can be quite daunting. Understanding how to identify if your hair needs moisture or protein and what porosity hair you have is like entering a whole…


Natural And Delicious Homemade Dark Chocolate

By Roxanne | Aug 31, 2018

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate – oh so delicious!! We can’t live without it but all that sugar doesn’t make it the healthiest snack food. When it comes to store-bought chocolate the ingredients in the labels can be quite overwhelming and the packaging can’t be recycled. Is it possible to get chocolate without all the palm oils,…

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Rejuvenating And Blemish-Lightening Natural Face Mask

By Roxanne | Aug 16, 2018

The Big Deal About Skin Care Skincare is a big deal, for women and for men these days. Many of us have spent thousands on products to lighten, rejuvenate, exfoliate or create an even tone, youthful complexion. We go to great lengths to get our skin to stay healthy looking. The options available on the…

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Our Top 4 Natural Hair Wash Options

By Roxanne | Aug 10, 2018

A healthy lifestyle doesn’t just revolve around what we eat. What we put on our bodies and hair also impacts our health. After all, our skin absorbs substances into our bloodstream much the same way as our digestive system. It’s a good idea to learn more about why people are moving to natural products. We…