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A-Z of Herbs & Spices K is for Kaffir Lime & Kefir

From our resident Food Finder Krissy Billiczky

Today’s herb / plant is Kaffir Lime leaves

Kaffir or Makrut limes (Citrus hystrix) are different from regular limes in that they are very bitter with bumpy skin. In Thailand, the makrut limes are not consumed but are used mainly in producing household cleaning products.

The leaves, however, are very aromatic and can […]

By |April 15th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices – J is for Jasmine &

From our lovely Food Finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s herb is Jasmine  
Jasmine tea is a type of tea, scented with the aroma of blossoms from the jasmine plant.

It’s typically based on green tea, but sometimes black or white tea is used instead.

Blossoms from common jasmine (Jasminum officinale) or sampaguita (Jasminum sambac) are placed alongside tea leaves […]

By |April 14th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices H is for two herbs, Horseradish & Hibiscus

Form our resident food finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s first herb is Horseradish

Horseradish is a white root vegetable known for its pungent taste and odour.

Horseradish is believed to have originated in Eastern Europe. It’s a cruciferous vegetable, alongside mustard, wasabi, cabbage, broccoli, and kale.

It has been used worldwide for thousands of years, typically as a condiment […]

By |April 9th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs and Spices. G is for Gingko Biloba & Ginger

From our resident food finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s herb is Gingko Biloba

Also known as the maidenhair tree, ginkgo is one of the oldest species of tree in the world. The trees can grow more than 130 feet tall and can live for over 1,000 years. Some trees in China are said to be over 2500 […]

By |April 8th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices – F is for Fennel & Fenugreek

Brought to you by our resident food finder Krissy Biliczky
Today’s Herb is Fennel 
Foeniculum vulgare, commonly known as fennel, is a flavourful culinary herb and medicinal plant.

Fennel plants are green and white, with feathery leaves and yellow flowers.

Both the crunchy bulb and the seeds of the fennel plant have a mild, liquorice-like flavour. The flavour of […]

By |April 7th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices or in this case Herbs & Tea

Brought to you by our resident food finder Krissy Billiczky
Today’s herb / plant is Echinacea
Echinacea is a plant whose roots and leaves have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes.

Echinacea plants are also called “purple coneflower,” and three species of plants in the Echinacea classification are used as herbal supplements.

Echinacea plants can be found in eastern […]

By |April 6th, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

Banana & Sweet Potato Bread

As we all have a bit more time to get into the kitchen, try making this banana and sweet potato bread, perfect for breakfast or snack 

1 small sweet potato
3 bananas
Tsp baking soda
1/2 cup ground almonds
1/2 almond or peanut butter
2 tsp coconut flour
3 eggs
Optional ingredients:
Cinnamon to taste
Sea salt to taste
Handful Chocolate chips
Handful Walnuts

Boil and mash […]

By |April 5th, 2020|Article, Recipes|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices. D is for Dandelion & Dill

Today’s herb / plant is Dandelion  

Dandelion are a family of flowering plants that grow in many parts of the world.

Taraxacum officinale is the most common species, a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae.

You may be most familiar with dandelion as a stubborn weed that never seems to leave your lawn or garden.

However, in traditional herbal medicine practices, […]

By |April 3rd, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs & Spices, C is for Coriander & Cardamom

Herbs & Spices from Krissy Billiczky our resident food searcher
Today’s herb is Coriander

Coriander is an annual herb in the family Apiaceae and is related to parsley, carrots, and celery.

Coriander is generally thought to be native to the Mediterranean and parts of southwestern Europe. Experts believe its use dates back to at least 5,000 B.C. […]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Article, Nutrition|

A-Z of Herbs and Spices C is for Celery and Cinnamon

From our resident food explorer Krissy Billiczky
Celery originated in Mediterranean regions and the Middle East. The Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans grew this vegetable as an aromatic and medicinal plant.

It’s claimed medicinal purposes were probably attributable to its volatile oils, contained in all portions, but mostly the seed. During ancient times Ayurvedic physicians used celery seed to […]

By |April 1st, 2020|Article, Nutrition|