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15

Aug
2019

In Health Tips

By Jin

Why Is Eating Local Food Important?

On 15, Aug 2019 | In Health Tips | By Jin

Thank you for being a great neighbour!
Every time you head to your neighbourhood store to fill your fridge or stock your pantry, you are making more impact than you might realize.

Benefit your health
Local = Seasonal, so when you choose a local shop, and they offer you locally grown and prepared foods, that food is fresher and can be cleaner (less pesticides or preservatives). Fresh, clean foods are nutrient -rich, health supporting foods. Read more…

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03

Aug
2019

In Recipes

By Jin

Harvest Box Recipe: Make Pesto!

On 03, Aug 2019 | In Recipes | By Jin

By Christina Wilton, DragonflyThrive Health

The harvest box keeps building a meal plan for me – seasonal and fresh.

This week I saw dandelion greens and heaps of basil and knew tonight’s dinner would be… Pesto! Rounded out with some gnocchi and smoked tofu (found at West Wood, of course) and I had a quick and nutritious dinner. Read more…

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05

Jul
2019

In Recipes

By Jin

Harvest Box Recipe: Orecchiette with Fennel

On 05, Jul 2019 | In Recipes | By Jin

By Guilaine Boyce, Holistic Nutritionist

Nutritional highlight:
Fennel is a rich source of beta-carotene (vitamin A precursor) and vitamin C1 and its characteristic sweet anise fragrance and flavour is largely due to the constituent anethole2. Research is revealing that anethole has anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects2. Fennel is a well-known carminative herb in traditional herbal medicine, with a soothing action on the gastrointestinal tract to help relieve intestinal cramping and flatulence3. Read more…

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