Back to basics: The stuff of bad childhood memories, even the word ‘cabbage’ sounds dreary – but forget all that and let this misunderstood brassica win your heart
My family loves making and using all things DIY, including body care items. Coconut oil and essential oils are favorites in my house and making body butter is loved by all my teen daughters. We enjoy passing on the recipes we discover and love to everyone so they can enjoy them as well. These DIY body butters are natural and can be customized to fit your own preferences. Toxic free and DIY is what I am all about.
I like to use the hand mixer with just one beater on it and I add my ingredients in a pint or quart jar depending on how much I am making. I fill the jar 3/4 full with solid coconut oil and I add the other ingredients on top and blend right inside the jar for about three minutes, whipping up the oil into a creamy body butter. Then I simply add another scoop of the virgin coconut oil if needed and mix again for a minute or two. When finished, I just screw the lid on and the only clean up is the one beater. You are mixing right in your storing container. The body butter stays good for about a year and does not need to be refrigerated but it can melt if it gets too warm.
How to bake with vegetables
OK, so baking a courgette into a decadent cake won’t make it super-healthy, but you’d be surprised what it can do for the texture. The same goes for this clever, low-carb pizza base
i made this gorgeous chocolate cake last night that consists of nothing but 6 eggs, 400 gr melted chocolate [45% cocoa] and a large cupful of ground almonds though half almonds /half spelt flour works too.
melt choc, add eggs, beat, add almonds/flour with a teaspoon of baking powder mixed through, stir gently, bake at 160 c for 40-50 mins.
i also made ganache with another 100 gr of choc and equal amount of cream.