1. There is no magic pill or tea. Weight loss is 80% what you eat and 20% exercise. Yes, both are important and it’s you who has to put in the work. Sometimes I wish I could workout all day and just eat whatever I want, but unfortunately it doesn’t work like this. 2. The only diet that will work is the one you can keep forever. If you opt for short fixes (“lose 10 pounds in 1 week”), the results will also be short term. Think about it: if you only make some changes for a week, you will only see results for aRead More →

Our first toe-dip in the raw world was a promising success. We know that the best amount of nutrients are preserved with minimum to none heating, so we believe in the raw concept, although far from religiously. But raw protein-rich foods were something we wanted to try for a long time. So here’s the story of our first try. We used the food processor for this task; we can only guess that you can also use the blender. And that’s pretty much the only utensil you need. Ingredients we have popped in the processor: nuts mix (Brazil, cashew, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans) – 150g datesRead More →

We’re very excited to tell you that Wren Kitchens reached out to us to take part in the #LittleKitchen campaign. The campaign is all about getting children involved in the kitchen – cooking and eating nutritious, wholesome meals and having fun doing so. This was right down our alley. In a time when fast food consumption is dangerously high, teaching children where food comes from and how easy it is to eat healthily is a simple way to make things better. Update: This recipe made it into the #littleKitchen e-book! Whoop whoop! You can read about the campaign and download the e-book here. We’re crazyRead More →

One would naively think that when someone or some company starts to develop and sell a new food product or a chef invents or reinvents some recipe, they actually invest in a lab test that would count the calories based on some complex unknown maths. Well, while there are lab tests behind it, most of the popular foods have had tests done decades ago and industry today still takes advantage of them, without even contributing to the costs of those tests. How do we calculate the number of calories? So you might already know this, if you don’t here it is. Foods are made upRead More →

Probably many weren’t too attracted by chemistry lessons at school, but since what happens in our bodies continuously is pure chemistry, then some base knowledge should be required before reading articles about vitamins, antioxidants and free radicals While oxygen is a life sustaining chemical in general, it also causes oxidising of cells as a regular biochemical reaction (1-2% of the cells are damaged overall in the process). This oxidising is causing cell damage, which can trigger cancer and other degenerative diseases, but more importantly the damaged cells produce a waste formed of their freed molecules that have unpaired electrons. These molecules are called free radicalsRead More →

Going to various places around the world, made it clear to us that each region has a specific set of oils handier than others, so there aren’t really rules that apply everywhere. There’s definitely the economic point of view, some oils cost differently around different parts of the world. There is one thing we don’t do anymore and that is deep frying. This doesn’t mean you should’t do it at all, but try to minimise it to as less as possible. And by that I mean monthly. Or even less than that :). But, you see, if you do own an oil with a highRead More →