WATER: make the ordinary extraordinary

Water, my drink of preference . Why…… because 60% of our body is water. We all need it, a big part of us is made up of water and its always available. Sparkling or still, whether from the wildest snow capped mountains that feed pure melted snow into crystal clear streams or the gush from your kitchen tap,…

NASI GORENG WITH A TWIST

Gluten, dairy, sugar free and you guessed it…… super easy and delicious…my nasi goreng! Be creative, own your recipes and change ingredients to suit the seasons, what you have in the garden or fridge and your personal tastes. On one of our trips to Asia once, I remember the whole family eating Nasi Goreng for breakfast almost…

FRESH GRAPEFRUIT JUICE

Sometimes simple is unbeatable. We too often search the world for fabulousness and forget what is under our very eyes. Paddling in the shallows at the beach while the sun slips under the horizon, reading a funny book under the dappled shade of a beautiful old tree on a hot summers day, the gurgling laughter of children, a…

GINGER, LEMON AND HONEY TEA

Winter sneezes, coughs and colds can be kept in check with this warming lemon, ginger tea. There are  lots of things we can do to keep ourselves healthy throughout the winter that are natural, cheap, easy to do and don’t involve multiple trips to the chemist shop, doctor or stockpiles of tissues. Simple, uncomplicated changes to…

BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE

Be berry healthy with blueberries! Smoothies are a great way to maximise nutrition when you are pushed for time. I tend to stick to the same formula with my smoothies and just vary the fruit. I don’t have these everyday but they are delicious, healthy  and good to include on a regular basis into your diet. Smoothies…

GREEN SMOOTHIE…..my go to energiser

Drink green and stay lean! 19seventies girl has been drinking juices and green concoctions off and on, since the late 70’s. The recipes and equipment has changed somewhat, but I have always felt the benefits of fresh vegetable juices more than any vitamin supplement could ever dish up. Hip and trendy green smoothies are on many a café and…

 ALMOND MYLK, WHY NOT MAKE YOUR OWN!

The supermarket shelves are emptied as fast as they are restocked with alternate milk or mylk products. Next time you reach for a carton…..stop…… read the label and think about making your own almond milk. Just when 19seventiesgirl thought she had ditched enough of the processed foods, more surprises appear around the corner. Milk and…

GOLDEN STRAWBERRY MYLK

Voo doo, hoo doo, as Mr 70’s says…… Anything 19seventiesgirl makes, left of centre in the kitchen, is given a sceptical raised eyebrow from Mr 70’s. When he drank, after some deliberation; the strawberry, turmeric smoothie I made him, I was indeed surprised.  Recently he has put the lycra on and taken up bike riding, to…

PEACH BELLINI

From Venice with love….. the peach bellini….. The Bellini developed in Venice, had the original version made from fresh white peach juice and chilled Prosecco. I used my beautiful, succulent, yellow peaches that are sweet, juicy and the colour of a golden sun setting on the horizon of a hot summer’s night. The chilled peach juice…