Asparagus, AKA ‘Sparrow Grass” AKA “Aspar Grass” gets its English name from the Latin, which got it from the Greek, which in turn came from the Persian “Asparag” meaning shoot or sprout.
The 5 non-negotiables for a healthy day
We all have non-negotiables in our lives, whether it is our morning coffee, a weekly massage or a night watching our favourite TV series. Its something we look forward to, something we think helps us function or even our reward to get us through a hard day
Healthy Cooking Time-Savers
After a long day of work or study, crafting a healthy meal may not excite or delight you, but realistically, this is the time we need it most. To restore and replenish.
Resurrecting appliancesWe had a council clean up a few months ago and I went through each room as we all do trying to remember what I needed to clear out. Clean ups always prompt me to sell things, give things away and dispose of what is not salvageable.
Grapes are an old world fruit and have thus been used in Europe and the middle east since time immemorial. Cultivated by the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians their use in the production of wine has a long and rich history.
Macadamia Nuts are Good for You!
Macadamias are a high energy food and contain no cholesterol. The natural oils in macadamias contain 78% monounsaturated fats, the highest of any oil including olive oil. Research is showing that monounsaturated fats can assist in lowering blood cholesterol levels and reduce the incidence of heart disease.
The Summer Cleanse
As soon as we pass Christmas and New Years, most people feel like doing a detox or committing to a new year’s resolution. I’m not one for restrictive and challenging ‘diets’ just because it’s the beginning of the year, but do encourage people to do what I call ‘palate resets’.
Before rushing out to buy the latest exotic berry from the Himalayas it may be worth
while to reconsider our long trusted, but medicinally overlooked little blue friend.
12 Changes for Better Health
It's the time of year when the gym gets very busy as people try to live up to their New Year's resolutions. Instead of being active for a couple of weeks and forgetting it until next year. I have developed a list of 12 changes so that at the end of the year you have made significant improvements in your health. Usually maintaining change requires at least a month, so try to really adopt this change for at least a month until it becomes part of the routine.
We've been in SA!!
Over our Christmas/New Year Break we have mixed a little business with pleasure - visiting our friends Shane & Julie Eldridge in Murray Bridge, SA.
It's starting to feel alot like Christmas...
Stonefruit Galore, Fruit Mince Tarts, Gluten Free Puddings, Nougat, Shortbread Biscuits - all now available. Treat yourself to something festive this week!
The Not-so-Humble Carrot
What can we say about a vegetable that is widely known to impart the super human qualities of being able to see in the dark? It is obviously true, because rabbits don’t wear glasses, but science has also come to the party identifying carrots as a very high source of pro-vitamin A.
Veggie-Packed Fried Rice
..and why I prefer white rice over brown rice and why I eat my rice col.
My kids LOVE fried rice. Although I try to limit grains as much as possible in favour of more nutrient-dense foods to fill their little bellies, we still do have grains occasionally IF they are properly prepared through soaking, sprouting or fermenting.
Are you reacting to your dinner ?
If you constantly have an upset stomach, headaches or skin problems chances are you have thought about whether something you were eating was triggering your symptoms.
How to effortlessly introduce more fibre into your day
Dietary fibre offers numerous benefits to health and via many health channels we are encouraged to increase our daily fibre intake. While this sounds good in theory and definitely something to aim for, how is this advice actually put into practice?
To help out, here I am discussing the ins and outs of fibre and some easy ways to effortlessly enjoy more.
“What began as a National Geographic expedition to find the longest living cultures evolved into a recipe for living longer”.
In case you’re not familiar with it, the Blue Zones are areas of the world where people live the longest.
People in the Blue Zones reach 100 years of age at 10 times the average rate and they appear to be happier. All. Of. The. Time.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
So take this opportunity to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.
Top 7 Prebiotics – Why You Should Eat Them
Prebiotics are ‘non digestible food ingredients that beneficially affect the host by selectively stimulating the growth and/or activity of one or limited number of bacteria in the colon that can improve the host’.
Prebiotics are only found in plants, mostly vegetables. These plant fibres are not digested by us. They make there way through our small intestine to our colon relatively unchanged. When they get to the colon they act as food that can stimulate the bacteria. The bacteria ferment them that’s why you often hear them referred to as ‘fermentable fibres’.
Smoothie Bowl Anyone ?
With the warmer weather finally here it's time to ditch the oats, quinoa and eggs (at least once a week) for a smoothie bowl.
All you will need is a good blender and 5 minutes.
The Top 20 Immune Boosting Foods
Many foods have immune stimulating effects and it is easy to include them into your diet on a daily basis. Additionally, by eating organic and seasonally you can be assured that your diet will be super rich in essential vitamins and minerals. We can make a huge difference to our health by eating the right foods as food really is medicine!
Kick Start Your Health with a Detox
Detoxification is the process used to improve the release of both internal and external toxins and repair the damage they have done. Toxins may enter our bodies through the skin (heavy metals and solvents), via the lungs (cigarette smoke, traffic smog etc), and particularly within our food and water.
All detoxification programs involve the release and elimination of toxins from various organs and cells. The toxins are eliminated through various channels such as the kidneys, skin, bowel and liver. Primarily, a detoxification program focuses on the liver and the bowel, as these are the body’s primary defence against toxins.
Full Cream, Low Fat, Skim, Homo, Unhomo ?
Here are some commonly used terms when it comes to describing milk... as well as some need to know information.
Raising eco friendly kids
Organic baby food is popular, which is great to see. But we all know raising eco friendly kids takes a lot more than simply thinking about the food baby needs. It can be tough for a new parent to navigate the information that surrounds green parenting. We don’t profess to be experts by any stretch of the imagination. We do however try to support parents raise the next generation of organic minded, eco friendly and environmentally aware kids.
How to ace spring time parties with Lettuce Deliver
Getting organic food delivered isn’t the only thing on our minds of late. Spring is in the air and we’re certainly feeling the warm, happy vibes.
Spring is a great time to start planning social occasions and family gatherings. We love a good party at Lettuce Deliver, so we’ve got a great bunch of tips for you to use to make your spring time fun shine.
Get up close and personal with organic food delivery service, Lettuce Deliver
To stay ahead in the Sydney organic food delivery service, you have to listen to your customers. Lettuce Deliver has been servicing Sydney with all your organic grocery and household item needs for almost two decades. One of the ways we do this is having an open door policy with our customers. We welcome your feedback and suggestions via email, social media and on the phone.
Making an eco-friendly kitchen
Lettuce Deliver isn’t only a place to order organic groceries online. We also stock a wide variety of household cleaning products, aromatherapy, books and even gift hampers and organic wines. One area that isn’t so much what to
Eating natural food products while undergoing chemotherapy
As a business that sells natural food products, we attract customers for a variety of different reasons. One of those reasons is because of cancer. Cancer is a shock for any individual or family. It often sees ordinary people doing whatever they can to help their loved one.One such way is to review and change the household approach to diet and cleaning products. Indeed, we get quite a few emails from people with cancer in the family. Many of whom are asking about specific natural food products and the items we stock.
Do more than buy organic groceries online: Share the love
It’s clear you do more than buy organic groceries online when you choose Lettuce Deliver. We can say that with absolute certainty now we have completed the survey.
We’ve learnt from our survey as well as time spent delivering yummy organic produce and other wonders to you all is how much of a community there is. The Lettuce Deliver team is one you regard well for customer service. You also rate the quality of our produce highly.
And the Winner is....
Thank you to every single lovely Lettuce Deliver customer who answered the call of our recent survey. We really appreciate the time you have taken to help shape the future of Lettuce Deliver.
Quite sincerely, we were overwhelmed by the generous responses. Hundreds of people responded to our survey. From 18 to 80, customers of less than 6 months through to ones that have been with us in the Tamarama days have answered the call.
Getting kids excited by local organic food
Choosing to convert to local organic food takes some preparation, especially if you have a family. Changing any eating habits can be tricky. It’s even tricker still when the kids are involved!
We all know different kids respond to meal times differently. And that sometimes, the healthy stuff is the hardest struggle of all.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
How to buy organic food online & avoid marketing trickery
When you go to buy organic food online, you might feel a little nervous. There are a lot of food claims out there that don’t seem to match up.
One of the things we’re most proud of at Lettuce Deliver is our commitment to an honest relationship with food. When we say food is organic, we mean organic food. This is why we include labelling and information when you buy organic food online with us you may not see elsewhere.
Don’t be so hard on your previous food choices
At Lettuce Deliver, we meet some customers who are really (and we mean really) giving themselves a hard time about not making the switch to organic produce sooner.
In our view, any switch is a good one. No matter what triggered the change or how you ate before, there’s no point in beating yourself up about prior eating habits.
Fighting the flu season with simple organic foods
July brings with it cold, wet and dreary weather. It also brings its fair share of chills, colds and flus. But did you know simple organic foods can help ward off colds and flu?
One of the best ways to get back on track when you are a little under the weather is to eat yourself to health. While food may not be the most appealing idea when you’re suffering a cold or flu, there are some simple foods and tricks you can use.
Is Organic Food worth the trouble?
Yes, we work in organic food delivery. So yes, every so often someone will pipe up to say that organic food isn’t worth the trouble. They’ll argue we need to face that with a growing population, we need to rely on high density farming, GMO and pesticides to survive. Or that organic food is downright mythical, like a unicorn.
But what is the truth behind organic food and why should we as consumers try to do our best to support organic?
Fighting Inflammation with Food
At Lettuce Deliver, we’re a big believer in food as medicine. When you think about it, it makes total sense that the fuel you put in your body can and does influence you health outcomes. As the old adage proclaims “you are what you eat”.
One of the things we often see when it gets cooler is the rise of arthritis, stiffer movement and inflammation. And as we enter the cooler months, we thought it might be a good time to look at eating for better health during winter.
Tips for changing your family eating habits
Healthy food habits don’t happen overnight. Organic food shopping can be quite overwhelming when you first begin your transition. Indeed, changing any form of eating habit can be difficult. This is especially true if you’re looking to overhaul your approach to food and retrain your habits.
But with a bit of encouragement and some nifty ideas, you can be changing your food habits and loving organic food shopping in no time.