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My Simpl Resolution

My Simpl Resolution

It’s that time of year again, the end of the old and the start of a new. It’s the time to try and re-invent yourself, or finally kick that bad habit you’ve been talking about for the last 12 months. Yes - the infamous New Year’s resolution. The first recorded New Year’s resolution dates back to Ancient Babylon. The Babylonians are said to have started the tradition during the Akitua 12-day New Year celebration. During this festival, the Ancient Babylonians would plant crops, crown a new king, and make promises to the gods to pay their debts and return borrowed...

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Got Milk?

Got Milk?

It wasn't long ago when you could go to a coffee shop and ask for a coffee with milk without having to specify what kind of milk. Dare you to try that today at your big brand or even local coffee shop... good luck. The varieties don't just range from skim milk to full fat anymore, but now cater for all dietary and allergic restrictions.   You now have the option to pick from so many different milk alternatives; Soy, Almond, Coconut, Oat, Goat, Rice, Cashew, Hemp, Pea, and the list goes on. Each milk alternative has its advantages and disadvantages,...

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It's A Date!

It's A Date!

As a child, I can vaguely remember the dates my grandmother kept in her kitchen - those little wrinkly things that were NOT plums. She used to trick us and put them in her muffins and cakes, but I knew better... I thought. I disliked the texture, the taste was too sweet, and they just didn't look all that appealing. Who wants to eat a wrinkled fruit? ...15 years later... I do!   Date palm is probably the most ancient cultivated tree in the world, and can even be found mentioned in the bible. Fossil records show that the date...

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Nettle me this, Nettle me that.

Nettle me this, Nettle me that.

To many, this plant is seen as nothing more than a pesky weed, but the nettle plant (Urtica dioica) also known as stinging nettle, is surprisingly more than that - it's a popular herbal remedy with many amazing benefits! This herbaceous plant, with its fine hairs on both leaves & steam, contains a stinging chemical that causes pain & an itchy irritation when it comes in contact with the skin. However, when its leaves are processed (through drying, freeze-drying, or cooking), the effects of the chemical are lost and the plant can be safely consumed. So why am I talking...

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