A marriage made in heaven – raw cacao & coconut oil!

Raw Almond Butter Cups
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw, Refined-Sugar Free

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
2/3 cup cacao powder
2 tbsp raw honey/coconut nectar/maple syrup
5 drops stevia


1/4 cup raw almond butter
1/4 + 1/8 tsp nutritional yeast (trust me here. It helps give the filling a “Reese’s taste”)
8 drops vanilla creme stevia (or maple syrup to taste)
pinch of salt


10 Ways You Can Reduce Your Sugar Intake To Protect Your Teeth

If there is one piece of advice relating to how you can reduce the risk of cavities and loose teeth that every dentist, including the experts at Perth Dental Clinic, Dental O So Gentle, has given their patients, it would be to ‘Reduce the amount of sugar you intake’. Of course, knowing what you have to do it is one thing, but for the person who actually has to act the question they have is ‘How do I do it?’ Well, to help everyone who wants to cut down how much sugar they intake, here are 10 quick and simple ways it can be done.

#1 Set The Ground Rules From The Start: The best way to achieve anything is to have a plan in place that you are going to follow. When you trying to reduce sugar, rather than randomly taking actions as you go along, take some time to plan ahead, and think of the times and places times when you might weaken so you can prepare for them.

#2 Set Yourself A Daily Quota: From the outset, you must set yourself a quota of how many sugary foods and drinks you will be allowed to have each day. You also want to include in your quota at what times of the day you are allowed your intake of sugary foods.

#3 Be Accountable: You have a much better chance of achieving your goals if you have someone to support you and to whom you are accountable. It could be your spouse, partner, a friend, a family member, or best of all, someone else who is trying to reduce their own sugar intake.


6 Reasons Why Ghee is Better Than Butter

6 Reasons Why Ghee is Better Than Butter

Ghee (also known as clarified butter) is a staple of Asian and Arabic cooking and is created by separating milk solids and water from the fat in butter. Butter is simmered over heat and as the water evaporates, the milk solids that float to the surface are skimmed off to remove any impurities. The milk proteins which sink to the bottom are also discarded leaving a clear liquid fat which is rich in vitamins. The simmering of the butter creates an aromatic and nutty flavour.

Here’s 6 reasons why nutrient rich ghee is better for you:

1. Ghee is very high in vitamin A as well as containing vitamins E and K. These vitamins are fat-soluble which are stored in the gastrointestinal tract and which help to maintain a healthy metabolism.

2. Ghee is a medium chain fatty acid and, like coconut oil, has many properties which are linked to weight loss. Ghee contains essential omega fatty acids such as CLA (Conjugated Linolenic Acid). CLA has been shown to cause fat loss and improve body composition in research from the Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology in Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Other studies have shown that CLA content is 300-500% higher in beef and dairy from grass-fed cows, compared to grain-fed cows. These benefits are also gained through the consumption of ghee from grass fed cows.


Why You Should Hire A Professional Agency To Design Your Health Food Store’s Website

Why You Should Hire A Professional Agency To Design Your Health Food Store’s Website

As the owner or manager of a health food store, we are sure there are many aspects of your business that you need to do yourself, and there are others that you have already outsourced or would like to. If you are considering a new website for your health food store then the professional website designers at www.slinkywebdesign.com.au strongly advise you to add this to the ‘outsource’ column.

You might be thinking, ‘Of course they would say that’; however, their advice is given, not simply in the hope that you choose them, but from their experience of clients coming to them in need of help, having first tried to build their website themselves. Not only have these clients got nowhere near to completing their website, but the amount of time they have wasted, which could have been better spent running their health food store, is staggering.

So, assuming you do not want to be in the same situation, let us look at why hiring a professional website design agency is not only the most sensible choice but is also the correct business decision with regards to your completed website being able to help your health food store’s success to grow.

The first benefit is one we have already mentioned and that is time. A web design agency will have experts in each of the fields necessary to build websites and so, rather than you as one person doing it all, they will have an entire team. This not only speeds up the whole process so that your website is ready to go live much sooner, but it means your time is spent doing what you do best…managing your health food store.


Why You Should Use Facebook Ads To Promote Your Restaurant

Why You Should Use Facebook Ads To Promote Your Restaurant

If you have spent any time considering how digital marketing can help boost your restaurant business, you cannot have escaped the fact that advertising on social media is massive online. The question is which social media channels you should use, and if you were to ask an online marketing agency like Slinky Digital, they would advise you that Facebook ads offer restaurants several advantages.

The first and most obvious point about Facebook is that it is the largest social platform on the internet. As such, logic tells us that in your local catchment area, the chances are that more of the people you would hope to target in any digital marketing campaign for your restaurant will be on Facebook than on any other social media website.

For example, Facebook has more than double the number of users than Instagram and more than TikTok, Weibo, Pinterest, Twitter, Snapchat, and Reddit combined. We are not saying you should not consider using any of the other social media sites, especially if you wish to target some of the demographic groups that use them, but any paid advertising campaign for your restaurant is going to be less effective if Facebook is not included in it.

We mentioned demographics in the last paragraph, and should you choose to use Facebook ads as part of your social media campaign, Facebook’s ability to pinpoint exactly the audience you wish to target makes it so much more effective.


How to Add Heat to Your Recipes

How to Add Heat to Your Recipes

Using spicy food recipes can be quite beneficial for your health. Studies show capsaicin can work as an endorphin to help with depression. It can also work as an antioxidant that can protect your cells and prevent free radicals known for causing cancer. There also other helpful benefits of spicy food like weight loss and digestion.

However, if you’re not all that creative in the kitchen, then you may be wondering how you can add heat to your recipes. Read on for some helpful advice. You can then create a masterpiece in the kitchen and sit back with a glass of wine and relax.

Hot Sauce

A quick, easy, and affordable way to add heat to your food is a hot sauce. It’s versatile for use with vegetables and meat, and it’s something you can add after the food is cooked if not everyone in your family likes their food to have a kick.

Sriracha and tabasco are popular options, and you can pick these up from your local supermarket. You can even find more comprehensive flavours and heat levels from markets and online.

Hot Chillies

Whether you’re preparing a Mexican feast, or you’re just looking to spice up an ordinary dish, then consider hot chillies. You can pick these up from local food markets and supermarkets, and you can even grow them yourself.


How to Pick Drug Rehab Facilities for a Loved One 

How to Pick Drug Rehab Facilities for a Loved One 

Once you or a loved one has made the first step in realising a drug rehab facility is a necessity; it’s then time to choose one. What works for one individual might not work for another, so this step is a wholly personal one. What do you need to consider before choosing one? Read on to find out.

Step 1: Determine Your Goals and Needs

Everyone has a different set of goals when it comes to sobriety. Some people need help to get drugs and alcohol out of their system and manage the withdrawal symptoms. Others require assistance with getting through the many trying months of recovery. You may even see the need for a unique drug rehab facility based on what you’re addicted to

Before you start looking at your options, write down what you hope to achieve from the experience. It can matter a great deal.

Step 2: Consult a Professional

Rather than pick a drug rehab facility on your own, enlist the help of a professional. A general practitioner can look at your substance abuse problem and align it with the best type of facility to help. They can also walk through inpatient and outpatient treatment options, your budget, and various programmes that might be available.


How to Keep Kitchen Floors Looking Spotless

Anyone involved in commercial cleaning, or even responsible for their own household chores, need to know how to keep a kitchen floor clean. In most cases, your health and safety depend on it.

However, in a commercial environment, a sparkling clean floor becomes even more critical. Knowing how to achieve that desired result, and having an effective process to follow day in, day out, can make all the difference. Read on to learn what it takes.


During food preparation and food service, a lot of food can drop on the floor. It can then become trampled under foot and flattened into your flooring. Sweeping takes no time at all, but it can certainly make a significant difference to the cleanliness of your floors when it’s not done often.

Make a point of cleaning up after every major food preparation exercise, and during regular checks of the eating area once customers have left. Then, when it comes time to haul out the cleaning liquids, much of the hard work is already complete.

Cleaning Fluids

In the fast-paced food industry, time is of the essence. You want to complete tasks quickly and effectively. Therefore, most of us will be guilty of using our eyes as our measuring tools for cleaning fluids, rather than the directions on the bottle and a measuring cup.