Organic Coconut Butter is an absolute Honest to Goodness favourite and we want to let everybody know why…

 

1. It’s made from 100% pure coconutty goodness.

Our Organic Coconut Butter is made purely from 100% certified organic coconut flesh! It contains all of coconut’s natural fibre, nutrients and healthy fats. Coconut Butter is different to coconut oil as the flesh and fat are blended together to form a rich, creamy texture.

2. Coconut Butter is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, paleo & vegan! Plus it’s free from any added nasties or added sweeteners.

All of these qualities make Organic Coconut Butter fit for just about everyone!

3. Coconut Butter can be used as an ingredient for both sweet and savoury dishes.

Use Organic Coconut Butter in baking and raw desserts, substitute for nut butter, add it as a creamy coconut flavour in sauces or as a thickener in curries, blend it into a smoothie or drizzle over granola.

4. You can even use it to make coconut milk & cream.

Simply add (warm) water to coconut butter and…voila! You have back up coconut milk & cream.

To make COCONUT CREAM: Mix 2 parts coconut butter with 1 part water.

To make COCONUT MILK: Mix 1 part coconut butter with 2 parts water.

5. Coconut Butter tastes like absolute heaven!

This spread is not only nutritious, but seriously melt-in-your-mouth delicious!! It’s heavenly creamy and has the delightful sweet taste of coconut flesh. Be warned: spoonfuls of this stuff is highly addictive!

 

COCONUT BUTTER COOKING TIPS:

  • Depending on the climate of its environment, coconut butter can be smooth and soft, runny, crumbly, or rock hard! To melt hardened Organic Coconut Butter it just needs to be heated through gently: simply place your jar in a warm water bath (making sure it is sealed up properly) OR leave it out in the sun on your window sill OR place the jar in a warm (not hot) oven for a few minutes.
  • Oil separation of coconut butter occurs naturally. If a hard top layer of coconut oil forms, simply warm it using a method above and blend the oil back through the flesh with a spoon.
  • Do not use coconut butter for any high heat cooking or the flesh will burn – this includes the microwave!

 

 

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Here at Honest to Goodness we have recently expanded our operation with the addition of more warehousing space. This will enable us to bring you more goodness and a more efficient service. Here is a little short video update on the move which took place in late August 2016.

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Natural Home Remedies

There are thousands of different synthetic chemicals used in common household products that people (and their families) are exposed to every day, without realising this could really affect their health. You’d be surprised how many toxins and chemicals are hidden in the long list of ingredients in manufactured products – a lot of which have not been tested for human safety, and most of which are not understood by an average person anyway!

Take a step away from expensive, store-bought household products which are full of added nasties, and instead open up your pantry to experiment with some DIY home remedies! You can whip up loads of natural concoctions to use at home, for cleaning right through to the beauty department! Here are some easy and cost-effective home remedies to get you started…

ALL-PURPOSE CLEANER

DIY All-Purpose Natural Cleaning Spray

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Many commercial all-purpose cleaners are loaded with toxic and polluting substances that can be harmful to our health and our environment. Try out making your own multi-purpose cleaner using some basic pantry staples.

 

All you will need is…

Directions
Pour from ¼ to ½ cup of vinegar into an empty spray bottle and add 2 tablespoons of bi-carb soda. Add a few drops of your chosen essential oil (to help cut the vinegar smell) and then fill the rest of the bottle with water. Lightly shake to combine the contents.

 

NATURAL FOOD COLOURING

DIY natural food colouring

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For natural ways of dying food, icing or children’s play dough, here are some interesting ways to produce a rainbow of colours WITHOUT introducing unnecessary additives and nasties!

Deep coloured vegetables, fruits, spices and concentrated fruit powders produce some vibrant results. However do keep in mind that when using food as a natural colouring agent, they can alter the flavour of food (or icing!). Gradual additions, taste testing and adjustments of the recipe will be required to suit your taste.

 

To make something…

Green: use some Organic Spirulina Powder for a vibrant forest green or Organic Alfalfa Powder for a pale green colour.

Yellow: add Organic Turmeric Powder. (Bear in mind that Turmeric is known for staining – be careful if giving your kids play dough that has been coloured using Turmeric!)

Purple: add Organic Macqui Powder or Organic Acai Powder. Chopped up red cabbage steeped in boiling water will also leave you a vibrant purple liquid!

Blue/Teal: Stir a bit of Bi-carb Soda into ready-made red cabbage water (above) to produce a lovely teal blue.

 

DRY SHAMPOO

DIY Dry Shampoo

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Dry shampoos have become a popular hair care essential, however commercial dry shampoos can be very pricey and contain unknown nasties as well as damaging ingredients to your hair and scalp. So why not make a natural organic alternative?

The basic idea of a dry shampoo is to put an oil absorbing substance (like arrowroot or starch) on your hair to absorb the oil and leave it looking clean.

 

You will need…

Directions
Mix ingredients together with a spoon. Using an old make up brush, apply to the roots of your hair and brush through.

 

FACE MASK

Spirulina Face Mask

Fancy a no-nasties organic spa facial? Wander no further than your kitchen!

The skin-nourishing green superfood powder Spirulina acts a rich source of anti-oxidants with an amazing range of vitamins and minerals. The chlorophyll in the Organic Spirulina Powder helps to draw out toxins, whilst cleansing and tightening your pores. Pure Organic Coconut Oil keeps your skin moisturised and hydrated, and together with Spirulina, these ingredients are both anti-bacterial and anti-ageing.

This mask leaves you with a noticeable difference to the condition of your skin…it’s certainly worth the try!

You will need…

Directions
Combine all ingredients in small container and apply to your face. Leave on for 15-20 minutes and then wash off.

 

Stock up on a range of versatile pantry goods to whip up some natural remedies and make your household a toxin-free home!

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Organic Barley - Ancient Grain

  • What is Barley?

Barley is a primary go-to grain in many families’ pantry, as it gives a delicious nutty flavour and chewy texture to more dishes beyond the classic winter soup.

  • Why should I use Barley?

As well as being high in fibre and protein, barley also packs good sources of selenium, manganese and phosphorus. It is a simple and delicious substitute for ingredients such as rice, pasta or cous cous.

  • How can I use Barley?

Pearl Barley has been polished, removing the bran layers of the whole grain. The pearl/hulling process leaves a pale, creamy-coloured grain that cooks much easier and faster than unhulled barley, and it is less chewy. Enjoy pearl barley as a tasty addition to soups, salads, stews or as a simple side dish.

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Rolled Barley is a nutritious breakfast alternative to the usual rolled oats, but can also be added in baking, breads and stews.

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  • LOOKING FOR SOME INSPIRATION? TRY THESE GREAT BARLEY RECIPES:

Barley, Rainbow Chard & Lemon Risotto

Baked Rolled Barley with Figs & Berries

10 Best Barley Recipes via The Guardian

 

 

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  • What is Millet?

A staple for thousands of years, the versatile grain millet can be made creamy like porridge or fluffy like rice. Commonly thought of as a bird seed, this gluten free cereal grain may be small in size but it definitely packs the good stuff!

  • Why should I use Millet?

In recent years millet has been driven into the spotlight due to being naturally gluten free and being one of the few highly alkalising grains. Millet contains an array of minerals, in particular magnesium, and also has pre biotic properties. It is an easy, mildly nutty tasting addition to many dishes.

  • How can I use Millet?
Hulled Millet Graincan be enjoyed and used instead of rice, potatoes or many other grains. Try adding millet to soups or stews, prepare as a breakfast porridge or mix it through salads.
To prepare: Rinse 1 cup of hulled millet and remove any stones or unhulled pieces. It is recommended to soak your millet for 8-24 hours prior to preparing it. Rinse again after soaking, then place in a saucepan with 2-2.5 cups of water, depending on how soft you want the grain once cooked. Bring to the boil, cover and let simmer for about 25 minutes. Once all the water has evaporated, the millet is ready.
Millet Flour has a subtle sweet flavour and is commonly used in combination with other flours in baking. It is best used in flat bread, muffins and cookies. Substitute 1/4 of millet flour for an equal amount of wheat flour in your recipe.

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Puffed Millet is a nutritious, gluten free, light breakfast cereal that can also be used as simple addition to snack recipes such as granola bars, smoothies and crackers.

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  • TRY THESE MILLET RECIPES:

Polenta of Millet & Amaranth with Pumpkin Sage Garlic

Millet and Spiced Vegetable Pilaf

- Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Puffed Millet Bars

Mixed Berry and Millet Muffins

 

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organic buckwheatWhat is Buckwheat?

Despite its name, buckwheat is actually a fruit seed and contains zero wheat; it is nutritious and naturally gluten free! It has a mild nutty flavour and is highly versatile; it can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes.

Why should I use Buckwheat?

Buckwheat is commonly used by gluten free or plant based eaters due to the fact it is full of high quality protein as well as fibre and trace minerals such as manganese. Apart from the health benefits, it is also inexpensive and simple to prepare.

How can I use Buckwheat?

Hulled Buckwheat Also referred to as groats/buckinis (if activated), can be prepared and enjoyed by cooking like rice or sprouting. Enjoy in stews, soups and salads or as an alternative breakfast grain. To sprout: Soak 1 cup of well rinsed raw buckwheat groats in 3 cups of water for 6 hours or overnight. Rinse thoroughly, if you repeat this soaking and rinsing process a few times you can have fully sprouted buckwheat within 48 hours!

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Buckwheat Flour Is most famously used to make gluten- free nutty flavoured pancakes. It can be substituted for wheat flour in recipes which do not require the mixture to rise. If you are after a fluffier result when baking cakes or bread, buckwheat flour is best combined with a self-raising flour. Use in pancakes, muffins, crackers, noodles/pasta, cookies and waffles.

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Organic Buckwheat (Soba) Noodles A popular Japanese staple that can be enjoyed in both hot and cold dishes. Cook, rinse and serve cold with a variety of dipping sauces or in a hot clear broth. To cook: Fill a large bowl with icy cold water near the sink. Bring a pot of water to boil, sprinkle salt and drop in the noodles. Cook for 2 minutes then drain and rinse thoroughly under cold water, gently shake the soba until the cooking film is rinsed away. Immediately put in the ice bath, drain and serve.

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Great Buckwheat Recipes:

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