A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Vegetarian Chili- starring Millet!

    Filed under :beans, chickpeas, Chili, Cinnamon, cumin, lentils, millet, quinoa, turmeric, turnip, Vegetarian, whole grains, zucchini
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    Quinoa-Lentil-Millet Vegetarian Chili

    Veggie Chili packed with millet, quinoa and lentils!

    I’ve learnt a lot thus far in my few weeks at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition.  The health issues with white flour, for example, which make a strong case to switch to whole grains.  White flour robs your body of nutrients and the refining process removes most of the nutrients that are in the whole grain to begin with.  White flour doesn’t pack as much healthy fibre as whole grains, nor does it have the rich natural compendium of vitamins and minerals. 

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    Chicken Linguini in a White Wine-Butter Sauce

    Filed under :Basil, Chicken, Italian, linguini, oregano, Pasta, wine, zucchini
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    This dish was one of the favourites when W came for dinner.  It’s quite simple to make, and how can you go wrong with white wine  and butter, really?

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