The Best Fruit Mince Pies

I just love these fruit mince pies. Nothing compares to home made mince pies. I have to credit the recipe for these to Teresa Cutter the Healthy Chef. I have altered the recipe somewhat (because I just can’t leave anything alone) so I’ll include my version here too. Teresa Cutter’s website includes a few variations…

Sodium and Children

Sodium is found in our diet predominantly in the form of sodium chloride (more commonly known as salt). The human body needs some sodium to help maintain fluid balance, transmit nerve impulses and for muscle activity. In general, the modern diet is high in sodium and deficiencies are rare. Dietary sodium in excess of our…

Pumpkin mini-muffins

I can’t get enough of these scrumptious mini-muffins. Pumpkin mini-muffins Ingredients (makes about 24 mini muffins) 1 1/2 cups roasted pumpkin puree 1/2 cup olive oil 3 large eggs 3/4 cup caster sugar 1tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 cup…