Healthy Yummy Recipes

Firstly we have a delicious raw chocolate cake from River Cottage - 
absolutely healthy and totally yummy.  Get the recipe here.

And then we have a really nice, easy, healthy and yummy sweet snack.

Enjoy and please share any recipes that you have found that are tasty, sugar free and completely natural.


7 Baby Steps to Growing and Investing Money

I had the privilege of speaking at our church again recently at a special event called Money Sunday. It was a fantastic service and we even gave money to every single person who attended and challenged them to use it in one the 7  Baby Steps to Growing Your Money.  One of my many passions is to help people live financially free.  There is nothing quite as draining as financial problems.  This talk covers the 7 basic steps that will help anyone find true financial freedom.

Featured on BBC Radio - listen here

7 Baby Steps to Growing Your Money:

Baby Step 2 - DITCH DEBT
Baby Step 5 - SAVE 'N SPEND
Baby Step 6 - SOW SEEDS
Baby Step 7 - THINK

7 Baby Steps to Investing Your Money:


For more info on Angela's teaching on money see her books series Money Matters or book her for your event.


Daniel Fast - Odours, Tiredness and Pains

These are some of what can occur during a fast but don't be alarmed, it is only worse case scenario.  Many people don't go through all of this so don't worry.  This info is merely so that you understand what is happening in your body and that you don't become concerned if some of these symptoms present themselves.

Odours, tiredness, dizziness, headaches and other pains - these are some of the things that you will face during your fast.  As you continue to fast you body will begin to cleanse itself and eliminate toxins.  These toxins will come out of your body wherever they can which will mean that you might sweat more and your sweat will have a stronger smell than usual.  You breath will also be stronger than usual and so will you urine smell.  You may even get a funny taste in your mouth or feel that your tongue has a thick coat on it.  It sounds nasty, but for a while you will face unpleasant odours from your body, so brush well with a natural toothpaste (as you don't want to be putting toxins back into your body through your toothpaste) and use bicarbonate of soda as a deodorant and shoe deodoriser.  If have found that if you are a first time bicarbonate of soda user for your underarms it could sting so mix it with cornflour -  a good 50/50 mix will give you a gentle and natural deodorant that will absorb sweat and neutralise odours.

You could become very tired and feel emotionally low during your fast too - this is because your body is focusing all it's energy on getting these nasty toxins out of you.  Rest when you need to and don't give up your fast because when your energy returns it will be so much better than ever before.  Don't take on too much during a fast and do simple, enjoyable activities to keep your emotions stable.  This is the best time to pray too.

Aches and pains can also occur during a fast and that is also due to the toxins that are passing through your body.  You colon,liver and kidneys will be working very hard and this may cause some pain in your lower back or lower abdomen.  You could even develop flu like symptoms.  Drinking plenty of water will reduce the aches and pains - keep flushing your body with water.

Even though this sounds terribly negative remember that if you don't complete your fast then all these nasty toxins will remain and live in your body. Endure a few days of discomfort and reap the rewards at the end.   The discomfort usually doesn't last more than 5 -7 days but it all depends on how many toxins you allowed into your body before you started your fast.

Hang in there, happy fasting!


Daniel Fast - Food list

Every year we like to kick start the year with a fast so I thought it would be good to blog about it during the fast.   I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.  In preparation of our fast I have provided a list of foods to include in your diet during the Daniel Fast and foods to avoid.

Foods to include: 

All fruits. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Fruits include but are not limited to apples, apricots, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, figs, grapefruit, grapes, guava, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemons, limes, mangoes, nectarines, oranges, papayas, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, tangerines, watermelon

All vegetables. These can be fresh, frozen, dried, juiced or canned. Vegetables include but are not limited to artichokes, asparagus, beets, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chili peppers, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger root, kale, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mustard greens, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, radishes, rutabagas, scallions, spinach, sprouts, squashes, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, watercress, yams, zucchini, veggie burgers are an option if you are not allergic to soy.

All whole grains. Including but not limited to whole wheat, brown rice, millet, quinoa, oats, barley, grits, whole wheat pasta, whole wheat tortillas, rice cakes and popcorn.

All nuts and seeds: Including but not limited to sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, sesame. Also nut butters including peanut butter.

All legumes. These can be canned or dried. Legumes include but are not limited to dried beans, pinto beans, split peas, lentils, black eyed peas, kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, white beans.

All quality oils: Including but not limited to olive, canola, grape seed, peanut, and sesame.

Beverages: spring water, distilled water or other pure waters.

Other: tofu, soy products, vinegar, seasonings, salt, herbs and spices.

Foods to avoid:

All meat and animal products: Including but not limited to beef, lamb, pork, poultry, and fish.

All dairy products:  Including but not limited to milk, cheese, cream, butter, and eggs.

All sweeteners:  Including but not limited to sugar, raw sugar, honey, syrups, molasses, and cane juice.

All leavened bread:  Including Ezekiel Bread (it contains yeast and honey) and baked goods.

All refined and processed food: Including but not limited to artificial flavorings, food additives, chemicals, white rice, white flour, and foods that contain artificial preservatives.

All deep fried foods: Including but not limited to potato chips, French fries, corn chips.

All solid fats:  Including shortening, margarine, lard and foods high in fat.

Beverages: Including but not limited to coffee, tea, herbal teas, carbonated beverages, energy drinks, and alcohol.


I copied this list from The Daniel Fast Blog, more fast news, tips and recipes to follow.


Being YOU

Being YOU
The most powerful thing that you have to offer the world is the authentic you.  You are indisputably original.   Understanding your value will unlock your potential and take you to places that you never dreamed possible.

Are you tired of the same old, same old? Are you yearning for more out of life? Feel you can do so much better than you are? The great news is that the answer is not to be found in a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The answer is inside of YOU! Being You shows you exactly how you can begin your journey of self discovery and capitalise on your very own exclusive, unique brand – the authentic you! Get ready to turn your life around completely and live life the way you were meant to, simply by being you!

Find out:
  • How to discover the real you again – your passions, your talents, your purpose 
  • How to capitalise on your own unique brand – you - at work and in business 
  • How to use past failures as stepping stones to ultimate success 
  • How to live a more balanced life in today’s fast paced environment 
  • How to create your perfect home life
  • How to use your wardrobe effectively to highlight the authentic, unique you 

Plus a tailor made strategy to help you use all the keys you need to ensure you get the most out of life!

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Discovering YOU
Being YOU at Work and in Business
Being YOU Through Failure
Being YOU Through Success
Being a Balanced YOU
Being an Emotional YOU
Being YOU at Home
Being in YOUR Clothes
Being a Spiritual YOU
Introducing the New YOU

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