Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
I love food – especially wholesome, organic, natural food. Having been trained as a Master chef in Europe, I have experimented with all kinds of foods and diets throughout my career. Back then, we had a different interpretation of what constitutes a ‘Superfood’. Take a look at some of my recipes, which include how to make your own sourdough bread or yummy apple strudel.
I wouldn’t be very German or a good chef if I wasn’t able to make my own sauerkraut! Sauerkraut is one of the best fermented foods that you can eat and was the superfood that Captain James Cook used on his voyages out to Australia to help his crew stay healthy onboard. Take a look in my blog at how you can make your own.
My organic vegetarian recipes are based on the practice of chemical-free organic gardening, nutrient-dense food and a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Whether vegetarian, vegan or raw – there is so much variety, goodness and health-giving properties in eating smart, eating slowly, eating locally produced and organically grown food.
As a kid, I grew up in Bavaria, Germany. My great grandparents made their own bread and pickled vegetables at home. We collected acorns from the local forests and my family made cold-pressed oak oil out of them, for internal and external use. We also made our own fruit vinegar, as well as apple and pear cider, which was stored in wooden barrels in our stone cellar.
On special occasions, my parents and grandparents made wild plum wine. The wild plums were picked after the first frost. Friends also made their own mead, or honey wine. These traditional recipes were passed down from generation to generation so that we would keep them alive.
As kids we collected honey from the local beekeeper in our village. Today, I collect honey from my bee hives. We enjoy the pure goodness of fresh fruit juice and honey, and buy our apple cider vinegar from the local Pambula organic store.
In the 1960′s, my wife and I changed to a vegetarian diet. In the 1970′s, we started eating Bircher Muesli with sprouted oats. In the 1980′s, we made flat bread out of sprouted wheat or baked goods using the heat of our car bonnet, while holidaying at the Mediterranean.
What is known today as ‘Superfood’ has been around for centuries just under a different name. The ideology has always been the same though: to find our way back to nature and a natural diet.
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Would you like to know more about my bees, healing with honeycomb, organic gardening or superfoods, bushwalking or simply wish to join me on a motorcycle trail around Mallacoota, in Victoria or New South Wales? Then please send me an email (I speak English and German). I invite you to follow my daily adventures on my Wolfraider and Mallacoota Honey Flickr pages.