Stop The Rice Dream

Yesterday I was talking with my family about the importance of not eating anything out of packets, cans or boxes.  I was using the concept of wholefoods as a perfect way to direct your eating choices.  My son questioned our use of Rice Milk as something that comes from a carton.  I suggested that he was quite right and today, having finished the latest of about six cartons that I tend to buy each time I visit the supermarket I set about finding a recipe that I could use to make our own.

The very first site that I looked at has convinced me that I never want a carton of Rice Dream in our house again.

It has MONSANTO lurking in its murky backwaters.

Heck time to get brewing.

Here is the link to a wonderfully informed article on why we should not be supporting Rice dream.

As is often the case the recipes that I found are in American cups which quite frankly confuse me!

I have therefore done the math and voila!

Just to make it more complicated there are two methods to this.  One is cooked, the other raw.

I will start with the cooked and let you know how I get on:

  • 190g organic short grain brown rice
  • 2 litres water

flavourings optional:

  • Himalayan rock or sea salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Maple syrup
  • Thoroughly wash the rice.
    Put 8 cups of water in a big pot and bring it to a boil over high heat.
    Pour in the rice.
    Cover the pot and lower the heat to let the water simmer.
    Cook for 3 hours.
  • In batches, fill your blender halfway with the rice mixture and halfway with water. Blend until very smooth.
  • Strain twice through a fine mesh strainer into a mason jar. Continue on with the rest of the milk until you’re finished, filling jars and screwing the lids on good and tight.

Even with the extra water, the homemade rice milk ends up thicker than the product you might be used to if you’ve always purchased Rice Dream Rice Milk. It’s more like rice cream! You may want to dilute it further at the time of serving it. Just add a bit more water until it’s the desired consistency.

Recipe adapted



Hi All,

I have recently been making some adjustments to my diet as new information has come to light.  I have therefore updated my Diet page and you can view it by following the link:


I always try to stay up to date and I always seek the truth.  I am a human guinea pig and am up for trying almost anything!

It is for this reason that my perspective shifts as I refine and hone my diet; searching as always for the very best way to support and nourish our beings and as a result to bring health, wealth and happiness into our lives.

Gemma x

Water making children feel better and perform better


I just found the following information that shows some studies done on children and results of drinking more water.

The point being made is that many children head off to school without having any water at all.  Other drinks are not as hydrating as water and hydration is key here to feeling great and performing to your fullest potential.

So cajole, trick, play, however you do it, get that glass of water into them before they head out the door.

Gemma x

I’m fat and it’s not my genes.


A hearty hello this morning as the sunshine blazes down and I am stuck indoors writing an essay on such delights as the ‘endoplasmic reticulum’ and ‘peroxisiome’.

I wish that I could say that I was still reading 50 Shads of Grey and that these were exciting bits.  Peroxisome could be a femme fatale, but only if you are hydrogen peroxide…sorry are you nodding off?  Anyway Bruce Lipton and his Biology of Belief did still get me excited:

‘Since the dawning of the Age of Genetics, we have been programmed to accept that we are subservient to the power of our genes.  The world is filled with people who live in constant fear that, on some unsuspecting day, their genes are going to turn on them.  Consider the masses of people who think they are ticking time bombs; they wait for cancer to explode into their lives as it exploded in the life of their mother or brother or sister or aunt or uncle…Of course there is no doubt that some diseases, like Huntington’s chorea, beta thalassemia, and cystic fibrosis, can be blamed entirely on one faulty gene.  But single-gene disorders affect less than two percent of the population; the vast majority of people come into this world with genes that should enable them to live a happy and healthy life.  The diseases that are today’s scourges – diabetes, heart disease, and cancer – short circuit a happy and healthy life.  These diseases, however, are not the result of a single gene, but of complex interactions among multiple genes and environmental factors.’

                                                                         Bruce Lipton The Biology of Belief

Gemma x