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A Roses Patch

Eats, Treats & Edible Beauty.


Essential Ingredients list. The below essentials will allow you to explore dairy, gluten and sugar free cooking without the need of highly processed substitutes. Once these are stocked in your pantry, you will find multiple uses in around the kitchen and beauty routine.

Kale 1 cup of fresh kale has more iron than a 100gm eye fillet steak. It’s filled with fibre, folic acid, carotenoids and protein. Kale is best served with a squeeze of lemon to help nutrient absorption. It’s a great addition to salad’s, juices and kale chips are so moreish they should be illegal.

Organic Coconut Oil This liquid gold beats sugar cravings, aids in weight loss and has anti radical fighting properties. Coconut oil is a medium chain fatty acid that is immediately converted into energy inside the body. Coconut oil not only kicks your metabolism into gear, it also aids in soothing various digestive issues. It has a high smoke temperature meaning it doesn’t oxidise and become carcinogenic when cooking like other oils can. Buy it in bulk (as once you start with the coco you wont be able to stop) keep one jar in the kitchen and one in the bathroom; Use as a moisturiser, make up remover,

Savoury Nutritional Yeast Nutritional Yeast is an exceptional source of vitamin B12. Not to mention folic acid, selenium, zinc, and protein. It’s low in fat and gluten-free. Aside from the nutritional factor, I use savoury yeast in a lot of recipes because it tastes so dam good! Its cheesy flavour is an incredible addition sprinkled over greens, vegie chips, mash, popcorn, pastas and sauces. Savoury yeast packs a hefty vitamin B punch and is straight up boss.

Organic Maple Syrup As a low fructose sweetener maple syrup is converted straight into energy instead of fat. It has lower fructose levels than stevia (40%) table sugar (50%) and agave syrup (90%!?!) High levels of fructose in the body cannot be converted into energy and is immediately stored as fat. Agave syrup has been praised as a healthy sweetener because of its low GI properties although it has outrageous levels of fructose and has been highly processed zapping all nutritional benefits. Make the switch to maple for its high levels of zinc, manganese and low fructose levels. Tastes great in coffee, baking and all raw deserts.

Bentonite Clay Powder Clay powder can be used to eliminate toxins and heavy metals from the body. Ingested first thing in the morning (1-2 tsp. in a glass of warm water, followed by another large glass of water) the clay holds a negative charge where toxins and heavy metals carry a positive charge. An exchange reaction occurs where the clay swaps its ions for those of the other toxin. Electrically satisfied, it holds the toxin in suspension until the body can eliminate both. Using clay in your beauty regime lets your skin drink in the minerals while removing all the dirt and grease from your pores. You can find bentonite clay in your local health shop or online.

Cashews Go nuts for cashews when re-creating cheese and dairy substitutes. Cashew nuts are actually the kidney-shaped seeds that grow from the bottom of the cashew apple from the cashew tree. Cashew nuts are rich in oleic acid, the same mono-saturated fat found in olive oil. Oleic acid promotes great cardiovascular health. Play with cashews in raw deserts, cheese sauces, nut butters and salads as a healthy heart hero.


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