Happy New Year!


After almost two years of not drinking I discovered that indulging here and there responsibly allowed me to have a normal social life. The modest amount imbibed is a fine trade off for letting my hair down and getting my groove on. Though I do enjoy a cocktail, it has to be a specific mix! Here’s what I’ll be enjoying this New Year’s Even.

You’ll find these recipes and more in the 100 pages of free ebooks I’m giving away with each purchase from now till Jan 1st. There’s the Happy Holidays book with 75 pages of Christmas and Thanksgiving mains, sides and desserts and the Cocktails and Canapés book with 25 pages of cock/mocktails and starters.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!


Even when I (after almost two years dry) decided I was ok to go for drinks and actually have one, I didn’t know what on earth to order. At the time I thought I couldn’t even do lemon, so cracking open a decidedly lemony tasting Twinlab Quercetin with Vitamin C into a drink didn’t seem so crazy.

I really don’t recommend it however! It was born of desperation and it’s not a good idea to mix supplements and alcohol. I thought it was amusing more than anything else…

And so the quejito was born. If you can’t do citrus just find yourself some lemon basil for an extra antihistamine twist. Please note I am not recommending you add a quercetin, just sharing something I used to do.


Per glass

1 shot of rum

1 lime, quartered

handful mint

crushed ice

a little water, or apple juice if going alcohol free


Place the mint and then the quartered limes in the bottom

of a tumbler. Use a muddle, or a wooden spoon, to smoosh the mint and limes together.

Spoon in the crushed ice, followed by a little water, lemon juice or soda water. Garnish and serve..


Antihistamine: mint.


Anti-inflammatory: mint, lime.

rice summer rolls with fried basil on white background

Zucchini Pesto Summer Rolls w/Fried

Basil Leaves

Prep Time: 30mins | Cook Time: 0mins | Makes: between 8-

20 depending on how you roll them

There are so many variations on these rolls, please just use this recipe as a little inspiration. In the past they’ve been stuffed with lamb and even lentil daal. But today I whipped out my spiraliser and favourite pesto. Feel free to omit the nuts by using seeds, or not at all. You’ll find the lamb roll recipe here


spring roll rice paper

2 large zucchinis, spiralised

1.5 cup basil leaves, loosely packed

1/4 cup olive oil

2 cloves garlic (or to taste)

1/3 cup almonds/pecans/seeds

salt and pepper


Lightly sauté the zucchini till soft. Meanwhile, process 1 cup of the basil leaves, olive oil, garlic, nuts/seeds and salt and pepper. Don’t let it get too smooth.  In a kettle heat up some water till almost boiled. Pour into a shallow plate and then once cool enough (but not cold!) place a rice paper in it till soaked through but not mushy.

Carefully withdraw from the water and flip over. This might take a little practice… Remove and place on a dry surface. In the middle of the roll lay down some noodles and a top with a little pesto sauce. Fold the upper and lower parts of the roll over, then roll horizontally to seal up. In a little oil, about half an inch thick, lightly fry the basil leaves till crisp. Lightly season. Serve on top of the rolls.


Antihistamine: zucchini, basil, garlic.

Anti-inflammatory: olive oil, zucchini, basil, garlic,


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The Anti-cookbook and all liquid Anti-Detox Book, don’t treat any conditions, but feature a plethora of the high nutrient antihistamine and anti-inflammatory ingredients that have been instrumental in helping me feed myself on a limited diet. The Anti-cookbook features a six page list of antihistamine and anti-inflammatory foods and comes in regular and Paleo. 

The Low Oxalate Cookbook features antihistamine and anti-inflammatory rich recipes. 

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Yasmina was an award-winning broadcast journalist with a decade of experience covering war zones for CNN and the BBC. She devoted her journalism skills to researching and writing about histamine. Click here to learn about her. Each post is carefully and fully referenced with the latest scientific research. Not sure where to start? Here’s a four week meal plan and overall Histamine Reset.

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