I almost always have some sort of toasted seeds/nuts on the shelf ready for sprinkling. I’m calling today’s mix the “Natural bird Dukkah”, which if you have never heard of Dukkah, it’s basically a fancy name for toasted seeds, nuts and spices. Dukkah is used heavily used in Middle Eastern cooking. This mix of seeds, nuts and spices is everything to me. No joke, I can – and do, use this stuff like salt. It’s SO good sprinkled atop so many things. Think sprinkling it on avocado on toast, coating your fish or chicken before cooking, sparkling on your cooked vegetables… and literally every salad out there.

It may sound like I’m exaggerating, but no, no, I am not. This stuff is good, healthy too, and so super easy to make. You just need to toast your combo of nuts/seeds/spices then grind them up in a blender. The mix will keep in a sealed glass jar for months but I can guarantee there’s no way it will last that long. Well at least it definitely wouldn’t last that long in my house.


2/3 cup almonds/walnuts or hazelnuts
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup chia seeds
2 tbs coriander seeds
2 tbs cumin seeds
2tbs ground turmeric
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp Himalayan salt

Dry roast the nuts and seeds lightly in the oven and when cool grind together to a fine meal. Add the other ingredients and store in a screw top glass jar. Use as a dip with olive oil,

Justine Laidlaw
About me

I’m Justine Laidlaw, Integrative & Holistic Cancer Coach based in the beautiful Bay of Plenty in New Zealand. I love life, make the most of opportunities and I am certainly not afraid of change. I coach to help change lives as mine was changed drastically in 2013. I run inspiring workshops as a certified “Radical Remission” Teacher from Dr Kelly’s Turners incredible research on cancer patients who have survived a terminal diagnosis. Join me as I continue to promote a healthy lifestyle, balanced nutrition, spiritual knowledge and a safe community to share ideas and positive thoughts and where I inspire others towards optimising their wellness journey of healing and living fully.


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