Vanilla Saffron Iced Tea


One Green Planet” posted this recipe and since all of the ingredients can be found in the RPAH low natural food chemical lists, I thought I would reproduce it here for a cold drink inspiration for your holiday and New Year celebrations.


  • 1 1/2 litres of water
  • 1 tsp saffron threads
  • 3 sprigs of parsley
  • 1/2 a vanilla bean
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled



  • Peel and chop the pears into small squares
  • Freeze half to use in the drink glasses when you serve the iced tea
  • Place the remaining ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil
  • Cover and reduce the heat, then simmer for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and let the mixture stand for 20 minutes for the flavours to develop
  • Strain and then refrigerate until cold
  • Serve with ice cubes and frozen pear squares

Serving suggestions:

  • Serve over ice with frozen pear
  • For more fizz…serve with some soda water 
  • Add a little gin or vodka if you wish to include alcohol
Disclaimer: Please note that the food chemical elimination diet is a testing tool to find which food chemical substances your body is sensitive to. It is not intended to be a life-long diet. This procedure should be done with the supervision of your dietitian. Once the elimination investigations are complete you need to add foods back to the diet, from the food chemical groups you have been avoiding, to find your tolerance levels to the substances to which you are sensitive.

The following recipes fall into 4 main categories and will help you through this diet investigation and or the initial re-introduction of moderate chemicals.

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