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What a great way to use Cucumbers!  Raita!!

What a great way to use Cucumbers! Raita!!

PrintWhat a great way to use Cucumbers! Raita!! Prep Time: 10 minutes Yield: 1 cup In India, the condiment is used to cool the palate. But don’t stop …

The Wonder of Mineral Vegetable Broth – When Bone Broth isn’t and option

The Wonder of Mineral Vegetable Broth – When Bone Broth isn’t and option

For those wanting an alternative for bone broth/stock made from animal sources I have a great recipe for to try. This recipe is liver detoxing and  …

Home Made After Sport Drink

Home Made After Sport Drink

If you are like me when you finish a BIG WORK OUT,  such as a VERY long walk, or big swim you can feel totally drained. This  happens to me when I …

Create – Heat – Eat   Overnight Oats letting time do the work!

Create – Heat – Eat Overnight Oats letting time do the work!

What a great concept, the healthy way to have bircher PrintCreate – Heat – Eat Overnight Oats letting time do the work! Prep Time: 3 minutes …

YUM Chocolate Mousse – With a Twist!

YUM Chocolate Mousse – With a Twist!

Oh what a winner of a dessert!  I am talking a yummy, creamy, full of chocolate goodness Mousse.  But this one is a bit different, along with rich …

Celebrate 2017 and Welcome 2018

Celebrate 2017 and Welcome 2018

Celebrate 2017 while welcoming the new year – 2018!

Rawsomest Chocolate Breakfast!

Rawsomest Chocolate Breakfast!

Do you love chocolate? Wish you could eat it any time of day, including breakfast? Well I have the answer for you, yes this decadent item is my Raw …

Adding Lemony flavor and hint of Red means Sumac

Cooking with Spice.  I love cooking with spices and fresh herbs the aroma puts me in such a good mood.  Both spices and herbs help create food  …

Make next week better = Meal in a Jar

Hello, I have a project for you to start on Sunday and enjoy for a week!  I am referring to salads in a jar and creating a grab and go meal. …

Fancy a Monday Cooking Class?

Fancy a Monday Cooking Class?

Are you stuck for meal planning ideas? Are you interested in adding more NON meat options to your rotation? Join my next cooking class where we …

Sunflower Seed Falafel

Sunflower Seed Falafel

This recipe was inspired by my research into selenium and the desire to ensure I was consuming a diet rich in this mineral.  Normally, Falafel is …

Selenium the little mineral that could…

Selenium the little mineral that could…

Eating a varied diet can almost guarantee you will be getting your daily requirements of Selenium. So keep eating real food, vary what you eat and …

Are you a Convert Yet?  The Wonders of Fermented Foods

Are you a Convert Yet? The Wonders of Fermented Foods

Why bother with Fermented foods, for your gut health. And as we are all starting to understand, what is good for our guts is good for our over all …

Detoxing  our lives…and maybe a few diet changes

Detoxing our lives…and maybe a few diet changes

we looked at so many areas to detox and NOT a single one was diet related

Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Nutbutter

Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Nutbutter

What could be better then a yummy breakfast bowl…here’s one that is packed with goodness and color. Time to Wake up and eat your raspberries!

Hello Gorgeous

Hello Gorgeous

These gems are packed full of the good stuff for health!

Salsa and Guacamole recipes that help you add potassium to your diet.  WINNER

Salsa and Guacamole recipes that help you add potassium to your diet. WINNER

This week I have been exploring the key reasons you want to ensure you are getting good levels of potassium in your diet …

Ever been so tired that you struggle to get up in the morning?

Ever been so tired that you struggle to get up in the morning?

There are many signs you might have an Iron Deficiency. Its important to have tests to determine how sever. Making some dietary chances may help.

Welcome 2017!

Welcome 2017!

Focused on simple and meaningful activities, living a simply simple 2017!

Is 8 Your Magic Number?

Is 8 Your Magic Number?

Is 8 your magic number?  What do I mean by that?  I am not sure when the advise for how much water you need to drink each day come into being.  …

Eat Up To Drink Up

Eat Up To Drink Up

Eating fruits and vegetables with high water content contributes to your daily recommend water intake. By adding more high water content foods to …

WATER, WATER, WATER – WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL WITH WATER? Good question I think.  We are told to stay hydrated and for some that might be …

My reasons for going around coffee as my hot beverage and what I drink instead

My reasons for going around coffee as my hot beverage and what I drink instead

Coffee is not always the best choice for optimal health. Have you considered alternatives to coffee.

Wishing you a Very Special Holiday and a Prosperous New Year!

Wishing you a Very Special Holiday and a Prosperous New Year!

Taking Stock of 2016 and looking forward to a new year where all is possible. Welcome 2017!

Baked Ricotta For Christmas

Baked Ricotta For Christmas

I recently served this dish as a starter for a Christmas dinner. This simple dish was such a hit that I though I would share it with you. So easy …

The wonder of making your own Bone Broth

The wonder of making your own Bone Broth

How to Make Bone Broth Bone broth can be literally just bones cooked in water.  However, I make my bone broth with bones and vegetables (I think …

Hey do you like bone broth?  Ever thought about drinking it like tea?  Why YOU Should Drink Bone Broth Every Day!!

Hey do you like bone broth? Ever thought about drinking it like tea? Why YOU Should Drink Bone Broth Every Day!!

Bone broth is a stand out, when its simmers away for 24+ hours, the collagen and connective tissue is broken down along with all the minerals from …

A chef’s thoughts on Broth, Stock and Bone Broth

A chef’s thoughts on Broth, Stock and Bone Broth

Helping to demystify the confusion around the terms broth, stock, and bone broth.

Oh to be so important, yet so taken for granted!  That’s the story for most livers.

Oh to be so important, yet so taken for granted! That’s the story for most livers.

Your liver processes anything you eat or drink, and repackages it for your body to use or eliminate. As a multitasking organ, the liver is …

Buffet lunch menu to suit a wide range of diets!

Buffet lunch menu to suit a wide range of diets!

When crafting a menu for an event, think inclusion so you don’t have to make special meals and think about how you want the guest to feel.

I think I finally understand Probiotics…  So now what’s Prebiotics?  Are they the same?

I think I finally understand Probiotics… So now what’s Prebiotics? Are they the same?

Most of us have heard of probiotics – live bacteria found in certain foods or supplements. However many of us have not heard of prebiotics. So …

Sweet – Salt – Lime – for Fresh Fruit or Vegetables

Sweet – Salt – Lime – for Fresh Fruit or Vegetables

What a great way to enhance the flavor of fresh fruit/vegetables. The lime juice brings out the natural sweetness and the sweet-salt adds a …

Asparagus and Pea Risotto

Asparagus and Pea Risotto

Asparagus, a wonderful spring vegetable, versital and quick to prepare. I have paired our spring hero with another spring sensation, garden peas, to …

Super benefits of Silver beet or Swiss Chard

Names and common varieties Silver beet, as we like to call it in Australia, is more commonly known around the world as Swiss Chard. But waitthere’s …

Chef hats and running shoes

Chef hats and running shoes

It’s time to put your Chef hats on alongside your running shoes! To lead a healthy balanced lifestyle according to the 80/20 rule you should be …

Classic Meatballs

Classic Meatballs

PrintClassic Meatballs Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 1/4 cup almond meal (breadcrumbs are fine too if …

Kale, Apple and Shiitake Salad with Pecans

Kale, Apple and Shiitake Salad with Pecans

PrintKale, Apple and Shiitake Salad with Pecans Yield: 4 The combination of these ingredients really awaken your taste buds; trust me you will want …

Pump up your iron

Pump up your iron

Find out how important iron is and how to increase your iron levels with meat and plant based foods. Warmly Nourished.

Vegetarian Mexican Stuffed Zucchini

Vegetarian Mexican Stuffed Zucchini

Zucchini is the hero in this recipe along with black beans; creating this vegetarian Mexican inspired stuffed zucchini the whole family will love.

Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Pesto

Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Pesto

A wonderful short cut ingredient in my kitchen is pesto and I have been working on a pesto that is nut and dairy free. The result is this Pumpkin …

Energize your day with Macronutrients

Energize your day with Macronutrients

Macronutrients come in a variety of shapes and sizes in the form of Carbohydrates – Wholegrain cereals (oats, brown rice, pasta, grainy bread), …

Protein Cookies

Protein Cookies

PrintProtein Cookies Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: 30-36 cookies2 per serve These cookies are great for …

Seedy Orange Squares

Seedy Orange Squares

Seedy Orange Squares are perfect snack for you and to share with the others. They are nut free, dairy free, gluten free, and full of good fats, …

Roasted Tomato and Pear Soup

Roasted Tomato and Pear Soup

PrintRoasted Tomato and Pear Soup Prep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 55 minutesTotal Time: 60 minutes Yield: 4-serves The taste of autumn in this lovely …

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

PrintBlueberry Muffins Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: 12 regular size muffins OR 48 mini muffins1 Bursting …

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

Blueberry Bliss Smoothie

PrintBlueberry Bliss Smoothie Prep Time: 4 minutesTotal Time: 4 minutes Yield: 2 This is so yummy and the colour is wellBliss (blueberry …

Beginners Green Smoothie

Beginners Green Smoothie

PrintBeginners Green Smoothie Prep Time: 3 minutesTotal Time: 3 minutes Yield: 4 adults Great smoothie to try if you are new to the concept of green …

Basic Pot Roast

The very idea of a slow cooked/braised meat dish makes me feel warmly nourished. I love the idea of creating great food for which I have done VERY …

Life’s Lessons we can learn from Dogs

Life’s Lessons we can learn from Dogs

My husband and I have two lovely, and very silly, labs.  We consider them our furry children and take good care of them.  They are getting old and …

Vegetarian Ratatouille

Vegetarian Ratatouille

PrintVegetarian Ratatouille Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 25 minutesTotal Time: 40 minutes Yield: 6-8 serves Classic French vegetarian recipe using …

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Cacciatore

PrintChicken Cacciatore Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 35 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes Yield: 4 adults Classic recipe which has been modified over …

Could drinking water 30 minutes before or after your meals be bad for you?

Could drinking water 30 minutes before or after your meals be bad for you?

I love water and tend to sip it all day every day. I encourage my friends and clients to do likewise. But there are times in the day you should stop …

Sheppard’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

Sheppard’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

PrintSheppard’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal Time: 60 minutes Yield: serves 4 Paleo Friendly. This is …

Which camp are you in, Green Smoothies or Green Juices?

Which camp are you in, Green Smoothies or Green Juices?

Over the past weekend, I spent Sunday morning, pulling weeds with my neighbors at the street entrance to our local bush walk. It was my 1st time with …

Thai Style Fish Curry

Thai Style Fish Curry

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The Dirty Dozen and the Clean fifteen

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean fifteen

Have you when wondering about what people mean about the “Dirty Dozen” and the” Clean Fifteen”? These terms refer to the fruits and …

Have you ever been unable to follow good advice?

Have you ever received good advice that you were unable to follow? Has your doctor ever recommended a lifestyle change that you found to be …

Are you confused?

Are you confused about all the competing diet information; not sure which diet is right for you (Vegan, Paleo, Akins, Vegetarian and the list goes …