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A healthy perspective on healthy eating

Eating a healthy diet should ideally be something you grow into as a lifestyle choice, but I think it’s really important to acknowledge that it’s not always possible to eat in an optimally healthy way all of the time. I first became aware of the impact of eating for good […]

Christmas Biscuits

These biscuits are deliciously sweet and spicy; perfect for the winter.  One of the sweetening agents used is black strap molasses – a rich and sticky product that provides nutrients including manganese, copper, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and selenium.  If possible buy the unsulphured variety. In this recipe […]

Green Ambulance: Immune Supportive Smoothie

This smoothie is so popular with my clients, especially those with immunity issues.  It’s fresh and very tasty and makes a great drink to enjoy at breakfast time, or on a hot summer’s afternoon.  And in the winter months, when colds and flus are rife it works wonders.  You will […]

Lifesaver Biscuits

As featured in Grazia Magazine! To me, having a nice cup of tea with a biscuit is similar to having a big warm hug. I have found that nothing quite hits the spot in the same way! Here is a recipe for my Lifesaver Biscuits. They give me the taste, […]

Avocado & Cashew Thai Dip

  The cashew nuts in this dip provide a good source of protein and fats. Avocado also increases the fat content.  The majority of fat in avocado comes from a family of fats called phytosterols which are involved in key processes for managing inflammation (so good if you have any […]

Breakfast In A Hurry

For me weekday mornings are really rushed and manic and I am always racing against the clock.  It’s hard therefore to find time to make – let alone eat – breakfast.  Below are the top five weekday breakfasts that I am able to pull together for myself and my family […]

10 ways to fill a pitta

I am not a huge fan of grains, with wheat being my least favourite, but reality dictates that wheat based products are pretty much a staple in most households (mine included).  One of the ways I try to reduce wheat is to limit it to one meal a day (i.e. […]

My new favourite dip!

My new favourite dip! Fed up with the standard humus and guacamole dips that I eat with crudités, I have been looking into simple and tasty dip recipes and found a winner with this sesame tamari dip.  It’s delicious with any chopped vegetable and has added benefits of being high […]

Easy Cheesy Flapjacks

Here is a recipe for Easy Cheesy Flapjacks, created by my colleague Belinda Blake from The Schools Food Coach and Caterpillar Kitchen. They make a great snack and are fabulous for packed lunches. Easy Cheesy Flapjacks Makes about 16 Ingredients 2 eggs, beaten 50g butter 150g porridge oats 150g cheddar […]

Packed Lunches for Children

Friends often ask me what I put in my son’s packed lunch box so I thought I would share some basics on how I try to make sure I am providing a balanced meal that’s as healthy as it can be (given time pressure, expense and peer pressure). I approach […]