A guide to wraps

Lunch is one my top three favourite meals of the day and like all meals, I take it very seriously. So when Juliette Stein over at Huffington Post asked me to talk food, I was only too happy to oblige. Find the article reproduced below, and here. Wraps are one of the easiest and quickest meals…

Yoghurt: The best and worst

You may have noticed a heavy presence of dairy-related topics in my blog. Many of my posts centre around it in some form: I love all things dairy, whether it’s milk, yoghurt or cheese. My favourite snack currently is yoghurt and being the nutrition nerd I am, I compared over sixty yoghurts currently available in…

Food trends: Pea Milk

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage this year. This week the spotlight is on Pea Milk What is it? Almond milk latte, quinoa milk porridge, or a refreshing coconut milk on ice. The market for plant milks have surged in the past few years,…

A guide to: Crackers

Walk into the biscuit aisle of the supermarket and you’ll see an endless array of colourful packages for crackers and crispbreads, with many claiming to be ‘healthy’ and ‘natural’. But which one is the healthiest, and what should we be searching for when shopping? Crackers 101 Start by looking for the word wholegrain on packets. A cracker…

Bacon Seaweed, Cricket Flour and Vegetables in my Yoghurt: What’s New with Food

  Bacon fans rejoice! Bacon may well be on the menu for you soon in a version that’s healthier than kale. Now I have shared the exciting news (bacon is always exciting news), stay open-minded during the rest of this post, because there are some…erm, different things going on in the food world. I present to you:

Gluten-Free: is it healthier?

Your mum has lost 5kg since going gluten-free, heaps of celebrities are ditching gluten and you’ve heard it helps reduce bloating: you are starting to think that a gluten-free diet might help you to shift some weight before summer. But what exactly is gluten and will switching to a gluten-free diet help you lose weight…

Food trends: Bone broth

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage in 2015. This week we are looking at…Bone Broth What is it? While there is nothing new about broth; bone broth has been gaining popularity recently, mainly with followers of the paleo diet, who have spruiked it into…

What’s the difference between dairy-free milks?

From soy to almond to quinoa, there’s a wealth of non-dairy milk alternatives to choose from. It’s confusing knowing what to buy. If you’re not drinking cow’s milk due to intolerance or other reasons, finding a milk alternative can be confusing. There is a plethora of milk alternatives available, and each variety boasts different health benefits. When…

Food trends: Charcoal infused juice.

  Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage this yerar. Let’s talk about…Charcoal-infused juice.  Charcoal-infused juice is touting detox and heath claims in each black sip; but is it as good as it sounds? What is it? Charcoal-infused drinks are making their way to…

Food Trends: Birch Water

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage in 2015. This week we are looking at… Birch Water What is it? Like it’s coconut water cousin, birch water is a type of plant water. It is made from the sap of birch trees, where the trees are…

The Ultimate Guide to Dairy-Free Milks

If you have decided to skip cow’s milk either due to allergies or other dietary reasons, finding a new alternative can be a bit confusing. There is a plethora of milk alternatives to choose from, each seeming to boast different health benefits. The most important thing you need to ensure is that your new milk…

Activated Nuts – a Superfood or a Superfraud?

Made infamous by the Pete Evans’ My Day on a Plate article back in 2012; activated almonds took Twittersphere by storm, with dozens of tweets mocking his pretentious menu. Since then, activated nuts have become a mainstay for all health food shops and Paleo fans. But are activated nuts a superfood as claimed, or just a…