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…

Nona’s Gone Crackers! Delicious gluten-free, vegan crackers.

I love Mary’s Gone Crackers, but at $9 a box in Australia they are so expensive. So I got busy in the kitchen this weekend trying to recreate a similar cracker. Nona, my mum, is the genius here, she hit upon an amazing recipe that I actually prefer to the original. I ate about 5 straight from…

5 Dairy Myths Explained

Dairy is a topic that consistently comes up when I talk to clients. In a full day of health assessments, I am asked more about dairy foods than any other topic. Many weird and wonderful myths come from dairy, so here I will debunk 5 of them with you. Disclaimer: Let me be clear I…

Jaffa bliss balls

I have been having some serious chocolate moments lately. It seems I can’t go a day without something sweet passing my lips. It started a couple of weeks ago when someone at work left a cake in the kitchen with an invitation to “help yourself” and all the good snacking habits I had cultivated seemed…

5 mistakes busy women make when it comes to weight loss

I talk to many busy mums (and dads) in my work. Out of all my clients, busy mums seem to be the ones most concerned with their weight and health. After consultations with dozens of busy people over the years; I noticed similarities between them that may be hindering their weight loss goals. So if you’re…

Gluten-free Smoky Black Rice Crackers

Gluten-free Smoky Black Rice Crackers I had a surge of energy a few weekends ago which saw me put my kitchen alchemist hat on and get a bit wild in the kitchen. There was music, pots and pans everywhere, ingredients of all kind lined up on the counter and a few hours later, I’d created two successful recipes! (I also had…

Food trends: Kombucha

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…Kombucha tea What is it? You may have seen this in your local health food shop or supermarket and wondered what it is. Kombucha tea is a fermented tea made…

5 Ways I Stay Healthy While Travelling

Over Easter, I spent ten days in Vietnam with friends. I had a fantastic time, but found it harder to be as healthy as I wanted. From the time spent travelling (six flights in the ten days and hours sat in the car), to the different foods available, and not being able to prepare my own food –…

Tzatziki (Yoghurt Dip) with a Hint of Mint

One of my pet topics is calcium (I know, I’m such a nerd). I always try to get the recommended serves of dairy in every day. The best source of calcium is from dairy foods such as milk, yoghurt and cheese. I normally have milk and yoghurt as part of my morning foods and in the…

Why not eating this can affect your IQ

Iodine isn’t the the most exciting nutrient to talk about (calcium or omega-3’s seem to be favourites!) – but did you know an iodine deficiency can have massive impacts, including lower intelligence? I talk to The New Daily about iodine intake and how it can affect brain function. Iodine deficiency, which can have a devastating impact on…