Food trends: Charcoal infused juice.

Move over kale and coconut water – there are some new food trends ready to take centre stage in 2015. This week I am talking to Health Bird about…Charcoal-infused juice.  Charcoal-infused juice is touting detox and heath claims in each black sip; find out more about what exactly this inky black juice is here! The full…

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. I have heard some weird and wonderful myths around dairy, so I thought I’d share and debunk 5 of them with you. Disclaimer: Let…

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 work with a lot of busy mums, and it seems that out of all my clients, busy mums seem to be the ones who are most concerned with their weight. I don’t know why this is, but after doing consultations with dozens of them over the past few years, there were a few similarities I noticed that…

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 bottles of this starting to appear in your local health food shop or supermarket and wondered what it is. Kombucha tea…

5 Ways I Stay Healthy While Travelling

Over Easter, I spent ten days in Vietnam with friends, it was a great holiday and I had a fantastic time, but I found it harder to be as healthy as I would have liked. From the time spent travelling (we had six flights in the ten days and spent hours travelling by car), to the…

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…

5 Ways to Stay Healthy This Easter

Happy Easter!  With any holiday, it’s likely the events and activities are centered around food, making it harder to stay healthy. Being  faced with so much tempting food is a real test of willpower, I normally manage an hour or two before I am digging into the sausage rolls with gusto. But this holiday season,…

Slow Cooked Mediterranean Lamb

There’s been a bit of a chill in the air these past few mornings, so I decided it was high time I dug the slow cooker out and put it to use. I have seen plenty of slow cooker recipes doing the rounds and knowing that I eat best when I have healthy food to…