Welcome to your 2017 plate: food trends for the year

It’s an exciting time for me. Lover of the novel and unique; my news feed in January brings me joy in the form of list upon list of the new and interesting foods I can spend all year trying. So I’ve rounded up my favourites and added a few of my own. Welcome to your 2017…

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 I was asked by Juliette Stein over at Huffington Post to help readers made better decision when it comes to wraps, I was only too happy to help. Find the article reproduced below, and…

Superfood Salad!

Its so chilly here in Sydney that I’m spending most of my evenings trying to perfect a way to drape myself over my portable heater in a way that warms me all over at once. To be honest, salad is really low down there on the foods I feel like eating right now. But then…

Ask the Dietitian: Will eating bread make me gain weight?

Will eating bread make me gain weight? This is a questions I hear often. My clients tell me they are specifically avoiding bread as they are trying to lose weight. And it’s not just me who is hearing this; a recent survey by Bakers Delight found that: One in five Australian women feel guilty when eating…

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 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…

Garlic Tomatoes and Spinach Toast

Whenever I have a hot breakfast, I try to get at least two serves of vegetables in. Whether is baked beans, garlic mushrooms or a grilled tomato, I like knowing I’ve got the day off to a good start by loading up with a few vegetables. I had the morning off work so I thought I…

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 the pretentious menu. Since then, activated nuts have become a mainstay for all health food shops and Paleo fans. Are activated nuts a superfood as claimed, or just a super…

What Does a Nutritionist Really Eat?

  What does a nutritionist really eat? Do we eat a perfect diet of whole foods, declining a trip to the dessert bar? Or do we enjoy a slice of pizza and chocolate pudding now and again?  Do I eat healthily and follow my own recommendations? Yes! I do! I love waking up bursting with energy and feeling amazing…