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Healthy gut, healthy body and healthy mind … what a powerful connection

Healthy gut, healthy body and healthy mind … what a powerful connection

The gut microbiome (collection of gut bacteria) is hot topic.  There are over 100 trillion gut bacteria living in the gut.  Increasing evidence is supporting the view that the gut is the centre of our body and the cornerstone of our health and well-being.  The gut carries messages directly to the brain via the vagus nerve, and is the largest...

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Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits

On Anzac Day, we pay tribute to all the men and women who have served our nation as members of the Australian Defence Force. Lest We Forget “The army biscuit, also known as an Anzac wafer or Anzac tile, is essentially a long shelf-life, hard tack biscuit, eaten as a substitute for bread. Unlike bread, though, the biscuits are very,...

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Hop to it and enjoy your Easter holiday

Hop to it and enjoy your Easter holiday

Enjoy your Easter eggs…. at Easter Easter is a hop around the corner, which often means four days of entertaining with family and friends, Australians spending $190 million on eggs and bunnies and yes, chocolate galore.  How does one navigate this holiday celebration to be in line with your nourished lifestyle, and I don’t mean swap your chocolate eggs for...

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Here’s to a Blissful Kind of Day

Here’s to a Blissful Kind of Day

These balls of deliciousness are perfect for an afternoon tea pick-me-up, great snack for kids, great end to a picnic lunch.  There are now so many varieties of bliss balls, protein balls on the market … though I would share with you some home-made varieties that don’t cost $3 a ball.  Equally delicious and nutritious, be sure to make your...

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Eating Mediterranean can give you a Longer Life

Eating Mediterranean can give you a Longer Life

The Mediterranean Diet is fast becoming the healthiest and tastiest way to improve your health.  Research is constantly supporting this way of eating as the best way to improve cholesterol control, fatty liver, diabetes and weight management.  More recently it has been found to have a positive effect on mood and protection against dementia.  Above all, people who are eating...

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Summer Food Entertaining

Summer Food Entertaining

When we think of the summer holidays, we associate this with family, friends, plentiful food and holidays that keep rolling on.  Yes, holidays can be an indulgence – however if you eat smart, plan well and adapt a few dishes, your body will thank you for the nourishment that you provide. Centre your entertaining menu on vegetable sides and salads. ...

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Freekeh, Pomegranate and Roasted Carrot Salad

Freekeh, Pomegranate and Roasted Carrot Salad

Ingredients 1 cup freekeh 3 cups water 1 bunch baby (Dutch) carrots, tops trimmed 3 purple carrots, peeled, sliced in half lengthways, & then cut on diagonal ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp smoked paprika 1½ tbsp pomegranate molasses ½ cup (80g) almonds, roasted, chopped Seeds of 1 pomegranate 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves roughly chopped ½ bunch...

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Salad Sides for the Christmas Table

Salad Sides for the Christmas Table

So these are just some of my salads that will certainly be featuring at my Christmas lunch. Roasted pumpkin, Fetta and Roasted Chickpea salad & Prawn, Mango & Macadamia salad. With humid & hot Brisbane weather….it is cold buffet for us. And best of all, house is cool, salads are prepped in fridge waiting & happy days….bring on the prawns....

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Salad Sides for the Christmas Table ….

Salad Sides for the Christmas Table ….

So these are just some of my salads that will certainly be featuring at my Christmas lunch. Roasted pumpkin, Fetta and Roasted Chickpea salad & Prawn, Mango & Macadamia salad. With humid & hot Brisbane weather….it is cold buffet for us. And best of all, house is cool, salads are prepped in fridge waiting & happy days….bring on the prawns....

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Festive Dessert – the low FODMAP way

Festive Dessert – the low FODMAP way

Christmas Pavlova 4 egg whites 280g sugar 1 ½ tsp white vinegar 2 tsp vanilla extract pinch of salt 4 tbsp boiling water 4 tbsp cornflour Preheat oven to 120˚C. Cover oven tray with baking paper.  Place ingredients for pavlova into warm bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Spoon mixture onto oven tray in desired shape. Bake for 2 hours. Turn off oven...

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