Category: Healthy Living

Here’s to a Blissful Kind of Day
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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,...

Summer Food Entertaining
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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...

Freekeh, Pomegranate and Roasted Carrot Salad
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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,...

Salad Sides for the Christmas Table
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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 &...

Salad Sides for the Christmas Table ….
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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 &...

Luxe Granola
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Luxe Granola

Looking for a natural and delicious start to the day – try your hand at making your own granola.  A beautiful combination of nuts, seeds, grains and dried fruit – the smells and aroma from your oven will want you making batches weekly.  Pair it with a natural Greek yoghurt and fresh berries for a...

Foods to Fight Inflammation
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Foods to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response by its immune system to repair a damaged cell.  Most people have experienced acute inflammation at some time with an insect bite, a cut or an injury.  This results in redness, swelling and pain as the body works to repair the damaged tissue.  However, chronic inflammation lingers on for...

Listening to Your Body’s Symptoms …..
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Listening to Your Body’s Symptoms …..

The human body is a wonder, and so clever in giving us information about how it is working.  The body gives us symptoms to tell us if it is happy, getting enough of one thing, getting too much of another and what we need to pay more attention to.  This is valuable feedback and it...

Fuel Yourself to Be Exam Ready
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Fuel Yourself to Be Exam Ready

Everyone knows that a nutritious diet is important when training for a sports competition or a big game.  However, many people don’t understand the importance of optimal nutrition for study and exam preparation.  The brain requires essential nutrients and foods to improve alertness, concentration, memory, mood and your ability to cope with stress.  Lack of...

Menopause – let’s talk about it
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Menopause – let’s talk about it

Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life. Symptoms in menopause vary enormously among women and are largely dependent on a woman’s state of health, nutrition and lifestyle, stress levels and level of hormone chaos.  However, there are some simple strategies that can help ease some menopausal symptoms. Menopause officially occurs one year after...