This month, I want to put this idea out. Detox. Just like we spring clean our homes, clear out our basement and getting rid of a year of dust behind furniture the same goes for our bodies. When we notice an extra roll of tummy fat over our skinny jeans, we get out of breath running up the stairs and prefer to stay inside rather than go for walk, its time to do something about it.
My husband came home the other day with a loaf of gluten-free bread. It looked amazing, with visible whole seeds and nuts that were crammed together in one slice. The only problem was there was a very strong taste of aniseed, which in little amounts is ok, but this was inedible.
I have been reading ingredient labels on foods for a while now. Essentially, I am always staggered how ingredient labels differ between brands for the same product. How is that possible? Usually, the product with the cheapest price point has about 10 ingredients and the expensive one has 3!
There are very few appliances that earn their status in my kitchen then a Slow Cooker. I love it because there is minimal prep and all I have to do is steam some veggies and dinner is ready in 15 minutes.
Let me explore a bad day. You have started breakfast on the wrong foot, eating over 17 teaspoons of sugar by having so called healthy foods. Honey crusted granola, strawberry yoghurt and a huge glass of orange juice.
Ok so the scenario is this, I am a nutritionist giving a talk on lunchbox ideas at Source Bulkfoods in Balgowlah in March. The ironic thing is, is that my kids are not lunch box eaters and have particularly fussy palates.
Just recently I was sick with the flu and managed to spend a few hours catching up on nutrition documentaries on Netflix. I watched Hungry for Change, and was engrossed by the stories of people turning their lives around by eating unprocessed, unrefined foods.
My house on the outside is clean, comfortable and organised - or so that is what it appears to be. When you open a cupboard you have to duck for cover with the overflow of “stuff” oh and by the way avoid the garage and store room.
This is a two part blog about fatigue. We have all experienced what it is like to feel exhausted at the end of the day. We are too tired to exercise, too tired to cook a decent meal and so tired that sleep becomes impossible.
Working full time, raising a family, juggling responsibilities can be overwhelming and a recipe for exhaustion. It is understandable that when we are constantly juggling roles we will feel tired, but don’t let this be your new normal.
Many of us have spent years collecting plastic storage containers only to find out that storing and heating foods in plastic can increase our risk of chemicals leaching into our foods that put us at risk of reproductive cancers.
Sticky Date Pudding with Caramel Sauce. One of my favourites, decadent, rich and a true comfort food. So, how good was it to discover that with a few easy adaptations to a recipe I could enjoy making this dessert again. Its a quick and easy stand by for dinner parties, and the texture is so good that every one can enjoy whether they have food intolerances or not.
My present to all of you is a recipe for my mother's christmas cake. It brings back so many happy memories of christmas baking with my mum when I was a child. The fragrant aromas of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg, so typical in christmas baking. There is still plenty of time to make your christmas cake, it will be worth all the effort, believe me. Its delicious.
The average sugar consumption for an adult is 25kg a year. That equates to anywhere from 20 teaspoons a day or more. The World Health Organisation recommends that for health we should consume no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day.
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