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Organic Chicken & Spring Vegetable Soup

Organic Chicken & Spring Vegetable Soup

  There’s something quite cathartic about making your own chicken soup and despite what you might think, making the stock from scratch really is easy. Sure it may take a little bit of preparation, but your efforts will be rewarded with a deep sense of satisfaction not to mention your tummy will love you for it! I like to make a batch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, listening to my favourite tunes. Just be sure to keep some aside to freeze for those nights you cannot be bothered cooking, but still insist on something nutritious and delicious! It’s true what they say, chicken soup really is good for … Continue reading

Green bean salad with goats feta, toasted almonds & currants

Green bean salad with goats feta, toasted almonds & currants

What you’ll need… Green beans – allow one handful per person 1 table spoon goats feta – I prefer Meredith brand for it’s creamy texture and great flavour 1/4 cup slivered almonds – toasted 1/4 cup dried currants 1 – 2 table spoons olive oil – extra virgin 1 dessert spoon of fresh lemon juice Sea Salt and pepper to taste How to make… Rinse and top and tail green beans, before lightly blanching in a steamer, until slightly crunchy. Transfer the beans to a collander and rinse under cold water to prevent from over cooking. Add green beans to a large mixing bowl … Continue reading

Bellisimo balls

Bellisimo balls

Gluten Free, Cow’s Dairy Free, Fructose Free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo friendly, Low Carb It seems sugar is on everyone’s lips lately, so I’ve created this recipe as a healthy alternative to high sugar snacks that are actually packed with nutrition, and perfect for the whole family when you need to keep your energy up between meals.  Giving up sugar does not mean NEVER enjoying foods with a little sweetness, but rather it all comes down to the TYPE and AMOUNT of sugar you include in your diet. In fact when you try these babies, you won’t even notice they are so low in … Continue reading

Chargrilled Tuna & Bean Salad

Chargrilled Tuna & Bean Salad

DF – dairy free; GF – gluten free; SF – sugar free; Low GI; Diabetic Friendly Ingredients… Blanched green beans, topped and tailed 6- 8 cherry or grape tomatoes, halved Approximately 100 – 120 grams of tinned tuna (can use fresh tuna fillet if preferred) 2 tbs of loosely chopped flat leaf parsley ¼ cup pitted black olives Juice of ½ half a fresh lemon 2 – 3 tbs Cobram Estate Olive oil Ground salt and pepper to taste Method… Add blanched green beans, cherry tomatoes, tuna pieces, parsley and black olives to a medium sized mixing bowl. Toss ingredients through with olive oil … Continue reading

Sesame & Herb Crusted White Fish

Sesame & Herb Crusted White Fish

  For all you fish lovers out there, here is another tasty dish I whipped up one night for my friend Jules and the hungry hoards!  It even got the thumbs up from her 5 year old son and took next to no time to make, so if you’re stuck for a quick and delicious recipe, give this one a whirl!  And if you typically shy away from cooking fish, this recipe is pretty well foolproof, so Enjoy! Gluten Free, Sugar free, Dairy free,  Paleo, Diabetic Friendly, Detox Friendly, Low allergy What you’ll need… 150  – 200 gram fillet of white fish,(per person) of your … Continue reading

Ayurvedic Calming Tea

Ayurvedic Calming Tea

  Ayurveda is the traditional medicine of India, dating back over 5000 years. The concept of using ‘food as medicine’ forms the basis of this ancient practice. Meaning if you’re going to put food in your body, you may as well make choices that have a medicinal and healing effect on the body, versus those that are toxic and disease producing. Making tea is one of my all time favourite rituals and this blend of traditional Ayurvedic spices is a perfect example of using food as medicine, because it has an incredibly soothing and calming effect on the nervous system. Unlike … Continue reading

Roast chicken with fig, goats feta & nut stuffing

Roast chicken with fig, goats feta & nut stuffing

Gluten free, Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Anti Candida, Diabetic Friendly, Low Carb, High protein When fresh figs are in season I admit I am addicted, which means I find ways to get them into as many recipes as possible!  I created this fresh fig and nut stuffing one day as alternative to traditional chicken stuffing that contain gluten from the bread crumbs and high sugar dried apricots!. I swear this stuffing mix is so yummy, you may find yourself eating half of it before you stuff it into the chook, like I did!  This stuffing recipe is grain free and made from 100% fresh ingredients, … Continue reading

Home Made Almond Milk

Home Made Almond Milk

 A – Alkalising, VV – vegetarian vegan, AC – Anti-Candida, SF – sugar free, DF – dairy free, GF – gluten free   I promised my fellow health nuts I would post a recipe on how to make your own almond milk! Almond milk is a great tasting, dairy free alternative for smoothies, tea, over your muesli (gluten free I hope) or in recipes in place of cow’s milk.  Aside from soaking the almonds – which you can do while you’re at work or overnight, this recipe will take 5 minutes to make! Almonds are rich in good fats so you won’t pack on the pounds … Continue reading

Nothing Naughty Coconut Rocky Road

Nothing Naughty Coconut Rocky Road

  This delectable ‘nothing naughty coconut rocky road’ is a perfect low sugar sweet treat that will nip any cravings straight in the bud! So you can still indulge in a little REAL chocolate, without the guilt! Rich in antioxidants and magnesium Dairy & gluten free Low in sugar – just 5 gms per 20 gm serve High in natural plant proteins – thanks to the raw nuts and seeds Rich in good fats thanks to the virgin coconut oil What you’ll need…  80 grams cocoa butter 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil 1/2 cup quality cacao powder 2 Tbsps rice malt syrup 1/2 … Continue reading

Choc Coconut Smoothie

Choc Coconut Smoothie

Vegan  –  Gluten Free  –  Low sugar  –  Dairy Free, Anti- Candida, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo Love  the sound of chocolate for breakfast?  Then this smoothie is for you!  Packed with antioxidants, essential minerals like potassium and magnesium, good fats from coconut oil and chia seeds, and easy to digest protein. Throw away the diet shakes, because this smoothie will have you feeling full through to lunch time because it’s packed with nutrition and made from REAL ingredients!   Kids love this smoothie because it tastes better than milo and is packed with nutrition and it’s a perfect meal replacement if you are following my Eat Yourself Healthy  program. What you’ll need… … Continue reading

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