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Lemon – juicy goodness and healthy recipes

Lemon would be one of my favourite flavours ever. If you’re lucky enough to have a lemon tree, chances are you have an abundance of beautiful fruit right now. Lemon is not only delicious, it is also very supportive to good health. I do my best to have the juice of half a lemon in a Read More

Top Five Foods that Help to Reduce Mucus

I recently posted a recipe on Facebook for my Pine-lime Splice (pineapple based smoothie) and mentioned that the bioflavonoids in pineapple make it a great  food to eat if you’re snotty. Well, there are obviously lots of people struggling with this recent spate of nasty flu bugs about, because the post was extremely popular. So I Read More

Pumpkin Seeds Superfood- (if you have fussy kids, read this)

The humble pumpkin seed also known as the pepita.  Where do I start?  This is one food you want to include in your diet.  If you are pregnant or have fussy kids, this little seed needs to shoot to the top of your shopping list. Why are pumpkin seeds a superfood? Protein, fats, and fibre Read More

Fermenting vegetables – a probiotic powerhouse!

So I’ve discussed the process of lacto-fermentation and the enormous health benefits from consuming these probiotic and nutrient rich foods, beginning with the lacto-fermentation of dairy here.  Now for the equally beneficial, very simple (and cost effective)  process of fermenting vegetables… Sally Fallon from Nourishing Traditions… “The proliferation of lactobacilli in fermented vegetables enhances their Read More

Lacto-fermented foods (starting with dairy and a recipe for labne)

I’d go so far as to say that there isn’t a disease or illness that wouldn’t benefit from improving the health of your digestive system.  If you’d like to catch up on why your digestive system is so important for your health, including simple strategies to improve its functioning, click here.  If you feel anything Read More

Ways to use bone broth (beyond casseroles and soup)

I’ve touted the benefits of bone broth repeatedly.  If you suffer from a digestive difficulty of any sort, allergies or food intolerance, then bone broth may just be your magic bullet.  Once more it is very simple and inexpensive to make.  Click here for a recipe and more about the benefits of bone broth. There Read More

Health benefits of coconut water – why it’s great and how to use it

As the weather warms up and the festive season begins, there is one thing that I love nothing more…a tall glass of coconut water on ice…fairly predictable from a naturopath right?  Not to say that the popping of a cork or two won’t be very welcome also, it’s just that coconut water helps me feel Read More

Mood Food – foods that improve your mood and motivation.

Food has the power to affect not only your physical being but also your mood and motivation.  You’d know yourself…sometimes you eat a meal and are left feeling tired, sluggish and simply flat.  Whilst the temptation to reach for stimulants like caffeine or alcohol to drown your sorrows is strong, or perhaps indulging in sugary Read More

Cooking with Essential oils

Words by Kerry Rogers The wonderful world of essential oils is absolutely fascinating!  Not only can they enhance your cuisine, they can enhance your health as well….find out more below!  What are Essential Oils? Essential oils are potent, concentrated essences that naturally occur in plants, giving them their characteristic odours, flavours, or other such properties. Read More

More fabulous uses for coconut oil (and a video)

More fabulous coconut oil uses and benefits.  As you all know, I LOVE the very healthy and healing coconut oil.  Why, well I’ve outlined many of the reasons here.  But I’ve been reading further and experimenting (as I do) and I just wanted to share a few more discoveries about the benefits of coconut oil. Read More

Kind words…

“I downloaded your ebooks after hearing you speak at the Health and Wellness Summit in Melbourne. Love them, life changing… Don’t stop! Thank you for getting the whole food message out there, I certainly heard it.” Melanie

“I love your ebooks, I have all three of them now and they are now my only go to receipe books. They are simple, wholesome and taste great. THANK YOU!!! I have spent alot of money on courses about healthy eating and recipe books but your books have covered it all and my little man enjoys the snacks etc. Wish I would have found you earlier “. Brooke

“I just want to say a huge thank you for your amazing website and information. I’ve never liked cooking and never got excited by my ‘healthy’ cooking. My husband is even worse and if he could, he would just eat beacon and eggs every morning and steak every night. He hardly ate any veggies. Since I found your website I have gone through almost every recipe. My husband is loving every meal as well – even meat free Monday, and he’s taking left-overs to work for lunch (honestly, who thought that could be so hard?!)” Rose

“You have truly helped me and my family to lead a healthier lifestyle. I’ve been referring to your page every few days, very inspiring, so thank you!” Emily

“Thank you very much for your awesome website & facebook page posts, you have motivated & inspired me heaps!” Fiona

“Just discovered your site 3 weeks ago, its been a great help with kids lunches for back to school, thanks so much!” Ange

“What a fantastic blog filled with so many great recipes and information!” Carla

“I just wanted to let you know that you have absolutely inspired me to a better way of eating, I’ve been making my shopping lists based on recipes you’ve shared and am educating my kids with the reasons behind different foods and why they are good etc! This page has become my little bible hehe! Thank you so much for all the detail you give. It’s absolutely wonderful!” Sky

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