Dealing with food anxiety & finding balance

Dealing with food anxiety & finding balance

Let’s face it, us humans think about food a lot. I mean we eat it everyday, commonly multiple times. We have to make decisions on what food we want to eat at each of those meals and quite often think ahead about what food we want to eat next (foodies, am I right?!) We think [...]

Beet Berry Beauty Smoothie + how I cleared my skin from acne

Beet Berry Beauty Smoothie + how I cleared my skin from acne

Packing a powerful antioxidant punch and using adaptogens like Maca to support hormonal health, this beauty smoothie combines all of my favourite ingredients for healthy glowing skin. Radiant skin absolutely starts from the inside, and it's no secret that what we put into our bodies affects our health in many ways, including our skin. In fact, [...]

Improve Your Health with these Healing Herbs & Spices

Improve Your Health with these Healing Herbs & Spices

Not only do herbs and spices improve the taste of our food, they also provide a range of nutrients and health benefits. Some spices are known to boost metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity and improve digestion, among other benefits. Many herbs and spices also contain more disease-fighting antioxidants per gram than fruits and vegetables. The following [...]

Bone Broth: The Healing Health Benefits, How to Use It + a recipe

Bone Broth: The Healing Health Benefits, How to Use It + a recipe

It's no secret that I love bone broth. Hence, you can catch me regularly sipping on a warm cup of broth, or using it as a base for soups, stews, curries, risotto, sautéing greens, as a stock to cook my grains, and just about everything to add flavour and incredible nourishment to dishes. I also [...]

A Day at Cobram Estate + the health benefits of Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

A Day at Cobram Estate + the health benefits of Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I recently had the privilege of spending a day at Cobram Estate's beautiful olive groves to learn and experience first-hand how olives are grown, harvested, and created into olive oil. We met with Rob McGavin, one of the very passionate owners of Cobram Estate, and learnt how Cobram Estate is committed to running as sustainable [...]

Is Coffee Healthy? Find out what the potential health benefits & risks are

Is Coffee Healthy? Find out what the potential health benefits & risks are

There isn’t a black and white answer to whether coffee is healthy or not. Yes it can provide several health benefits, but can also pose risks. Ultimately it depends on many factors such as how you drink it, how much and how often, the quality of coffee consumed, and your individual biochemistry (age, weight, body [...]

What is miso? + a recipe: Miso Grilled Eggplant

What is miso? + a recipe:  Miso Grilled Eggplant

Miso is traditional Japanese seasoning made from soybeans and a grain (e.g. rice, barley, wheat, rye), fermented with salt and koji (a fungus). Before the fungus part grosses you out, this is the part that gives it health benefits, providing gut-friendly beneficial bacteria!  Miso has a salty, umami flavour and is incredibly delicious as a [...]

Garlic & Dill Hassleback Roast Potatoes + understanding Glycemic Index

Garlic & Dill Hassleback Roast Potatoes + understanding Glycemic Index

Is there anything better than a side dish of delicious oven-roasted potatoes?! No matter whether you prefer sweet, white or any other variety. Roasted as chips, fries, whole baked, hassleback or chopped in chunks. Seasoned with herbs, spices, garlic, olive oil or simply salt & pepper. There is no denying the humble potato is versatile, [...]

Nutrient Timing Revisited: The Science

Nutrient Timing Revisited: The Science

Nutrient timing is dietary strategy whereby specific nutrients (usually protein &/or carbohydrates) are consumed in and around exercise. The post-exercise period is widely considered the most critical part of nutrient timing. Theoretically nutrient timing is designed to optimize the adaptive response to exercise; rebuilding damaged muscle tissue and restoring muscle glycogen reserves. Hence, it is [...]