5 ways with Oats: How to make the Perfect Porridge & Overnight Oats

5 ways with Oats: How to make the Perfect Porridge & Overnight Oats

Oats are such a nutritional powerhouse and certainly one of my favourite breakfast meals! They make the perfect warming nourishing breakfast porridge in the colder months. And are fresh and delicious eaten cold as overnight oats paired with summer fruits in the warmer weather. What's even better is you can make a large batch prepped [...]

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 [...]

Foods to Boost Your Fitness & Performance

Foods to Boost Your Fitness & Performance

  What I LOVE about nutrition is the ability to use foods or manipulate macros and nutrients to use to our advantage. Nutrition is key to fat loss, muscle building, endurance and optimal performance. Time to eat smarter and train smarter, not harder! Whether you’re a professional or everyday athlete, or regular gym goer like myself, [...]