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QUINOA, SPINACH AND EGG BAKE

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 eggs 2 cups quinoa cooked (can be replaced with brown rice) 1 and 1/4 cups milk 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 tsp thyme, chopped 3 cups spinach, roughly chopped Pinch of pepper and nutmeg 1 cup shredded cheese 1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes spray oil METHOD Preheat oven to 160 [...]

Integrated Detoxing

There is more to detoxifying than meets to eye. If detoxifying to you means starving yourself, or just drinking juices and feeling like rubbish, then I would put it in the too hard basket as well!! Proper detoxifying takes into account all of your elimination channels, not just the liver - after all, who wants [...]

Canola oil: Good or Bad?

Good fats are extremely important in our diet, but there is a lot of confusion about the health effects of different fats and oils. I have noticed recently that canola oil is marketed as a healthy option, because it is low in saturated fat and contains omega 3. The bottom line is canola oil is [...]

5 Minute Tumeric Tea (Golden Milk)

How to Make a Dry Turmeric Tea Mix If you’d rather not mix up the spices each time, you can easily make a mixture of the spices and just add to warmed milk when ready. Mix up: 1/2 cup turmeric powder 1/4 cup cinnamon powder 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1-2 Tablespoons ground ginger [...]

Some Facts about PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome PCOS and Insulin resistance PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder of women of reproductive age. PCOS is a complex metabolic and endocrine disorder that appears to cause the abnormality of ovarian function – not the other way around! The majority of women (50-70%) with PCOS have insulin resistance!!! Insulin is the [...]

Children’s Breakfast Ideas

BLUEBERRY BRAN MUFFINS Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line 10 hole muffin tin with muffin cases. INGREDIENTS - always use organic where possible 150g plain flour 100g wholemeal self raising flour 1 tbsp oatbran 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda Pinch of salt 50g demerara sugar 1 tbsp clear honey 1 [...]

10 Reasons Why You Should Food Prep

After having a beautiful morning at the beach, my Sunday afternoon usually comprises of 2-3 hours making a menu, shopping and food prep for the week. You may be thinking “get a life”, but I actually really enjoy this time in the kitchen, knowing that my family will be eating well for the week. So [...]

Is Toxicity making you feel Unwell?

With more than 2000 new chemicals being produced every year, infiltrating our soil, air, water and food supply; exposure to toxicity is an unfortunate yet unavoidable fact of modern life. A “toxin” refers to any substance that has the potential to interfere with cellular function and both our short term and long term health. Our [...]

Gut bacteria and the brain: Are we controlled by microbes?

When we have antibiotics, we wipe out not only the bad, but the good bacteria as well! It's super important to have probiotics during and after your course of antibiotics, to ensure we sustain and help the "good guys" as they play an integral part in our health. Just remember to take your probiotics with [...]

Vitamin D

VITAMIN D Vitamin D is synthesized by the action of sunlight on our skin. Although it is important for us to be protected from the Australian sun, 10 minutes of morning sun on your face, hands and arms is an optimal time to get your dose! Food sources include Fish liver oils – cod, herring, [...]