Nachos with Fresh Salsa Salad and Loaded Guac

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Who doesn’t love a good Mexican Feast? I just love the herbs and spices used in Mexican cuisine, the way there’s chilli and spice but it’s mellowed with cinnamon, cumin and coriander! Probably my first introduction to Mexican food would have been Nachos, well at least an Australian-ised version of Nachos anyway. I still love making them at home, and … Read More

Loaded Guacamole

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guacamole

Who doesn’t love a good Mexican Feast? All your friends come over, a big pot of chilli or pulled pork or fajita chicken in the middle of the table, with assorted salsas, fresh vegetables, tortillas, corn chips and more. And of course Guacamole! But Guacamole doesn’t have to be confined to Mexican feasts, the healthy fats from the avocado and … Read More

Sweet Chilli Sauce – Paleo

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sweet chilli sauce

Sweet Chilli Sauce is a staple in many Australian homes.  I’ve always really enjoyed it too, whether it’s just to jazz up some plain steamed veggies; stirred through some cashew cream cheese to make a ‘sweet chilli philli’ style dip; in a simple stir fry (easiest ever = tamari + sweet chilli sauce + water); or to make a vietnamese-style dressing … Read More

Prunes in Spiced Port Syrup

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Prunes in Spiced Port

I’m a nutritionist, it’s true, but I am also absolutely ALL about balance! And I certainly enjoy an alcoholic beverage and treats for dessert once in a while. One treat that I like to whip up in winter or around Christmas time (because of the spices involved) is this Prunes in Spiced Port Syrup recipe. The mulled wine-type flavours just … Read More

180 ANZAC Biscuits

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anzac biscuits

ANZAC Biscuits are something that I really love, and identify with as an Australian; each year commemorating those who have fallen in defence of our beloved country. Last year I made this version. But I thought I’d change things up this year for something a little different… This year I’ve teamed up with 180 Nutrition to bring you these Superfood … Read More

Incaberry, Ginger, Tahini & Molasses Hot Cross Buns

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hot cross buns

It’s that time of year again… Easter! Which means chocolate, but also Hot Cross Buns! Well this year, I’ve got something interesting for you; Incaberry, Ginger, Tahini & Molasses Hot Cross Buns – something a little different :D.  But definitely something DELICIOUS! Guten-free, primal and perfect if you’re looking for a different take on the traditional HCB. Recipe Type: GF, … Read More

Teff Falafels

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teff falafels

These teff falafels are tasty, versatile and one of my favourite things to have on hand for a flavour-and-nutrient-packed lunch.  They’re also a great plant-based way to add protein to a meal. Particularly as Teff (a pseudo grain similar to quinoa) is one of the highest content grains on the market at the moment! “What is Teff?” I hear you say… … Read More

How to make a Smoothie that is Nutritionally Balanced

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Conceptually, smoothies (and smoothie bowls) are simple enough to make – ingredients, blender, that’s it. Nutritionally, however, many people get it wrong quite often. If you want a smoothie to sustain you, help control blood sugar and fuel your day then it’s important your smoothie is nutritionally balanced. Here I teach you the key principles of making a nutritionally balanced … Read More