Loaded Guacamole

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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

Dairy-Free Baileys

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I’m a nutritionist, it’s true, but I am also absolutely ALL about balance! And I certainly enjoy an alcoholic beverage once in a while, with my drinks of choice being Campari & Soda or Baileys on Ice as a night-cap. However, Baileys can be a problem for those who have issues with dairy (be it an intolerance or choice not … Read More

Easy Satay Sauce

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satay sauce

Whip up this 4-ingredient satay sauce whenever you’re in a hurry and need something tasty for your dinner or to impress guests! It’s a very versatile sauce – I use it as you would any satay sauce; in a chicken dish, but it’s also nice to marinade some salmon or chicken drumsticks before grilling. One of my favourite new uses for … Read More

Beautiful DIY Body Butter

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body butter

For quite a while now I’ve used simply coconut oil as my ‘body butter’, make-up remover, as well as in cooking. However, I’ve recently decided to try cacao butter as a base in combination with some dietary manipulations to help treat some skin irritations as it’s worked for others and is a relatively low-reactive oil. Cacao butter, however is solid … Read More

Macadamia Cream Cheese

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macadamia cream cheese

One of my friends from my Masters of Nutrition, Sharon, runs a wonderful webpage and Instagram Account called The FODMAP Friendly Vegan. As I’ve recently been following a low FODMAP protocol, I’ve been visiting her site quite frequently for inspiration and guidance. One recipe I came across that I just CANNOT get enough of is her Macadamia Cream Cheese, I was … Read More

Carrot, Ginger and Chive Dip

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carrot, ginger and chive dip

Low FODMAP and Sibo diet protocols for treatment don’t have to be boring. This carrot, ginger and chive dip will add life to dip platters, meat dishes as a condiment or used to spread on your toast! Carrots are also a great source of beta carotene (help with night vision) with ginger and turmeric having wonderful immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. … Read More