The Chef’s Easy Curry Paste

Recipe by: The Chef I love curries, and the Nutrition Guru tells me the ingredients I often use to make them are very good for you. I think people often believe that cooking with a curry means that a dish will be … Continue reading

Summer Icypoles

In Summer, it’s so easy to reach for the icecream to cool down. Instead, try using fresh fruit juice, or 100 fruit juice from the supermarket to make your own healthy icypoles. Icypole moulds are so cheap and making your … Continue reading

Summer Salad with Pickled Ginger and Fresh Herbs

Love love love noodle salad. The Chef and I are both noodle heads, I don’t think we go a day without noodles making it into our menu somewhere. For this dish I have used Konjac noodles, which are high in … Continue reading

A Sunday of food

So today I was tired, and I just wanted to stay home. So I did. And this is what happened… 1.Fresh basil and mint from the garden blended with sugar to make the most delightful flavour explosion. 2. Too hot … Continue reading

Panna Cotta

Want a dessert that tastes delightful AND is easy to make? Look no further. This uses ingredients that  most people always have on hand, and literally takes 5 minutes to make. It does take time to set in the fridge, but it’s … Continue reading

The Taste of Summer – Yoghurt Mango Coconut and Pomegranate

It’s Summer in Australia and it’s lovely and hot. When it’s hot we always feel like icecream. Often we will treat ourselves at our local fabulous icecream joint, but our waistlines wouldn’t be happy with us if we did that every day. … Continue reading

Thai Chicken Deliciousness

Those of you who read our blog and Facebook page know us by now. We are ‘one pot wonder’ makers. The Chef spends all day cooking, so the last thing he wants to do when he cooks at home is … Continue reading

Salt and Vinegar Beetroot Chips

Sink your teeth into these healthy, flavoursome and easy chips using beetroot. They are baked, not fried and look pretty sexy don’t you think? Recipe Ingredients 2-3 large beetroots 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp vinegar (apple cider vinegar is … Continue reading

Pineapple Coconut and Mint Juice

We live near the beach and love a morning swim. We love coming home and whipping up a refreshing juice to start the morning, as the weather warms up and Summer is almost upon us. Recipe Makes 2 tall glasses … Continue reading

Coconut Chocolate Mousse

It’s light, its fluffy and it tastes delicious. Even better still, it takes about 3 minutes and only uses 3 ingredients. With no eggs or milk, this mousse is dairy free, gluten free and suitable for vegans. Make sure you … Continue reading

Watermelon and Coconut Juice

Return from a swim, refreshed and ready to start the day. The sun shining through the kitchen window and the weekend newspaper ready to read. Refresh, cool down, and relax. Recipe Makes 2 glasses 2 cups watermelon deseeded 1 cup ice … Continue reading

Mango Lassi

The first of the mangoes have come into the stores, and we are definately making the most of it. These babies are low in fat, packed full of fibre, potassium and antioxidants such as  beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a protector against cell damage … Continue reading

Chinese Chicken Dumpling Soup

Simple, healthy and delicious. Chinese noodle soups are always so fullfilling for my belly and my soul. The chef loves them because well, he’s chinese so it’s in his blood. We crave these soups if I haven’t had them for a … Continue reading

Baked Bananas

Perfect for dessert, morning tea or afternoon tea. This sweet, yet healthy dessert is super easy to make. Baking the bananas intensifies the natural sugars, making it the ultimate healthy sweetie, just don’t go overboard on the syrup if you … Continue reading

Totally Munchable Toasted Muesli

I made this for The Chef as a change from his normal weet bix after a surf. I always leave little creations that I have cooked, out on the bench for him to just ‘discover’. I heard him come home … Continue reading

The Best Baked Potatoes

Recipe by: The Chef    Photographs: The Nutrition Guru Here is a quick rundown on how to bake the best potatoes. Thoroughly wash the potatoes and remove any eyes. There is no need to peel the potatoes. The peel contains valuable … Continue reading

Lovely Lentils

Lentils are such little beads of joy. The fact that they contain such wonderful nutrition packed into a tiny little legume is just an astonishing feat of nature to me. The fact that a plant such as this can draw … Continue reading

Healthy Chocolate Sesame Smoothie

Yum. Sesame seeds. These little delights are packed full of nutrition. We add them to everything. Stir fry’s, salads, casseroles, baked vegetables and now…smoothies. The Chef often grabs a handful at work (in the Japanese kitchen) as a little snack … Continue reading

Chocolate Chia Seed Cake

Recipe: Tania Hubbard    Words: The Nutrition Guru    Photographs: The Nutrition Guru We have only every blogged recipes which are our own, but today I had to make an exception. I had heard about how good Tania Hubbard’s gluten and grain … Continue reading

Juicy-licious Beetroot, Celery and Carrot

Recipe, words and photographs by: The Nutrition Guru So we are on a juicing and smoothie frenzy. Every day, we bring out the juicer and throw whatever we have in the fruit bowl, vege crisper or spice rack in there. The … Continue reading

AJ Vietnamese Noodle House, Brisbane City

Words and Photographs by: The Nutrition Guru One thing The Chef taught me, was to’ never judge a restaurant by its cover’. I had always thought that working in some of the finest restaurants, he would be picky in where he ate, … Continue reading

Beetroot and Berries

It’s springtime!  That means, I can get away without wearing slippers and have finally been able to take the big heavy dooners off the bed. It also means that I’m not searching for a hot breakfast, instead I’m blending up delicious smoothies. I am … Continue reading

Smoothie Cubes

Strawberries are in season and The Chef and I keep coming home with kilo’s and kilo’s of strawberries as they are such a wonderful price at the moment. We just love them. Unfortunately they don’t last forever though, so I … Continue reading

Herb storing tip

Sick of buying fresh herbs, only for them to go to waste in the fridge before you have had time to use them? Chop fresh herbs, place in ice cube trays and fill with olive oil. Remove and use as … Continue reading

Bonnie Beef Bourguignon

Words by: The Chef    Photographs by: The Nutrition Guru As Australians, we love our meat. Not only do we eat a lot of it as a nation, but we also produce a lot of fine quality meat of which we … Continue reading

Focus on what you could eat MORE of…

Healthy eating isn’t just about NOT eating chocolate and cake, but so much more than that. It is making sure that your body is receiving all the right nutrients in the required amounts that it needs to do it’s job and … Continue reading

Springtime Salmon

Recipe, photography and words by: The Nutrition Guru A Recipe     Health Benefits    and    Weekly Challenge I grew up as a young girl eating fish and seafood. I have fond memories of going fishing with my father and grandfather, and coming … Continue reading

Strawberry Smoothies

We just love strawberries. How something so natural, can be so vibrantly coloured and taste so sweet is just an outstanding feat of nature. The  combination of bright red shiny flesh with contrasting strong green leaves perched on top is just stunning to me. The Chef … Continue reading

Tangelo Gelato

Words, recipe and photographs by: The Nutrition Guru. Ok so my soft spot is for icecream. I just love it. My boss has recently let me borrow an icecream machine so I am in heaven, and so is The Chef with … Continue reading

Avocado Icecream

Words, recipe and Photography by: The Nutrition Guru You are probably mortified by the sound of avocado in an icecream. Stick with me here. One of our philosophies is ‘you never know till you give it a go’. This is … Continue reading