The Truth About the Paleo Diet

Hugely popular, the Paleo diet follows the premise that eating as our hunter-gatherer ancestors did will help to shed kilos and prevent chronic disease. What is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo diet is based upon eating the way our ancestors … Continue reading

Beat Weigh Gain over Christmas

Christmas can be a crazy time for the health goals. Friends and co-workers constantly offering you a sneaky champagne, baked goodies and Christmas cake. The parties start and suddenly your tempted with foods that you know aren’t going to do your … Continue reading

Guru Slice & Guru Biscuits

One recipe – 2 dishes – that’s the beauty of this recipe. Designed to use half the mixture as a slice, the other for biscuits. Packed full of heart healthy nuts and seeds and fibre to keep you full and … Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Controlling Emotional Eating

  We don’t only eat to satisfy our hunger. We also turn to food in times of stress and sadness because life is busy, hectic, frightening and bewildering at times. The trick is to acknowledge that this is a fact of … Continue reading

Top 3 Tips for Eating Less Processed Sugar

Processed sugar, or table sugar, is a part of our food system whether we like it or not. We can’t escape it, though we can choose to eat less of it. If you have recognised that you are eating too … Continue reading

Sunday Morning Pancakes

The Chef’s pancakes are my favourite. Light, fluffy, flavoursome. I’m surprised he’s shared his recipe with you actually. Consider yourself super lucky! Ingredients 260g Self Raising Flour 110 Grams Raw Sugar or Coconut Sugar (low G.I) 275 ml Milk 1 Egg 1 … Continue reading

Little Apple Bites

So it’s 3pm and you just can’t stop thinking about chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. You are tired, want to have an afternoon nap but of course, that isn’t possible. Your focus is wavering and you feel like the energy … Continue reading

Diet Shake Recipe

Here’s my recipe for the best diet shake in the world. It is highly effective, inexpensive and all natural. Ingredients: 1 x booty (also known as bum or butt) 1 x fast and loud music track 1 x dose of … Continue reading

How to Get Your Man to Eat Healthy Food

It’s hard isn’t it. You want to revamp your diet and eat nutritious wholesome foods, but your man is happy with what he’s always known and the thought of suddenly eating more veg, switching to brown rice and eating more … Continue reading

Dark Chocolate Bark

You all know me now, I have a major sweet tooth and love dark chocolate. If I deny myself chocolate and go cold turkey, it just doesn’t work for me. After 3 days I’m a raging lunatic and end up buying … Continue reading

Top 3 Ways to Lose Weight

Here are my top 3 recommendations for the weight loss and health. They don’t involve forking out a heap of money on supplements and superfoods, nor do they involve 3049 sit ups a day. Beware, they sound so simple and … Continue reading

Brazil Nut Butter

Nut butters are a great way to pack more protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats into your day. We are both addicts of peanut butter, though many available at the supermarket contain added salt, sugar, and sometimes even palm oil … Continue reading

Almond Sesame Biscuits

This recipe was born after I had some left over base mixture from the Chocolate Coconut and Cashew Cream Tart. From this, I rolled the excess mixture into delightful little bites for lunchboxes and snacks and the rest into the crunchy … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

Love creamy pasta sauces but don’t want the fat and calories? Try this easy and healthy way of making a delicious pasta sauce packed full of flavour The first step is to follow the recipe for making Baked Pumpkin here. … Continue reading

Simply Tasty Baked Pumpkin

Peel it, chop it and chuck it in the oven. It’s simple and something you can make a large batch of to last you over the next few days in the kitchen. Use on sandwiches, toss through salads, mash it, … Continue reading

Why I’m not that into green smoothies, even though I’m a Nutritionist

Green smoothies are everywhere, I can’t escape them. My Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter news feed is full of them. I wake up, log into Facebook and see 10 posts in the space of 3 finger scrolls outlining the benefits … Continue reading

A Chat with Poh Ling Yeow – She Makes Me Smile

Many of you know may know Poh Ling Yeow from MasterChef Australia or her TV show Poh’s Kitchen on the ABC, where she whisked, baked and steamed her way through amazingly delicious recipes. Some of you may simply know her for that infectious smile, or … Continue reading

Pork with Crispy Crackling

Everything The Chef cooks is brilliant, though the one thing he excels at is the at-home classic roast. We don’t eat a lot of meat week to week, though we do enjoy a roast treat. Follow The Chef’s easy technique … Continue reading

Fasting, detoxing, should you do it?

Recently a reader asked me what my thoughts on fasting and detoxing were. The lemon detox diet, a juice fast, a no food at all fast…they are all out there claiming to kick start the body, rid toxins, remove fat, … Continue reading

Quitting smoking, goal setting, bad days and nutrition

We received a message from a Facebook Guru reader asking how they could use diet to help them quit smoking. I have shared it here because even if you don’t smoke my answer involves a central them of goal setting and … Continue reading

Heavenly Healthy Spread

This week I am trying to squeeze more heart healthy monounsaturated fats into my diet by way of avocado’s and nuts. Why? Well I’d like to live a long, healthy and happy life and these nutrients are a proven effective … Continue reading

The Healthiest Approach to Weight Loss

I often get asked the best way to lose weight. Nine times out of ten, the person will also state in that very same sentence, that they heard they should cut out gluten, stop eating dairy, go on a juice … Continue reading

Plum and Apple Crumble with Macadamia Nuts – Gluten Free

Difficulty level: Easy Preparation Time: 10 mins maximum We both have sweet tooths and let’s be realistic, there are some days when you just have to have a little treat. So when we make sweet treats, we find every way … Continue reading

Grilled Camembert Cheese, Thyme Infused Honey, Pistachio and Macadamia Nuts

This is simple, homely and delicious. Grilling the cheese creates a little disc of pure savoury deliciousness which oozes like lava when you slice into it with a knife. The honey creates sweetness to cut through the rich flavours of … Continue reading

Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Chocolate Beetroot Cake – Gluten Free Five years ago, I came across a strange combination at an organic cafe that caught my eye. It was a Beetroot and Chocolate cake. I was intrigued and had to sink my teeth into a … Continue reading

Little Love Bites – Goodness Bars

These little beauties are packed full of fibre for a healthy digestive system and bursting with flavour. The good thing is, you can create any combination of ingredients that you like, you’re not limited to what we have here. Cut … Continue reading

Super Fudgy Truffles

For Valentines day I wanted to make The Chef something nice, but at the same time healthier than your usual box of chocolates. So I grabbed the blender and a heap of ‘good stuff’ and I blitzed it all until … Continue reading

The Truth about Coconut Oil

If there is one food product that has exploded onto the health food scene over the last 12 months, it’s coconut oil. Added to chocolate bars, pour it on your cereal, eat it with a spoon, or pour it on … Continue reading

Superfoods – My Least Favourite Word in the Nutrition World

There’s one term that my eyeballs keep reading a million times a day. It’s all over blogs, TV, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and yes, Pinterest. Superfood. This term hurts my eyeballs and my brain. I physically cringe every time I read … Continue reading