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

Top 3 Recipes for Exercise Recovery

The foods that you eat after your workout are almost as important as the workout itself. By choosing the right foods post workout you can recover quicker and get the results that you are working so hard to achieve. Now … 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

Nutrition Guru comes to Melbourne!

Hi Gurus! I’m so excited for my upcoming workshop in Melbourne NEXT WEEKEND October 5th and 6th, 2013 Held at the CERES Environment Park, it’s going to be a wonderful day filled with hands on cooking, nutrition information, and to … Continue reading

Top 3 Healthy Snackies to Beat Three-thirty-itis

It’s 3 pm and your exhausted, your brain is foggy and you’re in a bad mood. Here are my top three snack ideas to beat the 3pm slump. The trick is to add a small amount of protein for energy and … 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

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

Sunflower, Sesame and Almond Bites

I like to have a snack for morning and afternoon tea. If I don’t, come lunch and dinner time I tend to over eat. So I always make sure I have healthy little snacks that will get me through the … 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

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

When to throw in what…the order of a stir fry

We always get asked when to add what to a stir fry. So here is a simple little graphic from us to you. Print it off, and pop it in with your recipe book.

Remember, the more vegetables you add to your stir fry, the more healthy and nutritious the dish is!

Stay happy and healthy…

The Nutrition Guru and The ChefImage

Banana and Honey Smoothie Icypoles

As you probably know, we both have a soft spot for icecream. Any chance that we get, we make sure we have a batch of icy poles ready in the freezer to prevent any big icecream binges. Making your own … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Red Papaya Smoothie

Papaya is a wonderfully nutritious fruit with a beautiful red/orange colour. It is high in fibre and contains 3 times our daily requirement of vitamin C. The fruit contains the enzyme papain which helps to breakdown proteins and can therefore … Continue reading

Goals to Live a Healthy Life

Recently we kicked off a week of Healthy Inspiration on the Facebook page, providing a daily goal to aim towards. Let’s have a look at the reasons behind each of the goals. Firstly, we started on a Saturday. Why a … Continue reading

Life’s Lessons: What I’ve learned from the Nutrition Guru

Written By: The Chef Here are just a few of the many things I’ve learned from sharing life with The Nutrition Guru It’s alright to make a mess in the kitchen (she’s such a messy cook, and I’m a kitchen … 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

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

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