Raw Food vs Cooked Food

The raw food diet consists only of raw foods and some foods cooked at very low temperatures. Popular at the moment, the raw food diet contains high levels of plants, seeds, oils, nuts, vegetables and fruit – all highly nutritious … Continue reading

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 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

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

Healthy Chocolate Banana Icecream

I myself have a sweet tooth. My dreams would come true if I could eat icecream all day. Take a look at this easy and nutritious recipe. It only takes minutes to make and perfect for people who are dairy or … Continue reading

Don’t Say Yes to Everything

Are you a YES person? Do you say YES to everything you are asked to do? It’s ok if you do. Many of us fall into the trap. Yes, I’ll wash up Yes, I’ll stay back at work Yes, I’ll … Continue reading

Don’t Complain

Are you in this trap? Someone asks ‘How are you?’ and you rattle off that you are ‘Good, busy, 100 things to do, working hard for a boss that overworks you, have had the flu and you bought a pair … 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

Which Sugar Should You Choose?

I often get asked this one. There’s many on the market now and books about quitting it. Rapidura, coconut sugar, rice malt syrup, agave nectar, maple syrup, molasses. Honey, raw sugar, white sugar and brown sugar. Which should I choose? The answer … 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

Crunchy Popcorn Crumbs – Gluten Free

In the back of the pantry, I found a half eaten bag of popcorn from last week. It was stale, though instead of throwing it out I decided to blitz it up to make breadcrumbs. This mix makes a great … 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

Chocolate and Sweet Potato Cake Gluten Free

I’m always told that I cook with strange ingredients and yes, it’s true. They never complain though once they try it, instantly converted into a ‘strange ingredient’ user as well. This Chocolate Sweet Potato Cake is gluten free and packs a … Continue reading

Easy and Nutritious Macadamia and Pistachio Biscuits

Biscuits, normally full of processed flour, sugar, fat and preservatives – making them a pretty empty way to stack on the kilograms. When we eat sweeties, we try to pack them full of the most nutritious ingredients that we can. … 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

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

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

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

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