Our Top 3 Easy Christmas Recipes

Date and Cocoa Bliss Balls We will be making these to give as presents, as well as placing on the Christmas table for healthy after-lunch-snackies. Simple Basil and Cashew Pesto Pesto is expensive to buy, but it is so versatile … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Healthy Hazelnut and Chocolate Spread

As a topping on crackers, toast or a sandwich a spread such as this can not only be a way of incorporating more nutrients into your diet, but also a way to get your chocolate fix without actually eating chocolate. … 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

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

Massaman Curry

Recipe by: The Chef Photographs by: The Nutrition Guru Bonnie Beef –  A local beef farm. When we read a story by local beef farmers ‘Bonnie Beef’ about chef’s often not wanting to use secondary cuts of meat, we contacted … 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

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

Finger Lickin’ Lemon and Thyme Roast Chicken

Written by: The Chef Chicken is one of the most versatile meats there is. It’s easy to cook, cheap and you can get it anywhere. It lends itself to so many flavour combinations and one of those ‘safe’ ingredients for … Continue reading

Natvia Competition for You, YES YOU!

We both  have sweet tooths and are always looking at ways to make desserts and sweet treats more healthy. When making desserts, we often replace the butter with olive oil to decrease the saturated fat and increase our intake of good monounsaturated fats. We also like to … Continue reading

Nutritious Stew – Oxtail or Beef

At the moment, I am only able to drink liquids due to a condition in my oesophagus. Long story short, I am always on the quest to find a dish with a ‘bang for it’s buck’ or, with as much nutrition … Continue reading

Little Pumpkin and Olive Oil Cakes

We just love pumpkin. Pumpkin scones, pumpkin pasta, roast pumpkin and steamed pumpkin. And now, PUMPKIN CAKE! This cake was born because my mother had given me 2 whole beautiful organic pumpkins fresh from her garden. What better way to make … Continue reading