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

Is Cacao better then Cocoa?

So today I got asked if I had made a mistake in one of my recipes for smoothie containing cocoa. “Don’t you mean cacao, surely you don’t mean cocoa as cocoa doesn’t contain any nutrition and is an inferior product” … 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

Today I Cried…

So today I flipped out and I cried. I put on a fitted top with a zipper ready to start my day, but it wouldn’t fit. As much as a squished, wriggles and squeemed, it just would not do up, … 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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