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The art of food assembly + an easy chicken recipe

easy chicken recipe

Too busy to cook?  I have the answer!  Read on to find out how you can prepare delicious, healthy meals for your family in no time at all.  It’s all in the art of food assembly. When people tell me they are too exhausted or time poor to cook, that they are lacking ideas and inspiration or that they just…

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Whole Food Basics Workshop + Q&A with Nutritionist, Lia Burton from Green Apple Life

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I hear time and time again that so many of you are confused and overwhelmed with the idea of healthy eating and I don’t blame you!  We are overloaded with information about food, diets, what’s good for us, what isn’t and the list goes on.  That is why I have created the Whole Food Basics Workshop, to show you just how simple,…

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Leftover lamb shepherd’s pie + eating well on a budget

lamb shepherds pie

This very nourishing and totally satisfying Shepherd’s Pie was a big hit with my family and a wonderful way to use up the left overs of a slow cooked leg of lamb. There is no denying the fact that beginning on the path to better eating can seem expensive and overwhelming at first.  A trip to the health food shop…

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Egg + Bacon Rolls and the power of protein.

You have probably gathered by now, that I would quite happily be vegetarian, in fact, I could probably live on muffins alone. However, my body (and if I’m honest, my mind) knows much better than this. Towards the end of winter (and this happens every year) I start to lose my zing.  I feel depleted, tired, have low energy and…

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Feel Good Buckwheat Bircher Muesli + a word on over indulging

The festive season is coming to an end with only a few days of the year left.  Christmas celebrations have come and gone.  Corks have been popped, crackers cracked and ham has been baked, sliced, barbecued, crumbed and made into a soup. Now the only evidence of such frivolity is a too tight bathing suit and a suspicious smell coming…

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Healthy Food for Kid’s Parties

Okay, I’m just going to come out and say it. I really can’t stand crap food at kid’s parties. There isn’t much that bothers me, I’m pretty easy going most of the time, but the food that is served at children’s birthday celebrations is one thing I am opinionated and outspoken about. I honestly believe, that if you decide to…

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The Whole Truth…about being food challenged.

On the weekend,  I was incredibly lucky to be featured in the GT Magazine which is the weekend lifestyle lift out that comes in the Geelong Advertiser.  It was so exciting to share my story about our family’s  journey towards better health.   Everything in the story was honest and true, however, I can’t help feeling my words didn’t really…

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Surviving Overwhelm (…or, the day mum flipped out over an egg).

Yesterday, I lost my shit.  It was over an egg. After boiling eggs for breakfast and serving them with gluten free toast spread thick with ghee, I had a meltdown when Leonardo refused to eat his.  I can’t remember exactly what I said, but it was something along the lines of ‘just eat the freaking egg you have to eat…

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Tomato, kale and chorizo frittata + my tips for dining solo

As mothers, most of us do an awful lot of cooking…sometimes so much, we barely have enough energy left to feed ourselves.   When my children were small and my husband was away for work, I found it really challenging to find the will to nourish myself properly, especially in the evenings.  Most nights, managing without a partner, once sticky toddlers…

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