• Going Vegetarian: What you need to know

    Vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming more mainstream as people are giving up meat and animal products and turning to a plant based diet. While dedicated vegetarians and vegans don’t like it to be referred to as a ‘trend’ it certainly seems that ditching the meat is the food ‘movement’ of 2016. And I’m all… Continue Reading

  • Healthy eating, why are we so confused?

    If you asked a random sample of people what healthy eating was I’m sure you would get varying and often contradicting answers: ‘It means eating a gluten free diet’ ‘Eating high fat and low carb foods’ ‘Consuming plenty of plant based foods such as wholegrains, beans, lentils as well as fruits and vegetables’. ‘Eating paleo… Continue Reading

  • Centenarian Food Secrets

    Centenarians, what a fascinating bunch of people!  Imagine living for over a century, imagine all of the experiences, knowledge and wisdom that you would have. There is a lot to learn from this unique group of people. With the average life expectancy in most developed countries around 80 years how do they manage to live… Continue Reading

  • One Size Fits All?

    There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to diets or one single eating pattern that is best for everyone. They key to achieving a healthy diet is getting the basics right and then individualizing it to suit your own needs and lifestyle. If you have the basics of healthy eating right by… Continue Reading

  • Why are we chasing our tails?

    A new week, a new fad diet. Most of them have been recycled; a diet that’s been reinvented or tweaked to look brand new and a whole lot better than it used to be. Occasionally a new one will appear and will join the ‘fad diet cycle’.  It will be the ‘it diet’ for a… Continue Reading

  • The Forgotten Food

    Why have we forgotten about white vegetables? Maybe it is due to the misguided, nutritional advice such as ‘avoid all white foods’, ‘only eat green vegetables’ and ‘the more colourful the food the more nutritious’. But white vegetables are just as nutritious as their colourful friends. Each vegetable contains its own set of specific vitamins,… Continue Reading

  • Quinoa Stuffed Capsicum

    Quinoa Stuffed Capsicum What you’ll need: (serves 4) 1 cup quinoa 1 onion, finely chopped 1 medium zucchini, trimmed, grated 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed 2 tomatoes, diced 75g fresh ricotta cheese 4 large capsicums, halved lengthwise, seeded