This almond mandarin cake recipe has been my favourite dessert recipe for a long time. It's such a pleasure to savour the juicy mandarins when they are in season but the cake is also delicious if made with oranges or blood oranges instead. Everyone who tried it loved it and asked for the recipe! It [...]
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Snacks for work need to be simple and easy to prepare. They also should be nutritious, high in protein and good fats for sustained energy and lower in carbohydrates to curb the sweet and coffee cravings during the working day. Here are my top suggestions (all recipes are also gluten free) for you to try [...]
Most of us need some digestive first aid after overindulging during the Christmas period, festive season or just eating too much any day. Here are my best tried and tested home remedies to relieve most digestive upsets. It may be a good idea to print and keep them handy in the kitchen! Bloating and gas [...]
As a dedicated GAPS practitioner I’m constantly searching for and experimenting with easy to make but nutritious GAPS recipes to suggest to my clients, usually busy mums. I find that making GAPS desserts could often be the trickiest part of meal preparation for many of them but it needn’t be this way at all! In this post [...]
Green smoothies include a variety of fresh or frozen produce, including green leafy vegetables. They are a great and easy way to increase the amount of raw fruits and vegetables in your diet. Consuming just one smoothie each day provides an enjoyable and easy alternative to a plate of vegetables or a bowl of fruit. [...]
Have you ever tried making meals with spaghetti squash? I just did and was very pleased with the result:) Spaghetti squash is called a vegetable alternative to pasta because after cooking or baking it looks like thin, golden pasta. It’s really filling and using just one squash goes a long way, the one I got [...]
EAT MORE FIBRE DAILY – IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Digestive complaints and discomfort are so common nowadays indicating that we are not eating enough gut-friendly foods, are stressed out and sleep-deprived, and generally 'too busy' to look after ourselves properly. Majority of my clients know that dietary fibre is important for their health but [...]
Avocados certainly are one of the world's most perfect foods: compact, easy to get and keep, can be included in lunch boxes without spoiling and be cut just before eating. They are a truly fantastic 21st century food for busy people from all walks of life plus avocado recipes are quick and easy to make [...]
Kumquat jam rocks! Are you familiar with kumquats? I certainly wasn't until a few weeks ago when I came across this gorgeous tree in the neighbourhood showing off plenty of small oval shaped bright orange fruits that were very popular with the local birds. Here’s the photo of this beautiful tree. The kumquat tree originates [...]
Coffee is in the news regularly and it seems the body of data suggests that it could be beneficial for a number of medical conditions is steadily growing. It's an amazingly potent collection of biologically active compounds which have far reaching effects on the body. As such it needs to be perceived and respected as [...]