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This week so far x Posted on 14/11/2019 | No Comments

As I sit here writing this, 80 fires continue to burn throughout QLD and 69 fires continue to burn throughout NSW. Despite our fire fighters best efforts, the weekend weather forecast is set to bring about the return of some dangerous conditions and we’ve realised this fight is far from over. Our firefighters have been…

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What’s The Difference Between a Dietitian & Nutritionist? Posted on 04/12/2018 | No Comments

I’ve wanted to discuss this topic for a while now but haven’t found the words. It’s a touchy subject; dietitians are incredibly protective of their title (and rightfully so) however, in staking their claim on the “food expert throne” we might say that some (not all) have gone out of their way to discredit nutritionists…

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How to Drink 2L of Water a Day: My 10 day Experiment Posted on 20/11/2018 | No Comments

I have a confession; I don’t drink “enough” water. On an average day, I would drink somewhere between 0.5-1.5L of water. It’s not because I don’t like the taste, nor is it because I can’t be bothered, it’s because I rarely get thirsty; please let me explain… I’d call myself an intuitive eater (gosh sounds…

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Should We Soak Legumes? Posted on 19/11/2018 | No Comments

Should we soak legumes? Lentils and legumes are considered an important source of nutrients. They contain a number of nutrients including iron, magnesium, potassium and more however, these minerals may be at risk of poor absorption should we prepare legumes incorrectly.  One of the biggest issues surrounding beans and legumes is that they naturally contain what we call anti-nutrient…

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Red Lentil Dhal with Apricots Posted on | No Comments

Red Lentil Dhal would have to be one of my favourite vegetarian meals. It’s quick and simple, and makes for the perfect lunch or dinner during the week (when time is precious!). Dhal itself can be a little bland for some, so I’ve added some dried apricots to this dish and the flavour pops! If…

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Why you need to eat leafy greens (and how!) Posted on 14/11/2018 | No Comments

One of the most common food groups omitted from a patient’s food diary is that of leafy greens. Leafy greens are an incredible source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and in my opinion, out rank any of the pre-packaged superfoods on the market. Want to know why these should be added to your diet? And…

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Our US Adventure… California, Nevada, Arizona & Utah Posted on 07/11/2018 | No Comments

I’ve been asked by a number of people to share the itinerary from our latest US adventure. From California to Utah, this is where we stayed, ate and played. CALIFORNIA  LOS ANGELES We stayed 3 nights in Venice Beach to relax after a long flight. You can read all about our Venice stay here. YOSEMITE…

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Who Gives A Crap? I do! Posted on 20/09/2018 | No Comments

I am not one to promote products because I believe as a society we consume WAY too much but toilet paper… well, toilet paper is a necessity and why not do a little good whilst we’re at it? Let’s talk ‘Who Gives a Crap”. I’ll be honest, I have come across the brand “Who Gives…

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Why I don’t use Nuttelex & Other Dairy Free Spreads Posted on 14/09/2018 | No Comments

For one reason or another dairy free spreads like that of Nuttelex, seem to be marketed as the healthy alternative to margarine. I’m not entirely sure why, perhaps it’s the name? Maybe consumers believe that Nuttelex implies that it contains nuts? Funnily enough, it doesn’t, so let’s unpack it some more.  NOTE: Before we delve in,…

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