Food & Nutrition

Roasted Pumpkin & Pear Quiche with Spelt Pastry Posted on 28/04/2020 | No Comments

This Roasted Pumpkin and Pear Quiche recipe is my go-to meal when I am time poor. It is so quick and easy to throw together. Perfect for lunch or dinner or even breakfast – just make sure you set aside a slice for leftovers BEFORE you serve it up as it will be gone in seconds.

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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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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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IN THE NEWS: The Issue with Australian Honey Posted on 04/09/2018 | No Comments

Even one of nature’s purest substances isn’t immune to dodgy labelling. A recent report has shown that a number of brands available on Australian supermarket shelves, weren’t 100% honey. So what was it? And how do we know what we’re getting?

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