The thing I love about food is that there is always a way to recreate a recipe that taste as good as the original, minus the the hidden nasties. My Chicken & Corn Soup recipe does just that. Full of soupy goodness this recipe will certainly become a favourite throughout these winter months.
Over the past few years the Gold Coast has definitely lifted it’s foodie game and my goodness, are we a force to be reckoned with. Today, I share my favourite places to eat. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Activating nuts were one of my non-negotiables, but to be honest, drying them in the oven for 12-24 hours on the lowest temperature wasn’t something I was thrilled about (nor did I have the time to do it). To overcome this problem, I used to spend a small fortune purchasing activated varieties from the health food store. This seemed to work well UNTIL I moved in with my partner and I quickly realised he was going to send us broke on the consumption of activated nuts alone. I knew I had to find another solution. I started to do some research on dehydrators… Today I reveal my inexpensive and still very impressive find that will save you hours in the kitchen…
My recent hiking expedition proved to me that looking after yourself is key to a speedy recovery. Unlike some of my group, I was fortunate enough to come out of the hike feeling great and once we returned to the CBD, I got dressed up and went out to meet a friend whilst others retired to the couch in a world of hurt. Whilst many of my friends didn’t expect anything less from me, what they didn’t realise is that what it took to get me there wasn’t a whole lot of work. To help dispel the myth that looking after yourself is a whole lot of hard work, I have listed my top tips for surviving a hike. If hiking isn’t your thing, this advice can be applied to almost any form of exercise we undertake. All you have to remember is that preparation is key.
For those of you who haven’t met Scott, Scott and Luke Hines formed the paleo inspired cooking duo on the 2013 series of My Kitchen Rules. After wow-ing the judges with their healthy take on traditional dishes (and receiving perfect 10s), they progressed through to the semi-finals, proving to everyone out there, that healthy food can also taste delicious. Their approach to a whole life and real food has seen them celebrated across the country and since then, Scott and Luke (both qualified Personal Trainers) have released two (AMAZING) books full of primal training programs and delicious whole food recipe creations.
Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Scott Gooding where we talked all things health and happiness…
When it comes down to it, the equation for good health is incredibly simple: Real Food + Exercise = Healthy Body; so why do so many of us try and complicate the matter? We add things in, we take things away, we jump on the latest craze (only to jump off it days later)… and more often than not, we are left with symptoms of fatigue, bloating, anxiety and poor digestion. Why can’t it just be as simple as it sounds?
I would like you to meet Lillian. Lillian suffered from a number of common health problems that later saw her diagnosed with PCOS. Determined to climb out of the ‘hole’ poor health had put her in, Lillian sort out to regain her health and her wellbeing. What she did to turn her life around will only prove to you that good health, is yours for the taking.
Personally, I find there is not a truer reflection of my overall health, then the health of my hair, skin and nails. Throughout my modelling past, I tried every diet out there: I cut carbs, I then cut fat, I went vegan, then vegetarian… you name it, I gave it a whirl. Looking back at this time, I now realise, it was when my nails were at their unhealthiest. Now, by eating a healthy and well balanced diet and looking after my health, my nails won’t stop growing long and strong. Whether your digestion needs a kick start, or your diet is missing a few essential ingredients, my top tips for healthy nails are revealed right here.
This recipe for the Chocolate Chia pudding is the perfect treat for when you feel like indulging in a little healthy chocolate treat! This dish contains ZERO sugar, gluten or dairy and as such, it is perfect for our paleo tribe and dedicated vegans and vegetarians. Oh and did I mention… it tastes AH-MAZING?!!
For those of you that have followed me for awhile now you will know I love to hike. I love spending time outdoors and immersing myself in the beauty of mother nature and the fresh air. I love those moments when you reach the summit and you stop to look around and realise just how amazing this life really is. Hiking was one of the reasons I was drawn to Canada and I can’t begin to tell you how much I learnt about myself and about life, in one simple day in the wilderness.
Paleo or primal eating is becoming the next big trend in the way of structuring meals and a healthy lifestyle. Whilst I am not a complete Paleo convert (I am 95% of the way there), I love the Paleo principles – cut out the processed stuff and just eat real food. To help explain the ins and outs of Paleo and provide some insight into a Paleo journey, I have called upon the help of an expert in this field. Click here for my interview with Stephanie Wasylyk, Wellness Coach and broadcasting member of “That Paleo Show” team.