Healthy tips

Apple crumble

Gut healing apple crumble

A major upside to these cooler months is the abundance of juicy apples available. We’ve had heaps in our veggie box the last couple of weeks and as much as I love to crunch on them raw, they are also delicious stewed in a crumble. Health benefits: There are specific gut health benefits to stewing …

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Mashed potato

Gnarly mash

Let’s face it, my mashed potato would not do well on Masterchef! But, I make it gnarly for a reason – to increase fibre and nutrient content. White potatoes get a bad rap. Yes, they do convert to sugar quite quickly in your body, but I take a number of steps to combat this. Use …

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A rainbow of vegetables

Eat a rainbow

If I were to give one tip to anyone and everyone, it’s to eat a variety of colourful fruits and vegetables. Every day. Vitamins and minerals in fruits and vegetables are pretty well known, but have you heard of phytonutrients? These are natural plant chemicals which give plants their vibrant colours …and it’s not just …

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Food and mood

You’re probably not surprised to read there’s a link between food and mood. Comfort food gets its name for a reason and we often need to be ‘in the mood’ for certain foods. But food choices can impact your mood on a deeper level and scientific research is beginning to show that gut health is …

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Seasonal bounty: tomatoes

Our first tomato harvest this summer. Better late than never! Tomato tips: Cooking tomatoes ‘liberates’ their red pigment lycopene, which is a heat-stable antioxidant noted to be protective from various cancers, heart disease and vision degeneration. There’s a good amount of research on lycopene and how it protects your cells from damage. You get the …

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Spices with pestle and mortar

Adding a little spice

Spices add so much incredible flavour to meals and also bring some excellent health benefits to the table. Cumin – aids digestion, possibly via supporting pancreas function, antioxidant and assists the liver’s natural detoxification enzymes Coriander seeds – support digestion, anti-inflammatory, may be cholesterol-lowering Ginger – anti-inflammatory, improves circulation, reduces nausea, supports digestion Turmeric – …

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Vitamin D

For most people, just a few minutes of sun-basking (without sunscreen) a day in summer is enough to top up your vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is important for: Bones and muscles Immune health Mood But as many as 1 in 4 Australian adults could be deficient. Risk of sunburn is a real concern with …

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