Veggie stir-fry with almonds and sesame

Veggie stir-fry with protein

Adding protein to plant-based foods is as easy as a sprinkle of nuts and seeds. Eating sufficient protein helps you feel fuller long, balance blood sugar levels and contributes to a happy mood and good sleep. Here I cooked a veggie stir fry which formed the base of a few meals over a couple of …

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Smoothie with almonds, cashews and hemp seeds

Protein-rich smoothie

Protein rich smoothie? …Yes please!! Including protein at each meal can help sustain your energy levels, reduce blood sugar peaks and troughs, support a happy mood, plus much more! It’s especially important to be aware of your protein intake if you follow an exclusively plant based diet. Smoothies are a yummy way to start the …

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Mackerel salad

Super easy mackerel salad

Don’t you just love it when you totally nail dinner, it hits the spot AND it was super easy to prepare! I often recommend eating more fish, but it can be challenging to find seafood which ticks the boxes of health AND sustainability. Thankfully, the humble mackerel is full of healthy omega 3 fats and …

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What can one woman do?

What can one woman do? I’ve asked myself this question a lot these past weeks while Australia endured the heart-breaking loss of brave people, cherished homes, livelihoods and an incomprehensible number of animals and bushland. I’ve sat and cried at the stories and images and felt a spectrum of emotion from anguish to hopelessness. And …

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Blueberry & lavender smoothie

Blueberry & lavender smoothie

Hello my name is Karla and I’m a smoothie-o-holic. It’s been 12 hours since my last smoothie… All year, I’ve been trying to add some variety to my morning breakfasts as I’d become rather stuck on smoothies… but despite some delicious porridge, muesli, granola and pancake experimentations, I kept coming back to my beloved go-to …

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Field of chamomile

When hayfever strikes

Hayfever can strike any time of year, but springtime is the most problematic season for many pollen allergy sufferers. Over-the-counter anti-histamines can help keep symptoms at bay, but as with any medication, side effects can occur and over the long term these drugs may impact the health of your gut. There are some natural solutions …

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Balanced plate of healthy food

What’s a balanced plate?

Do you know what a balanced plate looks like? My general rule of thumb is: 1/2 plate – a variety of vegetables (cooked or raw) 1/4 plate – quality protein, e.g. fish, kangaroo, grass fed beef or lamb, chicken, beans, lentils, tofu, tempeh, eggs, nuts, seeds 1/4 plate – quality wholefood carbohydrates, e.g. brown rice, …

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Find the cause - weight gain

Find the cause: weight gain

Next on my myth busting list of so-called ’causes’ of common symptoms…weight gain. Have you gain weight over recent months, maybe years, but other than that you don’t feel much has changed? You think your diet is pretty good. You exercise. But you’re feeling yucky, tired and over it. Common suggested cause: eating too much …

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Who is this girl?

Who is this girl? While I can see it’s me, I barely recognise myself. This is a flashback to 13 years ago, on 10 September 2006 when I was all packed and ready to depart the UK for my big adventure around the world. My decision to travel was the result of a major emotional …

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