Vague symptoms and endless searching?

the answer lies in YOU

This week I invite Martin Mayer, Biomedical scientist of Concept Holistic Health, to dig up a case study of 'vagueness'. I hear so many of you who have made all the changes away from industrial foods, more veggies, good physical activity, and sometimes, it just isn't enough to get to the heart of the matter. You are absolutely not alone. I have been there myself and I cannot stress enough, the importance of learning more about your own biochemistry. Food is medicine but if there is an … [Read more...]

Ultra Crunchy Gluten free Biscuits – or cookies

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These are super crunchy biscuits or cookies depending on where you are in the world. Crunch is something you often miss as a gluten free person but there's absolutely no need if you get a couple of cracker and biscuit recipes up your sleeve to fill the void. I hope you enjoy them. NOTE: If your batter looks too liquidy, just add a 1/4 cup of nut meal or dessicated coconut to thicken it up a bit.   What you'll need 1 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup softened butter (or coconut oil) … [Read more...]

Chocolate Custard

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Custard is such an easy thing to get happening at a moment's notice and chocolate custard is always a winner. We were off to friends' tonight for dinner and our arrangement is 'we bring cocktails and dessert' and you do mains and sides. Problem was, I had so little time between a yoga class, a birthday party my little man was invited to, and then the BBQ... What was a girl to do? I came up with a new dessert to fit the time poor factor. If you're really time poor just do the custard and serve … [Read more...]

Chill Out

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This morning I came a cross a new "can" of drink called XYZ with "Chill Out" something or other as the tag line. I agree. It is so important to chill out. We do not do it nearly enough and being 'busy' is a modern epidemic we need to turn around just as much as obesity or heart disease. Well, this drink had 26g of sugar per can. I can guarantee you that your body will NOT be able to chill out with 4.5 tsp of sugar poured into it in a 5 minute time frame. So, let's review ways to actually chill … [Read more...]

Creamy dairy free digestif cocktail

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It might surprise you to know that I was creating drinks recipes long before food ones. I used to be a cocktail bartender and ran an amazing little cocktail bar in Sydney's Potts Point, since closed - what a way to make one feel a little old, right? I went on to write lists for others, including my amazing friend Christine Manfield, one of Australia's most celebrated chefs and the beautiful Gourmet Traveller magazine. Fun times. BUT, what can I say? The work I have chosen to do in its place - … [Read more...]

Do you fall for this food label catch phrase?

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There is many a catch phrase on food packaging. One of the most common is 'no artificial ingredients' or 'additive free'. Do not be fooled. This does not mean you can trust the product and skip reading the ingredients. Exhibit A is a product that had a big "No artificial ingredients or preservatives" on the front. It doesn't matter what the brand was. It's this sort of thing that is still catching well meaning people thinking they're making a better choice. The best choice you can make is to … [Read more...]

Chocolate Custard Tart

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This is a decadent gluten free, grain free and optionally dairy free tart perfect for allergy friendly indulgence. It's a bit of a project the first time as you get your head around everything but it's actually really easy and I adore the custard making ritual if I have time to do it properly and not in the thermomix (Shhh, I don't want to hurt the thermomix's feelings) Each first Sunday of the month, my family has a get together lunch, to make sure we all catch up at least every month. Most … [Read more...]

Frozen Yoghurt – Breakfast, dessert or icy pops

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Frozen yoghurt these days can mean an ingredient list like this, a best selling 'low fat' yoghurt - talk about weirdo packets of fakeness! My rule is, if I have to look something up with google to see what it is in an ingredient list, then it is not a food I could make in my kitchen and therefore processed and not real food (while there might be real food ingredients in the mix). There are ingredients in here that are documented to be known irritants to gastrointestinal tract, liver, … [Read more...]