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Carrot and Walnut Muffins

 Carrot and Walnut Muffins I love baking and I love it even more when there are healthier options on the menu. These Carrot and Walnut Muffins are really tasty and nutritious. Wholemeal flour, carrots and walnuts bump up the fibre content to make them quite a satisfying little treat. They are perfect with a cup […]

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How to Fight off Inflammation

Have you heard of the saying ‘food is thy medicine’? One of the mightiest ways to overcome inflammation and keep your body healthy does not necessarily come from a pharmacy – but from the food we eat. What is inflammation? Inflammation can be acute or chronic. Acute inflammation is an important response. It sends the […]

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Chicken and Roasted Vegetables

Chicken and Roasted Vegetables Ingredients (serves 6) 1 whole chicken, raw 2 lemons 2 zucchinis, cut into sticks 2 red capsicums, cut into sticks 2 sweet corn cobs, cut into 2cm think chunks 1 red onion, quartered 1 handful of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, crushed 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil salt […]

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Chocolate Mandarin Bites

Chocolate Mandarin Bites Ingredients (makes 16) 100g dark chocolate, melted (leave 2 squares aside to grate) 1-2 mandarins, peeled and sectioned 125g ricotta cheese 1 tsp. vanilla essence 50g cream cheese 2 tsp. castor sugar 16 mini paper paddy pans Method Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe dish for 1-2 minutes. Stop and stir […]

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Gluten vs Wheat

Gluten free, wheat free – it’s the same thing, right? Um no. Even though the terms ‘gluten free’ and ‘wheat free’ are often used interchangeably, they are not the same thing! According to the 2011-2012 Australian Health Survey, 17% or 3.7 million Australian’s aged 2 years and over, reported avoiding a food due to an […]

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San Choy Bau

, San Choy Bau San choy bau is often a go-to when we eat out. But once I found out how easy it is to make at home this has become one of my favourite weeknight meals.  This twist on a classic Chinese dish is loaded full of vegetables with delicious flavours. You will find yourself […]

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Baked Sweet Potato

Baked Sweet Potato Ingredients (serves 2) 1 large sweet potato, skin on (approx. 400g) 40g parmesan cheese, grated ½ tsp. cumin spice ½ tsp. paprika spice ½ tsp. chilli powder, hot or mild 4 tbsp. Greek yoghurt 4 chicken tenderloins 4 cups of mixed salad greens 1 cucumber, sliced 1 tomato, diced juice of 1/2 […]

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