Avocado

Avocado boats with silken tofu, soy and coriander

Serves 2 as a side dish Ingredients: 1 avocado 2 tablespoons silken tofu 2 dashes of soy sauce 1 small lime coriander to garnish salt and pepper   Method: 1. Find a small frying pan that has a lid. Cut the avocado in half lengthways. Discard the seed and scoop out just a tiny bit Read more →

Trolley

How to navigate the supermarket maze… for cholesterol lowering

Okay, you’ve arrived at the supermarket with your best intentions for a healthy week ahead. You know that what you eat affects your cholesterol levels, so these are important decisions. You walk through the turnstiles and land straight into a land of colours, signs, smells, people, annoying music and the strategically placed ads over the Read more →

Kale pesto

Kale Pesto

Absolutely delicious and amazingly healthy, this pesto is too good to be true!   1 bunch of fresh kale, stems removed and roughly chopped 1/2 cup olive oil 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 1 cup pine nuts, toasted gently in a frying pan 2 teaspoons quality salt juice of 1 lemon 2 cloves fresh garlic   Read more →

Ricotta dip

Baked Ricotta Dip

Ingredients 375g ricotta 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil Zest of a lemon 1 garlic close, minced Salt and pepper 2 Tbs. fresh thyme (or 1 sprig rosemary)   Method: 1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Tip into oven proof dish 2. Bake at 180 degrees C for 15-20 minutes, until it starts Read more →

mexican bean soup

Mexican Kidney Bean Soup

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 red capsicum, washed 1 onion, chopped 3 stalks kale or silverbeet, roughly chopped 1 corn cob, kernels removed 1 chilli, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tin tomatoes 1 tin red kidney beans 1 carrot, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped Few stalks of broccoli, chopped 2 cups vege stock Read more →

Milo

Why Milo Isn’t A Health Food

I’ve had an increasing number of people say to me in consults that they have Milo, talking like it’s a good thing. Ummm, sorry, I’m a bit confused… when I was a kid wasn’t Milo something that we had as a treat? Wasn’t it something that we tried to add more spoons of than we Read more →

Plank

New Year Fitness Regime – Week 1

Okay who’s feeling a bit meh after the holiday season? I sure am. Even though we’ve done lots of walking on holidays I’ve still spent a lot of time indoors doing not much because it’s been dark and cold! Add to that some 8 to 12 hour flights and Christmas feasts and my body is feeling Read more →

christmas

Christmas Made Heart Healthy

Ho ho ho! Christmas is upon us! And what a wonderful time of year it is for stepping up our cooking and enjoying once-a-year treats. For me Christmas means a big roast, almond bread, my Mum’s famous Cauliflower Au Gratin and the rest of the family eating ham for about 5 days straight. Since my Read more →

Tick of death - image credit Jessie Reimers

Heart Foundation Petition: The devil’s in the details

Warning: long blog post ahead! Wowsers the debate is getting rowdy around the Heart Foundation Petition. What’s all the hoo-har you may ask? If you haven’t come across it, an Australian Mum, Jessie Reimers, has been campaigning for about 2 years now for the Heart Foundation to ditch their Tick Program, claiming that their guidelines Read more →