winter porridge

I am not a huge fan of traditional porridge, but as the weather starts to get rather chilly there is something about starting the day with a warm & nourishing breakfast.   Ingredients 2 cups almond milk or 1 1/2 cups coconut milk & 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup of quinoa flakes 1/3 cup chia... Continue Reading →

Nourishing a pregnant body. Part 2

Slow cooked foods are a wonderful thing for both pregnant and breastfeeding women to eat. Food that is slowly cooked over time, especially when it contains bones and lots of vegetables is highly nourishing and easy for the body to uptake the nutritional value and to digest. This lamb shank recipe contains bone marrow which is... Continue Reading →

Nourishing a pregnant body.

One of the (many) challenging things a pregnant woman faces is "what should I eat?" I have had a number of conversations with pregnant friends and patients over the last few weeks on this very topic. Ideally the best way to nourish your body and meet the nutritional needs of you and your baby is... Continue Reading →

Middle Park Picnic Recipes

I have had quite a few requests for the recipes for the bliss balls we served on sunday, so here they are. You do not need to be overly particular with your quantities here. As long as your mixture is moist enough when combined to roll into balls, all will be well. If the mixture... Continue Reading →

Banana Smoothie

This is a great breakfast or snack on the run. Also great after an intense workout as a recovery tool. 2 ripe bananas, fresh or frozen. 2 tablespoons of nut butter- this makes the smoothie really creamy. I love a blend of almond and brazil nut. 1 scoop good quality protein powder (not if making... Continue Reading →

Kale

  Kale is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms. It is a member of the same species as broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts (don’t let this turn you off though!) Nutritional benefits Kale is very high in beta-carotene, vitamin K, Vitamin C and calcium. It is a rich source of iron... Continue Reading →

Smoothies

Healthy, homemade smoothies can be one of the fastest (& easiest!) way to feed children their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Smoothies may work well for children who are; picky eaters, struggle to sit still to eat a whole plate of food, quite active & children with food allergies. All you need is... Continue Reading →

Egg Muffins

I use a silicon muffin tray which makes it really easy to remove the muffins. You could also use individual cases or a standard aluminium muffin pan (just make sure you grease it.) Anything goes with this recipe, so if you are avoiding dairy or meat, you can replace the haloumi and/or meat with mushrooms,... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie

Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fibre, beta-carotene, vitamin C, manganese and potassium.  Whilst they are often considered to be a starchy vegetable, sweet potato is low GI and highly nutrient dense, making them a great substitute for more processed and refined cereals. What’s fascinating about sweet potatoes is their Sweet potatoes have... Continue Reading →

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