Movies and Popcorn anyone?

Candy Bar

It is school holiday time here in Australia and in my house, that can also mean lights, camera, action aka the movies. I do love the whole process of going to the movies but one thing I just don't get is the side serve of literally everything from the candy bar.  While waiting to pick up my tickets … [Read more...]

Going Nuts

Apricot and Almond Cake

Yesterday afternoon, I walked into the home of one of my dear friends to be greeted by the wafting aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. Not only was she baking a cake for afternoon tea but being super organised, she had modified the recipe to: reduce the fat content but include more … [Read more...]

Nutrition in the News

Apples and newspaper medium

  In the early part of the year, it shouldn't be surprising that nutrition and well-being is at the top of the list in the media. Many of us may have been lured into making those rash New Years Resolutions, which lasted for a couple of days at the most and yet, we are still looking for ways … [Read more...]

Whizzing up a Carrot and Mango Smoothie

carrot and mango smoothie

It is an absolute scorcher today in Perth! By lunchtime we had already hit 42 degrees and its hard not to feel like a melted puddle. Knowing that the weather was going to be a little harsh today, I whizzed up one of my favourite smoothies. The colour is super vibrant and it is so packed full of … [Read more...]

How to make the best cheese scones

Home made cheese scones on table cloth

I love a good scone, especially when they are paired with a chunky berry jam and a little whipped cream. Sometimes though, tasty cheese scones waft across my memory bank, courtesy of my Nan who often whipped up a batch.  Nan is not here to ask, so I set about creating my own and I hope that you … [Read more...]

Festive Chocolate Balls

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One of my favourite treats at Christmas time is the good old Rum Ball.  Despite their deliciousness, I do know that they are jam packed with calories and it is very hard to stop at just one.  The concept of 'balls' have become very popular over the last few years and it is very common to see them … [Read more...]

How to make Pumpkin Damper

Pumpkin

Earlier this week over at Kale and Co., I wrote about the ‘it’ vegetable that we should all be eating - super versatile, orange in colour and so easily paired with both sweet and savoury ingredients. The humble pumpkin is one of my favourites and this scrumptious vegetable has certainly been making … [Read more...]

Serving up Bone Strength

building bone strength

Today is World Osteoporosis Day.  Of course, this doesn't mean it is celebration time, because lets face it, nobody wants to actually have osteoporosis. Quite a few do though and its a pretty common disease with over 1 million Australians affected.  Osteoporosis makes bones become brittle leading to … [Read more...]

Be Well Week

Be-Well-Week

On April 17th 2007, the world as I knew it fell apart. My Dad was unexpectedly diagnosed with bowel cancer. Within one week he underwent surgery to remove 40cm of his bowel and was told that there were traces in his lymph nodes also. Within two weeks he had started a 6-month course of … [Read more...]

Boosting Men’s Health

Dad and son

Just over a week ago it was Fathers Day in Australia and millions of Dad’s all over the country were inundated with socks, electrical appliances and of course, a multitude of vouchers. It is a time when we remind our Dad’s, husbands, granddads and the significant men in our lives that they are … [Read more...]