Monthly Archives: November 2014


Lemon & Coconut Bliss Balls

Right now I’m soaking up the sunshine and natural beauty of Phuket, savouring delicious tropical fruits and coconut in all its glorious forms. If you’re in need of a little tropical holiday, but stuck at home or work, give these raw, vegan & paleo lemon bliss balls a go. Close your eyes and imagine you’re on a tropical holiday. The lemon and coconut flavour will help take you straight there. I love bliss balls. They’re such an awesome, tasty little treat that can double as snacks or dessert. Packed with nutrition, simple to make and totally delicious; what more could […]

raw lemon & coconut bliss balls

chocolate chia pudding

4 Ingredient Chocolate Chia Pudding

      When I worked a FIFO job I was limited to eating whatever was available at camp. Whilst this was generally ok, not all camps are created equal and sometimes the food would suck. So I needed something that was not only delicous and nutritious, but I had to be able to make it without kitchen utensils. From this need emerged the (not so humble) chocolate chia pudding. 


Paleo Chicken Korma

This paleo chicken korma recipe is SO easy, and equally as delicious. It’s even better served the next day for lunch and freezes well.  Being paleo, it’s dairy and gluten free as well. Perfect.I’m off to Thailand tonight for a little getaway with one of my sisters (yay!)  which means two things: I might get a little slack on posting (sorry in advance); and, I need to make freezer-friendly meals for my boyfriend to heat up for lunches & dinners. I’m no 1950’s housewife, but if I don’t, I know he’ll just eat pizza and toast the whole week.

chicken korma

kombucha

Kombucha 101: How to make Kombucha

A lot of people get daunted by kombucha, with it’s fermentation and SCOBY thing. Especially as the most fermentation Aussies will try is with the home brew kit in making beer. I know I was skeptical at first and tested the waters slowly with the canned variety, available in most health food shops. But it’s surprisingly simple and easy to prepare you’ll be kicking yourself you didn’t try it earlier. Read more for my how to make kombucha guide. I’m a little obsessed with probiotics as you may have noticed. They can be one of the tastiest forms of medicines […]


Snobby Food: Why Fermented & Cultured Foods Are So Good

Cultured, or fermented, food have a huge number of health benefits. Cultured foods have been around for centuries. Long before refrigerators were invented people had to find ways to preserve food, especially during winter months when food was relatively scarce. From this necessity emerged fermented and pickled foods. People around the world have been eating fermented foods for ages, from Sauerkraut in Germany to Kimichi in Korea and everywhere in between. With advances in technology the need for fermenting has been reduced. However recently there has been a resurgence in the consumption of fermented foods as studies have emerged showing a […]

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Oprah & Deepak Chopra, in Super Soul Sunday

I am a MASSIVE Oprah fan however most Aussies would only be familiar with her daytime talk show that finished airing years ago. However this is only scratching the surface of what makes her amazing. Oprah’s been running a series (also available as audio podcasts) called Super Soul Sunday. This series delivers “thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring sessions to help viewers [and listeners] awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them.” Check out this blog post from an awesome woman called Kelli, who runs a paleo-inspired blog call Sassy & Paleoish. In the post […]


The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and why you should try it

I’ve talked about the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet briefly before and how it may be beneficial to those suffering from an autoimmune disease. Basically, the diet is pretty simple: don’t eat anything. I’m kidding, you can eat some things. The idea is to eliminate all potential triggers, allow your gut to heal and then slowly reintroduce foods while paying attention to how your body reacts. Want to find out more? Here’s my step by step guide to the AIP. 

Listen to your gut

market produce

Save the Planet, Buy Locally

Australia is a pretty fantastic place. We have every climate possible, from the freezing Snowy Mountains in NSW, tropical paradise of Northern Queensland through to the Mediterranean-style climate of Adelaide (and all of the above in Melbourne on any one day). This wide and varied climate and topography makes for some pretty awesome growing conditions.There’s not many fruits or vegetables that can’t be grown here. As a result our supermarkets are chock full of an amazing variety of fruits and veggies. Irrespective of the season, you can buy apples and peaches all year round. Incredible huh? Well, not entirely.