Three words – THIS. IS.YUM! I found a recipe by local medical herbalist Julia Davidson in This & That Magazine and thought I would give it a whirl. Good golly it is scrumptious and totally free of refined grains making it a nutritious gluten-free bread alternative. I have made a number of loaves now and simply slice it and then freeze it in two slice portions for easy lunches or even breakfast when Isabella is asleep! My favourite toppings are: Basil pesto, smashed avocado an
This salad is inspired by the very delicious Kitchen Of Amelia and an image I came across on Instagram (totally in LOVE with Instagram!). Thankfully, Pic’s Peanut Butter shared the recipe and I have been making this slightly adapted version ever since. It’s such a delicious way to enjoy seasonal pumpkin which is a rich source of Vitamin A for eye health. The addition of spiced chickpeas adds extra soluble fibre and protein and also provides a lovely texture and of course flav
I arrived home last Saturday night at around 6.30pm after an afternoon at rugby and was really craving something warm, homemade and delicious. Unfortunately, our fridge was just about bare with only a handful of pantry staples to play with. As easy as it would have been to resort to cheese on toast, I decided the babes & I needed something slightly more nutritious! So I toddled off to the family vegetable garden with Hank and a torch to gather some spinach and see what I coul
YUM! A delicious Regal Salmon pizza! Just one of the mouth-watering ways you can ensure you're getting those much-needed omega-3 fatty acids.
I've written all about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids over on the Regal Marlborough Salmon blog, including how much you need and tips on delicious and nutritious ways to ensure you and your loved ones are getting enough. Be sure to head over and have a read and compare the recommendations with what you currently do! xx #he
I was lucky enough to be asked by Liz and Bradley at Arbour if I'd like to help them with some family cooking and nutrition workshops they had organised for struggling local families over the school holidays. I absolutely said yes! After years of working across Auckland with Maori, Pacific and refugee communities, it's great to be back home in Marlborough where I can continue to teach others about nutrition and the effect food has on our health and the health of our children.
We had the most delicious dinner at a friend’s a few weeks ago and she made the most amazing salad from Dish Magazine that was made even more amazing by a creamy green dressing/sauce. This recipe is an attempt to re-create that sauce from memory based upon what I could remember was in it! It is perfect spooned into the bottom of a serving bowl with your salad ingredients piled on top, or drizzle over salad or even used as a dip with vegetable sticks such as carrot, peppers an
I absolutely love salmon but unlike other seafood, it's not something we tend to catch ourselves. Bar undertaking an epic road trip to the Rakaia River to catch a wild salmon, I'm quite happy to indulge in the delicious Regal Marlborough Salmon that's readily available in our supermarkets. Don't get me wrong; while I'd love to travel to catch my own, it's just not that sustainable given the nine hour return trip time! I was lucky enough to receive a delicious little bundle of
I found the most delicious lamb kebabs at Meaters of Marlborough. Taken off the kebab stick they make the most delicious, sticky stir-fry! While I normally marinate my own meat, buying the pre-marinated GF kebabs made life super easy which is sometimes just what you need. Just add steamed brown rice for a healthy and quick mid-week dinner. Lamb & Broccoli Stir-Fry - serves 4 2 Tbspn olive oil 1 red onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, crushed Thumb size of fresh ginger, thinly slice
I absolutely LOVE Summer fruit! Cherries, blueberries, strawberries, apricots, nectarines, just to name a few, I could eat them as part of every meal – they are just so delicious. Of course, they are beautiful enjoyed fresh but here are a few other ideas for how you can enjoy the bounty of these delectable summer fruits… 1. Make a berry sauce to enjoy with homemade muesli and natural yoghurt for a nourishing yet delicious breakfast. Simply simmer 2 cups fresh berries, a dash
When I was at university down in the deep South of studentville at Otago University, Nachos were a big time dinner. However, they were simply made with mince, pre-prepared tomato sauce, corn chips, cheese and sour cream if we had money! So there weren’t a lot of nutrients in the meal apart from iron coming from the beef mince and lycopene from the pasta sauce. However, I have created some deliciously healthier nachos that make such a treat when you feel like something simple