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Merry Christmas

This is just a brief blog post to say THANK YOU and MERRY CHRISTMAS to all my readers and to leave you with a few tips on how to stay healthy this weekend.   Have Breakfast Start the start with a breakfast that contains healthy fats and proteins instead of simple carbohydrates. Starting the day… Read more »

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Christmas menu

Christmas time = FOOD (lots of it) and FAMILY Regardless of if you celebrate Christmas or not, I know a lot of families (or groups of friends) choose to spend the day together eating, drinking and enjoying each others company. Perhaps you have already planned out exactly what you will be making for the day (or maybe… Read more »

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Gingerbread biscuits

I’m not really sure why gingerbread biscuits and gingerbread houses are so popular around Christmas time but its a good excuse to share a great recipe. These biscuits are perfect to give as gifts or to take along to your next Christmas gathering. Not only do they taste delicious but because they are gluten free,… Read more »

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DIY gift ideas

Can you believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away? Christmas for me represent the end of another year and quality time spent with family. However for a lot of people when they think of Christmas, they think of giving and receiving gifts. In the past I have written about gift suggestions for health conscious friends and… Read more »

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Summer essentials

Has anyone else been counting down the days until summer? I know I certainly was through our cold and stormy winter (in South Australia). There are so many aspects of summer that I absolutely adore including the balmy warm nights, beach days, lunch time walks and the fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables. I had a beautiful taste… Read more »

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Stop being so busy and still get stuff done

  Many of us take pride in being busy, gosh I did for so long. Being a ‘great multi tasker’ was something that I wore like a badge of honor. We think if we cram more tasks into a limited amount of time that we will miraculously get more done. But does effective multitasking really… Read more »

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How to order essential oils

How to order essential oils? If you are just after a couple of oils then feel free to visit my online shop to place a retail order however if you are like me and love saving money then a Wholesale account is for you. This is the way to get your oils at the best… Read more »

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Essential oils for overall wellbeing

Since becoming more educated about the benefits and versatility of essential oils, my use of them has expanded into so many areas of my life. My use of essential oils used to be limited to using readily available and not the best quality versions of tea tree oil, lemon grass and orange. I would use tea tree oil to… Read more »

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10 tips to support detoxification

Lets face it… in the first few days of cleaning up our diets or doing a structured detox, its pretty normal to feel like crap. The body is effectively doing what it is supposed to and that is removing a build up of toxins. You might experience headaches, body aches, fatigue and downright crankiness. Don’t… Read more »

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Spring clean juices and smoothies

Just as we think of spring as a good time to throw open the windows and give the house a thorough spring clean. It is also a good time to give our bodies a good cleanse. Depending on your level of commitment and health, that might be in the form of a structured detox program… Read more »

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    Marinara sauce with basil and oregano

    Making your own marinara sauce is extremely easy to do. This recipe staple is packed with flavor and can be used in many of your favorite dishes. Your family will love it! This Roasted Marinara Sauce is a wonderful and healthy substitute. This recipe is packed with fresh and delicious ingredients that contain many health… Read more »

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    Essential oil bliss balls

    Dry ingredients 50g almonds 50g shredded coconut 10g cacao or cocoa powder (or leave out for the coconut lemon variation) 1 tsp maca powder 1 pinch vanilla powder 1 pinch sea salt 10g collagen hydrolysate (optional) – exclude for vegan option 10g of protein powder (I used pea protein powder) or 20g if not using… Read more »

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    Travel observations

    This blog post is a following on from last weeks, Holiday Highlights post that you can read here if you wish. Today I’m sharing some things (mostly the foodie related ones) that I observed while travelling in Europe. These are my observations, so chances are your experiences in Europe were different. I’d love to read about your… Read more »

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    Europe highlights

    As some of you are aware, I have recently returned from an amazing holiday in Europe (partly why it has been so quiet on the blogging front) but I am back now and ready to share some more articles and recipes with you all. I might even get around to posting all the recipes that… Read more »

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    Buckwheat pancakes

    These were my go to Sunday morning breakfast for my husband when he requested pancakes, especially while I was preparing for the GAPS diet by clearing out my pantry. These are now off the menu while I focus on healing my gut but I’m looking forward to adding them back occasionally at a later date…. Read more »

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    Strawberry jelly

    I love strawberries and I especially love it when I can pick up a box of beautiful ripe strawberries at a fraction of the price they are sold at in supermarkets, local and direct from the grower. On the weekend I picked up a big box of strawberries (roughly 3kg) for a bargain price and it… Read more »