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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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    Apple and rhurbarb crumble

    A few weeks ago it was the anniversary of my dads passing away. By way of reflecting, my husband and I went for a walk at a nearby lookout and took a picnic dinner with us. While we were there we got talking about what my Dad’s favourite foods were and what we recall eating as kids…. Read more »

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    Grain free sundried tomato bread

    Giving up bread wasn’t something that I missed terribly when I went gluten (and grain) free however the smell of freshly baked bread does take me back to my childhood days (that totally makes me sound old) when my mum would bake a loaf of bread in her bread maker. My all-time favourite was a… Read more »

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    Banana honeycomb smoothie

    Normally my preference is to add something green to my smoothie but this morning I skipped the greens and went for a honeycomb inspired smoothie instead. Don’t be fooled though, this smoothie doesn’t actually contain any honeycomb, or honey for that matter, rather the honeycomb flavour comes from the maca powder. For those who don’t know,… Read more »

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    Christmas celebrations and christmas pudding

    It’s that time of the year when most businesses are winding down for a couple of weeks (or days) holiday and we are busily organising or attending Christmas functions with family, friends and work colleagues. It is a time of celebration, giving and a little too much over indulgence. Celebration My favourite thing about Christmas… Read more »

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    Zucchini and pea soup

    Ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil Half a brown onion, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 4 zucchinis, sliced 200g frozen peas 3 cups chicken stock 4 sprigs of thyme, leaves picked & chopped ½ tsp ground nutmeg 2 bay leaves Sea salt and pepper to taste 1 – 2 tbsp basil infused olive oil Instructions Heat coconut oil… Read more »

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    Pumpkin spice pancakes

    With Sugar Free September underway a few people have been asking me for my Pumpkin Spice Pancake recipe. Well the truth is that I can’t take all the credit as I’ve simply modified the recipe found in Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo. The main differences are that I add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut flour to… Read more »