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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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    Beetroot hummus

    Ingredients 500g beetroot, pealed and cut into cubes 2 – 4 tablespoons tahini 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons ground cumin ½ teaspoon sea salt Instructions Boil the beetroot until you can easily piece them with a fork, remove from heat, drain off… Read more »

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    Pumpkin soup

    I love soup, most days in winter, soup is on the menu. I often make a big saucepan full of soup on the weekend and portion it out into containers to freeze or take to work. Even at work I often have a container or two of soup in the freezer, that way I always… Read more »

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    Cinnamon granola (with chocolate alternative)

    Unfortunately many shop bought granola’s are laden with sugar, gluten and artificial flavourings. Fortunately however granola is super easy to make yourself. This granola tastes great on its own, served with yoghurt and fruit or used to top stewed apples for a tasty apple crumble. Ingredients 1 cup raw or activated almonds or mixed nuts 2… Read more »

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    Seed crackers

    After trying seeds crackers at Adelaide’s Paleo Cafe and realising how tasty they were and how few ingredients they contained, I knew I had to make some. The crackers that I tried contained psyllium husks to bind the ingredients together however I have used linseeds instead. Next time perhaps I’ll try making them with psyllium… Read more »

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    Kale chips

    Photo courtesy of http://myownprivatekitchen.blogspot.com.au Anyone that has had dinner with me probably knows that I love adding salt to my food (hey I’m cutting back). I would rarely buy chips, but if they were in front me me, I may have had a handful, or 3. For those of you who are finding it hard to… Read more »

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    Bacon wrapped chicken thighs

    Image courtesy of Balanced Bites This meal is from Practical Paleo. My husband surprised me one night by cooking dinner and this was what he made. I was surprised at how amazing the meal was and have requested he make it since when we’ve had visitors over. Typically we serve this with a large salad… Read more »