The power of a streak – small actions can create big changes

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Starting a STREAK has to be one of the simplest and most gratifying ways of creating a healthy habit that I have ever come across. And by streak I don’t mean running across your local sporting pitch naked or posting pictures on Snapchat. Rather I am talking about the streak that involves setting yourself a small challenge to perform one … Read More

Why People Fail at Healthy Eating

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Have you tried to eat more healthily in the past but just couldn’t keep it going? I hear you, you are certainly not alone. Eating healthy can be a challenge. If it wasn’t everybody out there would be lean, fit and full of energy. Right? But you know what, eating healthy doesn’t have to be that difficult. There are a … Read More

Cooking greens 101

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Cooking greens 101     It has just turned summer here in Oz and my veggie garden is just bursting with green goodness. All that hard work planting and weeding is starting to bear results and I’ve got mustard greens, 4 types of kale, bok choy, silverbeet of different colours, beet greens, mizuna, tatsoi, collards, spinach, cress, purslane and at … Read More

Vegan Christmas Pudding

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Christmas is coming In our family the first signs that Christmas is near is when I dust off  the pudding bowl and get stuck into making the annual Christmas pudding. We all gather round for the ‘great family stirring’ of the Christmas pudding. It is the first of our annual holiday traditions and a fun way to kick off the … Read More

Choc Chip Banana Bread (vegan)

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My two boys are always ravenous when they get home from school, so I always like to have something for them when they come in the door, before they rush to the snack cupboard and grab themselves something perhaps not so healthy. This banana bread fits the bill – healthy enough that I am happy – sweet enough that my … Read More

Carbophobia – it’s time to end it

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Carbophobia is rampant Media, celebrities, and scientifically invalidated fad diets like Atkins, Zone and South Beach have perpetuated the myth that carbs are bad.  Of course everybody likes to hear that they can eat more fat but people have become so afraid of carbs that they avoiding eating healthy foods like fruit and whole grains. The public has just eaten … Read More

Smoothies vs Juices

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    Smoothies can even be better than the whole foods While juicing removes the fibre and a lot of the polyphenol antioxidant goodness, blending your fruit and veg can actually enhance the nutritional benefits of foods. Carotenoid phytonutrients, like betacarotene and alpha carotene can exist as microscopic crystals trapped within the cell walls of plants.  These nutrients are only … Read More