Beet Apple and Kale Salad with Walnuts and Dill

As I grow older (and wiser), I can start to appreciate the presence of fruit in salads. When checking out your local veggie stand this spring, you can see that an April salad can showcase beets, kale and apples. Jazzed up with a little bit of fresh dill and a simple vinaigrette style dressing, that boring weeknight side salad just got a whole lot more interesting ....more

Seasonal Roasted Vegetable Bowl with Kale Pesto, Lentils and Barley

Ever thought about what’s in season in March? Well it’s definitely Spring here, the flowers are out in full force and the winter jackets have been put back into storage. But even though the cherry blossoms are in bloom, not much is being harvested from the veggie gardens ....more

Steel-Cut Oats with Peanut Butter and Banana

Healthy alternative to pancakes! Good source of protein! Now that I have your attention, let me elaborate on my bold statements ....more

Raw Chocolate Brownie with Caramel Icing

Tomorrow is Valentines day and being the responsible Dietitian that I am, I am sharing my favourite super health raw chocolate brownie. If your looking for a non-Cadbury chocolaty treat for your special someone, I encourage you to give this one a try. Even the biggest of skeptics would be impressed – ohhh with the gooiness of the dates, the heartiness of the nuts ....more

Japanese Miso and Barley Soup with Edamame Beans

I think I was born in Japan in another life. For me, nothing compares to Japanese cuisine – always so light, healthy and tasty, and always an emphasis on seasonal eating. There is also the admirable focus on omega-3 rich sources such as seaweed and oily fish, as well as pickled vegetables and fermented soy products such as miso ....more

Alexa’s Skinny Popcorn Recipe

Hurray for popcorn! The guilt free, crunchy goodness that is oh-so-satisfying when paired with a good movie and an even better friend. My long time friend Alexa treated me to this concoction for my last Christmas gift, with the popcorn kernels in a cute mason jar and the toppings alongside to accompany them ....more

High Protein Cottage Cheese Omelette with Kale and Mushrooms

Another year done and dusted. No better time than now to reflect on what an amazing year it has been. Everywhere around us we see people becoming more conscious of the food we eat, and the effects it is having on our health and our planet ....more

8 Common Fermented Foods You Probably Have At Home

Fermenting foods was first notorious as a means of food preservation. Now we know that a diet rich in fermented has the extra bonus of keeping our gut flora happy and healthy. But the health benefits are not limited to our digestive tracts; evidence shows that gut health can play a role in immunity, inflammation, mood, allergies, as well as autoimmune disorders ....more

Protein Packed Hemp Seed Vegan Pesto

Pesto in autumn, I hear you ask? Thanks to my container gardening course last spring, (see Container Gardening – 8 Edible Plants To Grown Indoors) I’ve managed to grow basil indoors, and it has been thriving up until now! What else better to do with the last basil leaves of the season than to make a pesto? ...more

10 Surprisingly Non-Dairy Sources of Calcium

We all know that calcium is essential for good bone health. Since our kinder years, it has been drilled into us that calcium comes from cows… and I’m sure we can all recite the 3 recommended servings of dairy per day. The problem with those recommendations is that it doesn’t take into account the fact that dairy, alongside beef, is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions ....more