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Buckwheat Miso Porridge with Wild Mushrooms

Savoury porridge?!? Hell yeah! It's delicious for breakfast or lunch! Wonderful earthy flavours for utter comfort in a bowl on a cold wintery day. Buckwheat  has a lovely earthy taste and is a beautiful partner for mushrooms! Not related to wheat in any way, buckwheat is a gluten free pseudograin, actually a seed. Very high in fibre and antioxidants, it offers us a [...]

Buckwheat and Mushroom Risotto

This is the meal of the moment for me. Buckwheat and Mushroom Risotto, gorgeous and comforting as the days get shorted and the winter sets in. Buckwheat is a staple Eastern European food, an ancient grain with a long history. While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suita[...]

Baked Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa and Cannellini Bean Hummus

You know those evening when you just want dinner to cook itself... I'm asked all the time about 'what can I eat when I get back from work late'? Often the choice people make in these situations is not the best...  Take out or ready meals or a sandwich is often the choice for many. If this is you and you want a quick dinner without compromising on the healthiness of yo[...]

Simple Sauerkraut Recipe

As there's a fantastic resurgence in the consumption of fermented foods, I wanted to share with you my simple Sauerkraut Recipe. Fermented foods and drinks have been part of the human diet for hundreds if not thousands of years, only really going out of fashion with the advent of the refrigerator. Before we were able to keep foods fresh by refrigeration, people would[...]

Black Bean Hummus

Life without spreads would be dull and dry, so I'm always playing around making various things to spread on a cracker or have on the side of a salad. This black bean hummus is so light and fluffy you're going to love it. Black beans are definitely my favourite bean! They're more densly packed with protein than other beans, of course proteins are the building blocks fo[...]

Stinging Nettles - Pick now for amazing health benefits

Stinging Nettles, were my worse enemy as a child.. I have many, many memories of getting badly stung, but I guess, in hindsight, it's a sign that I had a good childhood, spending a lot of time playing outdoors. Other than giving kids nasty stings ;), nettles have been used for centuries to treat various ailments such as arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchi[...]

Quick Lunch Ideas - Black Bean Quinoa Salad

As I write this I am juggling the kids homework, washing is waiting to be hung out, updating social media and emails coming in about work. Let's face it, life is busy for all of us, and a quick lunch is often what's needed. I do my best to have breaks from it all (technology & multi tasking in particular) but a lot of the time I feel like a whirling dervish. As a [...]

Healthy Green Socca Pizza

Who doesn't want to eat pizza? We all do, so get ready to have the best healthy pizza ever. I haven’t been able to give this blog as much love and attention as I would have liked to recently as other things like finishing my Naturopathic Nutrition diploma and working on photography commissions have had to take centre stage. I’d planned to come back with a post of my [...]

Cacao Quinoa Porridge

Autumn is definitely here and so are warm breakfasts in my house. This cacao quinoa porridge is a really simple quick and easy and very nutritious breakfast that will set you up for the day. Make sure to save I cup of cooked quinoa from the night before and then your hot breakfast will be ready in no time if you have a busy day ahead of you. Eating protein with every[...]