Category Archives: Foods For Health

Never Too Late To Enjoy ANZAC Biscuits!!

So….this year I made a batch of traditional ANZAC biscuits & a healthier batch with less sugar. Hubby loved the traditional – too sweet for me?!! But he didn’t mind there healthier version either…shows where his taste-buds are?!!

Yumm!!

Here’s the basic recipe…you can adjust the flours as you wish, add nuts/seeds if you like, but I thought they were pretty tasty as they were!! And I’m sure your household will love them too….just don’t trial out the alternatives side by side!!!  LOL

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup dried dates (I like to soak in water to ease chopping)
  • ½ cup coconut flour (or 1 cup plain flour if wish)
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup oats – gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup melted coconut oil (or butter)
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Method:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C & line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. In a food processor place the dates & coconut flour (or plain), whiz until the dates are very finely chopped into a crumble.
  3. Add the desiccated coconut, oats, baking powder & salt & mix through.
  4. Add the coconut oil (or butter) & honey, combine all the ingredients.
  5. Heap the mixture onto a teaspoon & roll into balls, place the balls onto the tray. Using the back of a wet fork, press the balls into biscuits.
  6. Place in the oven & bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven & allow to cool & harden.

Recipe by Caralee from www.realfoodpledge.com

 

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Looking for a Vegan Alternative for Dinner??!

Protein Packed Bean Patties

Many of you know I have a couple of students sitting in on clinic at the moment. Well, my student Kristy is a Nutrition student full of great recipe ideas….so I asked her to share one of her vegan easy, go to recipes for you. Packed with magnesium, calcium, iron, potassium, zinc, protein & good fats  – I’m sure & your family will love them!!

Ingredients:

-1 ½ cups cooked black beans (or canned)

-1 Onion

-1tsp dried coriander

-1tsp dried basil

-1/4 cup fresh parsley

-1/4 cup oats (ground into powder)

-2 cloves garlic

– 1TBSP ground flaxseeds

-Flour of choice for dusting

 

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together (except flour) in food processor, or finely chopped & mix together.

  2. Roll patties & dust in flour

  3. Fry on low heat or oven bake on 180ºC

  4. Enjoy with an awesome salad of choice!

Recipe by Kristy Boeyen

 

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Tea for 2??? Why not support local!!!

Just in case you forgot….or you’re new to my tribe – I blend a range of organic herbal teas to suit many tastes. They’re professionally blended to support anything from sleep, detox, stress & mum’s with bubs.

  • Balance Me (adrenal & stress support…yummy with naturally sweet licorice)
  • Bliss (anxiety & ‘chillout’ blend)
  • Dreamtime (restful with beautiful relaxing herbs including lavender)
  • Protect Me (refreshing & immune boosting blend)
  • Tummy (great for nausea, upset tummies & refreshing when chilled)
  • Metabo (kick start your metabolism & balance blood sugar levels)
  • Wellness (a great detoxifier for your liver & kidneys)
  • ClariTea (refocus & concentrate with this refreshing blend)
  • Nourishing Women’s (comes from heart centre, & is nutritive & balancing)
  • Mum2Be (nutritive & preparing for birth blend)
  • Breastfeeding (enhance milk flow)
  • Raspberry Leaf (prepare for birth)

Over the last 8mths I’ve been lucky enough to have these stocked in a few cafes & stores around town. I’d love you to support these local business (& myself) by buying these gorgeous organic herbal tea blends directly from these stores. You can even enjoy them in-store at The Chantilly Tearooms in Nightcliff & Kings Cafe at Casuarina CDU.

You can also purchase your own take home loose leaf packs at:

Eco Organic Market in Darwin city

The Harvest Press within Coolalinga Central

Bits4Bub within Coolalinga Central

 

Support LOCAL!!!  🙂
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Caramel Smoothie…..naturally!!

Check out this smoothie…packed with natural goodness (magnesium, zinc, calcium, potassium, EFA’s & B vitamins) with no added sugars or dairy. It’s bound to be a winner with you & the kids!

Naturally sweet with dates…& kinda salty from the nut spread – Salted Caramel!

YUM!!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, chopped
  • handful cashews or 1-2Tbs LSA (linseed, sunflower, almond meal)
  • 6-8 fresh dates, chopped
  • 2C Almond or Soy milk (I like Almond/Coconut blend)
  • 2Tbs ABC nut spread (Almond, Brasil, Cashew nuts)
  • 2C ice cubes

Method:

  1. Place all ingredients into blender & whiz up until smooth.
  2. Divide between 2 glasses & enjoy!!  😉
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Egg White Omelette….yum!

This omelette is sooo easy & really healthy too!! Mix & match your fillings to whatever you like….I’m sure you’ll create a masterpiece!  😉

Ingredients:

  • olive oil spray (or coconut oil)
  •  2 green/spring onions, sliced
  •  50g baby spinach
  • tomato, chopped
  • mushrooms, chopped
  •  1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or any herbs you love
  •  sea salt & cracked black pepper
  •  3 egg whites

Method:

  • Lightly spray a non-stick frying pan with olive oil spray. Add green/spring onion, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes & dill, & cook over medium heat until spinach is wilted. Remove from pan & season with sea salt & cracked black pepper.
  • Lightly spray pan again with a little oil. In a bowl, whisk egg whites with electric beaters until soft peaks form.
  • Add egg whites to the pan & cook over medium heat for 2 minutes or until nearly set. Sprinkle spinach filling over half the omelette & cook for further 3 minutes or until the base is golden.
  • Carefully fold over omelette to enclose filling. Serve immediately.

Enjoy….even as a light dinner choice!!

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Women’s Awareness & Wellness Afternoon Teal…this link works!!

Apologies if you tried to buy tickets via my previous email…my silly tech error?! The link below & Facebook works just fine..  😉

As you may know already…February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. 

Just recently a lovely Darwin lady lost her battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was sooo full of life & wanted to help educate women about trusting their gut instinct to get health concerns checked & double checked early.
We want to help others be more mindful of their health….mind, body & soul. Tammy, Louise & I would love you to join us for our Women’s Awareness & Wellness Afternoon Teal where mindfulness, health – body, mind & soul….& of course healthy treats & organic herbal tea will be on offer.
There will also be some beautiful products from these wonderful practitioners….with 10% sales going directly to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Please note that if you purchase a ticket & are unable to attend there are no refunds as all ticket proceeds are donated to Ovarian Cancer Australia.
If you are unable to attend, & wish to donate please do so via: 
Thank you  for your support X

 

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Veggie Stroganoff!?!

Trying to pack in the veggies & still provide a tasty meal for the family can sometimes be a chore….but this will have something yummy for the table, it can save you time as a slow cook & you can freeze leftovers for later!!  😉

Ingredients:

  • can lima beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • can tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchinis, grated
  • 1 C broccoli, chopped
  • 1 capsicum, seeded & cut into thin strips
  • 2Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2C veggie stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 400g mushrooms of choice
  • 1 C soy yoghurt (or Greek)

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients into slow cooker except mushrooms & yoghurt.
  2. Set on auto or low for overnight cooking or as you leave for work.
  3. During last 20mins or upon arrival home after work…add in mushrooms. Unwind…have a shower, or chop up a green salad to serve alongside.
  4. Stir through yoghurt before serving. Enjoy!!

“Be confident & fearless as a cook. Accept compliments & criticisms graciously. Never apologise if it doesn’t work out….just do your best” ~Audrey Tea

 

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Kick-Start 2018….personalised & professional Detox!!

Everlasting Health

Overindulged…Gut giving you problems…Lacking Energy…or looking to start a Family in 2018???

The reason for a 4 Week Naturopathic Detox is to support the whole body to easily digest foods; support & protect detox & elimination channels; & to restore balance where needed. I will analyse you personal health & provide you with a tailored program to support the results YOU want.

It’s NOT just a quick 3-Day Fast to lose a little fluid – these can actually do damage as there’s often no supportive nutrients or cellular protection used. The quality & potency of supplements is really important…to ensure that you’re actually supported & Detoxing effectively for YOUR body.

Plus…guess what…you’ll EAT REAL FOOD!!

My Wellness Detox Blend

Yes, guidelines for aiding your body to Detox from liver, gut, kidney, skin, breath & even emotionally will also be provided. Plus…you will get support along the way, so you won’t be doing it alone!!

For an investment of $385-435 ($12.80 -14.50 day):
You will receive all Practitioner Only supplements to support YOUR personalised program for a month…..PLUS:

  • Initial Consult to review Detox Questionaire & Health Goals
  • Wellness/Detox Herbal Tea
  • Detox Recipes with real food!
  • Detox Epsom Salts
  • Flower Essences to support emotionally during Detox program
  • Reflexology Treatment mid-way through Detox
  • Final consult at the end to review Health Goals
And Private Health Fund Rebates are available…..
So what do YOU have to Lose???
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Easy Delish Bean & Greens Dip…great for Lunchboxes!!

 

So it’s that time again….getting ideas for back to school & work time. We can get a little bored with the same day to day flavours – well this is so nice to spread onto a lovely sourdough or chia/wholemeal wrap, then add your extras…or dip with veggie sticks!

Packed with magnesium, calcium, folate, potassium, iron & protein – it’s a winner!

Ingredients:

  • 60g spinach & rocket leaves
  • 400g can Cannellini beans, drained
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 2Tbsp mint leaves
  • 1/4C extra virgin olive oil
  • 1Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1tsp lemon zest

Method:

  1. Simply throw all ingredients into a food processor & whiz up till smooth & creamy. Season with salt & pepper.

Easy recipe adapted from Woolworths “Fresh” magazine issue 136.

 

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Lunch….its a Wrap!!

These days there are all types of ‘wraps’ which are tasty & boosted with proteins such as chia seeds, quinoa….& also give tasty gluten free options too.

Here’s some tasty options you might want to try out!

  • tuna, mashed boiled eggs, baby spinach & grated carrot
  • mashed avocado with lemon juice, grated carrot, leg ham & rocket
  • hommus, julienne cucumber, grated carrot, alfalfa sprouts
  • cottage cheese, lettuce, julienne cucumber  & capsicum
  • edamame green dip, sliced olives, diced tomato, rocket & feta
  • pesto, chicken, grated carrot, avocado & lettuce
  • mashed avocado & boiled egg, diced tomato & rocket
  • pumpkin dip, leg ham/chicken, baby spinach
  • beetroot hommus, roast sweet potato/pumpkin, feta & baby spincah

You can roll them up & cut into hand sized (3-4cm) pieces for kids divided lunchboxes, or just roll & wrap!

Need more lunchbox ideas….click here!

 

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