‘Summer Busy’ Chocolate and Cranberry Granola Bars – Gluten Free
Jul14

‘Summer Busy’ Chocolate and Cranberry Granola Bars – Gluten Free

‘Summer busy’ with kids is different from ‘school year busy’, where everyone has to be on time for the 8:45 start and the schedule is slammed between 3:30pm and 8pm. It has a gentler vibe to it, you can wake later and not rush over breakfast but in the middle of the day it gets crazy scattered with kids going in all directions. I have a kid teaching at the YMCA, being ‘Mr Jolly’ all day through...

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Oct20

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I first read the following list of symptoms in Patrick Holfords wonderful book, Optimum Nutrition of the Mind, I found them scarily familiar and felt for sure that I would finally find a solution to whatever nebulous mental health issue I was suffering from! The symptoms were fatigue, irritability, depression, poor concentration, forgetfulness, crying spells, insomnia and excessive sweating at night. Ugly right? Turns out that...

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Clinging to the Security of the Fortified Food Label Could Harm Your Kids
Jul02

Clinging to the Security of the Fortified Food Label Could Harm Your Kids

I have done it myself over the years, given in to a breakfast cereal that contains way to much sugar by consoling myself that at the very least it is fortified with added vitamins and minerals. Caught in the cross hairs on a Saturday morning in the cereal aisle of your local store, with three small kids in tow, it is a rationalization that both your children and the food companies want you to make. Enlightening New research is...

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Chocolate Orange Energy Balls
Jun05

Chocolate Orange Energy Balls

 There is nothing more delicious than formulating and tasting a gorgeous new healthy treat and this rich orange chocolate delight is a winner! Unlike your regular shop bought chocolate treat, which spikes blood sugar levels and then betrays you to the energy crash and burn, this chocolaty morsel is packed with energy sustaining nutrition. Nuts, coconut oil and ground flax provide healthy fats to the brain and body including the...

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Quick Spring Vegetable Curry and Rice
May15

Quick Spring Vegetable Curry and Rice

This light and fresh curry with a creamy sauce makes a fantastically quick meal for a meat-free Monday. I LOVE my rice cooker for doing half of the work for me, so my first task with this dish would be to get that baby going with 21/2 cups of brown rice so that I have something to serve this curry over! I always cook more rice than I need. What could be nicer than having enough rice in the refrigerator to prepare a quick Egg Fried...

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