Celery is one of those basic vegetables that you often see on a nibbles platter or in soups, hot pots, stir fries and other hot meals. Monash University report celery as being a high FODMAP food and it is therefore something that is best limited by some of us. But just because you need to […]
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This meatloaf was created using some of the produce from our garden. The flavour is unique but definitely tasty. As with our other meatloaf recipes, this meatloaf slices and freezes well.
This is a good basic meatloaf using minimal ingredients. It tastes wonderful warm or cold and defrosts well if frozen.
Minty Zucchini Frittata
This frittata is a wonderful way of using up zucchini that is slightly past it’s best or the dregs from zucchini pasta. We love that you can just bung everything in the food...
Refreshing Pina Colada Smoothie
Are you dreaming of an island getaway? This beautiful smoothie helps bring the islands to your home. Enjoy at any time of the day for a refreshing treat.
Creative alternatives for celery
Creative ways with homemade soup
It is now definitely soup weather here in New Zealand. Soup is simple, quick and nutritious lunch option for our cold wintery days. Our weekly Sunday winter ritual is to make a massive batch of vege soup using heaps of different types of greens, herbs and spices. But did you know that you can use […]
Research on FODMAPs and gluten free continues
A few weeks back Professor Peter Gibson was interviewed by National Radio here in New Zealand. Peter is Mr FODMAP, involved in the revolutionary FODMAP study completed at Monash University with dietician Sue Sheppard. We found Peter’s interview extremely interesting, particularly his advice for IBS suffers. In summary he recommends testing for coeliac disease, if that is […]
It is ok to focus on you
A common theme I hear from clients is that they don’t have time to eat better, exercise, sleep, relax or do the other stuff they know they need to do. Why? Most of the time it is because they are focused on helping others. We are a caring species, it is in our programming to […]