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Roasted maple pumpkin & freekeh salad

I made this beautifully colourful salad for National Nutrition Week last month and it was a real hit. Crispy snow peas, creamy feta, sweet caramelised pumpkin, crunchy pine nuts – what’s not to love? But there’s one ingredient in this salad that you might not be familiar with. It’s touted as an ancient ‘super grain’, […]

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Cauliflower carbonara & a trick to make any pasta recipe healthier

Today is World Pasta Day, but unfortunately when people are trying to eat better, pasta is one of the things that they tell me they are trying to avoid. Pasta seems to have a bad reputation when it comes to weight loss and general health, but contrary to popular belief, you can eat pasta and […]

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Walnut falafel burgers with beetroot, carrot & apple slaw

The weather is warming up around here at the moment and burgers are calling out to be made. While they may be delicious, most burgers are filled with lots of saturated fat and empty kilojoules (you know, kilojoules that don’t provide the body with many of the nutrients that it needs). I’m all for a […]

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Soup Sunday: Healthier corn & potato chowder

Last week I shared some of my tips for making healthier soups with you all with the aim of helping you adapt some of your existing soup recipes to make them a little healthier. For this weeks Soup Sunday, I thought it might be good to take an existing recipe and apply some of the […]

Slow cooker chicken & vegetable noodle soup

Soup Sunday: Slow cooker chicken & vegetable noodle soup

Can you hear it? The chorus of sniffles and coughs and sneezes? We’re definitely in the midst of cold & flu season! What could be better than chicken noodle soup when you’re feeling under the weather? How about a slow cooker version that cooks itself so that you can relax in bed or on the […]

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Soup Sunday: Vegetable, risoni & bacon soup

My favourite way to get workday lunches sorted for the week ahead is to cook a big pot of soup over the weekend (usually on Sunday, hence ‘Soup Sunday’ being a regular post around here) and freeze the extra serves in individual containers. If you find yourself falling into the buying lunch out everyday trap, […]

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Soup Sunday: Satay pumpkin soup

There’s no doubt that pumpkin soup is a favourite Winter meal for many people, but sometimes it’s good to give our favourites a bit of a twist! The great thing about soup is that the possibilities are pretty much endless and you can really make it your own by adding different vegetables or other ingredients. […]

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Soup Sunday: Mexican bean soup with polenta dumplings

This is one of my favourite soups ever, and I’m not alone – with my friends requesting this soup ALL the time. The taco-seasoned chicken mince and cheesy polenta dumplings add some real weight, so if you’ve got any soup naysayers in your household, try this soup on them and watch them eat their words […]

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Healthy choc-banana ‘ice cream’

Want a quick and tasty dessert that is also healthy for you? How about one that only needs 2 ingredients? Well, this recipe is your answer! You’re probably thinking that I’ve gone crazy, but stay with me and you won’t be disappointed. I came across this recipe on pinterest a while ago and have been […]