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red wine in winter – mulled wine recipe

You have probably heard the saying ‘white wine in summer and red wine in winter’, but why? Red wine has a higher alcohol content and is heavier and richer, so it will likely warm you up from the inside. It is also more harmoniously paired with heavier winter dishes that you might enjoy during winter. White wine is lighter and more acidic and more harmoniously paired with light salad and fish dishes, which are lovely to eat during summer. Furthermore it is lovely chilled, which is much more appetising in summer when the temperatures soar and you feel like a... Read More

Mediterranean artichoke pasta

The world begins again! I am inspired to be healthy 🙂 Tonight, I decided to cook for myself at home rather than eating out. Eating out can be fun, but it can be hard to find healthy food. My initial thought was ‘pasta’. To be honest, I have had just about enough of cutting out whole food groups. I eat wholewheat bread for lunch sometimes these days, and it seems like a good plan. Also if it has calcium in it and it is not dairy, I will eat it, including canned salmon with bones! Yum! Tonight I made a... Read More

One month – new recipe book

Today at 6pm will be my one month anniversary of quitting smoking! My reward is a delicious healthy lunch and I am buying myself a recipe book as well. The idea of a recipe book came to me last night after browsing Kimberly Snyder’s book The Beauty Detox foods. I got really frustrated after looking for recipes. Her theory works for me, but I never know what to eat and lately I have been thinking there is nothing to eat at all! Her recipes are so complicated, with the most bizarre ingredients. It is all too hard. I have no... Read More

Dreaming of quinoa salad

Last night I made the most delicious quinoa salad for dinner! If you cook up a cup of quinoa and refrigerate half of it, it makes such a lovely base for a healthy salad. Ingredients: 1/2 cup quinoa cooked and chilled 1/2 avocado diced 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 grated carrot 1/4 red capsicum diced Dressing: 1 tbsp tamari 1 teaspoon honey Dash of Apple cider vinegar 1 tbsp olive oil Juice of 1/2 lemon Directions: Stir dressing to mix. Add all salad ingredients to a bowl, toss dressing through.       It was delicious! What did you have for dinner?

A serving of calcium

I used to think that drinking a big glass of milk was gross and unhealthy, and I have to do more research into the digestion of dairy in people who are tolerant of lactose. I want to know more about the digestion of casein, a protein in milk. However drinking a big glass of calcium fortified non dairy milk is exactly what I am advocating. What are you having for dessert? Might I suggest a chocolate milkshake? Hehe. It is funny and quirky, but I think a cup of calcium rich milk with a tbsp of cocoa and a dollop... Read More

Calcium power smoothie for your bones

Your bones accumulate mineral density through childhood and adolescence and early adulthood peaking in your mid 30s. Due to the fact that after this peak you start to lose mineral density in your bones, it is vitally important to consume the recommended amounts of calcium during these years to avoid osteoporosis and fractures in later life. This is because if you reach your peak bone mineral density, you are less likely to lose sufficient calcium to get into the fracture zone later in life. The recommended daily intake is 1000 mg for both men and women between the ages of... Read More

healthy asian spring rolls

So lunch today is very exciting! Have you ever made fresh spring rolls out of the Vietnamese round rice papers, before? I never have!! It was so much fun! So satisfying to roll everything up in a little package, and soooo tasty!! It is always fun to try something new, and this recipe is another addition to the vegetarian lunch options that I have been looking for. It seems like the perfect lunch to take to work, or at least to eat quite often, since it is light and full of flavour!! This recipe was part of the Beauty Detox... Read More

a penchant for olives

What plans have you for dinner? I am imagining olives, walnuts, leaves, roasted tomatoes, goats cheese. It sounds a lot like Bruschetta. It is too good not to share with you! Ingredients 1 roma tomato good pinch of dried rosemary 1 handful of spinach 1/2 cup of walnuts 6 olives tsp olive oil or coconut oil Directions Roast halved lengthways cut roma tomato drizzled in olive oil for 15 – 20 minutes at 200 degrees or until cooked through and fragrant. Saute spinach in couple of tablespoons of water until wilted. Grind walnuts in food processor, until crumbed. Add olives... Read More