It’s somewhat comforting to see that, in the midst of what seems like a full-blown war on grains by the hardcore Paleo tribe, others are revelling in the plethora of seeds and cereals on offer. Take Yotam Ottolenghi, for example: an Israeli chef and restaurant owner known for injecting excitement into vegetable- and grain-based meals. The self-confessed ‘grain man’ has been championed worldwide for bringing grains and vegetables from side […]
Although generally viewed as a trustworthy and reliable source of health and nutrition support for Australians, the National Heart Foundation has recently come under scrutiny due to controversy surrounding its iconic Tick Program. If you’re aware of the recent uproar, you’ll probably agree that the popular view of the Tick Program has shifted from instinctive trust to suspicion and outrage, with many regarding the program as nothing more than a […]
Vietnam hasn’t always been top of my list in places to travel. I’m not sure why, as rice paper rolls have long been up there with my favourite foods, and I consider myself to be something of a pho aficionado, but up until this year, other destinations always won out. When planning a mid-year escape for 2014, the choices were narrowed down to a varied list of Samoa, the Philippines, […]
I’ve wanted a Yonanas for quite some time now. You may remember I blogged about this cute little appliance a few months ago both on my own Christmas Wish List, as well as on Scoop Nutrition’s. Well, sadly Santa missed my hints, so you can imagine my excitement when the kind people at Yonanas gifted me with one to use at home. So what exactly is a ‘Yonanas?’ Somewhere in […]
If you follow me on Instagram, you may be aware of my appreciation for pancakes. Particularly midweek. Probably the reason for this inclination is that by tweaking a few ingredients, pancakes can remain just as delicious, but still can make up a nutritious and satisfying breakfast. Often my pancake crusade has ended up a complete mess and thrown straight into the bin, but here are my favourite 5 recipes, that […]
I have a distinct childhood memory that may well have been the spark that ignited my nutrition journey. I was about 8 years old, unpacking the groceries with my mum (which, incidentally, remains one of my favourite chores), when I came across a standard loaf of white bread. Back in the mid-nineties, this was a common staple of most households, and while my mum was usually fairly sensible when it […]
Have you ever wondered why some people love vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, while others shudder at the thought of them? Turns out the aversion to particular bitter tastes may be more than just a case of fussy eating, and may have something to do with being a so called ‘supertaster’.
Porridge is my go-to breakfast. I love it both for the many delicious and exciting (yep, oats excite me) combinations that can be made, as well as how easy and satisfying it is on a Winter’s morning. (Not to mention oat’s nutritional value). Back in high school I used to set out my porridge ingredients the night before, all measured and cut up so it was ready to go in […]
Anyone who knows me well is probably pretty familiar with my love of substituting not-so-healthy foods for nutritious alternatives. However, not everyone gets as excited as I do at the thought of avocado chocolate mousse… so I thought I’d share some basic food swaps that can spare some kilojoules and add some nutrients.