Chocolate 'bounty' bar

To make: In a bain marie, melt: 125 grams of good quality dark chocolate and 1 tbsp coconut oil In a bowl put: 2 cups desiccated coconut 4 tbsps coconut oil 1/4 cup honey Mix the ingredients well In a loaf style silicone or non stick pan pour in half the melted chocolate. Spoon the…

Everything you need to know about fat

To start, we need to understand the different types of fats. There are two main types of fats: Saturated and Unsaturated. This is mostly to do with the fats chemical structure. Saturated fats have no double bonds. This means they can compact together closely which makes them solid at room temperature. Unsaturated fats can have…

Chickpeas and Quinoa

Vegan dinner inspo! In a fry pan heat: Precooked Quinoa and tinned chickpeas cooked inHalf a jar of passatta sauce1 red onion, dicedGarlicOlive oil1 tbsp nutritional yeast2 tsps of smoked paprikaSalt and pepper1 tsp of Tamari½ cup fresh chives Cook until no sauce is leftAdd blanched green beansDiced red capsicumFresh basil. Stir through and serve…

Meatless Balls

Vegetarian meat(less)balls I just threw ingredients in the food processor. Whizzed til smoothish. Rolled in balls in flour and pan fried in olive oil. Ingredients:2 tins of cannellini beans, drained400 grams mushrooms1/4 cup sundried tomatoes2 tsps smoked paprika1 tbsp nutritional yeast,Salt, pepper,chilli to taste3 tbsp pasta sauce2 tsps lemon juice2 tsps dried oregano2 cups cooked…

Orthorexia

Do you or someone you know worry about eating healthily? Ever been over-occupied with “clean eating” or a restrictive eating plan? Do your eating worries stop you from enjoying food and social outings with friends and family? Orthorexia is an unhealthy obsession with food. It’s not an official eating disorder or diagnosis, but it is…

Is breakfast the most important meal of the day?

The single most frequent question that I get asked in clinics is: “should I be eating breakfast?” We’ve all heard the old adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And the importance of eating breakfast has been strongly impressed on us. But in reality, it’s just another food rule that may…

Seed Crackers

I made a massive batch of crackers and these guys taste amazing! These crackers are AMAZING!They are filling, delicious, nutritious and reasonably easy to make. You can add different herbs and spices to give them a different flavour twist. I’ve tried adding:garlicnutritional yeastmustardoreganosmoked paprikacoriander seedsfennel seedschilli To make – in a large bowl put:1 cup…

Vegan peanut butter and chocolate cheese cake

Vegan peanut butter and chocolate cheese cake Omg this is AMAZING! To make: Pour melted chocolate over the bottom of a lined cake tin. Set in fridge. Whizz til smooth: 2 cups of cashews (allow to soak in water for a few hours, then drain)½ cup coconut oil or cocoa butter1 tin of coconut cream1…

4 reasons why we shouldn’t focus on weight loss

I was asked today why I don’t promote weight loss in my clinic. The answer was a long one, but I thought I would share it here too! As many of you likely know, I am a registered dietitian and run my own private practice and I make a bit of a deal about not…