Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

I ❤ to lift weights, heavy weights.  The only cardio I do is to lift weights faster! A lot of the nutrition research I do revolves around how to eat to fuel your workout – when’s the best time and what’s the best way to eat carbs, protein, fats for maximum bang for your buck … Continue reading

Red Hot Chocolate Lava Puddings & a giveaway!

Clearly I don’t take valentines day very seriously, I never really have. Maybe it’s because I met my husband at 17 and we’ve been blissfully together ever since… or that I’d rather buy chocolate for myself than for anyone else! Jason, one half of the mother/son team who manufacture Seatonfire Chocolate offered me a great … Continue reading

Coconut Watermelon Granita & a Giveaway

Let’s play a word association game. I say “TV chef”, you say??? Jamie Oliver. Err’day. I went through a phase where I’d have BBC cooking channel running all day. Didn’t matter who was on – Delia, Nigella, Rick, but the minute Jamie came on, that was it. Game over, it’s tv time! My favourite series … Continue reading

Chocolate Nut Butter Banana Blobs aka Monkey Poop

I’ve been banging on about Monkey Poop for a week now so I feel like I better get to the point. Fast! It’s like when we were kids, and someone asked for a bite of your food, and you teased them by pulling it away as they tried to bite it. Then, when they eventually got their teeth … Continue reading

10 Minute Icecream

I bowed to the marketing pressure and bought one of those groovy little icecream makers which makes (depending on where you live…) frozen paddle pops/ice lollies/icicles/popsicles in 10 minutes – help a foodie out here, what are they even called? I woke up with a sore throat this morning and thought a frozen smoothie would hit … Continue reading

PB & J Pancakes

Growing up we had a fabulously flamboyant Texan friend who was the epitome of Southern American cliché. His name was Uncle Hayseed (yep, that’s legit!) and he was never seen dressed in anything else other than denim jeans, crocodile leather cowboy boots, solid gold belt buckle bejewelled with real diamonds, rubies and sapphires, his crisp white … Continue reading

Dairy Free Custard

It’s a bit rainy and chilly here on the ‘Unshine Coast’  today so what better way to warm up than with some afternoon custard?! This is one of those embarrassingly easy recipes which makes me feel like a bit of a fraud since all I did was swap ingredients out from the “Every Day Cookbook” … Continue reading

1-1-1 Anzac Biscuits

I’m definitely not one of those blogs that jumps on every hallmark card bandwagon creating recipes for each and every holiday BUT Anzac Day is a bit special… mostly because I’ve lived in Australia for 10 years, we now have 2 Australian children and I became a citizen 4 years ago, on Australia Day. Coming from Africa, … Continue reading

Coconut Lime Chicken

The heavy metal detox my dentist put me on since having my amalgams removed includes pretty much the most satisfying and best tasting food I’ve ever eaten since I’m getting 60-70% of my calories from fat. Not any old fat, the good stuff: avocado, raw cream, grass fed butter, pasture fed bacon, coconut oil, grass … Continue reading

Double Layered Raw Chocolate Fudge (nut-free)

I posted this photo on my personal facebook and Instagram last night and it caused quite the furor! I’d go so far as to say, it ‘went viral’. Ok not quite but I had everyone begging me for the recipe, so here it is 🙂 I take no responsibility for the over consumption of said … Continue reading