5 Fermented Food Recipes Rich In Probiotics

These 5 fermented food recipes are brimming with gut-boosting benefits. I know this is one of my pet subjects but it is important enough to get a regular mention. The gut has more neurons than the brain. To keep it healthy and in balance, you need to look after it. This balance … Read More

Selenium-Rich Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

This chocolate chia seed pudding is rich in selenium so besides being delicious it will support your thyroid function. What other dessert does that? Oh yeah, the Dark Chocolate Brazil Nut and Coconut Bars by Marks Daily do. What is Selenium and why do we need it. Selenium is a … Read More

Low Carb Lemon Herb Roasted Chicken Breasts

Lemon, herb baked chicken breast recipe

My motto when it comes to cooking is, keep it simple, keep it super easy and when it comes to chicken, well winner, winner chicken dinner. My kids love chicken so no complaints and that also goes a long way to improving my mental status, big plus there! In my … Read More

Find Your Perfect Diet To Lose Weight and Gain Energy

Find Your Perfect Diet To Lose Weight and Gain Energy

Let’s talk about the truth of why most diets don’t work… and let you in on 10 ways for you to start discovering the perfect diet to lose weight and gain energy. You’ve probably heard the statistic that 95% of dieters can’t keep the weight off, and when they gain … Read More

Low Carb Chilli With Cauliflower Rice

Low Carb Chilli With Cauliflower Rice

At least once a week I make this low carb chilli. It is easily the family favourite.  Pre our low carb diet we always loved our chilli with cannellini beans and generally I would make some sort of bread, preferably corn bread, to soak up the sauce. Now we use … Read More

My Top 5 Sources For Low Carb Recipes

5 top sources for low carb recipes

When we first started out on our low carb journey it was difficult to find low carb recipes we liked. We treated ourselves to wicked delights on the weekend. How was I ever going to replace those? What was I going to do instead of potatoes, rice, pasta? I was … Read More

Healthy Low Carb Cauliflower And Zucchini Fritters

Healthy Low Carb Cauliflower And Zucchini Fritters

I love fritters and I have just discovered these cauliflower and zucchini fritters to help feed my habit. I remember mum making the best corn fritters with a can of creamed corn, eggs and flour. There were never enough. We often had them for Sunday night tea with eggs and … Read More

My Journey Into The Hidden Forest Of Kombucha Making

Kombucha is slightly effervescent sweet fermented tea. Some people claim it tastes like dirty sock-soaking water. Others swear by its health properties. It’s about time I find out for myself what all the hype is about and I’m dragging you into this wonderland with me, for company. The creatures in … Read More

Healthy Cinnamon Spice Cookies

Healthy cinnamon spice cookies

You can whip these yummy cinnamon spice biscuits up in no time flat and with all that lovely cinnamon spice they really add to the Christmas spirit. For even more of a Christmas vibe roll out the mixture and cut out shapes with a cookie cutter. Stars, candy canes, whatever takes … Read More

Low Carb Minute Muffins That Are Better Than Bread

Low Carb Minute Muffins That Are Better Than Bread

Okay here comes a big call. [bctt tweet= username=””] One of these graces my plate most mornings. Call me boring if you will. I prefer to refer to myself as ‘knowing what I want’. I will apologise now for my photography but I am learning. It is one of the impossibly … Read More

Easy and Healthy 5 Minute Raspberry And Coconut Muffin Recipe

Easy and healthy 5 minute raspberry and coconut muffin recipe

 These 5-minute, raspberry and coconut muffins are so quick to make. Just imagine. It’s Sunday and you’re just settling in for that second cup of tea and a little quiet cruise around the social media sites and the phone rings. The in-laws are coming for a visit. Do you: run … Read More

Simple And Delicious Paleo Fish Tacos

It’s Sunday night. You’ve indulged a little over the weekend. You must have something healthy for dinner because you need those nutrients to perform a full on exorcistic cleansing of your body aaaaaannnnd you definitely do not feel like cooking! Enter stage right, paleo tacos What in the name of all things good are you … Read More

5 Healthy, Budget-Friendly, Spiraliser Salads

Spiralised salads are one of the most undemanding and boredom-free ways to get vegetables onto a plate. What you can add to ‘jooj’ them up is only limited by your imagination. A fabulous dressing, some slivered almonds for crunch. Go crazy! This world needs a little more of this kind of crazy. If you … Read More

Decadent Chocolate and Raspberry, Cashew Cheesecake

Who ever says you can’t do decadent and healthy hasn’t tried my cashew nut cheesecake. This isn’t something I would eat everyday, back end of the number 8 bus comes to mind for some reason. It is nice to have a treat though and exciting to see non low-carbers enjoying my food. … Read More

Easiest Raspberry Chia Jam Recipe Ever

This is the easiest raspberry chia jam. It is so quick you will be enjoying it by the time the toast is done. Remember the days when fruit would be boiled with the sugar until you had setting consistency. Some fruits just took forever and you had much better things … Read More

A Simple And Delicious Kimchi Recipe

Kimchi recipe

Kimchi is a traditional Korean side dish. Many variations of flavour and vegetables can be used but probably the ingredients you will find more often are chilli, garlic, ginger and of course cabbage. I have kept this recipe very simple but am already pondering on different variations for my next batch. This stuff is … Read More

Easy Sauerkraut Recipe Made In A Hot Climate

This easy sauerkraut recipe is a great way to add probitos into your diet. At the risk of sounding like a cracked record, our gut has 3 times as many neurons as our brain and the two are connected.  So it stands to reason that we should look after it. … Read More

Zoodles With Avocado Sauce

I make this zoodles dish once a week, but if it were up to the girls I would be doing it more often. They love it. It is very forgiving and you can just keep adding to it, chilli, asparagus, broccoli, various herbs, feta. The sky is the limit. Zucchinis are … Read More

Delicious and Ridiculously Easy To Make Seed Crackers

I made these seed crackers to have on a cheese board for our dinner guests the other night but forgot to put them out.   Their loss, my gain. These are super delicious with anything on them. Last night I was after something to fill a small hole so I … Read More

Super Easy Mayonnaise Made In A Jar With A Stab Blender

I first made my own mayonnaise when we started on a low carb diet and I haven’t looked back. If you have a stab blender, also known as: a stick blender, hand blender and immersion blender, you are absolutely 99% there. The jars I like to use are empty Vegemite jars. They have a … Read More

Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

So my food photography is obviously not getting any better. Anyone with a brain would know to focus on the food and not the space between the plates. Watch this space for signs of brain returning in future shots. I urge you not to hold your breath though, I don’t want … Read More

Muesli Recipe Reloaded

Muesli reloaded

I am a muesli girl, especially this particular muesli recipe, many aren’t. Others prefer eggs or toast or a fry up but my favourite healthy breakfast is a bowl of muesli with some berry goodness and creamy yoghurt. I call this recipe Muesli Reloaded because it is an update on … Read More

Chia Pudding Recipe

chia pudding

Sharing a chia pudding with Molly in a raw cafe was defining moment for our household. Chia puddings became a staple from that day on. They are versatile enough to have for breakfast, snack or dessert. Add fruit and coconut yoghurt and it will keep you satiated for hours. Molly will … Read More

Coconut Yoghurt

Coconut yoghurt. If I had known how easy this is to make, well, lets just say my ‘gut flora’ would have benefited a lot sooner. Once again my food photography is abysmal, but rest assured it tastes yum. Coconut Yoghurt   Print Prep time 2 mins Total time 2 mins   Author: Jane … Read More

Protein Balls

I feel the need to preface the recipe I am about to give you with: WARNING, HAZARD AHEAD! – This recipe contains chia seeds and those things silently cement themselves to the gaps in between your teeth like a gold digger to a Warren Buffet’s wallet. Always check the mirror before … Read More

Cheat’s Laksa

I saw this recipe recently and have started making it for Pete and I on a Sunday night. It’s one of the highlights of my week. Sad I know but try it before you judge. I am warning you it is seriously addictive. Both of my children would find this … Read More

Ugly But Good

One spectacular Saturday morning while I was in Akaroa recently I had an Italian biscuit with coffee at the local deli . The biscuit was so delicious with the strong black coffee. Sitting enjoying the coffee and biscuit with one of my closest friends was my idea of a perfect moment. I … Read More

Rice Paper Rolls, A Win Win Meal

This is one of our regular Friday night easy teas, rice paper rolls. The girls love them and I love that they love them, primarily because they are quick and easy and the sooner I get them made and on the table the sooner I can put my feet up … Read More