Macadamia & Coconut Fruit Crumble

Is there anything more comforting on a cool winters evening, than curling up on the lounge, a bowl of warm fruit crumble laced with cream sat cradled in your lap? I have such fond childhood memories of this dish – my parents are English so we’d often spend Christmas...

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Activated Herby Pesto

Fresh herbs are superfoods for kids – even just adding a sprinkle to their food goes a long way to giving them a nutritional boost and my activated herby pesto is such an easy way for kids to enjoy them. I’ve come to appreciate the need for reducing food waste on a...

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Probiotic Coconut Panna Cotta

This creamy probiotic coconut panna cotta is fresh, light and super easy to make (and make ahead). It’s one of those great sweets that’s decedent enough for dessert, and nourishing enough for breakfast too. Because it's rich in gut healing compounds, probiotics and...

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Black Bean & Sesame Chocolate Brownie

Black Bean & Sesame Chocolate Brownie. Do I need to say more or is that picture doing all the taking? It’s one of those super-easy “whiz everything together in the food processor” recipes, full of nutrients to support growing bodies at all stages of development -...

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Baked Lemon & Herb Chicken

My Baked Lemon & Herb Chicken is right up there with one of our families favourite meals, because the sauce… oh the sauce!! The original inspiration for this dish must be attributed to Shutterbean, their Lemon Chicken was a recipe introduced to me long ago, but...

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Choc (Carob) Mint Bears

Otis got his first taste of "chocolate" this Easter, courtesy of the The Carob Kitchen egg that the Easter Bunny delivered, and ever since then, I’ve found myself being pestered for carob bears at the health food shop - you know the ones they display right at toddler...

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No Frills No Bake Muesli Bars

My No Frills No Bake Muesli Bars were born out the need to have healthy snacks on hand while we travel, and with lack of time, space and an oven. Inspired by Well Nourished, these bars are packed with protein, fibre and healthy fats for filling tummies and sustaining...

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Pumpkin, Carrot & Haloumi Bread

Roasted veggies are a staple in my fridge. Whenever I make them for dinner, I make a double batch so we can eat them for various lunch incarnations throughout the week - think tossed through pasta, quinoa, salad or topped with a fried egg - I feel like if I have...

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Banana, Blueberry & Chia Mini Muffins

I know you don’t really NEED another muffin recipe but this soggy weather left us with no other option, but to stay in doors and bake today! You may not need them, but the kids will love them - my Banana, Blueberry & Chia Mini Muffins that also happen to be gluten...

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Creamy Rice Pudding

These chilled creamy rice puddings are rich in nutrients that are key for growing little people as well as pregnant and breastfeeding mums. Make up a batch for the week and you’ll have the perfect breakfast, morning tea or snack ready to grab-and-go. I’ve made these...

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Beet ‘n’ Berry Bliss Balls

This van life has seen me continually adding to my “make and freeze” snack recipes - for those long days in the car travelling through remote parts of the country, we’ve always got something ready to go. These Beet ‘n’ Berry Bliss Balls have fast become a family...

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Superfood Sprinkle

I’m always looking for quick and easy ways to sneak extra nutrients in to our meals and snacks – something that I can add to everything from pastas, salads, soups and eggs to simple steamed vegetables. Enter my superfood savoury sprinkle! It’s packed with protein,...

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Banana & Coconut Bread

When life give you bananas, you make banana bread, cos who doesn't like banana bread? We’ve been happening on some big bunches of wonderfully sweet local bananas up here in the Kimberley of late and as bench space is scarce in the van, this big bunch was taking up far...

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Happenings 28.09.18

written over the month of September. DOING: sitting in the air conditioning on our bed in the van, all the windows are closed and the blinds are down because it’s 42’C outside and Otis is having a nap. HEARING: the sound of fan whirring and Otis mumbling a few last...

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Superseed Crackers

Crackers are a great way to fill the gap between meals when smeared with some hummus, guacamole, labna or pate. They’re also great for the school lunch box when combined with your child’s favourite dip, spread or cheese. They’re packed full of healthy fats, vitamins...

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10 Nutritionist Approved Supermarket Snacks

I know we all have the best intentions when it comes to packing our kids school lunches - we want to give them something nutritious and delicious that's going to keep them feeling satisfied, energised and focused throughout the school day. But life with kids is...

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Buckwheat Banana Pancakes & Blueberry Maple Syrup

I’ve been cooking and since I was tall enough to reach the kitchen bench, which was when I was about 8yo and on our twice-yearly family holiday to Pacific Palms on the NSW north coast. Dad taught me my first recipe – 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk and 1 egg, we were...

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Benefits of Probiotics in Pregnancy

Whether they're consumed through food or a supplement, probiotics support a healthy gut microbiome before, during, and after pregnancy which promotes optimal health for mum and baby, during this pivotal time of development, and later in life. I think we all know that...

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Baked Sprouted Lentil & Chickpea Falafels

Being on the road most of the time now - Matt, Otis and I are doing the big lap around Australia in our RV - means I’m always looking for healthy and portable foods that we can all enjoy in the car i.e.: eat one-handed with minimal mess or at a roadside...

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Healthy Breastfeeding Cookies to Boost Milk Supply

If you're a breastfeeding mother, are about to have a baby, or know someone who is – these healthy breastfeeding cookies to boost milk supply, are a must try. Breastfeeding can be one of the most rewarding and challenging experiences for both mum and baby. For some,...

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Stewed Apples For Gut Healing & Immune Support

Gut healing stewed apples - a wonderfully simple (and delicious) way you can help heal your child’s gut, reduce inflammation, support their digestive health and support their immune system. These gut healing stewed apples are a great therapeutic food to include in...

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Immune Support For Kids

It’s that time of year when coughs, colds and other viruses are being passed around, and I’m often asked what are some of the natural ways we can best prepare our kids for the cooler winter months and those times when their bodies natural defence system needs a boost....

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Childhood Constipation – Causes & Treatment

Childhood constipation, it’s no fun for parents and certainly no fun for your little one. As a Nutritionist and mum, talking about poo really does take up a lot of my day. Right from the day my little boy was born we tracked his poo: what it looked like, what it smelt...

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Essential oils for Kids

I was first introduced to essential oils 2-years ago - just a few weeks after Otis was born - and I only wish it had been sooner. At the time, what appealed to me most was the idea that I could use essential oils for kids and with just a few of these oils I could have...

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