I don’t know about you, but my garden is currently going bananas! I have so many herbs ready to go I have had to get creative to make sure I make use of all their goodness. This salad is healthy, easy and fresh and becomes a staple in my household in the warmer months.Read More
Head lice are a serious issue for Australian families in the warmer months, and through years of experience supporting friends treat their families, and treating my own I have developed an easy and successful plan involving both prevention and treatment.
There are a few preventive strategies you can use such as tying up childrens long hair and checking their scalps regularly, but I have one golden rule. If a child scratches their head more than three times in one hour, they need a treatment that night. If you catch an infestation in its early form like this you can deal with five lice instead of 500.Read More
Hummus is a very healthy and tasty dip/puree made from chickpeas; a legume containing a great amount of protein. I make hummus weekly at least, as it keeps for days in the fridge, and is a very nutritious and filling snack.
When eaten with crackers/corn chips/pita bread, it provides a complete plant based protein, plus beneficial plant oils, ensuring satisfying fullness and sustenance for hours, it is a fantastic snack, especially compared to a sugary alternative like a muesli bar.Read More
Here are a couple of my crowd-pleasing dips that are incredibly tasty and healthy. I use a good quality yoghurt as a base for these fermented favourites, and they can be kept for 4-5 days in the fridge! Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory agent and makes for a fun colour.Read More
There are many health benefits from eating cauliflower; they contain many sulphur compounds which are known to be cancer fighting and they are rich in antioxidants which act in our detoxifying pathways. It also has lots of soluble pectin fibre, which is very beneficial for our gut health, encouraging the growth of good bacteria, hello microbiome!Read More
I am a lover of stewed fruits, eaten hot or cold and made from whatever bounty nature is giving us each season! I always cook enough to have a steady supply for several weeks in the freezer. In winter I am usually using apples, quinces and pears; during summer, more apples, stone fruits, and rhubarb.Read More
Hmm butter, you’re so delicious and creamy, and even better when you are blended with organic plant based oils and made easy to spread on toast! This is another recipe for which I have to thank to the women of my family. This and many other home recipes like it is partly why I became a naturopath.Read More
Apple cider vinegar, natures antimicrobial for any sore throats! And how I love thee... for preserving and pickling things, for flavouring fruit and vegetables with your pungency and apple sweetness, for being a fermented condiment, and most importantly for supporting immunity. Thanking the women of my lineage for this decades old family tip, I especially love the properties of using a dilute solution of organic apple cider vinegar for the onset of any sore, raspy, dry, changing season, or about to get infected throats. It is one of the best home based remedies that is effective and easy to make.Read More