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This blog started as a way for me to share my recipes + culinary adventures, tips for vibrant health + happiness, thoughts on the latest developments in nutritional medicine + the low down on the Sydney wholefoods scene and beyond...

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Power bars back in stock


IMG_2906 I have a freshly made batch of date and nut (or power) bars available for sale.

The ingredients are: medjool dates, desiccated coconut, coconut oil, filtered water, activated nuts and seeds, activated buckwheat, cinnamon powder and vanilla powder.

Eat as a snack, museli bar replacement or breakfast cereal replacement topped with yogurt and fresh fruit. My kids love this and if you like my date nut balls these taste very similar.


They are sold in small packets of varying sizes and are priced at $5.50/100g (actual weight charged).

To purchase any of my products (or to just try them out and have a chat) just contact me by phone (0407 871 884) or email ( and pop over at a mutually convenient  time to collect from my home in Bronte.

I have found that the best way to avoid resorting to junk/processed food is to ensure that my home is stocked with healthy alternatives when something sweet calls.

Need some inspiration with kids school lunches and morning teas?


IMG_2438 Are you wanting inspiration as to what to pack for your kids' (big ones too!) lunches and morning teas that are free of grains, sugar and all processed food?

If so, follow me on Twitter or Facebook where I'll be posting frequent captioned photos of what wholefood morning teas and lunches I have packed for my kids on any given day.

Being a time poor mum, I guarantee that these are all super quick and easy to prepare (usually from the day before) and of course nutrient-dense. Due to the strict ban on nuts at both of my kids' schools, all of their mornings teas and lunches are  (somewhat regrettably) sans activated nuts (reserve those for afternoon tea or post dinner snack).

small tubs of Alpine goats yogurt blended with fruit

My basic go-to lunch "formula" is:

- assorted raw vegetables plus protein/fat source such as full fat cheese,  pastured deli meats like salami or jamon or ham, left over cook meats like roast chicken or beef strips,  dips such as tzatzki, or hard boiled egg (in nature, animal protein and fats come together in the perfect balance) - left over casseroles or soups (heat in saucepan that morning and throw into kids' thermos containers) - piece of frittata (made in bulk in advance and frozen and thawed out night before on kitchen paper to absorb moisture).

Some morning tea suggestions that are easy for kids to eat are:

Grated carrot, desiccated coconut and a squeeze of lemon/lime juice

- fresh fruit teamed with full fat cheese (avoid fruit by itself and never offer dried fruit which is basically sugar). - full fat yogurt dusted with one or more of cinnamon powder, vanilla powder and/or raw cacao powder - full fat yogurt with added chopped pieces of fresh fruit - hard boiled egg (halved and sprinkled with a little sea salt and paprika) - grated carrots, desiccated coconut, with a squeezed with lemon juice, and dusted with cinnamon powder - goats cheese (eg chevre) drizzled with olive oil, sea salt and Grecian herbs like basil and oregano

raw wild salmon, strips of nori, activated sesame seeds with a drizzle of tamari

I only fill their drink bottles with filtered water with a pinch of sea salt. Never offer juice, energy drinks or soft drinks.

Got a fussy or picker eater? Read my suggestions on how to deal with that in one of my previous posts here.

If you want to know more about the fundamentals of good nutrition and get a better understanding of what foods we are biologically designed and not designed to eat, where to source wholefoods  at affordable prices, and meal planning, consider a one on one personal consultation with me. Find out more here.

If you have any wholefood lunch or morning tea suggestions I'd love to hear them. What are you having for lunch tomorrow?

Avocado boats - quick snack for young and old



Struggling to think of a non-sweet snack? I just dished up an "avocado boat" to my 2 little possums for their afternoon tea.

1. Cut an avocado in half and throw out the seed.
2. Drizzle with tamari (wheat free soy sauce)
3. Sprinkle some activated sesame seeds (optional) and some finely chopped nori (seaweed) and you've got yourself a quick Japanese flavoured savoury snack full of healthy fats!

Other variations: add a spoonful of goats curd or home made cream cheese into the well where the seed was.

Other quick snack ideas that my kids love:

  • Home made ice blocks (I will post a blog on a recipe for these soon)
  • Fruit with cheese and/or activated nuts
  • Veggie sticks (e.g. cucumber, carrot) sprinkled with sea salt

Quick. Simple. Enjoy!