Why I Love My Smoothies + Juices

I am often asked whether I prefer juices or smoothies. Quite simply, I love both! I don’t think you need to choose one over the other. They both offer fantastic health benefits and have really helped me through some tough digestive issues over the years. Ultimately they provide a convenient hit of fresh nutrients – the perfect addition to a healthy diet. S M O O T H I E S A smoothie involves blending whole foods, like fruit, vegies, nuts, fluids, protein, into a liquid without... Read More

Quinoa With Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto

I love making this recipe. It’s a favourite in my home and any leftovers are quickly devoured the next day for lunch or another dinner.  I love the fact that I can easily adapt the vegetables I use based around the season. Combinations such as roasted pumpkin and zucchini, asparagus and garden fresh peas, roasted eggplant, spanish onion and tomato work perfectly. The finishing touch is a generous scoop of pesto and a scattering of freshly chopped garden herbs, lemon zest... Read More

Traditional Pesto

Today I thought I’d post my all time favourite pesto recipe that I absolutely love adding in many of my weekly recipes you see on my site. What I love about this pesto is it’s freshness – giving life and vitality to almost any savoury dish imaginable. It can turn a plain vegetable soup into something spectacular or make a masterpiece out of simple roasted vegetables, lasagne or bolognese. The great thing about making pesto is that you can vary the flavour combinations... Read More

Immune Boosting Green Smoothie

This time of year, when the weather get’s a little colder outside I make a conscious effort to up my intake of fresh fruit and vegetables that helps nourish my immue system and give my body the best chance to heal.  Over 70% of your immune system is in your gut and what you eat forms forms the foundation to your health. When I’m feeling run down my first plan of attack starts in the kitchen. I start to juice and blend fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs that provide me... Read More

How To Make The Perfect Vegetable Stock

The secret to a making a good soup comes down to using a good stock. I love making my own vegetable stocks at home as they are much healthier than store-bought versions that are normally reconstituted powders loaded with salt, MSG, flavours and dextrins.  Making your own stock is also a great way of using up left fresh vegetables you may have lying around in the fridge.  My basic stock recipe consists of onion, carrot, celery, mushroom, peppercorn, garlic and herbs such as parsley... Read More

Poached Organic Chicken Salad with Pistachio + Lemon Parsley Mint Salsa Verde

This is one of my favourite salads that I enjoy as a healthy lunch or dinner.  Use whatever green vegetable and leafy greens you like such as bitter greens to help digestion or lightly steamed broccoli or asparagus.  The addition of pistachio and pumpkin seed add extra nourishment as well as give the salad a wonderful crunch when you’re eating it. You can also use macadamia or walnuts nuts in place of pistachio and a light sprinkle of chia seed. Vegetarians can swap the... Read More