Coconut, Honey and Vanilla Bean Cake

I came across this beautiful recipe from naturopath and nutritionist Renee Leonard-Stainton earlier in the week and it’s simply too good not to share. This dessert is gluten-free, dairy-free and doesn’t contain any refined sugar – so that makes it a winner in my house! The combination of honey, coconut and vanilla bean makes for…

A reflection for Mother’s Day…

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “My life is a message.”   I’ve thought a lot about these words over the years. What is in fact my life’s message? When I’m old and frail, what grand tale will my life amount to?   Those of you who know me, know that I’m incredibly passionate about my work….

Outsourcing for Mother’s Day!

  It’s funny when you over hear your child speaking their truth. My 11 year old son Quin and his friend were chatting about my cooking the other day, this is how the conversation went…   Friend: Your mum is such an awesome cook!      Quin: Yer I know she’s really good. She can’t bake though….

Brainiac Banana Bread!

My Banana Bread is super nutritious and jam-packed with antioxidants! I call it ‘Brainiac’ because it contains Blueberries and Walnuts, both of which are great for brain function as well as overall health. You can also mix it up by trying a few pieces of dried mango or other dried fruits. It makes for a…

Is my baby getting enough milk?

Is my baby getting enough milk? This common concern for mothers will often result in feelings worry and inadequacy – especially for a first time mum when you are still learning the ropes and how on earth you read your baby’s signs and cues. It can certainly be a daunting time but it need not…

Cacao and Almond Smoothie

We LOVE this simple yet healthy cacao and almond smoothie by nutritionist Renee Leonard-Stainton. It promotes energy so it’s a great alternative to a sugary after school snack, especially if you have active boys like mine!                 Ingredients Please use certified organic wherever possible. 1 tbspn of Cacao…

Managing Acne…

With an influx of hormones ‘all manner of frightening things’ happen to a teenager’s body – not that your teenager will show you or want to openly discuss these changes with you (and God knows we don’t want a visual on many of them either!) Some of these changes however are more stressful than others….

Rosemarie’s Festive Christmas Tree Salad!

With Christmas just around the corner I wanted to share this beautiful, light Christmas themed salad that will fill your dinner table with some healthy cheer!             Ingredients: 1 bunch of kale or chard, chopped into thin strips 1/3 cup of Australian pomegranate seeds 3/4 cup of frozen red grapes,…

Raw Lavender and Lemon Cheesecake

As the weather heats up I am on the hunt for light, fresh recipes to try at home with my family. The other day I came across the idea for a Raw, Lavender and Lemon Cheesecake and decided to create my own – it was DIVINE! Sure, on first glance this recipe sounds a bit…