Why we’re not nuts about peanuts…

Today I want to talk to you about Peanuts! There are two misconceptions when it comes to peanuts; 1. They are classed as a ‘nut’ when they are technically a legume, e.g. soybeans, peas, lentils, beans etc. 2. They are healthy, when in fact they are not!   Some people just love peanuts and peanut…

My homemade Guacamole!

My boys have always cooked. Since they were tiny I have enrolled them in creating and making meals. True, I force them to fold washing and other mundane household chores but cooking is one that we all love.   The other night I had to attend a team meeting in town and left all the…

Halloween Themed Treats!

Happy Halloween folks! I wanted to share with you two fun, healthy recipes that you can create with your kids on this ‘spooky’ night. The first recipe is from our amazing in-house naturopath Rosemarie Walmsley, Rosemarie is the most incredible cook and I love when she shares her new creations with us.   Yes this…

10 Reasons to LOVE Probiotics!

If you have been following my work for a while you will know that I encourage everyone to take probiotic supplements. Yes, fermented foods are potentially better again but not everyone is a fan of sauerkraut and kombucha!   Why are probiotics so beneficial? Here is the latest research: 1. Reduces the risk for infantile…

My favourite Duck Bone Broth!

My husband tells me I am a woman of extremes. How can I take an inexpensive recipe like “a broth” and make it expensive? Well… add a whole duck! So no, it’s not a recipe you make every week but believe me it is absolutely DIVINE and the best bone broth you’ll ever make! I…

A family favourite – My Organic Pear Cake!

This cake is absolutely delicious hot or cold. Depending on your mood you can add or leave out the syrup. It is moist either way and it is complemented beautifully by sweetened, organic yoghurt. This pear cake is definitely one of our family favourites!   Ingredients: (please use organic wherever possible) Cake: 1 teaspoon coconut…

The Amazing Baby Brain!

Many of us live busy, goal-oriented lives in which we race about, eager to achieve quick results and succeed in all manner of tasks, great or small. This cultural tendency permeates everything we do, even our nurturing. As parents, we may be eager for our children to achieve, and even when they are babies, we…

Best Methods for Tackling Mastitis

There is no simpler way to put it, mastitis is just plain nasty! The painful symptoms can make it difficult to feed your baby, which can be stressful, as well as physically and emotionally draining for mum especially during the early days when you are adjusting to your new life as a parent. To address…

Why getting enough sleep is vital…

When life is overwhelming, when solutions to problems elude us, I find sleep is the best remedy on the market. But what can we do if we can’t sleep? With this post let’s explore why getting ENOUGH sleep is so important for our overall health and what we can do if we desperately need to…