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Simon's Moroccan Lamb Soup

Lamb is possibly my favourite protein (apologies to the vegetarians!). This hearty soup nourishes and nurtures the weary or light-hearted. The Moroccan flavours complement the tender lamb shanks and the sweetness of the purple carrots beautifully… It’s exquisite! . . . SIMON’S MOROCCAN LAMB SOUP INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 teaspoon ground…

The Wrap On Plastic Food Wrap

Plastic has revolutionized the way we move and store our food… Its incredible properties have resulted in us being surrounded by plastic food packaging. Next time you are at the supermarket make a mental note of the package-free products – you will likely be able to count them on one hand. Certainly one of the…

Are all processed meats and poultry unhealthy?

Have you ever wondered where ‘processed meats’ fit along the health scale? I have questioned these foods as I’m married to an Italian who likes to occasionally indulge in prosciutto and salami. Sometimes he even regresses to his childhood and makes our boys salami and eggs. Being fond of research I have stumbled across papers…

“L.A. Confidential” Nut Bars

This recipe of Chef Kate’s from Lunchbox Solutions is not only delicious but made with such nutritious ingredients that eating it is a guilt-free pleasure… View Lunchbox Solutions Purchase optionsAustralia/NZ StoreUSA/Canada StoreUK/Europe Store The chocolate glaze is so good that you will probably want to double the recipe. It’s also a great dipping sauce for…

Shop For Health! Part 2 — Fruit & Vegetables

With part 2 of this Shop For Health series I would like to look at priorities when purchasing fruit and vegetables…. Q: “What is my top recommendation for parents when it comes to fruits and vegetables?”” STEP 1: Organic or not – focus on getting your children eating more fruits and vegetables, and use a…

Shop For Health! Part 1 — Why Bother?

I am often asked questions about my shopping rituals. With the next few blogs I would like to share the considerations and thoughts I hold in mind, when I source and purchase foods for my family… Let me preface this discussion by admitting that I love food. All genuine foods. I particularly love traditional foods (anything you can…

Am I Getting Enough Calcium?

More and more people today have allergies and I am often asked how one should tackle sensitivity — all the while ensuring a balanced diet. Many parents whose child may react to dairy products due to a lactose or casein allergy have concerns that their child is not consuming enough calcium rich foods. Calcium is…

Safe Cookwear for Your Home

Over the years I have invested countless hours looking into foods that nourish health… I’ve also spent countless hours in the kitchen preparing and cooking these foods for my family, and know just how important it is to have good cookware that will speed up the process. The allure of non-stick, for its’ convenience and…

Tackling the Sweet Beast!

These pictures depict how happy children can turn beastly (yes, even my children!) when fed too much sugar or artificial sweeteners. Fortunately in this case I know these young “animals” were just playing around rather than reacting to a chemical onslaught, but parents consistently email me about what types of sugars and sweeteners I use…

Vitamin D — How much do you and your baby need?

This is a photo of me with my godson – it’s hard to imagine that he may need a supplement. Perhaps he does?  I receive lots of emails asking about this topic so the following information may help clarify if you and your children should be tested for deficiency and whether you need a supplement….