I had a few requests to make fudge as part of my Food is Medicine range. I have never made Fudge before, so I was excited to give it a crack. After googling some basic fudge recipes, I got creative in the kitchen and came up with this concoction and it literally is one of the best things I have ever made! It may have been pure fluke, but in any case, I am sharing the recipe with you all, so you can try and let me know. The only downside is that it needs to be kept in the freezer as it melts very quickly! I used my favourite healing foods cinnamon, maca powder, turmeric, ginger, peanuts and cacao. Why not give the gift of giving and make a batch for a friend or loved one to brighten up their day!
I cannot believe it is Autumn already! I always get excited at the start of a new season for the new produce. Autumn in Sydney brings us Broccoli, Pumpkin, Potatoes, Kiwi Fruits and Bok Choy. I always eat seasonally as it’s lower cost, tastier and has a much higher nutrient content as the produce is freshly picked and hasn’t had to travel far. With the cooler weather upon us I thought it would be the perfect time to cook a pie and added this recipe to the Food is Medicine collection, making this seasonal pie even more nutritious. Here is an outline of the some of the ingredients and their therapeutic benefits.
I’m a big fan of sweet and savoury dishes (I’m a pineapple on your pizza girl!) and I was craving food that was warm and nourishing, but that also had a hint of sweetness. As I was standing in the green grocer, mangoes caught my eye and I felt sad that they would be out of season with the end of summer. My deprivation fear kicked in and I stocked up and headed home. Now what would I do with these mangoes?! I rummaged through my fridge and found some chicken that had to cooked so I got creative and cooked up this delight! I would love for you to try and let me know what you think! Happy cooking!
Growing up in the UK I was very spoilt with delicious curries and I always struggle to find a good curry here in Sydney. One of my favourite curries is Butter Chicken, but restaurant versions can be made with a lot of vegetable oil. One rainy afternoon I had a real craving for a good old curry and decided to experiment with all the ingredients in my house. I ended up making one of my best dishes!
These protein bars are super easy to make and are delicious! Unlike many of the store-bought protein bars, these are completely natural. They are also great to have pre or post-workout, as the banana is full of potassium, manganese and carbohydrates, which aids muscle function, bone development, metabolism and provides energy...
As 2018 begins, you might be contemplating some new year resolutions. But did you know that 22% of resolutions fail after the first week, 40% after the first month, and 60% after just 6 months? If you would like to start the new year on the right track and successfully achieve your resolutions this year, then this guide is especially for you!
An important part of wellness a is our senses. It is through our senses; seeing, touching, smelling, tasting and moving that we come to know and enjoy everything in our lives. Spending time tuning into our senses not only increases our wellness, but also lets us tap into our creative sides. One of my favourite sensing activities is a mindfulness walk. It has had a huge impact on my wellness so I would like to share with you my mini-guide so you can get started too!
When I first moved to Sydney I became obsessed with banana bread. I literally could not get enough of it and I was eating it every day… until I discovered that it was just cake! (very yummy cake). I then went on a mission to create my own healthy version which I still eat every day, just minus the sugar overload. This recipe packs a protein punch too and heals your guts as it includes a fermented and sprouted brown rice protein powder.
One of the best things about Winter is all the amazing seasonal fruit and veg that we get to enjoy at this time of year. Rhubarb is now in season and is one of my favourite winter vegetables. Warm yourself up with this nourishing crumble. It is also the perfect dessert for all those Christmas in July parties!
Have you read and heard a lot about self-care but not really sure what it is or how to go about it? Self-care is about self-respect, increasing your awareness, and showing love, compassion and understanding of yourself. Most importantly, it’s about doing what is right for you - prioritising your needs and putting yourself first so that you can flourish on your wellness journey.
Been to Randwick’s newest farmers market yet? We meet the man behind For Goodness Sake markets and find out why farmers markets are the best place to buy your veggies, and why shopping here means you can do your bit to help our community.