Food and Meal Ideas for Easy, Gluten Free Camping!

Our home away from home!

Our home away from home!

 

I’ve recently returned from a 4 week roadtrip to Cape York, the most northerly tip of Australia, if you haven’t been you must go – it’s amazing! The photo above was taken on the Old Telegraph Track a couple of days away from Cape York. And yes – that car was literally a home away from home (bed in the back – need I say more?!). Continue Reading

Auto-immune Protocol Diet – Here I Come!

 

Stepping into the Unknown! Jas Poole Photos

Stepping into the Unknown! Jas Poole Photos

 

As some of you may know, I’ve had a pretty busy 7 weeks! Not that I’m complaining, I’ve had a fabulous time, but as I’ve been travelling around, having fun and not spending more than 2 nights together in one spot, I haven’t been looking after my health as well as I usually do! Continue Reading

Pumpkin Soup for the Soul

 

pumpkin soup

pumpkin soup

 

Orange is just such an Autumnal colour isn’t it?! It’s the colour of the leaves on the trees and covering the pavements, of oranges and mandarins and clementines that really come into their own during the colder months…..and of course fat juicy pumpkins!!!! It’s such a warm, nourishing and delicious colour that when you eat something like a steaming bowl of thick pumpkin soup you feel like you’re being hugged from the inside! Continue Reading

Why Sunbathing Your Mushrooms is a Good Idea (and Not at All Weird!)

 

Sunbathing Mushrooms

Sunbathing Mushrooms

 

What am I doing? Sunbathing my mushrooms to increase their vitamin D levels of course (is that weird?!)!
Studies show that putting mushrooms in direct sunlight increases the amount of bioavailable vitamin D2 in the mushrooms and that this is as effective as the same amount of vitamin D2 or D3 taken in supplement form in raising blood vitamin D levels. Continue Reading

Health is Wealth, Baby…Part 2 – Learning to live with Hashimoto’s

My favourite fruit and veg stall at Marrickville Markets :)

My favourite fruit and veg stall at Marrickville Markets 🙂

First things first! I guess I need to highlight that these things are what worked for me – I can’t promise they will work for you, but I think they might be worth trying. I also hope you tell me about things that work for you that I haven’t tried yet. I like to think of all this as a rather exciting journey – and there is a lot to learn! Continue Reading

Benefits of Phytochemicals – Eat the Rainbow!

Vegetable Rainbow

My vegetable rainbow market day haul!

 

We all know we should eat fruit and veg, because of their vitamins and minerals and fibre and so on, but have you heard about phytochemicals? Phytochemicals, or phytonutrients, are naturally occurring chemicals that give plants their colour, flavour and aroma. They are produced by the plants in order for them to grow, reproduce, protect themselves and many other biological functions. Phytochemicals are not classed as “essential nutrients” but research has shown that they can strengthen our immune system, help fight cancer and diabetes, support healthy aging and repair DNA.

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