Merry Christmas everyone!: What special traditions do you have in your family at Christmas? This picture is of a ‘pudding doll’ that has been in my family since colonial times and was always put into the Christmas pudding for some ‘lucky’ (usually youngest) person to receive as a … Read more »

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Healthy Recipes

There is something really special about sharing healthy, great meals and recipes with family and friends.

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Christmas Cakes

Traditionally Christmas cake is a part of Christmas festivities but as nutritional needs differ here are two recipes to consider. Ultimately it is the portion size that matters most to achieving a good health balance. Read more »

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Carrot cake

If you have something to celebrate then this Carrot Cake is very easy to make. However it does come with a suggested health warning. If you are overweight this cake should be shared Read more »

mushroom soup

Spicy mushroom soup

Mushrooms are low in energy, fat and sodium they are a good food souce of B group vitamins and Vitamin D and won’t weigh you down. Read more »

Apple Cobbler on harvest table

Breakfast crumble

This breakfast is really great! It can be eaten hot or cold and is seriously good with yoghurt. It is also great using other fruits such as rhubarb, tamarillos, plums or our fruit combo. Read more »

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Rice risotto

Risotto is a rice dish from Northern Italy that can be potentially very high in saturated fat and salt. Try our version for a quick, healthier alternative. Read more »

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Rocket and citrus salad

With Vitamin C from the citrus fruit, folate and iron from the greens, this easy little salad could boost your immunity at any time of the year. Read more »

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Feijoa cake and muffins

Feijoa are a versatile fruit from South America. They are highly nutritious being low in energy and a good source of dietary fibre, Vitamin C and B Group vitamins. Read more »

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Chicken breasts stuffed with ricotta and sun-dried tomato

The stuffing in this recipe helps to extend the meat portion, adding fibre and flavour while the lemon adds moisture and keeps the chicken tender. Read more »

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