Monthly Archives: September 2014

What’s the deal with Quinoa?

Every magazine, cookbook, food show or health blog seems to be promoting foods to “superfood” status.  Apparently it’s all about  kale, chia seeds, coconut products and Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah)  By now you probably know I am not a lover of the “superfoods” label. I think all foods can be super, and that Quinoa can be … Read More »

Quinoa and Roast Vegetable Salad

Quinoa and Roast Vegetable Salad Serves two This salad is a great way of using left over roast vegetables, I have been known to make extra so I can make this salad as an easy lunch or dinner for the next day. Ingredients Selection of leftover roasted vegetables such as pumpkin, sweet potato, onions, capsicum,… Read More »

The Perfect Summer Quinoa Salad

Summery Quinoa Salad Makes 4 servings. 1 cup uncooked quinoa (soak overnight if you remember) 1/2 red capsicum sliced 1 cup cucumber diced 2 tablespoons diced red onion 1 corn cob -kernels removed 2 ripe tomatos diced 1 ripe peach or nectarine sliced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 lemons, juiced… Read More »

Ten tips for a healthier diet

IMPROVE YOUR DIET STARTING NOW With so much conflicting information out there, knowing what to eat for optimal health can be very confusing.  Every day a new study is released claiming that certain foods are good or bad. Apparently we should all be avoiding grains, or eating only whole grains, eating butter, not eating butter, green… Read More »

Simple and speedy fish stew

Speedy Fish Stew Serves: 4 Time: 20 minutes We all know that fish is full of important nutrients like omega 3 fats.  Add some cooked tomatoes for their lycopene, an amazing antioxidant, garlic for its anti-inflammatory properties and some tasty fish stock and you have a nourishing meal in minutes. Ingredients 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil… Read More »