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Coconut Rough Buckwheat Slice

Uncategorized Mar 17, 2021

After some more healthy snack ideas? This Coconut Rough Buckwheat Slice ticks all the boxes! Have it on it's own as a quick snack. Or you could turn it into something a bit more fancy with some coconut yogurt and a blob of homemade hazelnut choc spread (or Pana choc hazelnut spread). Yummm!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C of buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 C of sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp of linseeds
  • 2 tbsp of chia seeds
  • 3/4 C of GF flour 
  • 3/4 C of desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp of cacao powder
  • 1/2 C of olive oil
  • 1/2 C of maple syrup (more or less, depending on your taste)
  • 1 whole egg

Directions

1. In a food processor/thermomix add the buckwheat flour, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and mix until into small pieces.

2. Mix in the GF flour, coconut, cacao powder.

3. In another bowl, mix together the olive oil, maple syrup and egg before adding to the dry ingredients.

4. Once mixed, spread into a slice tray, lined with baking paper.

5. Bake at 170 degrees, for 20-30 minutes.

 


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Turkey & Tahini Buddha Bowl

Uncategorized Mar 10, 2021
Who doesn't love the brightness and punchy flavour of Buddha Bowls! Even my 8yo gave this bowl a 5 STAR rating. She asked to have it every night :)
 
I love the versatility of Buddha Bowls. You can swap out any ingredients for other foods, if you're on a specific plan where you need to avoid certain meats/plant foods.
 
The tahini dressing does have a dash of maple syrup in it, so you would want to omit if on the initial 2-week blood sugar reset in the adrenal nutrition plan. But otherwise...it's a nice little sweet touch that's not overpowering.
 
 
INGREDIENTS
FOR THE MEATBALLS
  • 500g ground turkey
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot (1 large carrot)
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
FOR THE ROASTED VEGETABLES
  • 1 large sweet potato or 2 small sweet potatoes
  • 1 large zucchini
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 head of broccoli, florets only
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
BOWL INGREDIENTS
  • 1 large...
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Coconut Rice Pudding

Uncategorized Mar 04, 2021
This very simple pudding is a nice little sweet treat to keep your taste-buds happy! Let your imagination run wild with all the toppings you could add to the pudding.
 
This recipe is can be happily consumed while doing the following healing diets: SIBO Biphasic, SIBO-Low Histamine, Low-Histamine, Adrenal Nutrition Plan, Low-Hydrogen Sulphide.
 
 
 
Serves 1 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup jasmine rice (120g)
  • 3/4 cup water (180ml)
  • 2/3 cups full-fat coconut milk (160ml)
  • 1-2 tsp clear organic honey
  • 1 tsp coconut oil 
  • 1 tsp coconut butter (optional)

Instructions

  • Put the rice, water, honey, and coconut milk together in a pot and bring it to a boil. Then reduce it to a low heat, cover and simmer for roughly 15 minutes.
  • Do not stir too often and leave the lid closed!
  • Remove from heat, add the coconut oil and coconut butter.
  • If necessary add a little bit more coconut milk, depending on the desired consistency.
  • Put the...
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How To Train Your Inner Dragon Mum

Uncategorized Mar 01, 2021

It seems that losing it at times is part of motherhood. But when you're crabby, snappy, and irritable ALL THE TIME, you can't help but wonder - what's wrong with me?

It's a scenario you may know too well. You're running late, trying to get the kids (and yourself) out the door. The clock is stressing you out, yet no one cares to listen to you. By the time your children have refused once again to put their shoes on, rage takes over, and you SNAP. What comes after that is a car ride to school in pure silence, with you holding back tears, ashamed of what you've done. It's official; you've become a dragon mum. 

I used to feel like that, too, lashing out at my daughters for the smallest things. It deeply scared me because this was not who I was, nor the type of mother I envisioned to be. Deep down, I wanted to be the loving and nurturing mother my daughters deserved. But some days, it was like I was overshadowed with a dragon-like anger, from a place that was unknown. 

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Lentil & Spinach Curry

Uncategorized Feb 24, 2021
What's for dinner tonight?! I'm thinking this yummy lentil curry. Not only is it delish, but it is also packed with power-house food for your microbiome. Your good bugs absolutely LOVE lentils. 
 
Note: I believe EVERYONE should happily eat lentils. If you have trouble consuming lentils or legumes in general, you may have dysbiosis which needs treating (I'm thinking things like SIBO or chronically low beneficial flora, or even visceral sensitivity of the gut lining). If you've done a lot of gut work (correctly) and you're still struggling with consuming legumes, it is highly likely that you will need to TRAIN your gut to digest and tolerate them again. Start with a very small amount - like 1 tsp a day (as tolerated), and slowly increase the daily amount over time. 
 
 
Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
For the coconut rice (might make a little extra):
  • 2 and 1/4 cups uncooked white jasmine rice
  • 1 and 1/4 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 6 cups water
  • pinch...
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Heartburn: Before & After H.Pylori

Uncategorized Feb 24, 2021

My life changed dramatically five or so years ago.

Although many health issues erupted (or got worse) after I started having babies, I had lingering gut  issues for a good 15 or 20 years of my life. Heartburn was nemesis!

Food triggered the heartburn. Stress triggered it. Even paint fumes would flare it up!

But when I first did my own functional medicine lab testing, I finally got to the root cause of the heartburn.

... I was able to get on top of my gut issues, and the other symptoms (physical and mental) that arise when the gut is inflamed. And it was all due to this game-changing functional medicine system that I tried!

Prior to doing functional medicine, I’d tried all sorts of food elimination diets, apple cider vinegar, essential oils, and random gut supplements to try to address my heartburn. 

While some things ‘relieved’ symptoms, the heartburn never disappeared. And sometimes even the lemon essential oil or apple cider vinegar...

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Feeling Low on Energy, and Burned-Out?  These 3 Reasons Might Be Why 

Uncategorized Feb 20, 2021
 

As a full-time working mum who uses the word "busy" a little too often, you know that there is something in your life draining the energy out of you. 

After all, you endlessly hustle through each day, juggling your work, children, home duties, and when it’s even possible, your self-care. It seems like there are never enough hours in the day for you to do everything, and without filters, it’s exhausting. Scientific data even back this up by showing that 42.5% of full-time working mothers experience ongoing fatigue.

Let's admit it. Like a lot of working mums, you try to push through exhaustion with a little help from coffee, sugary treats, and energy drinks. After all, you feel proud of being a working mum - and you should! But historical trends have proven that we tend to push this idea a little too far, compromising our health, and wellbeing. 

I would know because I experienced it.

 

When my energy bottomed out... 

After giving birth to my second...

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Baked Apples with Tahini & Cinnamon

Uncategorized Feb 15, 2021

I'm getting a tad excited looking out of my kitchen window at our apple trees. The apples are getting big and ripe and almost ready to eat. Yay! 

If you're looking for a healthy low-sugar treat to keep in pleasure-mode, this recipe has got you covered. This is even compliant to our 2-week blood sugar reset adrenal nutrition plan. Woot woot!

Ingredients

  • 6 green apples
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Directions

  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius. Grease a casserole dish or slice tin.
  • Peel the apples and cut up thinly. Arrange in the dish.
  • Pour the tahini and sprinkle the cinnamon over the apples.
  • Place the dish in the oven for 20-30min, until apples are cooked through, and the tahini and cinnamon has started going crispy.
  • Serve the apples on their own, or with some coconut yogurt or coconut cream. Yummo!

Note: you can adjust the amount of tahini and cinnamon to your liking. Use less or more apples as well, depending on how much you want to make (ahem, eat, lol).

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Client Success Story

Uncategorized Feb 10, 2021

We're pumped to be part of this busy Mumma's healing journey. Lisa went from flat, inflammed & fatigued to an energised & present Power Parent!

Here's Lisa's story...

"After many years of severe stress, I wasn’t really sick, but I also just didn’t feel well.  My main issue was fatigue. It didn’t matter how much sleep I got. I would wake up every morning, just feeling so tired. 

The exhaustion was affecting me in many ways. I would wake up tired and would find it difficult to just find the energy to get up and ready for work.  

At work I put all the energy I had into my job, so by the time I got home, I had no energy for my family. Some days I would just want to get home and lie down on the couch and want to sleep. I would grab something sweet like chocolate to eat, as I knew it would give me a quick boost. Later in the evening, I would get my second wind and when my kids went to bed, I wasn’t tired, and would stay up...
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A better way to think about: "it's not the right time”

Uncategorized Feb 10, 2021

I get it, you're a busy working parent, and getting on top of your health is likely at the bottom of your priority list. 

The demands of work are piling on top of you, and then you have to make sure the kids are fed, dressed, cleaned, and the house is in order. You're trying to push through your day, trying to ignore the fatigue and brain fog and niggling aches and pains and headaches that keep creeping up on you. 

However, if you stop to think about it, if you’re really honest with yourself, you know that you should do something about your health (as well as your hectic life!). Yet, as always, you likely brush the intruding thought away, justifying to yourself that “it's not the right time.” 

This common justification - “it’s not the right time” - is really just a form of procrastination. In research settings, people who procrastinate have higher levels of stress and lower well-being. Data also shows that procrastinators often...

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