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Blog Travel

My S.E.Asian Adventure – Part 3

Vietnam While in Vietnam we visited Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phu Quoc and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) Hanoi Our visit in Hanoi was a short visit we only stayed 2 nights. It was mainly to visit a friend/mentor of my husband Gary. It was awesome to see the two of them together to reminisce [...]

Blog Travel

My S.E.Asian Adventure – Part 2

Cambodia Our flight to Siem Reap Cambodia was at 2:40 pm. Our plane was initially an hour late leaving Bangkok airport and once we were in the air after 35 minutes we were advised by the Captain that the plane was having technical issues and that we would have to return to Bangkok airport. We [...]

Blog Travel

My S.E. Asian Adventure – Part 1

South East Asia was not a destination on my bucket list for travel! So why spend 4 weeks travelling around? Originally my husband (Gary) and I had planned to spend two weeks in Thailand with our sons Isaac 25 & Matthew 24 yrs, however they were not able to travel due to other commitments. Gary [...]

Blog Fitness Health

Age is No Barrier!

  2014 2017 Have you ever heard yourself say, "I can't do that, I am too old for that now" or "I'm past that now" or "I can't change the way I am" well I'm here to tell you that I have said all of those things to myself for many years. That stopped in 2012. [...]

Blog Recipe

Homemade Easter Chocolate!

Wishing you a very Happy Easter!! I love to have some chocolate at Easter and certainly don't feel guilty for enjoying a little treat! In fact in can be good for you! Cacao has such wonderful health benefits and a bitter taste - I'm a bit partial to bitter flavours. The higher the cacao in dark chocolate [...]

Blog Side Snacks Vegetables

Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are an exceptionally nutrient-dense food that are low in fat and satisfy your appetite quicker and encourage you to eat less during the day. They are an exceptional natural multi-vitamin as they are chock full of minerals and vitamins. The humble mushroom is a power house superfood and definitely one to add or introduce [...]

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My Nutritious Christmas Menu

I've Got Your Nutritious Christmas Menu Sorted! Let me make your Christmas Menu planning easier with my FREE! Nutritious Christmas Menu complete with shopping list, food preparation sequence and recipes!! This is pretty much our favourite Christmas dishes each year. I have made a few changes over the years to mix it up a bit though. [...]

Blog Fitness Health

Nutrition As We Age

It is incredible learning about the body and how what we put in our mouth has so much affect on our health. I truly believe in the saying, “You are what you EAT” Not only is our nutrition important, our physical activity also plays a huge role. As with any stage of life, nutrition and [...]

Blog Recipe

Meal Planning and Food Preparation

It is important to understand what it is you are trying to achieve with your nutrition and the foundations to follow as a guideline. My own guideline is to ensure nutrient density, portions, proportions and timing and be consistent as this for me is key in preparing any Meal Plan. Start your day with breakfast (this is [...]

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5 Food Essentials for a Healthy Kitchen!

Coconut Oil Ginger Garlic Fresh Herbs Bone Broth   I am not a Chef by any means. I am a home cook, (Nutritious Life Certified) that loves to nourish myself and my family with food that is nutrient dense to maximise satiety and that tastes good. I avoid processed foods as much as possible and JERF [...]