When people find out that you have studied naturopathy and nutrition they usually have a lot of questions about their diet or something that they have heard on social media or the best way to solve that recurring digestive issue (this one is probably the most common!). Since different people ask me the same questions … Continue reading Question Time #1 – You ask, I answer!
We’re a month into the New Year already, how’s everyone feeling? Are you kicking goals with your 2018 resolutions or did you let them go one week into the New Year? Personally, I don’t set New Year resolutions. That might seem strange to people who know me well because I am huge planner. I enjoy … Continue reading New Year, Same Me
It’s winter here in Texas and it seems to have been a particularly bad season for cold and flu. Nearly everyone you speak to has been affected in some way since winter began. When I was searching through my pantry today, looking for good food sources to support my immune system in case it needed … Continue reading What’s in my pantry? (#2)
Today I am going to discuss a plant that seems to be most commonly known for its liver protecting qualities, Globe Artichoke. Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus) Globe artichoke is member of the Asteraceae family (the same family as Chamomile) and you are more likely to think of it as a tasty vegetable rather than a … Continue reading Globe Artichoke
Mindfulness has become a hot topic lately. Chances are you have that one friend who keeps telling you to try meditation and be more mindful in your everyday life. If you’re like a lot of people your first response is probably “I’m mindful that you’re annoying me right now”. But despite the fact that we … Continue reading Mindfulness – What’s it all about?
Chamomile is a herb that most people have heard about or have had some exposure to. You may have sipped on a calming chamomile tea or used a chamomile containing cream to soothe itchy or inflamed skin. Given its popularity, today I thought I would take a closer look at chamomile. Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) Chamomile … Continue reading Calming Chamomile
Today I’m looking at one of my all time favourite pantry items, broccoli! I’ve always loved broccoli and in a world where superfoods seem to have taken over I think it is an underrated vegetable powerhouse. It’s easy to find, easy to prepare and with a variety of vitamins and minerals stacked in there, it … Continue reading What’s in my pantry? (#1)
My mind is in permanent holiday mode as the days between Christmas and New Year all merge into one. To continue with last weeks seasonal theme, today on the blog I am going to revisit one of my most famous holiday cooking disasters. It’s the stuff of legend and despite the fact that it occurred … Continue reading Cooking Disaster Throwback #1
It’s that time of year when cinnamon is everywhere. As you walk down the street doing your shopping, the scent of a cinnamon candle wafts out of every store to entice you in, cinnamon sticks are lovingly added to decorations and trees and a dash of cinnamon is added to meals for a bit of … Continue reading Seasonal Spice
Brand: Pukka Tea: Elderberry & Echinacea with Elderflower Type: Tea bag Ingredients: Licorice root, ginger root, Echinacea root and leaf, beetroot, aniseed, elderflower, peppermint leaf, orange peel, rosehip, elderberry, acerola fruit, orange essential oil flavour, natural blackcurrant flavour Where I bought it: A health food store in Leichhardt First Impressions: I’m usually drawn to … Continue reading Tea Review: Pukka – Elderberry & Echinacea