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Light and spicy, meaty and zesty Thai chicken broth

This Thai Chicken Broth is a quick, easy and tasty soup that makes excellent use of homemade chicken stock.

In the warmer months, a heavy and hearty chicken soup, while tasty, isn’t quite what you feel like on a balmy night. However, this light and spicy, meaty and zesty Thai Chicken Broth somehow manages to always hit the spot. Read more

How to make sweet potato fries – an indulgent primal treat

Sweet potato fries are one of the simplest and most satiating savoury treats to grace the Earth, I swear! Salty and sweet, crispy-skinned and soft-centred, honestly, what more could anyone ask for? Read more

Dijon salad dressing to make simple salads delicious standouts

Salads can be boring, there’s no doubt about it. But I have a sneaking suspicion that, for most of us, it’s the monotony of the same-old-same-old that’s boring, rather than the salad itself. To test out my theory, I’m sharing with you my tried, tested and true Dijon salad dressing. It’s quick, simple, sugar-free, totally tangy and tasty, and will make any salad a delicious standout! Read more

A taste of Mexico – paleo beef nachos with guacamole

A day trip to Mexico recently inspired this delectable recipe – which was actually inspired by a friend of a friend who contributed a photo of her version of nachos to my local Paleo Pot Luck Facebook group. You can’t beat the flavours real food has to offer! Read more

Food tips for air travel – what to eat on the plane

I’m a bit of an oddball when I travel, and that’s OK with me. I’m the one who carries five notepads in her handbag, preferring to write than watch the in-flight entertainment; who Instagrams every meal, even a handful of activated nuts; and who takes her own food on board the aircraft, asking only for cutlery and a cup of hot water for her organic green tea bag. Yes, I am one of those. But it was only recently when I became unapologetic about it. Read more

Travel teaches us that life is a journey

For someone who’s been to 33 countries, takes every opportunity to set off on an adventure, and spent two years in a long distance relationship (man, we spent some money on fuel!), I used to hate travelling. The distances, the time, the nothingness that happens during the ride… Now, amid the fast pace of life, these are things I relish in. It’s a reminder that life, too, is a journey. Read more

Yoga at work – benefits of a happy, healthy workforce

Yoga is often dismissed as nothing more than prolonged stretching, deep breathing, and perhaps a little “hoo-do-voodoo”. I know I used to think so. Once upon a time I would have berated myself for opting for something as serene as yoga over a run, a pole session, or a HIIT workout. But yo’ better believe that yoga has a place in everyone’s lives, and more so now than ever before. Read more

How to make chicken stock

If you only do one thing this weekend, you’d better be making chicken stock. It’s so simple, so fresh, so tasty, and takes the pressure off meal planning and prepping during the week. Read more

Perfectionism isn’t self-abuse – don’t deny it, embrace it

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
―Ann Landers

I’ve been fighting perfectionism for many years. It started when others branded me with that label, and not in a nice way. I was probably 10 or 12 when the teasing started and girls at school would scribble all my work because it was “too neat”. They’d dare me to purposefully answer a question incorrectly in tests and they’d shun me when I’d get 100%. Read more

Veggie pancakes – turn leftovers into a nutrient-dense, sustaining breakfast

If you, like me, need an internal wake up call to steer you back onto the path of health and wellness, when better than at the start of the day with an injection of nutrients during breakfast. Read more

How meeting the Wellness Warrior – Jess Ainscough – inspired me

I believe that everyone we meet has something to teach us. I just didn’t know how pivotal my brief encounter with Jess Ainscough, a.k.a the Wellness Warrior, would be. Read more

Anti-bullying song stirs emotions, brings tears, inspires hope

Last night, after a challenging day, I caught a glimpse of Britain’s Got Talent and saw the Bars and Melody audition: two young boys – one of whom suffered at the whim of “Mr Bully” – with a microphone and a rap, and a powerful message of hope.  Whether you are/have been bullied, or are just having a bad day, their song and its lyrics will either bring a tear to your eye or empower you to take a stand – or, in my case, both! Read more

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