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Homemade Hummus

  Hummus is a family favourite to add to snack, meals and salads. Ingredients 1 can organic chickpeas 3 large cloves of garlic (chopped) The juice of 1 ½ lemons 3 large dessert spoons of unhulled tahini 1 tsp ground cumin (dry fried to release aromas) 1 tsp coriander seeds (dry fried to release aromas

Quick Mid-week Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

  We can all feel tired and uninspired about cooking mid-week and this is when we can make unhealthy choices if we don’t plan ahead. This is a great quick and easy throw it in the pan recipe that tastes divine. Ingredients Choose a large variety of vegetables such as Spanish onions, pumpkin, sweet potato,

Ever feel you have a recurring relationship merry-go-round?

Why do some single thirty-something women have recurring relationship problems? Is it their fault… or are they just choosing the wrong partners? Lisa (not her real name) sought therapy after a string of unsatisfactory relationships with men she had met at various functions. The relationships were characterised by the partner controlling every aspect of their

High protein Zucchini, olive and parmesan bread

This bread is easy to make and is a fantastic accompaniment to summer salads or winter soups. High in protein with the eggs, almonds meal, amaranth flour and seeds. It has a lovely savoury flavour. Spread with avocado or tahini or break into a salad. Enjoy with smoked salmon – good match. GF, V, low

Mum’s Baked Beans

Mum’s Baked Beans (vegetarian)   Childhood memories come flooding back. This was my go-to snack after school. It was tasty and wholesome, and kept me happy until dinner. Today baked beans are readily available in a can. They are high in protein and fibre and that’s a good thing, however, the canned version is also

Simple Mexican Quinoa Salad

Recipe:   2 cups cooked quinoa 1 can black beans 1 red capsicum cut into tiny pieces (I like the bullhorn) 1 cup cucumber cut into tiny pieces 1 cup tomato cut into tiny pieces 1 cup of corn 2 tbsp chives handful of sultanas dressing: 1 small avocado Juice of 1/2 lime (or more)


    Start the year well and enjoy 20% off all new bookings in January The festive season is behind us, however, our happy indulgences are still with us. You probably had a lovely time filling your body with lots of different treats and hopefully your heart was filled too! Now it’s back to normal

5 Steps to positive change

Happy New Year!  Is it though? Does this picture look familiar?  Every year, the beginning of January tends to put us under pressure to write the traditional list of “New Year’s Resolutions.”  These usually involve tasks to better ourselves; to reset the gage; to change something; to give up something, to do something fulfilling and

Hypnosis – the fast way to retrain your brain

    Hypnosis is known as the fast track therapy because it works within 3-6 sessions rather than over many months or years with other types of therapy. How does it work? The brain operates on different levels of consciousness, ranging from fully alert through asleep, with variations in between. Hypnotic states occur naturally and

Fruit Mince Pies

  Makes about 20   700 gm shortcrust pastry 1 egg beaten lightly Caster sugar for sprinkling   Fruit filling 1 large apple peeled, cored and grated 1/3 cup sultanas ¼ cup candied peel 1/3 cup currants 1/3 cup slivered almonds ½ cup brown sugar 1 tspn mixed spice 30 gm melted butter 2 Tblsns

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