Winter Pumpkin Carrot Soup

Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 1 kg Japanese pumpkin 500g organic carrots 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Pinch of sea salt 1 litre water (You may need extra depending on the preferred consistency) 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger 1 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric Method: 1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celsius 2. Peel and chop pumpkin into small…

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Roasted Pumpkin, Spinach & Feta Salad

Ingredients: Pumpkin: 600 g / 1.2 lb pumpkin (after peeling), cut into 3cm / 1.25″ cubes (Note 1) 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper Dressing: 2.5 tbsp / 50 ml extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp honey Salt and pepper Salad: 1/4 cup / 35g pine nuts (Note 2) 150 g / 5 oz baby spinach leaves (4 handfuls) 60 g…

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How much does your child’s school backpack weigh?

How much does your child’s backpack weigh when they head off to school in the morning? It’s okay if you don’t. The truth is that most parents don’t know but it’s important that you do. A backpack weighing more than 15% of your child’s bodyweight can damage their developing spine.  A 2004 study from the…

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Smart Goals

Applying the S.M.A.R.T. principle to your goal gives it structure and allows you to develop more meaning behind why you want to achieve it, therefore reducing the chances of giving up. From the beginning, this principle can help you get organized and achieve your goals one small step at a time. Specific: The goal needs…

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Roasted Beetroot, Spinach & Goats Cheese Salad

Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 Bunch Beetroot (washed and dried) 1/4 Cup Olive Oil 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar 1 Tsp Maple Syrup 1 Cup baby spinach leaves 75 gram Goats Cheese (crumbled roughly) 2 Tbsp walnuts (toasted & crumbled) Directions: Heat oven to 180°C. Trim the beetroot, leaving 1cm of the stem attached. Wrap beetroot…

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Am I consuming too much Sugar?

Answer the questions below to find out if you are consuming too much sugar in a day: 1. Are you constantly craving sugary things – especially after a meal? 2. Are you feeling lethargic and tired by mid afternoon? 3. Is your skin constantly breaking out? 4. Do you experience brain fog or find it…

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