Apr 8, 2018

THE TOP 10 DOTERRA OILS AND HOW TO USE THEM



Since using doTERRA essential oils, as I'm in love with these little gems, naturally (like anything we are interested in) our knowledge of them grows as we want to learn more about them. So it may roll of my tongue when I tell someone all the things I could use Lavender oil for (as an example) but for a newbie (as I once was) it can seem overwhelming trying to remember it all.

So I thought, instead of just listing what you can use particular oils for, I've gone one step further to tell you HOW as well. Think of this as your go-to reference. Print it off even. Whatever gets you USING your oils instead of having them sit there, is what I am here to help you with.

Mar 26, 2018

NOURISH :: GUT HEALING GUMMIES RECIPE



Gummies. Jelly. Jello. Chewy cubes. Whatever you wanna call them, as an adult, these are way more exciting to eat than you may first think. They wobble and jiggle and you kinda have to be on your chewing game or else the slippery suckers can go all over the place in your mouth. They are super fun, super yum, and so damn healing for your gut! I don't know anyone who wouldn't be happy munching on a couple of these each day for their gut health which I why I love them!

Mar 16, 2018

HEALTHY HOME ESSENTIALS FOR WINTER


I know I know. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but whether we like it or not (especially us Queenslanders), Winter will be here June 1st. It's inevitable. So with that in mind, and now with a family of my own, I want to empower you and your family to waltz into winter with wellness under your belt - and avoid the common cold, ferocious flu strains, niggly sore throats, head colds, and all round under-the-weather-ness.

Preventative Health is my passion, and one most people may not quite grasp until it’s too late. An ounce of prevention is worth it’s weight in gold in my books (touch wood, I’ve never once had the flu). 

And I’m inviting YOU to come play with me online this April.

Mar 13, 2018

MY BEST RAW CHOCOLATE RECIPE


Chocoholic? 🙋🏽 Who else here eats it every. goddamn. day. I haven't always made my own and probably because for so long I could never get it the way I liked it. But this is pretty damn good. And also amazing with coconut flakes, dried blueberries, goji berries, flaked almonds, you name it! And it takes no time at all!

Feb 27, 2018

NOURISH :: LIVER PUREE RECIPE FOR BABIES


Something most adults turn their noses up at (I’m cool - more for me) ☺️ but would you give it to your children? What about your bubba now eating solids? Yep! LIVER is a POWERHOUSE food forgotten these days, but slowly making a come back in those following a more traditional grandma-eating style 😝 It’s rich in IRON which bubba's need from about 6 months as they no longer get it from mama. It's also high in choline (for brain super powers), cholesterol (which we need for hormone synthesis), arachidonic acid (more brain development), minerals and vitamins - including the tricky-to-obtain B6 and B12! Poultry liver (that is, chicken)also has a great balance of A, D3 and K2!

Feb 3, 2018

MY 2018 INTENTIONS + AN INVITATION FOR YOU


Happy 2018. It's not to late to be throwing those words around yet is it? It's only just February after all. It does always seem that January comes and goes in a flash though doesn't it? It's like a teaser, or a test, so when we get to early Feb we can go holy moley that went fast, and we can regroup, re-evaluate, pivot and change course if need be, and decide to move slower and be more present. Which is also why this year I have decided instead of writing out 2018 Goals + Intentions as one great big grandious 12-month thing - #overwhelm - instead I am writing my intentions month by month (see my Feb intentions here). 

Which is why I want to tell you about what I'm doing at the moment, like right now, and forget about the whole "where I'm going in 2018" thing... coz I've discovered now as a mama to a small child, all we have is NOW. And it's a gift and a blessing to have realised this since having Taj. Well, I mean, I knew it before, but a bubba definitely solidifies it, and you can actually F E E L it, not just intellectualise it!

Dec 12, 2017

HOW TO CREATE DELICIOUS + NOURISHING MEALS IN A PINCH!



I did a blog a few weeks ago on my top 5 tips to epic eating all week long as a (sleep-deprived, time-deprived) mama, and a friend of mine mentioned to me after she read it, (that she loved it, ☺️ and) "now all she needs to do is find some more recipes". Which got me thinking... (1) I need to create some more as I haven't done so in sooooo long - #newbaby - and (2) if we know the basis to a great nourishing meal, and have a handful of yummy suggestions to look too, then we can start making delicious + nutritious meals right away - without a list of recipes to look at (coz, honestly, do we really?).

I'm going to share what I do when creating a meal - a quick, easy, no-brainer meal. I'll show you how my brain works in building it and the why's behind my choices. I'll have you know though, meal prep is key! ~ another post I need to write up!

Nov 28, 2017

MY TOP 4 FAVOURITE FOODS FOR POSTPARTUM RECOVERY (+ BEYOND)


Before I had Taj I felt I knew enough about the sorts of foods I wanted to be fuelling my body with after I gave birth - all the yummy slow cooked, replenishing, nourishing, energy rich and healing foods. However, as any woman who has given birth may tell you, between "labour land" hormonal highs, ecstatic endorphin rich moments, sleepless nights, and days blurring into one another, the first week goes by so quickly you can be left wondering where it went.

So as a nutritionist, an advocate of whole food eating, and your girlfriend in the fridge who wants to get you excited about epic eating, I wanted to give you a heads up on my favourite foods that if eaten post-birth will nourish you and rebuild you from the inside out. And if you know them now, you can prepare yourself to have them.