chocolate chip almond cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies

serves 20 Ingredients: 1 cup almond meal 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour 1 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed) 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 150g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), coarsely chopped Method: Preheat oven …

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fat burning foods

Do Fat Burning Foods Really Exist?

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) I know, sounds too good to be true right? But there are certain foods that could potentially help speed up your metabolism and accelerate weight loss. Green tea, coffee, chilli, nuts and dairy products have all been touted as “fat-burning” foods. Do these really work? …

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Turmeric coconut chicken curry

Chicken and Vegetable Curry

serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 600g skinless chicken thigh fillets, cut into bite-size pieces 2 red chilli’s finally sliced 2 tablespoons mild curry paste 400ml light coconut milk 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce 1 cup sugar snap peas 1 large carrot, …

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lamb vegetable barely soup

Lamb Vegetable and Barley Soup

Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 lamb shanks 2 cloves garlic crushed 1 onion finely chopped 3 celery stalks finely chopped 2 carrots finely diced 1 large zucchini diced 1 bunch broccolini chopped 1 large red capsicum deseeded and diced 1 litre beef stock 1 ½ cups water ½ cup pearl barley salt …

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san chow bow

San Chow Bow

serves 4 Ingredients: 1 – 2 tablespoons Cobram Estate Garlic Infused Olive Oil 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon grated ginger 500g pork mince ½ cup chopped oyster mushrooms 1 carrot finely grated 75g canned water chestnuts, finely chopped ¼ bunch spring onion chopped (use the green section only) 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon …

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maternal nutrition

Food and Nutrition in Pregnancy

Written by Vicki Ma (Accredited Practising Dietitian and Sports Dietitian) What you eat during pregnancy affects your developing baby. During this time, it is important for you to have the right nutrition for you and your growing baby. Pregnancy places extra nutritional demands on your body, but this doesn’t mean you need to ‘eat for …

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gut health

A Guide to Improve Gut Health

Written by Vicki Ma (APD & Sports Dietitian) Don’t be grossed out – these little guys living in our stomach are our friends! The 1000 little bacteria species in our intestine are just trying to help us out. Why should you care? Believe it or not, these little guys in our stomach can have major …

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Almond Granola Clusters

Almond Granola Clusters

serves 12 Ingredients: 3 cups of rolled oats 1 cup almonds ½ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped 1/2 cup of dried cranberries 6 dried dates, roughly chopped ½ cup shredded coconut 2 teaspoons cinnamon sprinkle of salt 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Method: Preheat oven …

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