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April 17, 2019

Tasty meals without added sugar

It’s no secret that sugar makes food tasty. Most of us love a bit of sweetness in our diet! When we cook, it’s common these days to use processed or packaged foods that often house a host of hidden sugars. As a result, one of the biggest concerns our team hears is that low-sugar food … Continued
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April 10, 2019

How much sugar should I eat?

One of the most common questions asked by our community is: how much sugar should you have per day? For a seemingly simple question, this answer is not so simple as there are various recommendations around daily sugar intake. Some are based on total sugar intake, while others are based on free (or added) sugar … Continued
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April 4, 2019

One Pan Dinner Winners

I have two stainless steel baking trays, also called ‘sheet pans’, and they are the workhorses of my kitchen. I use them to slow cook meats, roast chickens and vegetables. They are large enough to spread the ingredients around to cook evenly (and roast instead of steam), and they have a slight rim which can … Continued
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April 3, 2019

No Added Sugar Easter Alternatives!

Easter is here, friends! And with it, aisles of coloured foil and bunny-themed sugar-laden sweets. It is a festive time of year, and a chocolate Easter egg treat for the kids as part of the fun-time is okay. It’s only a problem when our kids partake in chocolate and treats at Easter in addition to … Continued
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March 20, 2019

Cooking with Spices

Spices add sweetness, spice, and complexity to all kinds of dishes from breakfast through to desserts. They can transform a one-dimensional dish into something truly special – whether it be to give an aromatic note in the background or to drive the flavour of the dish. They also have numerous health benefits so aside from … Continued
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March 10, 2019

High sugar cereal ads and our kids

There is no doubt parenting can be tricky. As caregivers for kidlets, we each do our best help them thrive. But sometimes you can feel you are up against it. Hands up if you have endured the struggle between what highly processed junk food your kid wants to eat, and what healthful, real food delight you have … Continued
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February 20, 2019

What do you cook when there’s a heatwave outside?

First of all, I guess this post isn’t for all the lucky people out there with air-conditioning. I can see you now on those hot summer days, cooking roasts like it’s the middle of winter and not a care in the world! Well, spare a thought for those of us sweltering in hothouses, where the … Continued
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February 10, 2019

Could your teen be addicted to sugary drinks?

  Sugar. When free or added, the body of evidence for adverse health effects from consuming too much is ever-growing, such as tooth decay and excessive weight gain.1-3 Eating sweet foods can stimulate the reward centres of the brain, but can we be addicted to sugar? As we saw in That Sugar Film, Damon experienced … Continued
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January 28, 2019

Back to School – The Lunchbox

I know I know – there are a million of these blogs all over the internet, yet I have a young boy starting school this year and I am STILL stuck for ideas for what to put into his lunchbox. Somehow, even though I love to cook, the whole scenario feels very daunting. This is … Continued
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January 20, 2019

A happier and healthier 2019!

All too often we find ourselves getting hung up on what we are or aren’t putting in our mouth to achieve a healthy weight, or health in general. While putting the right things into our mouth is a big piece of the puzzle, it is often a challenge given our fast-paced environment and demanding lifestyles. … Continued
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January 10, 2019

Can too much sugar make teens violent?

It is common to hear of parents remarking on their kid’s hectic behaviour when having slammed too much of the sweet stuff. Whether it is lack of concentration, having extra energy to burn, or the desire to be a little bit naughty, anecdotally people can find food and drink that is high in added or … Continued
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December 30, 2018

First time cooks, where do you start?

So you’ve never really cooked, ubereats is your go-to or your flatmate, partner, or parent does most of the cooking – sound like you? And one day you look in the mirror and realise you’ve never really cooked a meal in your life, and you’d LIKE to – where on earth do you start? The … Continued
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