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June 1, 2019

Whole vs ultra-processed foods

It is recommended that we cap our intake of added and free sugars. But remembering this along with the plethora of other dietary ideas, recommendations and advice, we understand one may feel overwhelmed trying to remember ALL the things we are told we shouldn’t eat, or at least limit, in our daily diet. If this … Continued
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May 28, 2019

Top tips for reducing added sugar

We understand that enjoying treats like a Paddlepop ice cream, cinnamon scroll, or a slice of Aunty Val’s pav don’t come under the guise of being ‘no sugar’ foods – they are going to serve us up some added sugar. A completely sugar free diet or a no sugar no carb diet isn’t necessary (or … Continued
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May 10, 2019

Sugar high? More like sugar slump

Feeling bleary-eyed or a little blue? Think something sweet will help? It is common to reach for a soft drink, chocolate bar, cookie or cake at these times, seeking an energy or mood boost. But did you know the sugar rush we are after actually leaves us feeling worse in the long run? The study … Continued
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April 30, 2019

A guide to roasting whole vegetables and fruit

Want to expand your repertoire of no added sugar recipes for dinner? Are you a beginner in the kitchen? Then roasting whole vegetables and fruit is a great method to explore! For starters, throwing something in the oven without even touching a knife or chopping board is a winner. From there, there’s a number of … Continued
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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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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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