NOURISH YOURSELF

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Chickpea & Kale Soup for the Soul

When I went to the library for books that could tell me about flowering plants for the Wellington climate, I didn’t even make it to the gardening section before being distracted by a recipe book.  Franny’s: Simple Seasonal Italian jumped out at me from a display shelf because of the vibrant salad…

Spiced Sweet Potato Eggs Benedict

Spiced Sweet Potato Eggs Benedict

A low-carbohydrate diet means that bread is out of the question for me.  I can live without toast – or, let’s be real, I can live with the occasional single piece of sneaky toast that feels like a really indulgent pleasure.  But eggs benedict is one of my favourite, favourite…

Green Thai Curry Soup with Prawns

Green Thai Curry Soup with Prawns

I am on the low-carb train at the moment.  I’m not going all anti-gluten or trying desperately to lose weight – I’m just following my doctor’s advice to steer clear of carbohydrates.  Almost a year ago I was diagnosed as pre-diabetic with severe Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and told to…

Lamb kebabs

Rosemary-rubbed Lamb Kebabs

These lamb kebabs were the star of a Sunday lunch I held the day before returning to work after the Christmas break.  I served them alongside my Kale Apple Carrot & Seed Salad for a light, refreshing, healthy lunch packed with protein. Each kebab has about 25g of protein, which…

Kale Apple Carrot & Seed Salad

Kale Apple Carrot & Seed Salad

Too much Christmas all up in your diet lately?  I know, I know…holiday eating habits are hard work.  It’s all tinsel and fairy lights while you’re nibbling on the chocolates people gifted you, then nothing but regret come New Year’s Day.  There was a lot of junk food in our…

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Fresh Pea & Asparagus Lemon Risotto

Very few things excite me as much as fresh peas.  If pressed, I might admit to feeling sorta hyped about having tickets to see The Lemonheads next week.  I can definitely tell you it’s a thrill that I have two solid weeks off from work to hang out with my puppy…