Monday, January 31, 2011


400G ORGANIC beans
400g beetroot
1 organic red onion
300g organic (or best quality ) Feta
80ml extra virgin organic olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Blanch beans in boiling water for 2 mins. Steam chopped beetroot till tender (around 20 mins). Transfer to a bowl. Add 1 halved and sliced medium red onion and crumbled feta.
In a small bowl, combine 80ml olive oil and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over salad, mix, then serve.

Monday, January 17, 2011



Salt is a necessary part of the diet, which is essential for the maintenance of correct volume of circulating blood and tissue in the body. Currently though the majority of people over consume salt, which causes many health problems, including high blood pressure... so how do you make sure you are getting enough salt and not too much , the aim is to make sure that you take in no more than 4g a day ( if you are engaging in vigorous exercise this amount increases). This is approximately 1.5 teaspoons of salt, but humans can survive on 1g of salt a day.
The majority of salt that is consumed in Australia is via processed foods, where it is used to enhance flavour and preserve foods. So what can we do, use Himalayan Sea Salt ($8.99) with over 87 trace minerals, stay away from processed foods, eat lots of fresh foods high in potassium and drink lots of water to help flush your body!

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Summer Organic Fruit Skewers

2 organic bananas

2 sustainably grown peaches

1/4 organic rock melon, peeled, deseeded

8 organic strawberries

1 tbs organic honey

35g (1/2 cup) shredded coconut

Thick organic fruit yoghurt and extra honey, to serve

Chop all the fruits into large chunk, thread onto a skewer, and drizzle with honey. Roll in coconut; serve with yoghurt and extra honey.

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