What Food should I eat?

What diet is best for me? Meat-eater? Vegetarian? Vegan? Paleo? Keto? I’m going to start by saying that I’m not a nutritionist or dietitian and if you have any questions about specific dietary requirements it’s always best to seek a professionals help (I know a few good dietitians if anyone needs a recommendation). However I have done nutrition subjects throughout my health science degrees alongside research out of personal interest and conversations with dietitians/ nutritionists that help form my view. I’ve just recently gotten back into the weeds of nutrition to find the ‘optimal’ diet for my health, multiple books, podcasts and scientific studies later I’d share my view on the hot topic of diet. I’m not looking for everyone to agree to with my point of view; I’m merely looking to give guidance to those lost in the world of diet that are constantly asking the question “is this … Read More

Grilled pork chops with vegetable skewers

Pork is a great source of protein that is low fat and packed with nutrients such as vitamins B12 and niacin, and minerals such as zinc and magnesium. This easy recipe makes a healthy and tasty meal. Ingredients Pork chops 6 pork loin chops (boneless, trim fat) 3 cloves garlic (crushed) salt and pepper 1/4 cup vegetable oil 4 tablespoons honey 1/3 cup light soy sauce Skewers 1 Onion (sliced) 2 Capsicums (1 red & 1 green) (sliced) 12 Mushrooms Method Soak skewer sticks in water (to prevent burning later). Mix garlic, vegetable oil, honey and soy sauce. Marinate pork chops for 2 hours (or 10 minutes if you don’t have time). Skewer onion, capsicum, and mushrooms onto sticks, using each ingredient at least twice. Grease and pre-heat a grill pan or outdoor bbq. Cook the pork chops over medium-high heat for approx 5-6 minutes on each side (depending on … Read More

Chicken and vegetable bake

We have had some requests for a healthy chicken dish. Well you can’t beat a delicious and easy dish that combines chicken and vegetables! Ingredients Skinless chicken thighs – as many as required 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed (to taste) 2-3 diced onions 2-3 sticks of celery, diced 4 carrots, diced 1 turnip, peeled and diced 2-3 parsnips diced 1 chilli diced (to taste if required) 1 cup of dry white wine 500 ml chicken stock (or salty water). Dice vegetables to the same size for consistency. Method Wash and dry the chicken thigh with a paper towel. Sprinkle salt and pepper on them for taste. Put some olive oil in a large pan, heat the pan, and once hot enough seal the thighs on all sides until lightly brown. The chicken does not have to be cooked all the way through. Once sealed place the chicken in a large baking … Read More