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Supporting Your Child’s Gut Health

The importance of digestive health is a buzz right now both in the media and the scientific community, where the health of digestive system bacteria is recognised as being essential to our overall health and wellbeing. We are not just what we eat, but what we absorb. As parents, it's really important that we understand how to best support a healthy microbiome (the good bugs that live in our gut), for our ow ...

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Having a Moment // Dining Destinations

Is it just us, or does it feel like things have been turned up a notch in the hospitality world lately? There has been a massive shift away from restaurants that are ‘just’ restaurants and bars that are ‘simply’ bars, towards largescale, multi-faceted eating and drinking ‘precincts’ that offer customers food with a side of experience. We’re not complaining – this trend has brought us places like Eat Street ...

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Brain Food, For Learning

Most of us understand that food plays an extremely important role in keeping children healthy and helping them grow. But did you know that what we feed our children influences brain growth, learning and even their mood, too? When chosen well, food can allow children to reach their intellectual genetic potential by laying the foundations for optimal focus and attention, and in turn optimal memory and learnin ...

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Recipe // Raspberry & Rosewater Jelly

This is a delicious and nourishing jelly that the kids will love. It’s really quick and easy to make so there’s no need for chemically laden jelly crystals any more. 200g (2 cups) raspberries (fresh or defrosted if frozen) 250ml (1 cup) coconut water 85g (¼ cup) rice malt syrup or honey 2 tablespoons rose water (optional) 4 tablespoons gelatin (grass-fed or organic preferably) 250ml (1 cup) boiling hot wate ...

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Feeding Sick Kids

Winter flu season is here. Do you know how to nourish that sick kid back to good health?   It’s the time of the year when there are a few viruses getting about and I’m often asked what to feed kids whilst they are already sick and don’t have much of an appetite. This article is not designed to replace the advice of your medical practitioner, so if your kids are seriously unwell or lose their appetite f ...

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The Golden Ticket

Long before turmeric found its way into your trendy lattes, Western herbal medical practitioners used it as a powerful and commonly indicated herb with a wide range of indications and uses. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as both a culinary spice (it gives that yellow colour to curry powders) and as a medicinal herb. Whilst current research on turmeric is certainly yielding 'promising ...

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Recipe // Coconut Pikelets With Lemon Curd And Raspberries

  This is a delicious recipe that’s simple enough for the kids to make mum for breakfast or morning tea this Mother’s Day. Check out the variations below the main recipe to suit gluten, grain and dairy-free. Ingredients Pikelets 70g (1 cup) desiccated coconut 70g (½ cup) buckwheat or wholemeal spelt flour 3 tablespoons arrowroot or tapioca flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 3 free-range or organic eggs 120 ...

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Life Lessons Learned Young

Does your child have the basic food knowledge that will set them up to be competent adults in the kitchen? Here’s how. My husband was one of eight kids. His mum had seven kids in eight years and he came along 10 years later. He was consequently loved and doted on throughout his childhood - everything done for him. As a result, when I met him, he was domestically challenged to say the least. His mum admits t ...

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What is a low-FODMAP diet?

A Gold Coast teacher turned recipe book writer drew on her own intolerances for inspiration in her new low-FODMAP recipe book. Primary School teacher Elle Joy is one of the one in seven Australians who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. Her new book Low FODMAP and Gluten Free Recipes is filled with 60 recipes certified by the founders of the low-FODMAP diet, Melbourne's Monash University. The book has de ...

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Recipe // Choc-Nut Iceblock

These delicious choc-nut iceblocks are a fast, easy snack on a stick that the kids can grab and eat on their way to training. The cacao, spinach, nuts and avocado are all great sources of minerals like potassium and magnesium which are really beneficial to muscle function. The coconut water is great for hydrating too. This is one high energy, yet sustaining snack or treat. Ingredients ½ large or one small a ...

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