I love to promote the concept of ‘eating the rainbow’. Did you know that the colours of different fruits and veggies indicates an abundance of certain nutrients? For example; greens are rich in vitamins B, E and K, orange/yellow foods have lots of vitamins A and C, and purple produce is packed with vitamins C and K as well as heaps of antioxidants. The reason for this is due to the phytochemicals that give plants their colour; each particular phytochemical brings with it a unique set of disease-busting chemicals – kind of like power rangers! Continue reading
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Giving up caffeine is HARD. I would know, I used to drink a tonne of it and then one day I made the decision to go completely cold turkey (not a good idea) and see how I felt. Well I felt bloody terrible; I had no energy, my head was banging and I couldn’t concentrate on anything. Continue reading
Roasted sweet potato, butternut squash and carrot soup
I’m so obsessed with soup at the moment, and for good reason – it’s comforting, filling, inexpensive, quick, great for batch cooking, hydrating, nourishing, and above all, delicious. One of my favourite things about this time of year is all the lovely seasonal vegetables, with sweet potato, butternut squash and carrot being my firm favourites. I couldn’t choose just one so I made this soup using all three and it was so delicious I just had to share it with you all!