How to perfectly poach an egg

Poaching an egg is a much healthier alternative to frying or scrambling, a lot of clients tell me they have no idea how to do it. I believe it is quite simple, just follow the steps below. 1. Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to the boil 2. Add a dash of vinegar…

My struggle with work life balance

For as long as I remember I have struggled with work life balance. If I wasn’t studying then I was working 6 jobs and crazy hours or on university placement all day and working at night. I was addicted to work. To add to this I also managed to somehow keep up my exercise and…

Tzatziki

Ingredients 2 tbs natural yoghurt 1/2 Lebanese cucumber (finely chopped) 2  tsp dill (rinsed and chopped) 1 tsp crushed garlic (if not fructan intolerant) Method 1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl 2. Serve with salads and BBQ’d meat

I finally trust my body again

As you may have seen from my previous posts I am very passionate an approach to weight and health that focuses on trusting your body cues and being mindful about eating and exercise. For the last few months I have been focusing whole heartedly on listening to my hunger cues. From this experience I now…

Guacamole

Ingredients 1 avocado 1 lime (juiced) 1 bunch coriander (rinsed and chopped) 1 red chilli (chopped finely) Cracked pepper  to taste Method 1. Cut avocado in half, empty flesh into a bowl and mash until creamy 2. Add lime juice, coriander and chill and mash until combines 3. Add cracked pepper to taste Great served…

Beef Burritos

Ingredients (serves 4) 1 brown onion, chopped 1 tbs garlic, crushed 1 green capsicum, thinly sliced 500g lean beef mince 1 carrot, grated 1 tomato, chopped 2 cups baby spinach 1 tbs chilli flakes 1 tbs plain flour 1 tbs ground coriander 1 cup low salt beef stock 3/4 cup grated low fat cheese 1/2…

Salmon Sushi Salad

This is a really quick and easy recipe, I also make this salad on a Sunday and have with tuna/cooked chicken as my lunches throughout the week. Ingredients (serves 4) 500g salmon fillet 2 cups cooked brown rice 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 cucumber, chopped 1/2 tub bean sprouts 1…

Are you sabotaging someones ability to become healthier?

Are you sabotaging someones ability to make healthy changes? Have you ever experienced the pressure from someone close to you pushing you to eat more or have another slice when you just don’t feel like it. I have and it sucks. Especially when you are just listening to your hunger cues or  trying make a…

Pasta with fetta, dill and lemon

Pasta with fetta, dill and lemon A nice fresh pasta for summer! Ingredients High Fibre Pasta (to serve 4) Bunch of dill, chopped 1 lemon, juiced 120g low fat fetta, crumbled Chopped vegetables of your choice, I used tomato, carrot, zucchini and roast pumpkin Method: 1. Stir fry vegetables in a pan until adequately cooked/soft…