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Kids Breakfast Smoothie

by Kate on April 14, 2014

Both my kids are pretty good eaters but having a few different breakfast recipes to select from never goes astray. This is a very basic, but super delicious breakfast smoothie that the kids love. You will need: 1 banana* 1 cup of frozen mango or fruit of choice 1 cup of milk of choice – […]


daily green : recipe

by Kate on April 22, 2013

The last few months have seen me make a concerted effort to eat lots of greens on a daily basis. I’m a big salad girl but sometimes time gets away from me and on those days I whip up a green drink. There is nothing quite like whacking a few ingredients into a food processor […]


Nutty Quinoa Salad

by Kate on April 15, 2013

I have made versions of this salad on a few occasions and it is always a winner with the crowds. Prior to quitting sugar, I used Israeli/pearl couscous in place of the quinoa and chopped dried apricots instead of diced green apples. Whatever your dietary requirements, both versions taste great. I generally serve the salad […]


Toasted Coconut Butter Bon-Bons

by Kate on April 10, 2013

Over the weekend, Meg and I were ‘chatting’ about our experiences with quitting sugar and she sent me over a few links to recipes she had tried at home. I was immediately taken with her banana bon-bons, they just looked so delicious. As well as cutting out sugar I try to limit my daily intake […]


i quit sugar : week 5 & beyond

by Kate on April 9, 2013

Photo : Sprouted Kitchen If you have been stopping by here for a while, you have probably gleaned that I am an ‘all or nothing’ personality. When I discover something I love, I’ll tell anyone who will listen just how fantastic said discovery is. I get so excited and passionate (and also a little consumed) […]


i quit sugar : week 4

by Kate on April 2, 2013

Photo : Sarah Wilson J and I are on the home stretch! Although we have just finished week 4 (because we skipped the first two weeks of ‘operation cut back on sugar’), we are at the equivalent of week 6. This means we have introduced low fructose fruit back into our diet (raspberries, kiwis and […]


i quit sugar : week 2 and 3

by Kate on March 24, 2013

Photo : Sarah Wilson I meant to check in last week but uni got a bit out of control. The busy-ness of last week actually made me re-assess just how many units I can commit to while I still have Alfie at home. After a lot of soul searching, I came to the decision that […]


I quit sugar : week 1 wrap up

by Kate on March 9, 2013

photo from : gourmande in the kitchen One week down and it has been a lot easier than I anticipated. Sarah recommends spending the first two weeks of the eight week programming, gradually cutting back on your sugar intake. Jason and I decided to skip this part and head straight to week three, which means […]

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I quit sugar

by Kate on March 3, 2013

Since I started a regular yoga practice I have started listening to my body. I have noticed that what I eat and drink directly impacts on my practice and how I feel on a day to day basis. Yeah, I know, I know… talk about “stating the obvious” but the yoga has magnified the realisation […]


Beetroot & Butternut Salad

by Kate on March 14, 2012

This is a favourite salad of mine. It is hearty enough to fly solo but I always serve it with grilled lamb cutlets. You will need: 250g baby spinach leaves 3 bulbs of medium beetroot half a butternut pumpkin 2 bunches of fresh asparagus 100-150 grams of greek feta cheese 100-150 grams of pine nuts […]