How to get back on track with family dinners

There is always time to nourish your body with food, but when do you feed the need to connect with your family? Between work, medical appointments, taking the kids to their activities, or the dog to the vet, how often do you relax over a family meal? If you can’t remember the last time, this … Read more

7 kid-friendly picnic ideas

Does the idea of escaping your usual surroundings and getting out into the open country-side, or having a day at the beach, appeal to you? The downside can be the challenge of finding decent, healthy food, that everyone in your family can enjoy. And, it’s so expensive to eat out these days. A picnic is … Read more

5 ingredients. 10 minutes. 5 meals. Warming Soups

There are few foods as warming and comforting as a big bowl of soup. Before the light at the end of the Winter tunnel starts to appear I thought it would be timely to share my favourite simple, soul-satisfying family soups. Steaming and ready in ten minutes, just the thing for a quick mid week … Read more

5 Ingredients. 5 Minutes. 5 Meals. Simple Noodles

I love pasta. Simple, comforting, versatile and inexpensive it’s easy to see why it’s on high rotation in most family dinner repetoires. But sometimes pasta can get a little boring week after week. Which is when I look to Asia and the wonderful of world of noodles for inspiration to freshen things up. From fresh … Read more

5 Ingredients. 5 Minutes. 5 Meals. – Holiday Appetizers

It’s that time of year. Time to get together with family and friends. Time for entertaining. So for those of you like me, who would prefer to spend time with your loved ones rather than slaving away in the kitchen I’ve pulled together 5 great holiday appetizers that only have 5 ingredients each and are … Read more

5 Ingredients. 5 Minutes. 5 Meals. – Out Of The Can

The humble can. It may not be glamorous, but for those of us leading busy lives, a can of chickpeas, tomatoes or beans in the cupboard can mean the difference between a quick nutritious home cooked meal and expensive not-so-healthy take-out. Building on the response from Sherri’s great idea of 5 ingredients, 5 minutes, 5 … Read more

5 Ingredients. 5 Minutes. 5 Meals. Quick Supper

I’m not a big fan of fast food. It’s expensive, never tastes as good as home made and most of the time it’s rather unhealthy. But what do you do if you’re family is busy most nights of the week? Or you just feel like a quick meal without spending a whole lot of time … Read more

7 steps to sustainable healthy eating habits

Diets don’t work. At least that’s been my experience. I’ve never been the type of person to be overly concerned about my weight or physical appearance. What I am concerned about is having a healthy body through the foods I consume. It’s difficult to eat well and be healthier overall if you are disorganized, misinformed … Read more