I generally follow a low carb diet which means bread, pasta, rice etc. don’t appear on the daily menu but there are times when I miss Noodles. There is something about those long, slurpy, comforting strings that makes them very satisfying. Maybe it’s reminiscent of my teens when my staple food was Instant noodles or maybe its just a fascination. Either way I managed to find a wonderful grain alternative; Zucchini Noodles, also known as Zoodles! Part of the Squash family zucchini is a versatile vegetable that is easily available all year around. It can be sautéed, roasted, used in salads, good for fritters and frittata and of course chocolate brownies! Yes, that is right you can hide zucchini in brownies and the kids won’t even notice it. On the nutritional side Zucchini is high fiber which is great for the digestive system, it has a rich antioxidant profile which slows down ageing, is a good source of potassium which moderates blood pressure and has a good variety of B vitamins and minerals that help balance blood sugar and sustain energy. So, with all those wonderful health benefits Zucchini features regularly in my kitchen, in fact just last night I made my favourite Zoodles dish and thought I must share the recipe with you so here it is Avocado Pesto Zoodles!

Barefoot Earthing

Walking barefoot in the grass every morning is my daily ritual from late Spring to early Fall. It is very calming yet energizing and I love the sensation of that dew damp grass from the wee hours on my bare feet. The health benefits of this practice are immense so...

Wondering if you should be Gluten Free?

Gluten free products are all the rage, companies are taking great pride in marketing the GF stamp on their products and health experts are increasingly touting the benefits of avoiding gluten. But what exactly is Gluten and who needs to be free of it? Gluten is a...

Fat vs Sugar

One of the biggest myths of the health world is that Fat is bad! Yes, Hydrogenated fats, Trans fats and commercial oils such as Canola and many Vegetable Oils are indeed damaging to health. However, the good quality fats are not only beneficial to our health but also...

The Power of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is generally regarded as the Vitamin that prevents colds and flus and whilst that is true Vitamin C’s role in disease prevention goes far beyond that of the seasonal sniffles. *“David Brownstein, M.D., one of the nation’s top holistic doctors and long-time...

Have you tried Almond Milk?

The rich, creamy texture makes it my everyday go to milk and I am happy to share my easy recipe but first let's understand why Almonds are an excellent source of: MAGNESIUM, a mineral involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body, such as bone development,...

Avacados – My favourite go to food!

One of my favourite go to foods, the delicious Avocado! Traditionally cultivated in central and South America the Hass Avocado (the most common variety) is one of the best foods to consume. High in monounsaturated fat, it supports cardiovascular health, balances blood...

Top 5 Sugar Alternatives

Sugar is bad- Sugar causes inflammation- Sugar will make you sick- Sugar makes you fat and so on…

There is no doubt that refined sugar which has zero nutrient value can cause sickness, feed disease and play

Is FAT good for you?

I often hear people say, “I only used 1tbsp oil in this dish that fed 6 people”, and they take great pride in their achievement of making a low-fat dish cooked with the likes of Canola oil! The discussion around Fats can become controversial so I am going to keep this...

My 5 favourite teas

With my roots entrenched in South Asia and having grown up in England both these cultures are responsible for turning me into a happy tea drinker, a cuppa is always welcome! Now that the cool weather has kicked in I love to make hot teas to keep me warm, hydrated and...

Adrenal Fatigue 101

Adrenal Fatigue is a condition that we are hearing more about these days, it is not a new condition but because it is not formally diagnosed many people are either not aware of it or not sure what exactly it is. Either way it is a condition that everyone needs to be...

Your Guide to Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is all the rage and many people swear by its many benefits, be it detoxification, weight loss, balanced blood sugar or higher energy! Fasting is not a new phenomenon, our ancestors have been doing this for centuries and almost all religions...

Weight Watching – The Other Side of Weight Loss

We are at the final week of the Weight Watching Series and this week we are going to talk about the other side of Weight loss, the side that has less to do with food and more to do with the individual’s mind and lifestyle. Here are 5 points to consider on any Weight...

6 Habits to break for Weight Loss

The last 4 weeks we have been talking about what to eat and not eat to lose weight. This week my focus is on everyday habits that can sabotage our efforts to lose weight and meet our goals. Checkout this list for possible habits that are stalling your weight loss...

Weight Watching – Just Do Breakfast!

This is the fourth post in my Weight Watching tip series, and today we will cover, Breakfast! There used to be a saying ‘Eat Breakfast like a King, Lunch like a Prince and Dinner like a Pauper’, remember that? If no I just dated myself ? oh well! There was quite a bit...

Weight Watching- Drop the Starch, Up Your Energy!

This is part 3 of my Weight Watching tip series, and today we will be talking about everyone's favourite comfort food, carbs! We all love our carbohydrates, the bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, fries, croissants, cakes, cookies there is starchy grains all around us. In...

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