Food with Benefits

Recipes and ingredient health benefits.


Is the Dad in your life up and out the door to begin his day bright and early without eating breakfast? Here’s an easy little go to breakfast for that busy boy in the house and not too shabby for every other member of the family too. This is a great recipe to ‘handball’ to the kids, depending on their age and kitchen capabilities. What you will need: Empty, clean glass Jar ½ cup of Oats ¼ cup of Pineapple Juice ¼ cup of Water 1 Punnet of cleaned Strawberries 1 Bunch of Rhubarb, washed and cut into chunks Organic […]


September 2015 Newsletter Brain Train

BRAIN TRAIN Inspired by Bree Brown, written by Rosetta Holmes, Kinesiologist Food for healthy brain function at any age is important.  This is particularly true for children with developing brains, the elderly with aging brains and everyone in between! The brain, AKA ‘the control centre’ (T.C.C), is an intricate universe made from white and grey matter.  T.C.C, among many of its functions, manufactures hundreds of chemicals called neurotransmitters.  Neurotransmitters are chemical nerve impulses that travel at high speed through the nervous system passing on information throughout the entire body. In order to perform these tasks effectively, T.C.C requires a constant

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The Art of Conscious Presence

MIND*FUL*NESS What does Mindfulness mean? Well that depends on who you ask?  Interpretations on any topic can be varied so I started my quest for research by asking my children for their input, who answered: Focusing, understanding and staying on task Thinking of what you are going to do before you do it Mindfulness 2. A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. Oxford Dictionary Cultures such as Buddhism, Taoism and Yoga intricately weave Mindfulness in their practises and its

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Chia Seed Chocolate Cake

Chia Seed Chocolate Cake that’s eggless! No Dairy either!! Chia seed is all the rage and no wonder as this little seed really does pack a punch with its nutritional value!  Native to South America the Chia (also gluten free) resembles the humble Sesame Seed!  While Sesame Seed has a broad variety of nutrient value – the Chia is rich in Omega 3, fibre and many other nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, iron and many more. Another ingredient I often use in baking is Olive Oil!  Olive Oil is classed as a monounsaturated fat and considered a healthy dietary fat just like

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Autumn Newsletter

What’s New For the past 7 months I have had the pleasure of being part of the beautiful team at HealYou Holistic Centre in Rowan Street, Wangaratta. As I continue to evolve my life’s story a new chapter is unfolding! The 1st of April 2014 brings the beginning of that new chapter and I am very excited to share with you my move to join the team of vibrant health practitioners at North East Natural Health Centre in Ely Street, Wangaratta. For those of you that visit me in Barnawartha have comfort knowing that I am available on Wednesday’s for

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Blueberry Cinnamon Muffins

Blueberry/Raspberry Cinnamon Muffins  I was inspired by a recipe I came across on ReBlinged and as I generally do with recipes – changed it!!.  I like to cook with ingredients that I have had success with, however I like to experience with food too.  And of course I always receive ‘honest’ feedback from my ‘food panel’ – my three children! If you would like to look at the original recipe follow this link https://www.facebook.com/ReBling.ed   Ingredients 2 Cups of Spelt Flour 4 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt 1/2 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 good quality Olive Oil 2/3 Cup Castor Sugar or Brown Sugar (I use this

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