Entries by Dawn


10 Strategies to Healthier Holiday Eating

2020 is the year for home cooks – everyone’s doing it! Well maybe not everyone, and maybe cook is a strong word. With all the sourdough and banana bread pics on social media, perhaps home bakers is a better word, (just saying). Regardless of whether you plan to use your apron as a cape or […]

10 Low-Waste Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas

The festive season is often associated with excess. Too much food, drink, spending – you name it we tend to go to the max. Probably why it’s also referred to as the silly season. If you are trying to reduce on waste and go the eco-friendly root, this can be an incredibly challenging time. Shops and online […]

The Ethical Move

You may have noticed a logo in the footer of my webpage saying ‘The Ethical Move” and wondered what it’s all about. Well, instead of you guessing, I thought I should take some time and tell you a little about it, as it is very important to me. In their own words The Ethical Move […]

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Recipe: Blueberry Smoothie

So I have been raving about this recipe to a few people and gotten a very similar reaction from all of them, which sort of goes like this – ‘Huh!?!’ This is closely followed by – ‘you put what in it?’ (Seriously, it does seem crazy, but bear with me, it is worth it – […]


Inflammation Reducing Foods

Inflammation is at the root of many diseases, yet often overlooked when dealing with the management or treatment plan of a condition. Another aspect that gets overlooked is diet. But, before we look at how food can help reduce that nasty inflammation, lets first define inflammation. There are two primary types: Acute meaning short, sudden, […]

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5 Effortless Chocolaty Recipes for you to try

In case you haven’t read my blog about Chocolate – Healthy or Not?, then spoiler alert – yes it is***. (***All those stars mean there are terms, conditions, and fine print). Sigh! I know, it would be so cool if this one single delicious ingredient could be given a decisive go ahead. It’s your prerogative […]

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Chocolate – Healthy or Not?

Yet another health question that we all wish had a simple yes/no answer! The next question is – when you say chocolate what do you mean? Chocolate meant something completely different to me 10 years ago to what it means to me today… Confused? Let me explain. Until I got really serious about my food […]


During my workshops I often hear fascinating discussions around certain foods. Usually as a result of a recent expose, show or book. As is the norm, the information is often conflicting. This either creates debate or, in most cases, leaves everyone a little confused.  Hot topic A recurring subject is honey and these discussions aren’t […]



A question I get asked often is whether vitamin supplements are nothing other than expensive Vitamin Pee? It’s a good question but, unfortunately does not have a simple yes or no answer. It was also a question I struggled with for many years.  There was a documentary/movie a few years back that looked at the […]