YUM. this is one of my favourite snacks slash breakfasts slash can't-be-bothered-making-dinner.
Chia seeds rule. and if you don't eat them, I would recommend starting.

Chia seeds come from the Salvia hispanica L. plant which is a member of the mint family. They are the highest known plant source of Omega-3. Also they have loads of amino acids. There are 22 amino acids and chia seeds contain 18, notably nine of the essentials. ('Essential' means the body cannot produce it, therefore it must be obtained from the diet)
More chia fun facts:
  • 7 x more Vitamin C than oranges
  • 6 x more fibre than oat bran
  • 5 x more calcium than milk
  • 4 x higher ORAC value than blueberries
  • 3 x more iron than spinach
  • 2 x more potassium than bananas
(care of http://www.powersuperfoods.com.au)

When you mix chia with liquid it swells to 17 times it's size, making it an ideal egg substitute for vegans. It also makes a deeelicious pudding/parfait.. and it takes all of 2 minutes to make.

Chia Pudding

1 can of coconut milk or 1 cup of almond/rice milk
4 tbsps chia seeds
1/2 cup shredded coconut
big pinch of cinnamon
couple of drops of vanilla essence
couple of tbsps of honey/rice malt syrup

Mix it all together very well in a glass or jar and pop in the fridge overnight (or in my case twenty minutes cos I don't have any patience). and EAT.

This is also delicious with a handful of frozen berries and a big spoonful of natural yogurt. You can pretty much add anything without mucking it up.




Dove have just released their new 'Real Beauty' sketch and I think this is my favourite one yet. I love this concept and it's so powerful. It's so true that the way we view ourselves is often the most critical. In some ways, I have found that the older I get, the more critical I become of myself. Matt often compliments me on something and I'll snap back trying to diffuse or demean the compliment! So silly what we do but I am working on accepting them.. When I think on all the woman I admire, they all have a comfortable confidence about them and it's so attractive.  I hope this campaign challenges us girls, or anyone for that matter, in all the right ways x



hell yes! I stumbled across this in a natural health magazine today. After doing some research found that in 1858 one of the founders of microbiology, Louis Pasteur discovered that garlic could kill bacteria. Science has now proved that one milliliter of garlic juice is just as effective at killing bacteria as 60mg of penicillin. I was so stoked to stumble across this cos I have always been a big fan of eating garlic at any sniff of a cold. I was debating this with a friend the other day - they said that medicine offered more assistance than garlic when a cold hits. But this proves them wrong! Garlic is natures best antibiotic, it will also help regulate your blood sugar levels, blood pressure and promote heart health while it's at it.

In other news, I have decided to direct my little corner to of the internet more towards health and food. Im studying naturopathy at the moment and feel like I am living and breathing it so I want to be able to share it. Even if it is to my gigantic audience of 4 readers. Hi mum.



Words can't quite describe how excited I am for this Sunday and the 2 hour premiere of Mad Men's season 6! Matt and I took to watching the entire series from the beginning a few months ago to gear up for this new season.
Hit us with your best shot Matthew Weiner.