Guest Interview: The Grounded Foodie + Herbed Quinoa with Orange and Pistachio Sauce recipe

This week’s gorgeous guest is The Grounded Foodie a fellow health coach who I have been lucky enough to meet a couple of times. As she is such a warm and enjoyable person to be around, I am excited to be able to introduce you all to her today.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, your website and what you do. 

I am a busy wife and mum of three energetic boys who keep me on the go. I enjoy entertaining family and friends and, growing up in a European family, have always loved to cook and create new dishes. I love veggie gardening and am inspired by a healthy way of eating, the benefits of organics and super foods. Since October last year I have been studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and have been training to become a Holistic Health Coach.  My Facebook page and Blog mainly focus on organic, wheat free, dairy free and sugar free recipes. If you would like regular healthy recipes and health tips posted on your news feeds please like my face book page The Grounded Foodie xx Continue reading

Guest Interview: Madeleine Shaw + Her Sweet Potato Brownies Recipe


This week’s Gorgeous Guest is the glowing Madeleine Shaw from Madeleine is a fellow health coach who is based in London. I discovered her website about 6 months ago and have been taking in all her wonderful health tips ever since. 

Tell us a little bit about yourself and why filling your body with healthy food is so important to you.

I am a Nutritional Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and creator of which is a nutritional and foodie website that was created to inspire others to eat and feel their best! Continue reading

Ginger, Carrot and Coconut Pikelets

As many of you may know, I am on a detox (now on day 8) so I have been trying to get as creative as possible with my food to avoid cravings and boredom. These pikelets definitely hit the spot! This recipe makes enough for 2 people or 2 meals. I had some for lunch yesterday and then the rest for breakfast today, so they taste great cold as well.  Continue reading

5 More Easy to Make, Healthy Recipes by my Friend Maddy

This is a follow on from last week’s post with 5 more fabulous recipes that Maddy has created. I’m so excited to cook the pumpkin bread this weekend; it sounds amazing!

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A few of my favourite smoothie combos

So, I am obsessed with smoothies! I like to experiment with different ingredients every day; some result in not so tasty concoctions, but some turn out to be amazing! I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite combos I have devised so far.


Lime and Coconut Smoothie
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Grain Free Lasagna

Sorry about the dodgy photo, it was gobbled all up before I could get a nice one. I promise you it tastes 1 million times better than this photo looks!



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Super Green Pesto


This pesto is super easy to make and is so good for you. I add it to pretty much everything savoury and use it in place of salad dressings. As you can see in the photo, I mixed it with some tomatoes and more sprouts to make a really tasty side salad. Continue reading

5 Easy to make, healthy recipes by my clever friend Maddy

If you follow me on Facebook I am sure you have seen me post some of Maddy’s delicious recipes before, but I thought I would share with you all 5 of my favourites below. Just click on the photo to go straight to the recipe.

Also if you would like to know more about Maddy read my interview with her here.

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Cheesy Asparagus and Zucchini Chips


I made this entrée for a dinner party (when I say dinner party I really mean myself and two others) a few weeks ago and it was a hit. It is so simple and easy to do. It fed three of us, but we eat like horses so I would say this serves about 4-5. You can use whatever cheese you want and however much you like. I have just put down my own measurements below. Continue reading

Soft Paleo Cauliflower Tacos

mia-9This weekend I cooked a paleo style three course meal for two of my friends. As we are big fans of Mexican food (isn’t everyone?), I thought I would do a grain free, gluten free and carbohydrate free (which my type 1 diabetic Editor loved) version of soft tacos. The tacos are pretty much just made from cauliflower and eggs and taste delicious. I got the inspiration for these from an awesome website called Empowered Sustenance and just added some extra herbs and spices to the recipe. I have also included the recipes for the guacamole, mince and salsa in this post.

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