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The Benefits of Coconut Flour

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:32+13:00 June 12th, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

The Benefits of Coconut Flour Coconut flour is a soft flour produced from dried coconut meat. It is a natural by-product from the production of coconut milk. It has a much lighter texture than other grain free flours, which makes it perfect for cakes, muffins and breads. How is it made? When coconut milk is pressed [...]

The Verdict – Protein or No Protein After Exercise?

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:33+13:00 May 8th, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

The Verdict – Protein or No Protein After Exercise? As you may know, six weeks ago I embarked on a personal journey of consuming protein powder immediately after exercise to see what the effects were on my body. (Make sure you read to the bottom for special offers & free guides). Why did I do this? Exercise [...]

8 Time Saving Tips in the Kitchen

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:33+13:00 May 2nd, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

8 Time Saving Tips in the Kitchen Through a survey I recently ran, when asked what your biggest frustration in the kitchen was, over and over again it was time. Time, time, time and lack of it! I get it, having three young children of my own, I totally understand that we’re pulled in every [...]

“I’m starving, what’s for afternoon tea Mum?”

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:33+13:00 April 24th, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

"I'm starving, what's for afternoon tea Mum?" Do your kids come in from school and make a beeline to the kitchen looking for something to eat? Are you wondering what an ideal snack is to keep them satisfied until dinner, so they’re not continually saying, “Mum, I’m still hungry, what can I eat”? My kids are [...]

5 Reasons You Should Plan Your Meals

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:33+13:00 April 16th, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

5 Reasons You Should Plan Your Meals What's for dinner Mum? This is the 5 o’clock question that plagues mothers every evening. You can either go into the 5pm witching hour calm and organised or frazzled and stressed, and the number one key thing that will be the deciding factor is if you have a [...]

Is Coconut Sugar Actually a Healthier Alternative?

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:33+13:00 April 4th, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

Is Coconut Sugar Actually a Healthier Alternative? You would have noticed a lot of hype out there about sugar, it’s everywhere and with the release of the movie ‘That Sugar Film’ and the work that Jamie Oliver is doing, there is even more awareness. One of the reasons I created the ‘21 Day Marvelous Lunchbox [...]

Benefits of using Spelt Flour

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:33+13:00 March 20th, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

Benefits of using Spelt Flour Like many food groups on the market, there appear to be loads of different varieties available. Flours are probably one of the biggest and I've got numerous types of flours in my cupboard which I use for all various different reasons, but one of my favourites would have to be spelt flour. [...]

What are Buckwheat Noodles & are they Gluten Free?

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:33+13:00 March 11th, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

What are Buckwheat Noodles? Buckwheat noodles, or otherwise known as soba noodles, are a type of noodle that became popular in Japan during the late 1800’s. Made from buckwheat flour, these noodles are typically cooked, rinsed and served cold with a variety of dipping sauces or in a hot, clear broth. Buckwheat noodles are fat [...]

Is all coconut oil created equal?

By | 2017-03-20T03:26:33+13:00 March 7th, 2016|The Weekly Wick|

Is all coconut oil created equal? I'd imagine you would have noticed that coconut oil is all the hype at the moment and in more ways than one. Not only is it being recommended as the best cooking oil to use because it doesn’t lose it’s nutritional quality at high heat, but it’s also an amazing moisturiser, [...]