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What is ‘healthy’? by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Someone on Facebook just asked me about being 'healthy'. They actually said "what do you have with your waffles to make them healthy? ". It got me ... Read on »
Don’t diet until you read this by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Whether dieting for a bodybuilding show, to make weight for a sport like powerlifting or just to loose a few kilos for an event, there is a common mis ... Read on »
Quinoa by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Following on from the previous post about brown rice , I've had several questions regarding quinoa. 'What is it?' and 'how to cook it?'. What is quinoa? Quinoa o ... Read on »
Coconut crepes, with banana cream and blueberries by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living After losing the photos I'd taken for Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day from my camera I was a little frustrated but posted a link to these cauliflower pancakes . From this I w ... Read on »
Nice Brown Rice? by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living For the next few posts it's back to basics. Up first I tackle the seemingly impossible task of cooking brown rice. Sure, I've cooked brown rice many times before, b ... Read on »
Holy Broccaumoli by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Holy broccaumole, I've been busy. Between powerlifting training, freelance design clients , helping out with the new local chapter of ANB and organising the reprint of H ... Read on »
The Paleo, Raw Intermitent fasting, blood type diet by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living or how we can benefit from diet ‘fads’. If one diet’s good then 4 diets make a superdiet, right?! Let’s take a look at them individually for a minute. The premi ... Read on »
Asparagus and Scallops- Quick Eats by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This time of year it’s hot, I’ve eaten more rich food than usual and the shops are open sporadically. All this leads to a general feeling of not wanting to be in th ... Read on »
Fruits of the Forrest Frozen Yoghurt by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Summer took it’s time but it’s finally here. 41ºC (106ºF for your American types) makes it officially too hot to leave the house or cook. I’ve been eating frozen peas stra ... Read on »
A lighter Tiramisu by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Every December 23rd I make a tiramisu for my husband Stephen’s birthday. It’s dead easy, but we don’t make many desserts, so it only comes out once a year. Traditionally m ... Read on »
Hazelnut and Choc-Hazelnut Macaroons (sugar-free/gluten-free/dairy-free) by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living By making these biscuits I could bring the downfall of Christmas in my family. Chocolate, the downfall of Christmas? I know…. It’s a risk I’m willing to take. ... Read on »
Tis the season… Layered Cherry-Yoghurt Pana Cotta by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living …to be jelly…. or a whole raft of other deserts. That’s why I thought I’d come to the rescue with yet another sweet dish. Back to savoury soon, I promise. Cherries are ... Read on »
Strategies to enjoy food this Christmas by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living With just one week until Christmas, we all start to get a little overwhelmed. Parties, shopping,  loose ends to tie up at work, to do lists that cover both sides of an env ... Read on »
Indian Feast- Featured in Oxygen Magazine by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Oxygen Issue 50 Cover (copyright fitmedia 2011) If you are a fan of the Chicken and Vegetable Korma from earlier this year, you might like to check out the ... Read on »
Cashew Finger Cookies by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Crispy, golden buttery cookies made from all natural ingredients; without the butter, sugar or flour. I’ve been playing around with a few little ideas for Chris ... Read on »
Superfoods. Are they really that super? by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The last few years have seen the rise of superfoods. Maca, goji berries, acai, quinoa, the list goes on. They all have a few things in common; they have weird names, come ... Read on »
Kidney bean, pumpkin seed and lentil burgers by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The other week I had the most delicious lunch at a local vegan café, Bliss . Bliss is located just below my massage therapist’s room. I arrived a little early to me ... Read on »
Peanut Butter Toffee Crunch Protein Ice Cream by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eating peanut butter from the spoon is one of the less awesome skills I learned from my Dad. We’re both huge peanut butter fiends. Add to that a request from Lauren ... Read on »
Fluffy Banana Muffins by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes I’ll post recipes that, although I love, I’ll only cook a few times before moving on. This is not one of those recipes. I’ve made these muffins 6 times in ... Read on »
Pan-fried Lima Beans in Oregano Pesto by michellekoen Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I’ve been playing around with beans a lot lately. They’re are cheap and full of fibre which means that they fill you up and provide a steady source of energy. Lima bea ... Read on »