Carbs, sugars & fibres

Overnight Oats – a super-convenient and healthy breakfast

Overnight Oats – a super-convenient and healthy breakfast

I’m loving the convenience of this quick made-in-a-jar method for breakfast oats. To me, the recipe sounds a lot like that old-fashioned Bircher muesli recipe that I still love - you soak a cup of rolled oats in milk in the fridge overnight then grate in a fresh apple along with chopped nuts and any other fresh fruit, like strawberries, blueberries or diced banana, just before serving in the morning.

19 April 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

Foraging for edible ‘weeds’ – yes really!

Foraging for edible ‘weeds’ – yes really!

I recently met up with an enthusiastic group of potential foragers on a cold wintry morning in Tempe, a suburb just south of the...

12 October 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Does skim milk have more sugar than full-fat milk?

Does skim milk have more sugar than full-fat milk?

A friend told me that she’s stopped drinking skim milk because it has “added sugar”. She’s gone back to the full-cream milk...

7 September 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Apples - fresh, dried, puree or juice – are they still good for you?

Apples - fresh, dried, puree or juice – are they still good for you?

Processing is getting a bad rap in the news but it really isn’t all bad. The general rule of thumb is that the more processed a...

3 August 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

48 shades of hidden sugars!

48 shades of hidden sugars!

Sugars. These days, it’s not just white sugar you have to worry about. It’s agave, rice malt syrup, panela, high-fructose corn...

6 July 2016 by Catherine Saxelby

Discretionary food overload?

Discretionary food overload?

Basically discretionary = junk. Everyone knows that ‘junk foods’ like sweet biscuits, cakes, pies, pasties, chips, crisps, pizza,...

8 June 2016 by Catherine Saxelby