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February Foodwatch Newsletter - Coconuts: a new super food or just great marketing?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 10 February 2015. Posted in Handy stuff
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February Foodwatch Newsletter - Coconuts: a new super food or just great marketing?

Coconut was the “on-trend” ingredient in 2014. It could be found just about anywhere from breakfast cereals to soft drinks to yoghurts and in a plethora of forms including sugars, syrups, milks, drinks and coconut fat. This year is shaping up to continue and maybe even expand the coconut juggernaut. The February Foodwatch Newsletter will help you separate the facts from the hype.

EatKit Feb 2015 - Healthy herbs and spices

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Saturday, 31 January 2015. Posted in Handy stuff
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EatKit Feb 2015 - Healthy herbs and spices

A pinch of cardamom; a sprinkle of paprika; the aroma of cinnamon or nutmeg on a just-made apple pudding. The hotness of chilli or pepper. Herbs and spices not only enhance a dish’s flavour, but also create new taste combinations and sensations. From bay leaves to lemongrass, it is virtually impossible to imagine a well-stocked kitchen without herbs and spices.

Tips and Apps for Healthy Weight loss in the January Foodwatch Newsletter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Apps, cravings, Foodwatch Newsletter, healthy weight loss, newsletter, nutrition, Subscribe, tips

Tips and Apps for Healthy Weight loss in the January Foodwatch Newsletter

Happy New Year! Are you ready to meet the New Year head on? Ready to lose those few extra kilos that the Christmas festivities inevitably sneak on? The January Foodwatch Newsletter is here to help. We’re reviewing 6 great Apps that will let you use your iPad, iPhone or SmartPhone to help you, but that's not all!

Healthy gift ideas in the December Foodwatch Newsletter

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: December, Foodwatch Newsletter, Healthy gifts, newsletter, nutrition, Subscribe, Xmas gifts

Healthy gift ideas in the December Foodwatch Newsletter

It's so tempting at Christmas to go with the tried-and-true shortbreads, wine, gourmet hampers and the latest gadget that will never be used. That's why I've come up with my ten favourite kitchen helpers. These are gifts that are useful and that will help you maintain a healthy diet. This and more in the December Foodwatch Newsletter.

November Foodwatch Newsletter - what App is that?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Apps, Foodwatch Newsletter, newsletter, November, nutrition, Nutrition Apps, Subscribe

November Foodwatch Newsletter - what App is that?

These days there are Apps for just about everything and nutrition is no exception. This month we'll be reviewing some of the more popular and interesting food and nutrition Apps that you can access via your mobile phone, iPad or tablet.

EatKit Nov 2014 - Chewing over the Raw Diet

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
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EatKit Nov 2014 - Chewing over the Raw Diet

Green smoothies, kale salads, bliss balls, marinated veges, activated almonds, chia puddings, coconut milk and alkaliniser drinks. These trademark foodie icons of Raw Food and the Raw movement are moving into mainstream and popping up in our cafés, take-outs and recipes. While we may love raw cacao balls, kale  smoothies or zucchini spaghetti, it’s hard to measure just how advantageous to health a Raw diet is. Do we have to go fully Raw for maximum health? Or is a little ok?

September Foodwatch Newsletter - is gluten-free better for you?

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 09 September 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: coeliac, Foodwatch Newsletter, gluten, gluten-free, healthy eating, newsletter, September, Subscribe

September Foodwatch Newsletter - is gluten-free better for you?

These days every second person you meet seems to be ordering a 'gluten-free' cookie with their latte or a slice of 'gluten-free' chocolate cake for dessert. Why? They are surely not all suffering from coeliac disease. In the September Foodwatch Newsletter we look at the rise of the 'gluten-free' food industry and tell you what gluten is, what it does and whether or not you need to avoid it.

Award-winning book offer - $10 off until 31st August 2014

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Tuesday, 26 August 2014. Posted in Handy stuff
Tagged: Bruce Chandler Book Prize, Food and Nutrition Companion, Save

Award-winning book offer - $10 off until 31st August 2014

Catherine Saxelby's Complete Food and Nutrition Companion: The Ultimate A - Z Guide, published by Hardie Grant, recently won the Bruce Chandler Prize for best food writing in an area related to nutrition and/or food technology and for the rest of August you can grab your copy at a bargain price using my $10 off coupon.