Super foods

Kombucha –  should you be drinking it?

Kombucha – should you be drinking it?

Does Kombucha (pronounced kom-boo-chah) really shape up as the magic elixir of life that the wellness gurus make out? Is it a “super food”? Should you start making it at home? Is it something to add to your daily intake?

22 March 2017 by Catherine Saxelby

My 6 favourite ancient grains

My 6 favourite ancient grains

People are often not sure about what are ancient grains, how to cook ancient grains and how to incorporate them into their everyday...

1 June 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Ancient Grains - what they are and why they matter

Ancient Grains - what they are and why they matter

There's a lot of interest in ancient grains – spelt, quinoa, barley, black rice, kamut and buckwheat - these days and with good...

21 May 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

My visit to UNCLE TOBYS oats facility

My visit to UNCLE TOBYS oats facility

I was lucky enough to score an invite to see how UNCLE TOBYS rolled oats are made. As one of a small group of media dietitians we got...

22 March 2013 by Catherine Saxelby

Super food - quinoa examined

Super food - quinoa examined

An ancient grain now revived. Quinoa is the latest grain to make the transition from alternative health food to trendy supermarket...

2 August 2011 by Catherine Saxelby

Top 100 polyphenols. What are they and why are they important?

Top 100 polyphenols. What are they and why are they important?

There are heaps of websites and food packs out there that try to compare this super food to that one. Depending on which testing...

15 March 2011 by Catherine Saxelby