Super foods

Hemp seeds now here!

Hemp seeds now here!

Move over linseed. Step aside chia. In Australia, hemp seeds have now been approved for consumption and you’ll soon see them everywhere. I predict they will quickly take their place alongside linseed and chia. They truly are superstar seeds that have a real nutrition benefit in the form of plant omega-3. For both farming and nutrition reasons, I’ve long been a fan of hemp so am pleased that – after years of being prohibited – they have finally been given the nod.

7 March 2018 by Catherine Saxelby

Kefir – the latest fermenting favourite

Kefir – the latest fermenting favourite

Fermented foods are all the go at the moment. They’ve been around for centuries but only recently have they been recognised for...

17 May 2017 by Guest post

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...

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