Recipes

My mother-in-law has a knack for risotto. You might say it’s her signature dish (though, she has a million of those). She spends hours stirring it until it’s a delicious creamy consistency and tops with a mix of roasted balsamic vine tomatoes, garlic and mint – it’s an incredible combination. For me, it’s missing a protein element for muscle repair and satiety, and is pretty heavy on refined carbs. It’s more of an ‘occasion’ food – which I hate, so here’s my take on low-carb risotto, using cauliflower rice instead of arborio. No white wine (though you could add it if you wanted!) and served up with some hearty organic chicken breast. Now that’s one balanced, every-day kinda risotto I can get on board with.

The humble cauliflower provides a high amount of nutrients for a small amount of calories. Cauliflower is also high in both fibre and water content, which helps to prevent constipation, maintain a healthy digestive tract and lower the risk of colon cancer. A ‘regular’ risotto indeed.



Even I will admit that trying to eat a variety of nutritious dinners can be a bit of an effort sometimes. Plain protein and greens hits my dinner table ALOT, so I’ve managed to perfect the art of ‘jazzing’ them up in as many ways as possible. This delicious and simple meal is great for busy weeknights and offers 35g of quality protein, along with loads of vitamins and minerals. The addition sweet potato will keep you from reaching for dessert too. Clever {low GI} carbs.



To get beautiful skin (I’m looking at you, Scarlett Johansson*), healthy fats should be an essential part of your diet. Your nutrition is paramount in achieving supple, hydrated, wrinkle-free skin. The recipe? Essential fatty acids, which irritatingly your body can’t make on its own. This dish is sure to boost your natural glow – chocked full of EFA’s with avocado, mackerel and caviar.

*Disclaimer: this meal does not guarantee an overnight transformation to Scarlett.



Sounds fancy right? It takes 10 minutes from start to finish. Move over Jamie.

Perfect as a mid-week meal or special enough to serve to guests, this restaurant-quality dish is packed full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Along with it’s low-carbohydrate profile and a calorie count of just 270 cals, this is a great evening meal for anyone looking to lose weight.



This week has been full of early mornings for me. These mornings require chocolate, and plenty of it (ladies listen up – this is your body calling out for a dose of magnesium). While I don’t recommend grabbing the nearest Hershey’s bar (urgh), there are plenty of healthy ways to get your chocolate fix…and this is one of them. Hallelujah.



I’m a big lover of Sydney Fish Market. They have an amazing array of fresh seafood, sushi bars and a fully stocked grocery store.

I recently bought my first whole salmon from there, and was utterly amazed at how many different meals it made. This was one of my favourites – spicy, soft, crunchy and sweet – not to mention super high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and low on the carb front. Perfect for weight maintenance over the festive period!



Kangaroo certainly packs a nutritious punch! When it comes to kilojoule and fat content, kangaroo fairs better than beef, lamb, and even chicken. It’s protein is important in any strength training regimen to build lean muscle – but even if you’re not lifting in the gym, it works to satiate you for longer, meaning less after-meal snacking! Adjust the spices in this dish to suit your tastes, and it will be a regular on rotation at your house!



Cauliflower (member of the cruciferous vegetables) is often overshadowed by its lovely green cousin broccoli. However, Cauli deserves a regular rotation in your diet because it contains its own impressive array of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other phytochemicals. Get your dose in this simple but tasty soup!