Food

Whether it’s dining out or home made heaven, here’s where you’ll find my posts about all things edible. Bon appétit! 

  • The IIFYM Diet – My Review
    I'd noticed a hashtag floating around on social media, and I was curious what it stood for. IIFYM is short for 'If It Fits Your Macros' (macronutrients), also known as flexible dieting. The concept is you have daily targets for fat, protein … Read More
  • Five Ways to Use Lupin Flakes
    Health foods have come a long way since I first went into a dedicated store in my teens. From the emergence of smoothie and salad bars alongside fast food at shopping malls to the explosion of alternative flours and milks, … Read More
  • Perth’s Healthiest Restaurants
    It's never been easier to get a healthy breakfast and restaurant lunches are typically lighter and brimming with salad options. But when it comes to date night, catching a friend or a group event, dinner is a time where good … Read More
  • Perth’s Best Food & Drink Events in 2018
    A new year. A new calendar. A lot of empty spaces… for now! Perth's glorious sunshine and mild winters means there's never long between food and drink events. I love checking out new festivals but there are some events I … Read More
  • Your 10 Favourite Posts of 2017
    Whether you're loving days at the beach or watching it snow outside, the holiday season has arrived! It's the perfect time to reflect on the year gone by. What are you most proud of? What memory fills you with the … Read More
  • My 15 Minute Rhubarb Compote
    I visit my local farmers' market most weeks and I love wandering between the tables of fresh produce. I buy staples like leafy greens, tomatoes and apples and then choose a few seasonal items to inspire my meals for the … Read More
  • Easy Muesli for One
    I've always had a reluctant relationship with muesli. Unlike its sweet, roasted cousin granola, muesli has mild flavours and goes soggy far too quickly for my liking. And as opposed to oatmeal, a serve of muesli is over just a … Read More
  • 10 Superfoods on a Budget
    Between activated almonds and goji berries, you'd be forgiven for thinking health foods are the domain of the rich. While it's true you get what you pay for, you can also eat well and not spend a fortune on your … Read More
  • My Immune Boosting Soup
    Winter seems to bring sniffles and sore throats no matter how well you look after yourself. I try to avoid getting sick in the cooler months by paying close attention to diet and exercise, even when it's dark and rainy … Read More
  • My Perth Italian Food Bender
    If you had to eat just one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mexican immediately jumps to my mind. So does Asian, specifically Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and dumplings. Does Indian count as Asian? And I … Read More
  • Travel-Friendly Foods
    Hands up if you've succumbed to $7 Pringles on a plane? Or spent $28 on room service after a late night arrival, only to realise your body just needed a few mouthfuls? Whether you're flying a low-cost airline or want … Read More
  • Perth’s Top Health Food Stores
    Remember going to the movies as a child and standing in awe of the pick and mix candy? It was a rare treat during school holidays for my sisters and I, who would carefully scoop a few freckles, raspberries, a … Read More
  • The 5:2 Diet – My Review
    If my life was a book, there would be a lengthy chapter called "Hayley vs Cellulite." I was a chubby, happy baby often likened to the Michelin Tyre man or called 'Papulka,' which my family tells me is Polish for chubby … Read More
  • Breakfast with Benefits
    I have a new love in my life. It's putting a spring in my step every morning and I'm glowing for hours when I get to work. Honestly, I can't remember the last time I felt so satisfied! It’s enough to start … Read More
  • My Favourite Protein Products
    I’ve been vegetarian for about 10 years now. It was a gradual thing, but I already hated poultry because of childhood trauma over ‘Apricot Chicken’ and our family mostly ate beef. When travelling in Asia in my 20s, I avoided … Read More
  • Perth’s Healthiest Cafes
    My mum was a health freak way before #rawfood #crossfit and #paleo were trending. She was one of the original lycra leotard, aerobics devotees of the 1990s and had the perm to prove it. As a teenager, my jaw dropped … Read More