Entries by Alicia Holmquest

WTAF does it mean to be healthy?

WTAF does it means to be healthy? For a very long time we have been told that to be healthy we need to focus on primarily improving our physical self and changing the way we look. We have been convinced that we’re never small enough, fit enough, eating well enough. We would then go on […]

Loaded Nachos

Serves 2 GF option, Veg INGREDIENTS: 1 pack of corn tortilla strips (or if you have time, drizzle mountain bread with olive oil and bake in a moderate oven until crispy) 1 tin of black beans, drained 1 tin of salsa (or a tin of canned tomatoes blended with a bit of garlic, honey, lime […]

The diet doesn’t have to start on Monday.

We often find when chatting with friends & family that so many of the foods we really love to eat are labelled as ‘bad’ foods. It seems unfair right? Why do all the ‘bad’ foods taste so good? We don’t know about you, but for us, when we eat those foods it can create a […]

Best brownie of all time.

This one is honestly goat. INGREDIENTS ~200g of dark chocolate chunks 240g butter (melted) 1 ¼ cups white sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla ¾ cup plain flour ¼ cup cocoa 1 tsp salt Fresh or frozen raspberries for topping METHOD Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. Line a 20 cm square baking dish with […]

Easy peasy WFH Bliss Balls

INGREDIENTS: 1/2 packet of dried dates (~250g)1/2 cup almonds1/2 cup coconut flakes1/4 cup cocoa powder1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 Tbsp chia seeds (for rolling)1 Tbsp desiccated coconut (for rolling) METHOD: Pop all dry ingredients into your food processor (we’ve used our Morphy Richards PREPSTAR Compact Food Processor. Blitz in high while pouring the olive […]

3 ways namaste healthy during #isolife.

What a world we’re in RN, supermarket shelves are empty, panic buying is rife and self-isolation/WFH has led to lots of us feelin’ the heat with food and our bodies. ‘Procrasta-baking’ is a real thing, fitspo influencers are pushing workouts for days down our throats and anything that’s available to us goes in the gob. […]

Weighing up the science on weight.

The 6 scientific reasons weight ≠ health 1. The shape and size of our bodies is not a good indicator of overall health. We all have that mate, who are #blesssed (according to our diet obsessed culture) with a smaller body but don’t actually treat their body like a temple at all! Maybe even the […]

[SOCIAL MEDIA] detox.

Have you ever taken a step back and noticed a bombardment of diets and weight related content lurkin’ in the background (or not so background at times) on your social media feed? This background noise is amplified by the fact that our human brain is innately wired to think negatively. This was hugely helpful in […]

Variety is the spice of life

There is compelling science to suggest that people who chose a way of eating that is highly varied and largely based around the 5 core food groups, regardless of whether they have any other foods in their repertoire (what you once may have labelled as ‘bad’), enjoys a much lower risk of chronic disease than […]