Chicken and Bacon Warming Broth

Pureplatters is about giving you food ideas that are pure, delicious, nutritious and simple to prepare. I believe recipes should include the foods you love and work well for your body as well as those that excite you. We are so blessed with the foods we have available to us, that we should use them…

Roast Pumpkin, Macadamia and Cranberry Salad

I love to eat a large salad each day, making sure it contains a variety of leaves and colourful vegetables to maximise the phytonutrients available in each bite! This salad does not disappoint in providing both the flavour and nutrients, so definitely try it soon. It is the perfect crowd-pleasing salad that looks fantastically appealing…

Perfect Paleo Pancakes

I love pancakes! This extends back to my childhood memories (of course, they were full of wheat, sugar and dairy back then), but to be honest, these pancakes pack a punch of flavour and a perfect texture! I’ve played around with ingredients and quantities for a while and have finally found the perfect combination. Here…

Best Banana Bread

A banana bread that tastes like its gluten cousin…try this and be amazed! Warm, cold or toasted, you will love to eat this. I think it’s my new favourite and the kids love it too! I just now leave out the walnuts for my youngest who we’ve found out is allergic to walnuts. So, rainy…

Mango Mousse

This is such a quick and easy recipe that requires very little preparation and is perfect over the summer months when mangoes are plentiful. Enjoying fruit and vegetables in season is not only good for your body, but it makes it extra special when the produce you love comes back around again! Mango Mousse (This…

Are You Feeling Refreshed?

Well, 2018 has come and we are well into the first month of the year already. Hopefully, you have had some rest and relaxation over the Christmas season and enjoyed quality time with family and friends. I haven’t written a post over the last month as I have been enjoying some time off, away from…

Mild Chicken Curry with Cauliflower Rice

I really miss the taste of curries. I grew up in a household where Mum and Dad would cook wonderfully aromatic curries using different proteins with an abundance of vegetables on the side each week. Over the years it got harder to enjoy as cream, milk, yoghurt and heavy spices were out for me. This…

Staying Positive when Living with Food Restrictions

So, you have some food restrictions. Maybe you need to avoid preservatives, gluten, dairy, nuts, high FODMAPS or grains. Whatever your restrictions are, do you often hear people say, ‘It can’t be that hard’? What they don’t realise is the difficulties those of us with food restrictions face around social occasions, quick snacks, busy weeknights,…

Spring Coleslaw

I love salads! Remember, there is always a green salad in my fridge for lunches or snacks. What is exciting about salads is that there are so many combinations it’s hard to get too bored with them and you can make them as simple or complicated as you like. You can definitely win friends with…

Let’s Get Real – Being ‘You’

As much as this blog is about treating your body well and eating nutritious whole foods that will fuel your body and bring health, it’s also about looking after the whole person…’you’. It’s amazing to ponder how we came into existence, how intricate our bodies are and how much of our day to day functioning…

What’s Always In My Fridge – Salad

An important consideration with any healthy, whole food eating plan is preparation. We know that fast foods and packaged foods are eaten more regularly in our fast-paced lifestyles today, because they are quick, easy, convenient and within arm’s reach at any time of the day or night. Preparation therefore, is key if we are going…

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Finally, I’ve developed a gluten free, dairy free, refined-sugar free, paleo cookie that tastes amazing and uses healthy fats to satisfy that craving for a treat. These biscuits have become my new favourite recipe! Everyone who has tried these cookies gives them the thumbs up and they are so quick and easy to make and…