Paula Blog

Carrots

Carrots I love carrots, raw or cooked! For years, I was under the impression raw carrots must surely be of greater nutritional value, than steamed or boiled carrots – even if... (more)

Potatoes – The Healthy Carbohydrate

Despite what you may have heard, potatoes represent good nutritional value for your money and merit some space on your plate! Like the avocado and banana, the potato is often... (more)

Strawberries for health

An average serving of strawberries (about 8 strawberries) has only 27 calories. Strawberries are virtually fat-free and almost 90% of a strawberry is made up of water. Strawberries are high... (more)

Pass me the potatoes! Please….

Pass me the potatoes! Please….   Despite what you may have heard, potatoes represent good nutritional value for your money and merit some space on your plate! Like the avocado and banana,... (more)

Marvellous Mushrooms

I like all types of mushrooms but Shiitake mushrooms are my particular favourite! Mushrooms really are marvellous for adding so much flavour and texture to soups, pasta dishes or casseroles. Best... (more)

Broccoli

There’s a lot of attention given to foods that may help boost our immune systems. Sometimes they are referred to as ‘Superfoods’. While there’s no legal definition of a Superfood,... (more)

Dining Al Fresco

What is it that makes a meal cooked outdoors so much more appetising? I just love the spaciousness and expansiveness of the sky! Of course attempting to eat outside can... (more)

Strawberry season

Succulent Strawberries This is it! The prime time for best-in-season strawberries.  Our rather unusual and much warmer weather in March and April provided the perfect growing conditions for these succulent,... (more)

lettuce, cucumber, capsicum

Summer Sides

Summer Sides Lettuces, the foundation of great garden salads, come in a staggering variety of shapes and sizes. Adding great colour and crunch to the salad bowl, their leaves... (more)