Sep 222016

Exisle Publishing

We’ve all heard you should eat chicken soup for colds and turn to lemon/honey for sore throats, but there are many more ways in which your fridge and pantry could replace your medicine cabinet. By eating the right foods you could give your health a much-needed boost and it doesn’t need to be tricky or costly. Nutritionist Sophie Manolas has put together this fantastic guide for those who want to eat their way to good health:

The Essential Edible Pharmacy

The Essential Edible Pharmacy (RRP $34.99) bundles an extensive collection of nutrient-dense foods, explaining their health benefits and teaching you how to serve them to fully enjoy their superpowers. Whether you want to improve your skin health, gain more energy, clean your liver, boost your immunity, fight inflammation or protect against cancer, this beautiful full-colour reference guide will send you in the right direction.

Quinoa Burgers

The awesome thing about The Essential Edible Pharmacy as that you can easily implement these nutritious ingredients and recipes into your diet without it costing you an arm and a leg or taking hours in the kitchen. The recipes are easy-to-follow and the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket. Sophie Manolas has combined educational and edible in one beautiful full-colour book, inspiring readers to learn about their health and what they eat and how the two are connected.

From Sunflower Seed Crusted Lamb to Fig, Thyme and Goat’s Cheese Tart and from Strawberry and Salted Coconut Semifreddo to Spinach, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Burgers, this book is full of delicious recipe ideas that will inspire you to heal yourself from the inside out.

To find out more about Exisle Publishing, to take a closer look at ‘The Essential Edible Pharmacy’ and to order a copy online visit

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Oct 282014

Edible Education

There is no denying it any longer, many Australian adults are overweight due to an inactive lifestyle and unhealthy eating habits. Sadly as a result of this many children grow up with little knowledge of healthy, nutritious foods, important food groups and correct portion sizes, it’s a worrying trend that needs to change and one Australian mum has found a creative way to do just that:

The Healthy HarvestAs a mother of two Emma Martin recognises the importance of healthy eating and she has made it her mission to inform children all over the country about healthy foods and where they come from using her very own book series called Edible Education. The first title in the range has just been released and we got to have a little peek at this fun and educational read, The Healthy Harvest.

The Healthy Harvest ($14.95, 32 pages) is a full colour, paper back picture book written specifically for primary school children. The book introduces young readers to Alfie Apple, Sammy Salmon and Wally Wheat and other interesting food characters and teaches them what these foods do for your body, where they come from and how much of them you should eat every day.

The Healthy Harvest Alfie Apple

This first Edible Education book is a fantastic tool for parents, carers and teachers who want to spread this valuable message in a fun, age-appropriate way. At the same time it is a good reminder for adults to make sure you cover all the food groups when planning your meals and keeping an eye on the recommended serving sizes for each of the food groups too. Before you know it the kids will be telling you exactly what is on their plate!

The Healthy Harvest Dairy

To find out more about Edible Education, to take a closer look at The Healthy Harvest and to order your copy online visit

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May 102012

With the start of kindy just 3 months away I recently picked up the twins’ welcome packs so I can read up on all we need to know and all they need to bring on this new adventure. As three of my children are allergic to dairy I am very aware of allergy policies at schools and I was pleased to see our future kindy is very aware of allergies too. If you are looking for that perfect lunchbox treat that is healthy, tasty and safe you’ll love these yummy bars from Freedom Foods.

The name of the Nut Free Muesli Bars doesn’t actually do them justice, they are not only completely free from nuts but also free from gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast and eggs. Surely a bar doesn’t get any more allergy friendly than that? On top of being safe the bars are tasty too, made with wholegrains, juicy Australian fruit pieces and nutritious seeds. Unlike most bars the ingredients of the Nut Free Muesli Bars are only slightly warmed to preserve nutrients and keep the naturally wholesome flavours.

If you are on track with all the latest health trends you have probably heard about the super food quinoa, this grain is tiny in size but it makes up for it in nutritional properties. The brand new nut free Ancient Grains Super Bar contains a puffed version of this hugely popular grain and together with puffed millet, cereals, seeds and fruit makes for a delicious bar packed full of goodness (think magnesium, antioxidants, protein and fibre).

Since starting my healthy craze on January 1st I have come to understand the importance of a good, healthy breakfast. I never used to have breakfast and just grabbed something quick when I could find a spare minute (some days nothing at all) and never realised the disastrous effect it had on me. I think the Berry Good Morning cereal looks and sounds fantastic and I am very keen to give it a try, cranberries are one of my favourites these days so combined with dates and tasty flakes it has to be a winner.

To find out more about Freedom Foods, to locate a stockist near you or to order online visit

For your chance to win a Freedom Foods gift hamper filled with lots of delicious products (RRP $50) visit and answer the following question: Which Freedom Foods product would your family love to try?

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