Arabella Forge

Arabella Forge

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Arabella Forge is an accredited practising dietitian, food writer and author of Frugavore: How to Grow Your Own, Buy Local, Waste Nothing and Eat Well. She is also a presenter on Channel 10’s Love to Share Food and a spokesperson for the Markets of Melbourne.

Ten foods for a protein boost at breakfast

Protein breakfast ideas.

From eggs to steak to salmon, here are 10 ways to up your protein intake at the start of the day.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon Mar 09 13:22:37 EST 2015

A guide to sugar alternatives and recipes for sugar-free sweets

Arabella's sugar-free caramel slice: You can enjoy healthier options when it comes to snack time.

Concerns about health problems created by sugar have many people searching for alternative sweeteners.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon Feb 16 08:05:13 EST 2015

Get juicing: recipes for immunity, digestion and a fibre boost

Making fresh juices can be a great way to incorporate more fruit and vegetables into your diet.

Juicing is an easy way to increase your daily consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables, with minimal effort required.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed Dec 31 15:55:12 EST 2014

Ten foods to boost your digestion

FIBRE-PACKED PUDDING: Chia seeds swell in liquid to form a gel-like substance.

Feeling sluggish? Dietitian Arabella Forge recommends ten foods that can improve your digestion.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Nov 11 10:56:45 EST 2014

Ginger spice carrot juice

Swirl through a dollop of yoghurt for a creamier result.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon Oct 13 09:22:12 EST 2014

Five ways with apple cider vinegar

Five ways with apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar is fast-gaining fashion credibility thanks to its health benefits. Arabella Forge shares some easy ways to incorporate it into your daily diet.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed Sep 03 07:00:30 EST 2014

Raw chocolate almond balls

Raw choc almond balls.

This is a great recipe for using up almond meal leftover from making almond milk. If you are using dry almond meal, ignore step 1 and 2 in the method.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Jul 22 08:39:25 EST 2014

How to make almond milk

Almond milk recipe.

Remember when the only choice in milk at a cafe was skinny or full-cream dairy? These days soy milk provides a widespread alternative, but all of a sudden almond milk is on the menu - providing a...

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Jul 22 07:23:30 EST 2014

Cold-busting chicken soup

Cold-busting chicken soup.

Garlic, ginger and tumeric are must-have additions to chicken soup if you want to ensure your next batch of "Jewish penicillin" is a true flu-buster, rather than a mere folk remedy.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed Jun 25 11:31:58 EST 2014

Immunity-boosting chicken soup

Cold-busting chicken soup.

Of all the folk remedies for fighting a head cold, a hearty bowl of chicken soup has to be the winner. Add these ingredients to turn folklore into reality.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed Jun 25 09:00:30 EST 2014

Coconut oil: paleo superfood or health fad?

Shoku Iku in Northcote.

It's hailed as the new wonder oil, but why isn't everyone sold on this superfood?

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Jun 17 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sprouted buckwheat and chia porridge with blueberry and apple compote

Porridge recipes.

Porridge is undergoing a revival. Quinoa, spelt and buckwheat porridge have lately become a common feature on cafe menus across Australia. Buckwheat is suitable for people who are gluten intolerant.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon May 19 11:33:18 EST 2014

Spelt, rye and cinnamon porridge with pear and prune compote

Spelt, rye and cinnamon porridge with a pear and prune compote.

Regardless of which grain you use, porridge is one of the healthiest ways to start the day. Wholegrain cereals are packed with nutritional benefits; they contain a great range of vitamins and...

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon May 19 11:22:58 EST 2014

New-wave porridge

Porridge recipes.

Porridge is undergoing a revival - albeit with a superfood facelift.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed May 14 16:48:50 EST 2014

Home-made dark chocolate

Arabella Forge's home-made chocolate.

This gluten-free, dairy-free recipe has a smooth, creamy flavour; similar to a very dark couverture chocolate.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon May 05 10:39:25 EST 2014

Egg-cellent homemade chocolate recipes

Home-made chocolate.

This Easter, why not skip the supermarket chocolate aisle and get busy in the kitchen instead? Home-made chocolate is easy to create. Here's how.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Apr 15 16:16:50 EST 2014

Mint and blueberry smoothie (with sneaky hidden greens)

Blueberry and mint smoothie with celery.

Fresh, seasonal fruits are an excellent way of including natural sugars and fibre as well as vitamins and minerals to your morning meal.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Apr 01 10:26:36 EST 2014

Luscious creamy fig and almond smoothie

Creamy fig and almond smoothie.

Whipping up a creamy and delicious smoothie with nutritious ingredients takes less time than putting together a cooked breakfast or preparing muesli or porridge and smoothies are far more nutritious...

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Apr 01 10:26:38 EST 2014

Smoothie recipes: Breakfast in a glass

Arabella Forge's smoothie.

Two delicious smoothie recipes plus all the information you need to devise your own.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon Mar 31 15:41:10 EST 2014

Homemade icy poles with a healthy twist

Raspberry mint ripple.

Get creative with flavours and make icy poles at home.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed Feb 12 13:30:50 EST 2014