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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.

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

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

Arabella Forge's three-day, wholefood eating plan

Arabella Forge's raw food chocolate mousse.

Do you feel flat and exhausted after too much eating and drinking over the Christmas break? It's time to get back on the healthy eating bandwagon.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Thu Dec 26 13:43:40 EST 2013

Christmas pudding ice-cream

Christmas pudding ice cream.

The beauty of ice cream on Christmas day is that it can be made days in advance, which reduces the last minute stress of cooking.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon Dec 23 13:48:45 EST 2013

The frugavore's guide to Christmas

Christmas pudding ice cream.

Christmas is the costliest time of year for most families, from the ham to the turkey and the Christmas tree with all its trimmings.

Christmas Feasts,Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

How to make soft drinks at home

Make your own soft drink.

Home brewing: more satisfaction, and much less sugar.

Drink,Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Nov 26 08:00:20 EST 2013

From cakes to chicken liver pate: common cravings while breastfeeding

Leek and butter pate.

It may not be everyone's idea of the perfect foodie gift for a new mother, but Arabella Forge can attest to to soothing and seductive powers of pate.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Sep 17 18:00:40 EST 2013

Chia jam

Home-made jam.

The paleolithic, or "paleo diet", is now taking centre stage in celebrity diets and fitness food culture.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon Aug 19 11:40:38 EST 2013

Paleo diet: what's it all about?

Arebella Forge's grain free bread.

Eating like a hunter-gatherer doesn't mean ditching bread, as long as you know how to make it without wheat flour. Here's a recipe.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed Aug 14 12:27:50 EST 2013

Paleo bread

Grain-free (paleo) bread.

The paleolithic, or "paleo diet", is now taking centre stage in celebrity diets and fitness food culture.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Wed Aug 14 10:06:40 EST 2013

Winter greens pie with nut pastry

Winter greens pie with nut pastry.

This pie uses the best of winter greens that are easy to grow at home, as well as a few optional wild varieties.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Aug 06 14:02:56 EST 2013

Go green this winter

Winter greens pie with nut pastry.

Kale, silverbeet and other leafy greens are a great way to boost your vitamin C levels in winter.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Jul 30 15:30:20 EST 2013

Frugavore winter soup

Frugavore's chicken soup.

This is a deliciously hearty soup that uses up all the bits. It will feed a large family, probably with leftovers.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Thu Jul 18 15:06:46 EST 2013

Soup from scratch

Soup from scratch.

Good old-fashioned soup, made with a few thrifty cuts of meat, a handful of vegetables and a gelatin-rich bone broth.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon Jul 15 21:00:20 EST 2013

Peanut butter pikelets with jiffy-poached pears

Peanut butter pikelets with poached pear.

Peanut butter is a sticky, delicious-tasting binding agent that works brilliantly for gluten free pancakes and slices.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue Jul 09 10:30:08 EST 2013

Let them eat cake: Gluten-free baking

Peanut butter pikelets.

The words "gluten-free" need not mean and end to delicious baking forays. Arabella Forge on her favourite flours and binding agents (including peanut butter).

Cook | Arabella Forge | Mon Jul 08 16:48:50 EST 2013

Cultured: The glorious world of fermented food

Sauerkraut with Arabella Forge.

Fermented foods are not new, or novel, or elitist. They are uncooked, cultured, and teeming with health promoting bacteria.

Cook | Arabella Forge | Tue May 14 10:00:10 EST 2013