Carmen outdoors - Simply Nourished | Food Coaching & Reiki, Melbourne VICHello friends!


My name’s Carmen and I’m a qualified Food Coach and Reiki Practitioner based in Melbourne. I have been on a quest to live a healthier lifestyle through meditation, yoga, Reiki, and healthy eating.

My own personal battle with illness led me on my journey to discover just how powerful food is in sustaining or destroying our health and wellbeing. My journey also led me to discover that our emotional state also plays an important role in our overall health.

I decided to create a blog out of my passion to inspire, support and empower those who want to improve and maintain their health through nutrition and Reiki.

My hope for my blog is that it be a supportive environment where you can discover something that will inspire and assist you on your own personal journey to health.

With love,

Carmen  xo


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Eggplants (also known as aubergines) are popular in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine, and are part of the nightshade family. Other nightshades include potatoes, tomatoes, and capsicum/peppers.   Eggplants are a source of a large range...

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Healthy Halloween Puddings

Makes approx 2 small puddings per recipe. (Refined sugar free, dairy free, gluten free.)   These are two puddings that are a great healthy alternative to all the sugar-loaded treats usually served during Halloween.   I used a 270ml can of...

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Lemon Curd

Makes approx 1 cup. (Refined sugar free, adjustments given for dairy free.)   I love lemons! Lemons are one staple in my kitchen and I use them every morning in warm water as my first drink of the day (read more about lemons in my blog post here). I also...

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Kiwano (Horned Melon)

The kiwano (also known as a horned melon) is a fruit that originates from Africa and probably isn't very well known, (or at least not in my part of the world at the moment)!   The kiwano contains omega fatty acids and lots of antioxidants, and...

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7 Healthy Soup Recipes

  Beat the winter blues and stay hydrated with lots of water, herbal teas, and home-made soup/broth/minestrone.   Need some inspiration for healthy soup? Then here's a list of soup recipes for you to try.   Mix and match ingredients to suit...

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Gluten-Free Hot Cross Buns

(Gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, soy free)   Makes approx 8 - 10 buns.     After a bit of experimentation, I’ve come up with a recipe that I was finally happy with (and tasty enough to serve to those who aren’t gluten-free!). These are so yummy, but...

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(Gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, soy-free)   Makes approx 3 cups.   There are several alternative ways to spell ‘hommus’. It can also be spelled ‘hummus’, ‘houmous’, and ‘houmos’. There may be other ways to spell it, but don’t write in to tell me! It...

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