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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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...

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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 maybe...

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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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The Big ‘C’ Word

I contemplated on whether I should write this post. Yesterday, I had lunch with a good friend of mine. She revealed to me that someone very close to her (also known to me) had bowel cancer. She has only just recently celebrated her 50th...

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Apple, Carrot & Beetroot Salad

Makes approx 6 - 8 cups.(Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, sugar free.)This is a sweet, ‘earthy’ salad that I love to eat often. It’s very nutritious and the addition of nuts and seeds adds some extra healthy fats. Try experimenting with...

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Choc Chip Peppermint Balls

(Vegan, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, sugar free.) Makes approx 20 - 22 balls.  These are high in protein and healthy fats, and a good source of magnesium. The spirulina powder gives it the green colour, and a little bit does go a long way!...

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Flourless ANZAC Biscuits

(Wheat free, dairy free, egg free, sugar free.) Makes approx 8 - 10 biscuits.   Although nothing can quite replace the wonderful taste and texture of the traditional recipe created by women to send to soldiers during World War 1 (‘ANZAC Biscuits’ were...

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