About Author: Michelle

Website
http://michellekoen.com/
Description
Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book

Posts by Michelle

  • I’m just going to kick-off like I haven’t been away for ages! I want to tell you a few stories about times I’ve been certain about things. All of these examples […]

    Blinded by our assumptions

    I’m just going to kick-off like I haven’t been away for ages! I want to tell you a few stories about times I’ve been certain about things. All of these examples […]

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  • Someone on Facebook just asked me about being ‘healthy’. They actually said “what do you have with your waffles to make them healthy?“. It got me thinking about my definition […]

    What is ‘healthy’?

    Someone on Facebook just asked me about being ‘healthy’. They actually said “what do you have with your waffles to make them healthy?“. It got me thinking about my definition […]

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  • Whether dieting for a bodybuilding show, to make weight for a sport like powerlifting or just to loose a few kilos for an event, there is a common mistake I […]

    Don’t diet until you read this

    Whether dieting for a bodybuilding show, to make weight for a sport like powerlifting or just to loose a few kilos for an event, there is a common mistake I […]

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  • Following on from the previous post about brown rice, I’ve had several questions regarding quinoa. ‘What is it?’ and ‘how to cook it?’. What is quinoa? Quinoa originates from the […]

    Quinoa

    Following on from the previous post about brown rice, I’ve had several questions regarding quinoa. ‘What is it?’ and ‘how to cook it?’. What is quinoa? Quinoa originates from the […]

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  • After losing the photos I’d taken for Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day from my camera I was a little frustrated but posted a link to these cauliflower pancakes. From this I was […]

    Coconut crepes, with banana cream and blueberries

    After losing the photos I’d taken for Shrove Tuesday/Pancake Day from my camera I was a little frustrated but posted a link to these cauliflower pancakes. From this I was […]

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  • For the next few posts it’s back to basics. Up first I tackle the seemingly impossible task of cooking brown rice. Sure, I’ve cooked brown rice many times before, but […]

    Nice Brown Rice?

    For the next few posts it’s back to basics. Up first I tackle the seemingly impossible task of cooking brown rice. Sure, I’ve cooked brown rice many times before, but […]

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  • Holy broccaumole, I’ve been busy. Between powerlifting training, freelance design clients, helping out with the new local chapter of ANB and organising the reprint of Healthy Helpings (nearly sold out!); […]

    Holy Broccaumoli

    Holy broccaumole, I’ve been busy. Between powerlifting training, freelance design clients, helping out with the new local chapter of ANB and organising the reprint of Healthy Helpings (nearly sold out!); […]

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  • or how we can benefit from diet ‘fads’. If one diet’s good then 4 diets make a superdiet, right?! Let’s take a look at them individually for a minute. Paleo […]

    The Paleo, Raw Intermitent fasting, blood type diet

    or how we can benefit from diet ‘fads’. If one diet’s good then 4 diets make a superdiet, right?! Let’s take a look at them individually for a minute. Paleo […]

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  • This time of year it’s hot, I’ve eaten more rich food than usual and the shops are open sporadically. All this leads to a general feeling of not wanting to […]

    Asparagus and Scallops- Quick Eats

    This time of year it’s hot, I’ve eaten more rich food than usual and the shops are open sporadically. All this leads to a general feeling of not wanting to […]

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  • Summer took it’s time but it’s finally here. 41ºC (106ºF for your American types) makes it officially too hot to leave the house or cook. I’ve been eating frozen peas […]

    Fruits of the Forrest Frozen Yoghurt

    Summer took it’s time but it’s finally here. 41ºC (106ºF for your American types) makes it officially too hot to leave the house or cook. I’ve been eating frozen peas […]

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