My name is Annie and I am a final-year Nutrition and Dietetics student at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). I have always loved science and experimenting, particularly with food and baking, and looking at ways to make recipes healthier. For this blog, I have decided to combine this with my interest in bowel health and chronic disease prevention, by focusing on different ways to make recipes higher in fibre. Ultimately this will be trying to align with the Australian Dietary Guidelines, which recommend eating plenty of wholegrains, fruit and vegetables.

The recipes in this blog should be suitable for all ages, and I try to give cooking tips where I can. Sometimes I’ll test recipes on my family and friends to see what they think and if they can tell what I’ve changed. Give it a go and share your opinions!

I hope you enjoy my recipes and appreciate the scientific process – from thinking of an idea and making a hypothesis (e.g. If I swap this thing with another thing, the recipe should still work), and then testing it out and calculating what differences I have made (nutritionally and sometimes financially). If you have an idea for a recipe I could modify, or a fibre-rich ingredient to try, I would love to hear about it! Feel free to send me a message through the contact page or comment on a post.

I use Foodworks 8 to caluculate nutritional information, using the AUSNUT 2011-13 Food and Nutrient Database.