Organic Winter Warmers

It’s easy to eat healthy and organically during the summertime when fresh fruit and vegetables are in high supply. As the weather gets colder, it becomes harder to find the same ingredients, and tastes turn towards hearty, carb-rich comfort dishes like casseroles, pasta and curries. And while Nanna’s Chicken Casserole might be super tasty – it’s probably not super healthy!

At Peaches Fresh we stock all of the ingredients necessary to give Nanna’s recipe an upgrade. We’ve scoured the internet to give you some inspiration to create delicious winter recipes using organic ingredients from our range.

The Australian Healthy Food Guide is a great resource for healthy recipes. We especially love their Simple Chicken Casserole, which can be made with our local-grown Mondo Chicken, or swapped out for our Organic Beef from Dandaragan. The best thing about casseroles is that you can add as many vegetables as you want depending on what you have on hand, and freeze the leftovers when you’re done!

Body and Soul has a whole list of comfort food that packs a nutritional punch! We are craving some of the vegetable frittata, which is a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of vegetables. Remember to use some of our Fraser Coast Cackleberry Eggs and Barambah Organic Cheese to create a healthy, tasty frittata the whole family will love!

Be sure to let us know if you’ve tried out any of these recipes, or have your own organic winter favourites. Take a photo and share it with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.


Potatoes are a winter staple, with their warm, starchy goodness to keep you content during the cold nights. But it’s all too easy to get stuck in a potato rut. What many people don’t realise is that there are so many alternative vegetables to use in place of potato to change up your winter dinners!

1. Zucchini

Everyone loves a hearty breakfast on a chilly morning and a big breakfast is nothing without a golden hash brown. Substitute your potatoes with zucchini for a spin on a breakfast classic! With Food and Love have a tasty recipe for your mornings. See the recipe here.

Zucchini Hash

2. Cauliflower

There’s something very comforting about a helping of mash potatoes – although too much can leave you in a carbohydrate coma! Mashed cauliflower is a delicious alternative. You couldn’t tell the difference, plus it’s got more of all the good stuff, like antioxidants and vitamins and less carbs! Dashing Dish have this scrumptious Whipped Cauliflower recipe for you to try tonight for dinner!

Whipped Cauliflower

3. Parsnips

Some crunchy chips is a guilty pleasure we all indulge in from time to time. Parsnip chips roasted in the oven are a much healthier alternative! Check out Bon Appetit’s tasty treats here.

Parsnip chips

If you have any other winter warmer veggie treats, share them with us on Facebook!

Gluten Myths Busted!

There is a common misconception that gluten intolerance and coeliac disease is the same thing. However, we are here to bust this myth!


Please explain…


Having a gluten intolerance (or a non-coeliac gluten sensitivity as it sometimes called) causes a stress response in the body and will result in discomfort from eating gluten- however it is not a disease.  Because it is not a disease, people who suffer from intolerance to gluten may not get officially diagnosed.

Coeliac disease on the other hand is an inherited autoimmune disorder that will stay with you throughout your life. This makes for a lengthy process to be diagnosed.

When a person with coeliac disease eats gluten, the gluten causes an abnormal immune response, which damages the lining of the small intestines walls. This can reduces the small intestines ability to absorb nutrients and can often result in malnutrition.  If a person with this disease continues to go undiagnosed, they may become very ill.

Both sufferers from gluten intolerance and coeliac disease will feel significantly better once they cut gluten out of their diet.

Read more here:


The basics…

This may seem obvious to some, but many people don’t know where gluten comes from… gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye and any foods that contain those grains!

Some of the main foods that must be avoided if you suffer from coeliac disease or gluten intolerance include:

Bread, cakes, pasta, noodles, biscuits, crackers, cereals, beer and many more!


Top picks

There are many bad gluten free products out there but luckily for you, all our products are good!

Wait, they are better than good – in fact, you won’t even notice the difference!

Our top picks from our gluten free range:

Zehnder Bread, Kez’s Free Biscuits, Luke’s Organic & Organ crackers!


While we are talking gluten free, we need to introduce you to the amazing Martine from ‘Chomp Chomp’. Martine has made not let her intolerance get in the way of her pasion for food, and is a local Perth, gluten free blogger. She has some amazing photos to check out and heaps of places you can safely go out for dinner, so have a look here! 


To sum up

Surprising fact: many gluten free products often contain more sugar and fats to hide the “gluten free” taste, so you may need to bear this in mind if your counting calories!

Another fun fact: many people will feel better for reducing the amount of gluten in their diet, so if you are feeling like gluten might be causing you problems then try it out.



We loved this post from Buzzfeed about  people who are actually gluten free are tired are hearing…

I can’t live without bread

Can’t you just cheat?

Do you miss pasta? Do you miss pizza? Do you miss cake?

Our favourite… Are you just doing it because it’s trendy?