Hi, folks.

My name is Heidi. Welcome to my corner of this world, ‘Apples Under My Bed’. You can read about why there are indeed apples under my bed here.

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My blog is my diary, my space to document our days. When it first began, I wrote a lot about food, from weekend pancakes to long, lazy family lunches. My man and I travelled a lot, so I wrote about that too. And then we had a baby. On August 27th, 2015, our daughter was born and since then, this blog has become a place for me to share my feelings about my new role as a mother, as well as what is going on in our world, from cultivating a slow pace of life to the recipes that are bringing me joy.


I live outside of Melbourne, Australia and am a University-trained Dietitian and Nutritionist. I now specialise in preconception, prenatal and postnatal nutrition, helping women and families nourish themselves in a feel good way, respecting their unique needs and preferences. You can read more about my work via my website, where you can also get in contact to set up a skype appointment.


Over time, my food philosophy has evolved. The following posts articulate how I eat and, I hope, will encourage you to listen to your own body with respect, and make choices from a place of self-love.

My Feel Good Bowl
How We Eat
Meal Prep
Getting To Know Your Food

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Life is short, do it well. Buy yourself fresh berries and figs, bake your brother a chocolate cake, open the expensive bottle of wine and use the good dinner plates. Plant your feet in nature, dive into water, collect leaves. Make yourself slow roasted tomatoes and lentil soup on the weekends and eat it all week, with pasta or bread. If in doubt, make eggs.

And when you want pie, eat pie.




Heidi xo








  • Reply Nickie Hursthouse March 27, 2013 at 12:56 am

    Hi Heidi,

    I am loving your new site! It is so simple, clean and fresh.I love it!

    I am a new grad dietitian in Melbourne and have my own website/blog also. I like what you mentioned above about how you look back on what you used to recommend as a dietitian that you don’t see as so healthy now.
    I think that already as a new grad working and especially when clients expect low-fat diets/diet product recommendations that aren’t the healthiest for them.

    I love all your vintage plates and great photos of whole foods and fresh produce.
    I look forward to more to come!

    • Reply Heidi March 27, 2013 at 1:17 am

      Thank you, Nickie. It’s interesting how we evolve, isn’t it? Nutrition is certainly an exciting world to be a part of. And what a gorgeous site you have, I adore the name. Love the look of that avocado with chilli and lime on toast…
      Heidi xo

  • Reply Millie April 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Heidi I just feel in love with your blog! I love the way you write, your food ideas and your philosophy on it all 🙂 you’ve inspired me, thank you X

    • Reply Heidi April 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you, Millie, what a lovely comment x

  • Reply Sean Jewell May 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I fully agree, back to basics. bake bread; butter it. a drizzle of honey maybe. a step toward any whole food (plant/animal, carb/fat) is beneficial when it is a step away from a processed food


    • Reply Heidi June 28, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      Just saw this now, Sean, sorry. Amen to that x

  • Reply laurasmess July 24, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Heidi, your blog is beautiful. In every way. I love the honesty of your thoughts, the way you see the world through photographs… the balanced approach that you have towards nutrition. So happy to have found your space. I’ll be following you from now on. Hugs from Perth xx

    • Reply Heidi July 25, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Thanks, Laura, that means a lot to me! x

  • Reply fred parle October 14, 2013 at 8:06 am

    .I know the Great Australian Bight well. The Gulf of Carpentaria and the Mangoe Farms of Humpty Doo and the Succulent Muddies and of course the Bugs WOW !
    I lived in Perth for ten years and my boys were educated in Australia. But the Atlantic Coast of Ireland drew us back for retirement, with jaunts out to Aus to see the rellies, and dear friends. Love your pages as I love food prepared passionately. G.day and goodluck, M’am.

    • Reply Heidi October 14, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Thanks, Fred! & you’re even closer to Italy now, so that’s wonderful 😉 x

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    • Reply Heidi December 1, 2013 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you, that’s ace! 🙂

  • Reply Lyf December 26, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I love your food philosophy. I hope you post more simple vegan dishes. Please?

    • Reply Heidi February 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Lyf! Sorry I must have missed this. I’ll definitely take that into consideration! Hope you got to see the recent vegan brownie pudding 🙂 x

  • Reply Madeleine Fleming January 1, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Happy new year Heidi. I have come across from Emma Stirling’s page to read your blog and it’s fabulous. Like Nicki, I too am a graduate Dietitian and look forward to beginning my career in food. I concur with your thoughts on butter and sugar, they are necessary in certain meals! I certainly enjoy your musings.

    • Reply Heidi January 22, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Thank you, Madeleine, how nice to hear from you! All the best with your career as a Dietitian! 🙂 x

  • Reply Bridie Murphy January 22, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Nice to find you Heidi, i would like to encourage you to run with your passion for ‘breakfasts in other countries’ and produce a book about it. I have not seen one. Someone’s breakfast tells so much about their life, their culture, their environment. We can learn from others.
    Love your work, I will be recommending your blog to my daughter who’s interests are very similar.

    • Reply Heidi January 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm

      Hi Bridie! And thank you so much! That is a great suggestion, I’ve actually spoken about something similar with my husband. It’s fascinating, hey? One of these days 😉 x

  • Reply e / dig in hobart February 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    hello! i’ve just discovered your blog and am enjoying dipping into your posts – whetting my appetite on all their colourful, fresh deliciousness. i was nodding all thru your ‘back to basics’ paragraph above – i agree with every word. and spiders! a blast from the past. my primary school librarian used to make lime spiders, but i want to try your grandparents’ ginger spiders. looking forward to reading more (old and new).

    • Reply Heidi February 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      Hey e! That makes me happy, thanks. Ahhh spiders, yes, so many memories 🙂 Lime was such a classic! Your librarian sounds like a gem x

  • Reply Sarah March 24, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    A beautiful website Heidi, and a wonderful food philosophy and approach to eating.

    • Reply Heidi March 26, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Thank you so much, Sarah x

  • Reply Emma July 17, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Hi Heidi

    Just discovered your blog! Very lovely indeed.

    I often have apples in my handbag and pull them out to munch on at the oddest times (well I don’t find it odd but my partner does! – its not weird to eat apples on the dancefloor of a Sharon Jones gig is it?)

    Anyway, look forward to reading much more of your food adventures

    Emma x

    • Reply Heidi July 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

      Thank you, Emma, that’s just lovely. I so appreciate your apple love & your bag snacking behaviour 😉 x

  • Reply Katie August 31, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Heidi, I follow your instagram and regularly visit your site. I absolutely love your recipes and what you are all about! You truely remind me to eat wholefully and healthy; and by that I mean balanced, cooking things from scratch and loving organic butter (lol)! This is coming from someone who historically restricted foods and did fad diets. For the last 6 months I have been on a journey of balanced, mindful eating and your recipes and attitude toward food really helps 🙂 love your work sista!

    • Reply Heidi November 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Hi Kaite! What a lovely, thoughtful and encouraging comment. I’m so pleased to read that, thank you 🙂 x

  • Reply sam @ nourish November 6, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Hi Heidi, I’m just discovering your blog for the first time love your lighthearted philosophy towards food and life. I’ll look forward to seeing more of your posts 🙂

    • Reply Heidi November 24, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Thank you so much, Sam! x

  • Reply Erin November 17, 2014 at 1:23 am

    To know there are other apple lovers out there puts a smile on my face. I’m one of those that needs to munch on something every few hours, otherwise end up afflicted with the hangries…..and apples are definitely the snack of choice! I just stumbled across your blog, and I’m enjoying it immensely!

    • Reply Heidi November 24, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Thank you, Erin! I must say these days I’m more mad on bananas, I cannot get enough! But my little self was obsessed with apples. I’m super excited for cherry season. woohoo! x

  • Reply Chez November 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Hi Heidi, I feel an instant affinity with your food philosophy – you took the words right out of my mouth! I am so pleased to have found your lovely blog. Best wishes, Chez

    • Reply Heidi November 24, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Hi Chez, thank you for your words! I’m so pleased you found me too 🙂 x

  • Reply Bon December 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Hi Heidi,
    I am just wondering how many times a day you eat? I won’t take it as prescriptive or anything, as I know practicality and situational/biological/ and health differences all play a part in things, and what best suits every individual.
    I absolutely adore your blog by the way! And incredible mixture of sweet, warm and affectionate, whilst always refreshing and experimental 🙂 And the Joan updates definitely add a whole extra layer of all these things!

    • Reply Heidi December 31, 2016 at 4:14 pm

      Hi Bon. Thanks for the nice words! It varies each day based on my appetite, to be honest. And as you said, everyone is different! I personally feel better eating a decent sized breakfast, then a modest lunch (not too heavy) and an afternoon snack, then dinner (not too heavy) and often an evening snack. x

      • Reply Bon January 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm

        Thank you for getting back to me 🙂 Would a good example of such a lunch/dinner be one of your salad bowls?

  • Reply Andrea April 23, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    Have just come across your blog by searching ‘pregnancy nutrition second trimester’ (or something like that), I don’t think I even typed in Australia, but your blog came up and I very much enjoyed your post about diet in the second trimester, which I’m in currently. You write really beautifully so I was prompted to dig further into your blog and just thought ‘I wonder where she’s from, the UK? The US?’ – pleasantly surprised that you’re a Victorian like me. Very pleased to have a new blogger/Instagrammer to follow.

    • Reply Heidi April 25, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Yay for Victorians! Congratulations on your pregnancy, Andrea, how exciting! I’m happy you’ve founds my blog x

  • Reply Colleen Cervantes June 9, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Hello. I have just found your wonderful site and cannot wait to replicate your recipes. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and love.

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