Fresh Fennel Salad

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Do you need a salad? I need a salad. I adore shaved fennel and adding bigger flavours like herbs and something sweet to it. This simple salad is a great side to fish, chicken or prawns. I served it on the weekend for some dear friends who were round for dinner and we found out they were 11 weeks pregnant - Don't you love that? More beautiful babies in the world with super cool parents. I hope you enjoy it!   What you'll need (serves 6 as a side) 2 medium - large heads of fennel, … [Read more...]

Hey – You’ve got a new disease!

you've got a new disease!

There's something I want to clear up. An article about a 'new disease' has come into the lime light. Orthorexia Nervosa is the name. You can read here about it. Now, yes there are many eating disorders and yes, it is essential that people affected work with a practitioner for support and recovery, but my fear with this media coverage is that people are being made to think that we are 'being crazy' for insisting on a pure food source and opting to support a transparent and just food system at … [Read more...]

Simple Buckwheat Soba noodles

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I love soba noodles. These were such an exciting discovery for me when I realised I was gluten intolerant 11 years ago. When sourcing them though, you have to be sure you're getting the 100% buckwheat ones, as most brands contain wheat (if this is a problem, preference for you) This is the easiest little recipe - A great 2 solo lunches in a row type of thing with a change of accompaniment perhaps to spice things up, or chilli added for day two. I hope you love it as much as I … [Read more...]

Turmeric Movie Popcorn

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Friday is movie night & what is a movie without popcorn. I cringe at the thought of the amount of microwave bags and movie theatre buckets I went through in my childhood and early 20s. Real popcorn is free from all the weirdness and there is LOTS of weirdness including a teflon coated bag and lung damaging food colourant.  Real popcorn is a super cheap treat. Best of all? Real popcorn is just so darn easy to make.   What you'll need A big stainless steel pot or large crock pot … [Read more...]

Lifting the lid on… fluoride

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Fluoride is a topic I discuss at length in my Low Tox Life e course  (coming up again Feb 26th) with the wonderful Holistic dentist and wellness educator Dr Ron Ehrlich and BMed Science, Naturopath, Clinical nutritionist and lecturer Tabitha McIntosh. Activist Erin Brockevich in the USA does a lot of work to raise awareness on fluoride in the water too. You can check a post out she wrote just today on the subject HERE. It just seems rather crazy to put a known neurotoxin into the drinking … [Read more...]

Winner winner chicken dinner

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This is my 300th post. I started my blog in the first week of February 2012 so it's my 3rd blog anniversary and while I'm sure I could have come up with a super exciting dessert recipe or elaborate philosophical piece to mark such an occasion, instead it's a simple chicken dinner. I really like that in a way, because achievable low tox living is what I'm all about - whether it's in the kitchen, in your mind, on your skin or around your home. Real Food is easy. We've been convinced otherwise … [Read more...]

The inaugural lunch box – And Lunch Box Tips

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So after 3 years of joyfully helping people with back to school lunch box ideas as the occasions arose, today it was my turn to pack my first lunch box. I was a little nervous in the lead up to the first day of the little man's school life. The past year he went through that super shy / social freak out phase. Despite it eventually subsiding say after that first swim lesson of term or hour of a party, I wondered whether today would be really hard. I was braced and ready. We'd talked about how … [Read more...]

Fool proof chicken liver pate

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Pâté has got to be one of the most nutrient dense and delicious things you can regularly enjoy. Personally I don't make it or eat it if I can't find organic, pasture raised for ethical reasons. The choice is yours but things to consider are... Why organic when it comes to chicken? Three reasons Free range is a loose term and can still mean heavy antibiotic use, cramped quarters and little time outside. Most chickens are fed grains with genetically modified corn and soy in their mix. Bad … [Read more...]