When cold and flu isn’t what’s really wrong

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Are you or is someone you know always getting a cold or flu? It's great if yes, that you might be trying to treat them naturally, build your immune system and get stronger, but what if you're physically doomed to get repeatedly sick? What if the real issue wasn't the cold or flu but something deeper. I used to get sick all the time in my 20s and that also happened to co-incide with when my PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) was at its most severe in terms of symptom manifestation. How are the … [Read more...]

Beetroot Leaf Chips – Better than Kale chips?

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Oh, I just love a lightbulb moment. I was feeling uninspired by cooking beet greens again, 3rd day in a row. I was also uninspired to add them to a salad. I was cold. It was cold outside. I procrastinated with them in my fridge a couple of days. And then it occurred to me: CHIPS! I'm going to make a call here: Better than kale chips. The flavour is so good. Something about them! May be it's that it's 'new'? Regardless, I look forward to seeing what you think. My family won't find out just yet … [Read more...]

Vanilla Bean Short Bread biscuits

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I'd made a chocolate short crust pastry for a recipe I'm blogging later this week. Not one to waste a dirty thermomix bowl, I wondered about another quick thing I could mix up to save a bowl washing. These biscuits were thus born. Now, you absolutely don't need a thermomix for these. Some beaters, a food processer or even the old school method of pinching butter through flour, will all do just fine to bring these little gems to life. They were such a delicious treat to enjoy with hubby, a movie … [Read more...]

Don’t let the fungi take over!

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Fungal infections… That oh so NOT sexy sounding thing that does however hit quite a few of us at some point in our lives. We’re tackling this topic in my new ‘geek out corner’ with many more interesting topics to come. It's no secret I'm a science nerd, nor is it a secret that I've had my fair share of health challenges in my time. I am delighted to have Martin Mayer, Biomedical scientist from Concept Holistic Health, shed a little light on these tiny things and why, if not kept in check, they … [Read more...]

Warm Spiced Almond Milk

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Recently I attended the wonderful Mindd Foundation conference in Sydney. It was nice to be able to focus as an audience member this time, instead of speaking I must say. I love soaking up people's wisdom, ideas and knowledge at inspiring events such as these. One of the speakers was a gorgeous online friend, Helen, from Nourish-ED. It's awesome meeting your online friends finally in person. To me it feels like seeing a friend you haven't caught up with in ages. Totally comfortable, in with hugs … [Read more...]

Simple Thai Chicken Soup

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I am such a fan of the quick throw together soup. This Thai chicken soup was exactly that. I couldn't face another plain chicken stock soup - you know when you just CRAVE a big punchy flavour vibe? Well, this was that for me earlier last week. This is easy to make with any kinds of leftovers you have in meat or veg department - except maybe root veg, not so awesome for this texture wise, but zucchini / fennel / kale... Those would all be great veggie alternatives if you've not got / don't eat … [Read more...]

World Environment Day – A People powered post!

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It's June 5th, World environment day, and I thought rather than me write a post, we could all write one together. TITLE: 100 little ways you can care for the environment in the daily choices we make. Mechanics: At least 100 of us write an idea - doesn't matter if there are overlaps - HERE in the comments. There, that's it. I'll start. Let's go! x … [Read more...]

Fragrant Baked Carrot Stack

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There is abundant variety when it comes to cooking veg - I always like to stretch my creativity in the kitchen and this was born on a typical 'what can I do to make carrots exciting today' thought train... So, I started by chopping them long ways, then when deciding what to do with all of these long carrot strips, this 'stack' idea emerged, inspired by the French Daphinois potato dish of layered potatoes with butter, whisked egg and cream. This is of course a little different I wasn't really … [Read more...]