Boycott the Tick

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So... The Heart Foundation Tick. One of the first things I looked at when 'detoxing my food' was my mayonnaise in the fridge. My low fat mayonnaise to be precise. Oh. My. God. What is IN that stuff? Mayonnaise is made from eggs, olive oil, a litlte vinegar / lemon juice and some salt. That's what's in mayo. If you want to see what's in stuff that sits on a supermarket shelf, then look no further that this fabulously dry digging post by 'real food activist colleagye' David Guillespie "You … [Read more...]

Buy Nothing New Curry – Vegetarian / Vegan

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I love that I'm writing this up on world vegetarian day! No matter what style of diet or nutritional 'box' you might put yourself in, we could all make more room for veggies! This got dubbed the 'buy nothing new curry' because the veggies used for it resembled bits and pieces fit for the compost bin. BUT, I like to push the envelop and reduce waste wherever and whenever possible, so I decided, on a night when my boys were out for dinner, that I'd make the curry for myself and test it. Oh how my … [Read more...]

Flow Seasonal Workshops

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Hi fellow Flowsters, The first of the seasonal cooking workshops kicks off next Wednesday night, 8th October, 7pm. These are all about helping you make delicious, super inspiring choices throughout the year and spread the Flow Food philosophy past 30 days clean. While it's a way less strict philosophy than the 30 Days Clean detox mode, it's really about taking that appreciation for how we feel when we're not eating junky stuff into the every day, and redefining treats. Here's an outline of … [Read more...]

5 lessons from my eco adventure to the Fraser Coast

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I cannot believe it's been a month since I saw this incredible sight below, on my eco adventure in Queensland. I was invited by the wonderful Tourism Queensland team, following on from the problogger conference on the Gold Coast. I initially thought to myself "I'm not a travel writer, what on earth am I going to write about?" I certainly didn't want to write something that you guys would find out of context. Then as you do at 3 in the morning, one night, the clarity came: I was reminded of a few … [Read more...]

10 things I sometimes enjoy that aren’t ‘Wholefood Organic’ and why I’m not a fan of 80/20 thinking

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I've never loved the whole 80/20 vibe or undertone. It seems to imply to me that 80% is the non fun part, and 20% is where you get to 'have fun', enjoy and and not care at all about what you're eating. It seems to slow down the 'get on the real food train' speed by implying we have to be 'good' ie not really enjoy ourselves 80% of the time. I feel like this stops us from looking at the big picture and seeing that there is loads of delicious fun to be had in the world of real healthy food. Plus, … [Read more...]

Vague symptoms and endless searching?

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This week I invite Martin Mayer, Biomedical scientist of Concept Holistic Health, to dig up a case study of 'vagueness'. I hear so many of you who have made all the changes away from industrial foods, more veggies, good physical activity, and sometimes, it just isn't enough to get to the heart of the matter. You are absolutely not alone. I have been there myself and I cannot stress enough, the importance of learning more about your own biochemistry. Food is medicine but if there is an … [Read more...]

Ultra Crunchy Gluten free Biscuits – or cookies

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These are super crunchy biscuits or cookies depending on where you are in the world. Crunch is something you often miss as a gluten free person but there's absolutely no need if you get a couple of cracker and biscuit recipes up your sleeve to fill the void. I hope you enjoy them. NOTE: If your batter looks too liquidy, just add a 1/4 cup of nut meal or dessicated coconut to thicken it up a bit.   What you'll need 1 cup tapioca flour 1/2 cup softened butter (or coconut oil) … [Read more...]

Chocolate Custard

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Custard is such an easy thing to get happening at a moment's notice and chocolate custard is always a winner. We were off to friends' tonight for dinner and our arrangement is 'we bring cocktails and dessert' and you do mains and sides. Problem was, I had so little time between a yoga class, a birthday party my little man was invited to, and then the BBQ... What was a girl to do? I came up with a new dessert to fit the time poor factor. If you're really time poor just do the custard and serve … [Read more...]