The land of hopeful

choices mandela

Here's a little something I wrote and initially posted on instagram yesterday (@Alexx_Stuart) but wanted to preserve it here on the blog - after just having spent a very inspiring day at TedXSydney 2015, Ted being an organisation who's core is "Ideas worth spreading" - it got me thinking... I bet so many of you out there, like me, have ideas worth spreading. So I wanted to check in and make sure that we were acting out of hope and living expansively, rather than retracting based on the fear of … [Read more...]

Cinnamon turmeric custard

turmeric cinnamon custard

If you're going to eat treats, it stands to good reason that you'd employ delicious tweaks to steer them towards being beneficial to your health, right? I'm talking anti inflammatory custard. Yes, you heard me! I created this custard as a twist on my lemony coconut custard recipe, for the Mindd Forum last week and Brenda Janschek who was helping distribute the samples to the 300 attendees said "no word of a lie I've never seen that many tongues out in all my life. Licking every last bit … [Read more...]

WIN A $699 Kenwood KMIX Mixer this Food Revolution Day 2015 – Are you IN?

Food Rev Day 2015

Well, we are 1 day away from Food Revolution Day, 2015. This FRIDAY MAY 15 is the day. I have been a Food Revolution Ambassador for 4 years and it is with great pleasure that I take things online this year – because it means we can all celebrate together! What do you have to do? Join the day's events page On the Friday May 15th, post pics of you cooking something with your kids - Could be breakky, lunch for little ones at home, after school snacks or dinner Friday night. Whatever you … [Read more...]

This family went everything organic for 2 weeks


This is such a powerful little 90 second doco. You can catch the article about their story here. I remember when I learnt about pesticides and we went organic with most of our food nearly overnight. It was our least financially able time. I was so affected by my new found knowledge that we just made it work. We learnt the short cuts such as using bones to make stock and veggie soups using pan juices and fats to saute the next meal's beginnings instead of 'new' glugs of oil or knobs … [Read more...]

Fridge scraps soup

fridge scrap soup

I received a beautiful big box of vegetables today, as I've started ordering a weekly box rom Ooooby with the busy 6 weeks ahead. (No, I am not being paid to make mentions. I paid for my produce and I love their philosophy, so they're getting a mention for any other busy Sydney siders who need a good outsource) When I received it and went to put it all away, I found a few sorry looking veggies that were coming to the end of their days. There was only one thing to do: Make a 'fridge scraps … [Read more...]

Ditch the Microbeads


As with all things in doing better than yesterday, it's important to take things slow - most of the time. Here's one time that we must act fast. Pronto. Subbito. Arriba arriba. Vite. Schnell. Sugu ni. Jaldi Se... However we look at it, microbeads must go now.   image credit: People who've done my Low Tox e course are super well versed in the whole microbead palava already, but if you've not yet come across it, read on. These beans are tiny bits of plastic that … [Read more...]

Happy International No Diet Day


Diets as a teenager are what stuffed my metabolism up. Diet pills, sweet liquid breakfasts... It's all wrong. Thinking we can eat 'whatever we want' is also wrong. Eating junk because 'dieting is boring or too hard' is also not a solution. There's nothing wrong with finding a 'food mix' that makes you feel awesome. I'm not talking about that kind of 'diet' here. I'm talking about deprivation and restriction to the point where the stress makes us feel far worse than eating a big hearty meal … [Read more...]

6 eco ideas for keeping your hands warm

warm hands

You might be thinking "why is she wanting to help me keep my hands warm all of a sudden?" Well, I saw these today at the 'impulse buy' eyeball position at the post office.   These "instant hand warmers", enough for two hands in two pockets for the day, have come all the way from the USA, wrapped in plastic and are non degradeable themselves. They are sold as a 'convenient quick way to get warm' and it got me thinking... Have we really become so convenience driven and busy that … [Read more...]