Meat Free Week? Consider this instead…

Meat Free Week? Consider this instead…

Meat Free Week is actually based on excellent reasoning, for one part. We eat too much meat in this country. That's the part I love about the meat free week messaging. The bit I'm scared of however, is the bit where a bunch of well meaning people do a meat free week, pat themselves on the back, and then head straight back to the meat they usually buy, which in the case of chicken or pork for example, is 90% factory farmed. Success for treatment of animals? I think, not. Success for health? … [Read more...]

Park Hill Garlic

Park Hill Garlic

Welcome to the 2013 Park Hill Garlic season. If you know this stuff of the gods then hop straight over to the order form. Or read on to learn the little story. Last year, my mother in law decided to make use of her beautiful bit of land in the Southern Highlands in New South Wales. It was time to add to the dogs, cat and chooks and grow a bit of produce for sale - my inner hippy got very excited at the prospect of this and pitched in to help make it happen as did the rest of the family and … [Read more...]

Mindful eating

Mindful eating

I wanted to write about an observation I've made recently, in an effort to put it out there, that we might have the way we feed our kids a little wrong sometimes. I'm certainly not saying that you do or I don't or anyone's guilty, because we can't be guilty if we don't even realise something's wrong. You know where I stand on that mindset by now. From what I've seen, we're instilling mindless eating and that can't be good, so here's a post on the observation, the negative effects, and of course, … [Read more...]

The Inconvenient Truth about most convenience foods

The Inconvenient Truth about most convenience foods

There's an inconvenient truth about most convenience foods. It's that convenient often means the cost is elsewhere or down the line as Prince Charles, staunch slow food and ethical food advocate, said in this wonderful piece earlier this week. Sometimes the convenience is packaged as time, and sometimes as money. Take a look at this convenience item I found in the super market as the perfect example to illustrate this point - this one packaged as a time saver. I'm excluding brand as this is … [Read more...]

35 Real Food & Low Tox Living Travel Tips

35 Real Food & Low Tox Living Travel Tips

I've spent 48.5 hours in the air in the past 2.5 weeks and 12 hours in waiting lounges, thus the real food & low tox travel tips. It was an amazing solo trip visiting family in NYC and Paris. How lucky to have such a good reason to make the trek and enjoy life on the other side of the world for a couple of weeks! It can be difficult to stay healthy through the airport lounges and up in the air, if you're not prepared and if you've got any food intolerances or allergies? Good luck! Even if … [Read more...]