All the feelings this week in Sydney

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What a week it has been here in Sydney. This blog is off topic, yes, but this week has been significant in a tragic way and every time I went to write out a recipe for jellies this week, all I wanted to do was share this piece, so here it is. I remember distinctly helping with packing all the garlic orders at my mum in law's in the country on Monday when the initial news broke out that there was a hostage situation in the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place... there was also drama with Opera House … [Read more...]

Life changing Rocky Road with REAL marshmallow

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If you're going to eat a treat, make it really good and make it whole, I say. Make it the absolute best version of 'it' that it can be. Otherwise, what's the point? Rocky Road is one of those treats that when commercially bought it is filled with weirdness and far from natural.   Check these ingredients out for the top selling marshmallow brand Genetically modified corn flour Wheat starch Fake, petroleum derived  colouring (not all but most are. Use Chemical Maze app if in … [Read more...]

5 ideas to use up your leftover almond pulp

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Our culture is a little milk obsessed. With so many opting out of dairy for allergy or dietary preference, instead of opting out of milk altogether, they're turning to alternative milks. Almond milk is the fastest growing in popularity. I'm not a huge fan of packet almond milks nor of drinking massive quantities of the stuff. Fine, if you fancy a drop for your tea or coffee, or a little for a smoothie, but if you eat lots of good, real food, there is no need to 'supplement' with almond milk so … [Read more...]

It’s up to you what becomes normal

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Cupcakes at 9.30am are not normal. Branded Finding Nemo Bananas that attract a premium  for the privilege of the plastic wrap are not normal. 1 small knob of organic ginger on a styrofoam tray wrapped in plastic is not normal. Breakfast cereals for a 'good start' without a single unrefined ingredient in them, is not normal. Cleaning products that clean our house while poisoning the sea are not normal. Microwavable frozen yoghurt with car coolant in it, is not normal. Snacking … [Read more...]

When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong

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The title is a line from Dirty Dancing... The Dad at the end...  Anyone?  Jokes aside... This post has me a little nervous, a little angry at my slip on the detective front and a little excited all at once, helping me get clear on exactly what I believe in and my commitment to being transparent about what I recommend and what I know about what I recommend. Today I was reminded of something I'm often reminded of, and that is that you never stop learning. There is always something new. I'm … [Read more...]

Banoffee Pie – Gluten free, Dairy Free

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A healthy banoffee pie. Is it possible? One without condensed milk or gram crackers or brown sugar? Yes. Yes, it is. It's even possible to be completely dairy free and low fructose. If you know from my facebook community, every now and then I put a call out for a naughty processed / refined recipe that people would love to healthify. This time, Banoffee Pie came out on top of the 140 answers! I hope you love it. Once the components are made, it's super simple to put together. The whole … [Read more...]

Boycott the Tick

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So... The Heart Foundation Tick. One of the first things I looked at when 'detoxing my food' for the first time about 10 years ago now, 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 little 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 than this fabulously dry, digging post by 'real food … [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...]