5 Steps To Healthy Eating

Let’s face it. We all say we want to be healthy and that health is a priority in our life. But so often, what we say and what we do are two very different things. Let me give you an example. You arrive home from work….tired, exhausted and feeling mentally drained....

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To GMO or not to GMO

GMO’s or genetically modified organisms have been part of our food system since 1994. The humble tomato was the first recipient. In genetically modified products,  the genetic material of the plant or animal is altered or changed. Why do we do this? To make the...

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Plentiful Ways With Pesto

Autumn. The most prosperous time in the vegie patch. And the time when Bob and I chose to sell our home and move way north, leaving my much-loved beautiful garden to its new caretakers. You can imagine my surprise and delight, when I was meandering through my newly...

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Wild About Nuts

I love eating nuts – cashews, pecans, almonds, macadamias, walnuts, pine nuts and brazil nuts. I add them to my salads, mueslis, yoghurt, chocolate, health balls, bread and stand alone as a snack. But it hasn't always been this way – I can remember when I would feel...

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Just Add Water

“Thousands have lived without love, not one without water” (W.H. Auden)  Next to oxygen, water is essential for our survival. Our body is 65 - 70% water – even losing just a small amount through sweat and elimination, without being replaced, can result in adverse...

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The Golden Oil

I can recall my first introduction to Ghee. Ever curious about the benefits of Ayurvedic Medicine, I enrolled in an Ayurvedic Cooking School here in the Adelaide Hills, run by Stephen Galpin, to learn ways of incorporating this Science of Life tradition into my...

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Soup, Glorious Soup!

In the middle of winter, there is nothing better than coming home to a warm house and a bubbling pot of hearty soup. Soup nourishes us on a soul level, is highly nutritious, smells divine and warms the belly. The aroma can often take us back to our childhood,...

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Grandma Knows Best!

  I can remember being given rich chicken broth as a cure-all for all of my childhood illnesses – from colds and flu’s, to chicken pox, to gastro, to aches and pains and to any general malaise. It was the miracle remedy to bring me back to good health. And I continued...

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Food For The Soul

  Growing up, my mum hated cooking. My dad used to joke that she couldn’t even boil minced meat. She was the best dress-maker though. Having 4 daughters, we were always the best dressed children in town – parading in original one-off designs. Today, I love to...

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How Clean is Your Eating?

  In an ideal world we would ALL be eating organic fruits and vegetables. It is the way our ancestors have been eating since time began. It is only with the introduction of synthetic pesticides in mono-agriculture post war, that we have been exposed to a...

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