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Mexican lamb shoulder with pomegranate glaze (and a giveaway)

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Books, Dinners, Giveaways | 19 comments

Mexican lamb shoulder with pomegranate glaze (and a giveaway)

  Today I am so thrilled to share with you a recipe from Lee Holmes’ new cookbook, The Renewable Table.  I am a long-time fan of Lee and her amazing recipes. I actually think this cookbook might be her best yet (well, for time-poor mums anyway!) Lee Holmes is a certified holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, wholefoods chef, best-selling author and a mum. The reason I love this book so much is that the recipes use the concept of ‘continuum cooking’.  I have been doing this for years and I didn’t even know there was...

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Love List – August 2015

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Favourite Things | 0 comments

Love List – August 2015

Love List – August 2015 The month’s just seem to be flying by! Here we are at the end of August and winter all ready. Although we haven’t really had much of a cold winter here, who doesn’t love the start of Spring? Anyway, here is my monthly round up of awesome things!   ♥ Oliana Oil Fans of Ayuverda will love this beautiful Oliana Oil!  It’s designed to improves skin texture and keep the skin clean, healthy and beautifully smooth. As well as being antiseptic, it acts as blood purifier by flushing out...

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What’s so bad about 2 minute noodles and what to eat instead

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Healthy Swaps | 15 comments

What’s so bad about 2 minute noodles and what to eat instead

    What’s so bad about 2 minute noodles? What can you eat instead?   This article was prompted because my son was introduced to those 2 minute noodle bowls (in styrofoam) at a school camp a few months ago. He came home and bought one from the corner shop as a quick snack. He knows they are not that great (without me having to tell him), but convenience and taste were winning out. On this occasion I did stop him from pouring boiling water into the styrofoam, I made him put it into a bowl! It’s a whole other article...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Gift Guides | 43 comments

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

  It’s nearly time for Father’s Day and I have some awesome gift ideas for the Natural, New Age Dad! Things that are eco-friendly, organic, fair trade, upcycled, healthy or just plain cool. What you are you getting your Dad or partner for Father’s Day? Leave me a comment and let us know!       ♥ Chocolate and Beer.  You can’t go wrong with this gift pack from Raw Earth Hampers! It contains organic Mountain Goat beer, Organic Times chocolate coated macadamias and Alter Eco Truffles, all presented in...

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10 Zesty Lemon Recipes

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in Dinners, Lunches and Snacks, Sweet Treats | 4 comments

10 Zesty Lemon Recipes

    Lemons are a universally loved fruit and feature in cuisines all over the world! They are so versatile – you can use them in sweet or savoury meals, drinks and baking. Never ever throw away a squeezed lemon because you can use them for cleaning too! A glass of hot water with lemon in it is a great habit to get into as soon as you get up. Grow a tree in the backyard and you will always have a plentiful supply! Here are ten amazing recipes from whole foodies around the internet (and me). Enjoy!   ♥ Lemon Yoghurt Cake by...

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The benefits of dry skin brushing (and how to do it)

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Natural Beauty | 0 comments

The benefits of dry skin brushing (and how to do it)

  There are many reasons why you should take up dry skin brushing! I absolutely love the way it makes me feel. Make it part of your morning ritual and see how YOU feel!   But first, how do you do dry skin brushing? Get naked. Grab a dry, long-handled, natural bristle brush – you can find these at health food stores, chemists or online. Start gently brushing your body. Use long, sweeping strokes, all over your body, always brushing towards the heart, not away from it. Take your time and make sure each area is brushed thoroughly. Be...

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6 Vapour Chest Rubs that are all natural!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in Natural Health | 8 comments

6 Vapour Chest Rubs that are all natural!

  It’s winter and time when we the lurgies and germs abound!  Vapour or chest rubs are often used to help relieve symptoms of coughs, colds and flu. However, did you know that the leading vapour rubs on the market contains several toxic ingredients? Petroleum can be problematic for a number of reasons. It’s one ingredient I steer clear of in skincare. Camphor is a highly toxic poison and can cause serious problems if consumed. Turpentine oil, while a natural product, can burn the skin and cause respiratory problems. There are some...

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100% Jojoba + Rosehip Oil Review and Giveaway

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Giveaways, Natural Beauty, Product Reviews | 67 comments

100% Jojoba + Rosehip Oil Review and Giveaway

  I was pretty excited to find out that The Jojoba Company had a new product out combining two of my favourite things – jojoba oil and rose hip oil! I have been trialling it for the last month or so and love it. I am also giving you all a chance to win some and a discount code to try it for yourself.   Okay, so what is in it? It’s rare to find skincare with only two ingredients, but in 100% Natural Jojoba and Rosehip Oil, that is exactly what you get. Just jojoba seed oil and rosehip seed oil.     What’s...

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Love List – July 2015

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in Favourite Things | 4 comments

Love List – July 2015

Yes, it’s the end of another month and time for my love list! July was a wonderful month for me – so many changes, trips away and new experiences. What have you been up to? Did you find anything cool this month that rocked your world? Here are some things that I have been loving:   ♥ My very own eBook! If you didn’t catch the news, I have released my first every eBook! It has been such a labour of love. The number one problem that I hear about from you is how to feed the family good food on a budget. Well, this is your...

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Pearls of wisdom from a day with nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Natural Health | 8 comments

Pearls of wisdom from a day with nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara

    On the weekend, I flew down to Brisbane to see one of my long-time inspirations and affiliate partner, nutritionist Cyndi O’Meara.   I first encountered Cyndi about six years ago and found her books pivotal in my health journey. The thing I love about Cyndi is that she is down to earth, doesn’t rest on her laurels but keeps learning and investigating, is not afraid to speak up, does not sugar-coat things and doesn’t have a celebrity/ego thing going on! Her passion is infectious. The seminar was a whole day...

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