Food for Thought

Tofu – a friend or foe?

Tofu a friend or foe – there are always two sides to a story and there is definitely an argument for and against the consumption of soy products – and this is for a few reasons. One of the negatives of growing soybeans using current farming practices is that the majority of crops are either genetically modified or sprayed with…

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Top Trees for Your Garden

Top Trees for Your Garden

Written by Annabelle Drew The best time to plant a tree was 60 years ago. The second-best time is today. A mature tree offers us so much in our gardens.  Trees add immeasurable value to our homes by: Visually enhancing our properties Providing shade and shelter from wind Providing air and a cleaner atmosphere Improving habitat for birds Improving the…

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Sesame Tofu Recipe

Sesame Tofu Recipe

How to Incorporate Tofu into your Diet Sesame Tofu Recipe Written by Kelsey Riley from Planted in the Kitchen Many people have a love/hate relationship with tofu. Either they enjoy eating it and incorporate it into their daily or weekly meal plans, or they strongly dislike it and want nothing to do with the soy-based food item. Let’s talk about…

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Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

Chocolate Ice Cream Bars

Chocolate Ice Cream Bars Written by Midhun Vasan Delicious chocolate ice-cream bars dipped in chocolate and decorated as Rudolph the Reindeer! Perfect for your upcoming Holiday party! Chocolate is always a favourite with both adults and children alike, and in this recipe, we see the playfulness and fun food allow us to experience. In this recipe, you get to enjoy…

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10 reasons to eat more greens

10 reasons to eat more greens Written by Adriana Krueger Superfoods are nature’s “power food” that give the body a power boost so that you can have magical superpowers just like Popeye! I’m strong to the finich, ‘cause I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man!” A large part of our childhood memories consists of watching Popeye and getting…

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Spicy Vegan Breakfast Scramble

Spicy Vegan Breakfast Scramble As a Naturopath specialising in stress, I am always looking for nutrition ‘hacks’ to support my client’s general health and wellbeing – and sleep is crucial for rest and repair.  Producing sufficient levels of the neurotransmitter Serotonin is important to promote a healthy sleep cycle as well as decrease the symptoms of anxiety and depression. ***Although…

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Peace and harmony in your garden

Peace and harmony in your garden

Peace is defined as the state of freedom from war or disturbance. While we are lucky to live without war in this country, we can all relate to the idea of disturbance in our lives and minds. To free ourselves from this turbulence, we need to exercise contemplation and understanding. But how to achieve this? We now know through studies…

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Spinach White Bean Soup

Spinach White Bean Soup

How Meal Prepping Promotes a Peaceful Life Picture a typical weekday morning in your home. What feelings come to mind when thinking about your usual morning routine? Does this elicit calm, relaxing feelings? Or maybe a typical morning at your house feels rushed and chaotic? Perhaps a mixture of the two? Let’s take a few minutes to explore the world…

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Australia’s own Rainforest Pearls

Australia’s own Rainforest Pearls

Finger Limes Written by Natasha Zervaas N.P. The Australian Finger Lime (Citrus australasica), also known as ‘Rainforest Pearls’ or ‘Citrus Caviar’ originate from the lush rainforests of Australia’s east coast. These gorgeous fruits have been a traditional bush food for many thousands of years for our Indigenous people who use finger limes for food as well as for medicine.   The…

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Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes

With a Finger Lime Dipping Sauce This dish is inspired by Jules Mckie’s recipe for Thai fish cakes but I’m adding an Australian twist with a delicious dipping sauce utilising our native fruit and using omega 3 rich Salmon in place of white fish. This is a simple enough recipe that everyone can make with little cooking experience. If you…

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

Its not easy to find a vegan muffin if you walk into the best bakeries in town, right? They almost always have some dairy or eggs added to them. Well, if you are in the mood for an awesome vegan lemon-based muffin, you are in for a treat! This Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin, is ideal for those who are venturing…

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Organic Food

Organic Food

For a more balanced life Written by Adriana Krueger More balance in everyday life. Who would not want that? Whether it is due to poor nutrition, too little exercise or too much stress in work and everyday life, we are often unbalanced, tired and drained. That’s enough of that! I will show you how you can bring more harmony into…

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What is a whole food plant

What is a whole food plant-based diet?

Written by Yoko Inoue There are many reasons for the plant-based lifestyle’s rise in popularity. As a result, the motivation behind the ethos plays a role in what a plant-based diet looks like. It’s not a set diet or lifestyle, in fact, for some it’s a diet and for others, it’s a lifestyle. Living in accordance with plant-based principles can…

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Simply “veg out” on the journey

Simply “veg out” on the journey to a kinder lifestyle!

What constitutes a plant-based lifestyle? Written by Adrianna Krueger For many people, living a plant-based lifestyle is not just about nourishment, but about all aspects of their life. There are many reasons for a vegan diet. Above all, there is ethical motivation. Experts consider the plant-based diet to be particularly healthy, but ecological responsibility also motivates people to commit themselves…

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Vegan Spinach Ravioli

Vegan Spinach Ravioli

Vegan Spinach Ravioli – Most pasta doughs have eggs in them and more often than not, the cheese used is not vegan. So how about making the pasta from scratch and using vegan cream cheese? Voila! Vegan spinach ravioli served with mushrooms. This is an ideal option for someone who misses having a cheesy ravioli pasta but has allergy to…

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The benefits and challenges

The benefits and challenges of a plant based lifestyle

Written By Natasha Zervaas N.P. The upward trend towards a more plant based lifestyle has, according to research by Global Data, culminated in a whopping 500% increase in the number of vegan consumers since 2014, with 37% of Australians now actively reducing overall meat consumption, and 10% stating they are vegan or vegetarian.* So what’s this plant based lifestyle all…

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Sweet Potato Power Bowl

Sweet Potato Power Bowl

Written by Kelsey Riley How to get Started with a Plant-Based Lifestyle We have been hearing more and more about living a plant-based lifestyle, but does that mean, and how can we achieve it? Let’s break down what it means to be plant-based, why this is important, and what simple steps you can take to move toward your goals. Why…

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Blood Sausage

Blood Sausage

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow It might sound disturbing to those uninitiated, though to millions of people around the world this type of sausage is a staple in their diet, Blood Sausage. It is the ultimate in sustainability as it utilises a part of an animal that is otherwise wasted, the blood. There are variation of this sausage through out…

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Vegan Banana Cake

Vegan Banana Cake With Coconut

Vegan Banana Cake Here is a delicious sweet recipe that utilizes those mature bananas that have outlasted their eating time, though not their cooking time. Often bananas are wasted once they reach a certain point, the best thing to do in that case, is to peel them and pop them in the freezer. From there you can use them in…

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Granola

Granola

There are many granola recipes, all purporting to be the original or the best. Though the thing I like most about granola is the ability to customize it to my specifics, and this recipe is pretty much how I prefer it. Just like me you need to make your own additions, subtractions or renovations to this recipe to stylize it…

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Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats Personally, I love my oats, whether that be my coco cooked oats in the mornings or my granola snack that seems to call me throughout the day. Here is a tempting recipe to entice even the most ardent oat detractor, Overnight Oats brings together the perfect base for a breakfast. Allowing you to add the topping or toppings…

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Oats

Oats, A Bowl Full

Written by Kevin Kapusi Starow Or also knows as the Common Oat is a cereal crop grown predominantly for its seed, of the same name. Oats are grown primarily as stock feed, though most of us, and I count myself in amongst this group, are under the misguided idea that they are grown just for us. Though of course Oats…

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Garden

Get Your Body into Gardening

Written by Annabelle Drew Did you know that gardening is a great tonic for your body? Those who are regular green-thumbs will intrinsically know this, but so many of us in this modern, busy world have not experienced the benefits of spending time working our green spaces. Garden Equals Nature Essentially, your garden is a patch of nature and there…

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Intuitive eating

Intuitive eating

How you learn to listen to your body again Written by Adriana Krueger You can eat whatever you want, and you will still maintain your feel-good weight! What sounds like a diet promise that is far too good to be true, summarizes the basic idea of intuitive eating. What is “intuitive eating”? (Intuitive eating) Eating intuitively is something we do…

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