If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret that I have a love affair with a little organic vegan café here on the Sunshine Coast called Ground. The day they opened their doors in Buderim, all of my prayers for a healthy and yummy café with impeccable integrity were answered. Ground does everything right – from the meals and desserts they create, to the produce they use, and even the water they use to prepare everything. Plus, the two young owners – James and Monique – are the most kind and genuine people ever.
Not only am I super pumped to share this Q&A with Monique with you, but I’m beyond excited that Monique agreed to share one of my favourite recipes from Ground. Every time I go there (which is every week) I order either the Sunflower Stack or the Bruschetta – both of which are made on top of the sunflower bread you will learn how to make in today’s recipe.Read More
In honour of Meat Free Week this week (18-24 March) Foodie Friday is Aussie chef and Meat Free Week ambassador Simon Bryant.
Simon Bryant is a face well known as The Chef on ABCs program The Cook & The Chef alongside food icon Maggie Beer. Originally a motor mechanic, Simon soon realised his calling was in the kitchen. He was with Hilton Adelaide for more than 10 years, commencing as a Commis Chef, followed by a Chef de Partie in ‘The Grange’ and working his way up to Senior Sous Chef of ‘The Brasserie’. It was in ‘The Brasserie’ where Simon emerged as one of South Australia’s hottest young chefs and was promoted to Executive Chef.Read More
I’m pressing the ‘pause’ button on Foodie Friday this week because I made dinner the other night and my creation was so good that I felt it warranted the interruption. This dish was a major experiment, in which I threw all of the flavours I was craving into a pot and mixed them all together. The result threw my tastebuds a soiree.Read More
Meg Thompson is a qualified naturopath and holistic nutritionist in Melbourne who has a strong background working with wholefoods (this makes her a star in my books). Meg is also a super passionate cook, and an avid blogger spreading the well word through her own piece of online realty, My Wholefood Romance where she aims to inspire and entertain people, sharing knowledge, recipes and the fabulousness of food!Read More
Amy Landry is a former professional dancer, a current yoga teacher, and student of Ayurveda. Amy and I have been bumping into each other online for a couple of years and I had the pleasure of meeting her in person when she recognised my voice across a raw, vegan café in Sydney. I love Amy’s foodie philosophy, and I’m thrilled to share her with you.Read More
Rachel Gorney was jobless and lifeless when the inspiration for her home cooking/home catering business came from her like the miracle that it is. Rachel’s Sydney-based business, From My Kitchen, delivers delicious and nutritious weekly snack packs and travel packs to the convenience of your own door. All the ingredients are 100% organic, using only the finest natural products and super foods available. All the recipes are sugar free, gluten free and vegan.Read More
I sent a message out to the Universe a little while ago that I wanted to feature more healthy guys on my site, and I can’t think of anyone more fitting to take the first Foodie Friday dude of 2013 than Philip McCluskey. His story of health transformation is incredible, and he is one super inspiring guy.Read More
You’ve pledged to be healthy. You’ve pledged to stay away from processed foods. You’re no longer consuming refined sugar. You’re a wellness warrior on a mission to have the cleanest body possible … but gosh darn it, you’re fanging for something to eat to tide you over until the next meal. You need a snack – some kind of comfort food. The voice inside your head is pleading with you to betray your health pledge. “To hell with the clean body”, it’s saying. But you know better. You know that there is a better way. For you know, that being healthy has nothing to do with deprivation. Oh yes, welcome to the world of healthy comfort foods. Let me show you around.Read More
I’m so excited to have the lovely Lisa Mitchell as my very first Foodie Friday of 2013. Lisa and I started chatting a few months ago after she gave me and my website a shout out to her Twitter and Facebook followers. From this virtual meeting I discovered that Lisa is so much more than the talented folk-pop singer/songwriter I knew her to be. She is also deeply spiritual, very wise, and a passionate healthy foodie!Read More