I learnt a valuable lesson this week – always take responsibility for the food you eat, even when you’re eating at a cafe that claims to be organic. I hate to admit how naive I’ve been when it comes to this, but from now on I will always question every organic establishment I eat at.
Something happened while I was at Byron Bay last weekend that really pissed me off. We were in town one day searching for somewhere to eat lunch when we came across a cafe attached to a church called Manna Haven. The sign out the front said it was vegan, raw and organic – so I clapped my hands together with excitement and we went in and got a table. The menu was just as impressive, and there was even a big veggie burger with this description: “This burger is cancer fighting rather than cancer causing.” I was craving a burger, so that’s what I ordered, along with a juice.Read More
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
I haven’t eaten anything that isn’t organic in three years – to the day, today actually (it’s been three years since I started Gerson Therapy – woo!). And I don’t plan on ever going back to eating conventional food. Honestly, I don’t see why organic food should be made out to be the odd way of eating when it’s actually the way we are designed to eat. Our bodies are not designed to consume chemicals, and yet we think it’s entirely normal to eat fruits and vegetables that have been sprayed with them and grown in soils that are drenched in them. Does anyone else think that’s nuts?Read More
I don’t even know where to start when it comes to an appropriate introduction for Rachel MacDonald. On paper, she is the creator of the amazing blog In Spaces Between. She’s also a brilliant life and blog coach, and has the most dewy clear skin I’ve ever seen in real life. On a deeper level, Rach is one of the most genuine, kind, positive, gorgeous souls I’ve ever met, and I’m grateful every day to be able to call her one of my besties.
I’m so thrilled to share Rachel’s Foodie insights with you. I know you will love her just as much as I do!Read More
I’ve been internet friends with Candice Aiken for a while now (we met through studying at IIN and B-School) and every time I see a post of hers pop up on social media she makes me smile. Her love of health and wellness and her unbridled passion for Mother Nature’s handy work is infectious. Candice is the founder of the website Co-inside Wellbeing, which she runs with her husband Curtis. She is the ideal candidate for Foodie Friday, and I’m so excited to share this gorgeous girl with you.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
I’m the first to admit that taking supplements is a pain in the ass. It can be expensive, it’s a bit of an inconvenience, and I would much prefer to receive all of the nutrients I need from food. However, the reality is that our food these days just doesn’t cut it – even if you eat a clean, organic diet. We need supplements to make up for the areas our bodies are lacking in.Read More
When I worked in magazines, my collection of perfumes was so large that I actually had a bottle of Paris Hilton’s scent in my loo for use as toilet spray. When I was diagnosed with cancer and had to ditch all toxins from my lifestyle, I was heart broken as I gave away them all away. Back then, I couldn’t leave the house without a spritz of something. These days, I can’t stand the smell of them.Read More
If I had just five second to stand up on a global soap box and declare something to the masses, it would be this: Being healthy does not mean deprivation. In order to adopt a clean and healthy diet, you don’t actually have to give anything up. It’s simply about educating yourself and swapping out junk foods by replacing them with foods that are natural, whole, nutritious and way more satisfying.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