The Milk Alternatives

Posted in Food / Health / Products on January 20, 2014

Once upon a time the only choice was cows milk but thankfully the market has expanded and with such a wide range of alternative sources and brands, the question is which milk?? It is important to remember that these drinks are not “milk”, they are not a “whole food” , they are a food product; made up by combining ingredients and processing them. The other thing to be aware of with many alternative milks is the added sunflower oil. Most seed oils contain high levels of omega-6 poly unsaturated fats, which quickly oxidise in […]




Mexican Chopped Salad with Green Goddess Dressing

Posted in Food on January 19, 2014

This simple quick salad from Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Its All Good’ is bursting with yummy flavours and the black beans add extra protein to make it more filling. I made the above salad in a super quick 10 minutes to take to a picnic today. Love that. INGREDIENTS 2 fresh ears of corn, shucked 2 hearts of romaine, finely shredded ( or torn quickly when Im in a hurry:) 1/2 cup of cooked black beans 1/2 cup of chopped tomatoes 4 scallions, thinly sliced 1 ripe avocado 1/4 cup of cilantro […]




The Environmental Impact of the Food we Eat.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 17, 2014

On my wall next to my desk is my inspiration wall, covered with photos and print outs of inspiring work, people, family and this little number from Diet for a New America, John Robbins. It reminds me of the big impact of food we eat, not only to ourselves but also to the planet. Rather than growing the crops, feeding them to the animals, letting them live a while and then eating the animals; feeding the plants directly to humans saves: 90% of the energy  (the animals use up loads […]




An Apple a Day

Posted in Food / Health on January 14, 2014

Our family love apples. We eat a lot of them. My children loved them pureed as babies, they eat them as snacks now, cut up, whole and put into porridge in the morning. They are crisp, sweet, easy and wholesome.They are high in fiber, potassium and contain Vitamin C and B Vitamins. If you want less sweet you can go the good old green apple! Nothing added. Well, so you think…. Conventional apples have been found to contain some of the highest residues of toxic pesticides. The Environmental Working Group […]




A Mothers Milk; Dairy

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 13, 2014

I stopped drinking milk way before I became vegan simply because I made the connection that I felt terrible after drinking it. Cheese was another story for me. I loved it and if it was near me I would inhale it, slice after slice, not caring if if I felt sluggish. I knew it was not healthy for me from my studies but my taste buds were ruling over my mind. What ultimately won my brain and taste buds over, was my heart. Dairy comes from cows milk. They only […]




The Beginnings of Why to Choose Organic

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 12, 2014

Food is so much to us. It is a social time to share with friends and family. It is a leisure activity in cooking and creating great flavors. It is nourishment for our bodies to grow and have energy. Food can even be our medicine. Billions of us are privileged to be able to eat it at least three times a day, every day, for our entire lives. Billions of us are not and are starving. So I think that makes food production at the top of the list of […]




The Shark Cull in Western Australia; Hunting an Endangered Species

Posted in Animal Welfare on January 11, 2014

There is no doubt about it, I am scared of sharks. I think that is a pretty normal fear and growing up on the coast of Western Australia has shown me there is a reason to be so. The Great White Shark and Tiger sharks are fierce predators. They have sharp teeth and lots of them. They are huge. They are powerful. They kill. In fact seven people have lost their lives on the shores of WA in the last three years. It must of been very scary for those […]




Black Rice Salad with Ginger, Orange, Almonds and Mint

Posted in Food on January 10, 2014

Time with the family is great for me as I get to share the cooking with my vegetarian Dad. This is a great dish he introduced me to, by Sophie Zalokae,  which is healthy and full of bursts of flavors. I always use organic when possible. Ingredients serves 6 2 cups of Black Rice 1 tsp of sea salt 3 1/2 cups of water pinch of saffron 1/4 cup of hot water 1 tbsp of cumin seeds 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp turmeric 4 fresh bay leaves 1 cinnamon […]




Cold Pressed Juice Fast

Posted in Food / Health on January 09, 2014

My husband and I love cold-pressed juices and are super excited that they are readily available around Sydney now. We do a 3 or 5 day juice fast once a year to give our bodies a real chance to cleanse and rejuvenate. Then every month we will do a one day juice fast simply because we feel so good afterwards and its like a regular clean out of the system. We use Lucky You in Sydney as we find their juices the best for us but have also enjoyed them […]




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