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 […]




Down Jackets; Warm but not Cool

Posted in Animal Welfare / Products on January 06, 2014

France was spectacular but cold. As I normally escape on a holiday during our winters, this time I was actually looking forward to dressing up in all the great winter fashion and buying a new great winter coat for myself and my little ones. (Mini over-coats are just too cute!) When shopping for coats I want them to keep me warm and look cool but just as important for me, I want to know that I am not wearing something that has been made by causing pain, suffering or death […]




Boiron Homeopathic Company

Posted in Health / Products on January 05, 2014

As a Naturopath, I loved seeing the use of natural medicine promoted at every pharmacy I walked past in my trip to France.The french family we are friends with had a medicine cabinet that was half full of your standard family medicines and the other half was full of a wide range of homeopathics. How refreshing! Boiron is the worlds largest homeopathic company and it was founded in France in 1932. It now is sold in over 60 countries in the world but still over 40 percent of its business […]




French Meals Gone Healthy… Could it be True!

Posted in Food on January 04, 2014

Eating out in France is an amazing experience. I loved walking inside into a toasty ambient space after being out in the freezing cold! However being a health conscious or vegan in France is not as easy as elsewhere…but it is getting much better than the last time I went. While many places you still will be lucky as a vego to get a side of green salad as your main meal, many other places are becoming increasingly creative and embracing the organic, health movement, including offering vegetarian or vegan […]




Brigitte Bardot

Posted in People on January 03, 2014

All things french this week, here is a quick look at Brigitte Bardot, a woman who has dedicated a large part of her life to helping the plight of animals around the world, particuarly her home country, France. She was born in the 30s and was the it girl of the 50s and 60s, starring in over 40 films and recording several albums. On her 39th birthday she then gave that all up to focused on animal activism, selling off many of her personal belongings and house to raise over […]




My Trip to France and Foie Gras

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on January 02, 2014

I have just returned from an amazing winter holiday in France. I found the atmosphere magic there around Christmas, with the city lights dazzling everywhere, the Christmas markets on Champ de Elysees, the snowy village and slopes of Megeve! The delicious ( and mostly unhealthy!) temptations of France are part of the experience; the breads, the wines and for many, the cheeses. However there is one French “delicacy” that I believe should be boycotted with deliberation. Just because you are on a holiday, why would you want to partake in […]




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