Buying sustainable seafood.

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on February 17, 2014

If you enjoy eating marine life, it is possible to do so with a level of consciousness. There is now supportive information that can be easily accessed to help you to choose seafood that is more sustainable, to avoid supporting fisheries with destructive fishing practises and from consuming overfished seafood that is under great threat. My recommendations are; Ask Questions. Do not be afraid to ask your fish supplier or restaurant owner what fish it is (they are often sold under different names!), if it was wild or farmed, where they […]




Sources of Calcium

Posted in Food on February 12, 2014

Calcium is one of the most abundant minerals in our body and is mostly found in our bones. It is important for our bone health, especially after menopause in woman, nerve transmissions, muscle contractions and cardiovascular health.  The recommended amount to consume a day is approximately 1000mg. A common misconception, that is widely marketed, is that we must have lots of dairy to achieve this. However there are many plant-based foods that are also high in calcium and are easily absorbed by the body. Caffeine, tannins( in tea) phosphates ( […]




Delicious Dips

Posted in Food on February 11, 2014

We eat a lot of raw vegetable sticks and wraps in our house. A great way to add flavour and nutrients is to add dips. They are so easy to make and can store in the fridge in an airtight container for later. These are two of our favourite. PUREED BEETROOT Beetroot is a great blood cleansing food.  They are high in Vitamin A, C and B vitamins and taste great! Ingredients 900g beetroots 2 garlic gloves 1 small red chilli 1 tbsp date syrup 2 tbsp of olive oil […]




All the Fish in the Ocean

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food on February 10, 2014

Photo from Meat Free Week  My transition to cutting out animal products was a gradual one that unravelled as I made each new discovery of the craziness of food production in our world today and the suffering that animals experience. Earlier on I found it harder to relate to “seafood”, marine life, than I did to land animals or mammals. I know that many other people also feel this due to the common adverse reaction over the slaughter of dolphins or whales while having no problem eating a crab or fish. Is it […]




What Dairy?

Posted in Food / Products on February 07, 2014

I do not eat dairy but my children and Adam eat small amounts of natural yoghurt and eggs. I choose to feed them these products to help widen the nutrients and protein they consume, especially Jay who can be fussy! I do not give them dairy milk because in my experience it often causes reactions that yoghurt does not. I always make sure we buy BARAMBAH ORGANICS or ELGAAR ORGANIC dairy products due to their ethical stance on organic farming methods and animal welfare.  They don’t have any thickeners, gelatine or […]




Clean Breakfast for the Children

Posted in Food on February 06, 2014

Five days into “cleaning up my children’s diets” and we are going well. We have had no problem at all cutting out the bad stuff aka “treats” ( note how stuffed up we are that we tell our children the food that will make them feel bad is a “treat”!!). I need more time and dedication to come up with new protein fueled meals for my fussy little man though! Here are the photos of healthy breakfasts that the kids have been eating this week as we have given the […]




What about Iron?

Posted in Health on February 03, 2014

This is one of the most common questions you will get if you are vegetarian or vegan. How do you get enough iron? Iron is found in plenty of foods, not just in animal products, and if you are eating enough fresh, organic, varied produce and avoiding substances that inhibit its absorption such as the Pill, too much coffee, tea and alcohol, then it should not be a problem. Have a look at the following table for a quick overview of some of the iron containing foods.                                             Estimated mg […]




Cleaning up the Childrens Diet

Posted in Food / Health on February 02, 2014

This is a photo of my two beautiful children. They are the stars of my life. While they eat mostly organic fresh produce,over the holidays I have become a little more complacent with their diets, as I am sure many parents can relate to. Now we are back into school life I want to refocus on what is going into their little mouths to fuel their growing bodies and minds. These are the spaces I want to clean up: Breakfast Stop the cereal from a box and the oh so […]




Simon Borg-Olivier

Posted in Lifestyle / People on January 31, 2014

Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. The Yoga Synergy style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga. Simon has been teaching since 1982. He is a registered physiotherapist, a research scientist and a university lecturer. He has been a student of both Patthabi Jois and Iyengar. Simon has been regularly invited to teach at special workshops and conferences interstate and overseas since 1990. He is full of energy, […]




Chickens

Posted in Animal Welfare on January 31, 2014

Chicken has become a staple ingredient for most Australians and people around the world . Chicken and salad sandwiches, chicken burgers, chicken nuggets (eek), chicken roast and the list goes on. Over the period of a year, an average Australian will consume approximately 27 chickens, that’s 500 million killed a year in Australia alone. In the USA its is around 7 billion! 90 % of chickens in Australia are raised in factory farms and these are some of the reasons why I do not recommend eating them. Broiler chickens, as […]




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