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Preparing for the Whole30 and Meal Ideas

Over January I went on the Whole30, a dietary program that seems to be part elimination diet and all nutritious diet. It was designed by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig. And now, I’m going on it again! What is the Whole30®? Certain food groups (like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes) could be having a negative impact on […]

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Why Animals To Be Eaten Must Be Killed: An Excerpt From The Colonial Cook Book, The First Published Australian Cookbook

In my new blog Creative Vintage Lover*, I spoke about my favourite vintage cookbook (currently anyway), which is The Colonial Cook Book: The Recipes Of a By-Gone Australia By Paul Hamlyn. It is a reprint (from 1970) of the “first published Australian cook book”, originally published in 1864. As you can imagine it has a lot […]

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Eat Real Food (It’s What Our Ancestors Did)

These days there seems to be plenty of food around, but it isn’t what I’d call real food, nor even food for that matter. The kind of food I’m talking about, which is most often found on our supermarkets & junk food “restaurants” can be thought of “edible food-like substances”, to quote Michael Pollan. Edible […]

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How I Helped My Sister To Love Sauerkraut

Here at I try my best to present delicious recipes that you will want to eat and that are really good for you too! So I thought I would share a little story of how I helped to influence a family member to love sauerkraut, a very beneficial fermented food!  I’m not a mother, but […]

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How Conventional Bacon & Hot Dogs Are Made

You may have seen on twitter or facebook that I’ve been making my own is not only delicious, but it is MUCH better for you than ordinary bacon you can find at the shops. But let’s review how CONVENTIONAL bacon is made first… How Conventional Bacon Is Made: According to the above video, commerical (non […]

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An Objective Look At Phytic Acid: Actions, Sources + Dephytinization Methods

There is a lot of talk these days about the enzyme phytase, phytic acid and how we can neutralize these anti-nutrients from certain foods such as legumes and cereal grains. The process of eliminating these anti-nutrients, seems to have been popularized much due to the Weston A Price Foundation and Sally Fallon’s book Nourishing Traditions […]

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Guest Post/Q & A with Nutritionist Karen Fischer on Healthy Skin

Most of us want beautiful, glowing healthy skin. But how do we achieve that? Our skin is part of our first line of defense and to keep up that part of our immune system it needs to be a strong barrier in order to protect us from pathogens, so we must keep it healthy. Here, […]

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Guest Post: Catching on to omega 3’s with Emma Stirling APD

Hey Everyone. I’m so happy to have Emma Stirling, an Australian Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD), guest posting for you today. I hope you all enjoy her post on omega 3s. To read more about Emma, have a read at the end of the post. – – – Guest Post: Catching on to omega 3’s with […]

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The Benefits of Learning to Cook

The Benefits of Learning to Cook In the past cooking in families was the norm. It would be passed down from parent to child as a means of survival and a way of sharing a cultural and informational lineage from one generation to the next. Yet somehow we have lost touch with our cooking roots and aren’t cooking as […]

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