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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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Fermented Foods: How To Prepare Kombucha Tea

Kombucha Tea Kombucha tea is a refreshing, bubbly fermented tea historically from China, Russia & Germany (Greewalt et al, 2000). It is made from a Kombucha S.C.O.B.Y. /scoby. Scoby stands for symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast. It is also known as a ‘mushroom’ or ‘biofilm’. Kombucha tea is fermented which means that bacteria and […]

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Recipe: Homemade Soaked Chickpea Hummus

Recipe: Homemade Soaked Chickpea Hummus By request, here is my recipe for Soaked Chickpea Hummus. As you’ll see from the recipe below, it’s a pretty easy to whip together! I hope you enjoy it! Ingredients: 1 C. dried chickpeas (or 1 can of cooked chickpeas) optional: a strip of kombu 2 Tbs. tahini paste (hulled […]

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7 Tips To Start The New Year Refreshed

Need some motivation to get fit and healthy in the new year? Not sure where to start? Here are my top 7 tips to help get you feeling refreshed in the new year. 1- Relax Relaxation is so important to our health and well-being. So much so, that if we spend most of out time stressed it […]

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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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Book Review: ‘The Healthy Skin Diet’ By Karen Fischer (Plus An Adapted Recipe)

Today I’m reviewing a book that I’ve been reading lately (and trying recipes from) called The Healthy Skin Diet: Your Complete Guide to Beautiful Skin in Only 8 Weeks! by Australian Nutritionist Karen Fischer (BHSc. Dip. Nut.). You may recognize Karen’s name from my review and giveaway of her Children’s health book called ‘Don’t Tell […]

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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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