Winter – Nourish ME

Staying bright and light over winter   I'm always experimenting with ways of making life lighter and brighter, with ways to live more in my flow, with more ease and grace. Now, you may well think after an incredibly long hot summer, think a couple of days at 46...

Brown Rice Congee

Brown Rice Congee Eating a hot bowl of something in the cooler months feels like the right thing to do. Congee is like porridge made with rice. And while porridge can be made with a variety of grains not just oats think quinoa, buckwheat, corn meal, millet, amaranth...

Strawberry Acai Dream Smoothie Bowl

A simple easy to make smoothie bowl that brings the strawberry love of summer into  a bright winter's day. While I generally prefer a hearty cooked breakfast in winter think quinoa porridge or brown rice congee, I do also splash out with activated buckwheat granola...

Cacao and Sweet Potato Mousse Cake

Cacao and Sweet Potato Mousse Cake I whipped up this delightful chocolate mousse cake for my birthday and to be honest I was feeling a little off colour, a bit grumpy and in need of something sweet, lush but nourishing. And if you look carefully at our autumn...

Autumn – Nourish Your Lymphatic System

Autumn - Nourish Your Lymphatic System My interest in the lymphatic system began over 15years ago when I complained of being tired all the time and couldn't seem to shake it. There was an intuitive sense or feeling that I wasn't dealing well with stress, food...

Pumpkin, Herb and Miso Soup

Pumpkin, Herb and Miso Soup Scarves and hats are coming out as the leaves drop to the ground and we begin our pumpkin harvest. This year there hasn't been much rain and our crop reflects that in the number and size of the pumpkins we have gathered - some years it can...

Autumn: Beetroot and Cacao Muffins

Autumn: Beetroot and Cacao Muffins Is autumn here yet? The leaves are starting to change here in South Eastern Victoria, Australia, but the weather is still unsure of herself. One day it is 30 degrees big blue skies and the next day it is 12 degrees overcast and gray....

Sweet and Sour Chana Dahl

Sweet and Sour Chana Dahl Autumn is drawing in resplendently draped and dressed in colours of gold, orange, red, and yellow. For me, it just seems like those are the colours I reach for when cooking in autumn. As the weather turns a little cooler, I gravitate towards...

Slowing living

Slowing Living ... moving real life into the slow lane ... S.L.O.W = sustainable, local, organic and whole Slow Food Slow living emerged from the slow food trend in the 1980's. Slow food was a response to lack lustre, unhealthy prepackaged, fast foods which many felt...

Zucchini rolls

Zucchini Rolls Many of us include cooked zucchini in our diets as they are such a versatile vegetable and plentiful in summer. But did you know there are more benefits to eating your zucchini raw. If you are having to watch your weight then raw zucchini is a wonderful...