The Pauses In Between – Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga looks and feels we are doing nothing which in itself is like being a fallow bed in a garden, yet what is actually happening in the poses is a deep unwinding of physical, emotional and mental stress as our wired nervous systems untangle quieten down and reset. When you deeply support the body with as many props as you have available and hold each pose for at least 15 minutes, the whole body sighs in delight sinking into the props and letting go. Try it and see!

Boysenberry and Lime Raw Cake

Boysenberry and Lime Raw Cake Last weekend I was pruning our rather sad berry patch. Sad because after two years of not much rain many of the raspberries had died, all of the blueberries had died but my heart sang when I saw our boysenberries looked pretty good. The...

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...