Welcome to Food Health Wealth.

Hi! I’m Sam!

I founded my global wellness company Gowings Food Health Wealth way back in the year 2000.  Since then, I have been developing websites, blogging, mentoring, teaching, writing books and creating recipes for you to read, share and be aware – and to keep you up to date of the latest food and health trends. Coming to Byron Bay? Here’s a handy guide to my favourite places to eat. 

So I made this tasty little welcome post just for you, and selected a few VDOs from the Gallery so that you can get an idea of what I do. And don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter here


I recently graduated from Le Cordon Bleu – Read story

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Here’s a great article for you to read that summarises my 30 year career in food! Read Epicure Review 2014

No time to read?

Then howabout tuning into Food Health Wealth radio? You’ll find the cream of the interview crop here
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Read Wellspring cover story



I post often, so here’s a rundown of what I do…

I blog about food, create cooking classes, talk about nutrition, beach life & surfing, Gastronomic Tourismspa businessmentoring, women’s health, Rockin’ Women, motivation, Whole Happiness, food trends, Healthtalks TV, wellness, recipes – and the best places to visit in Byron Bay. Here’s a few kind words from some fans.

"The woman is a culinary genius – and so knowledgeable about food. The dishes she creates not only taste amazing, but they all serve a particular purpose for your body. Someone I love, admire and have so much respect for."
Jess Ainscough
“I had the good fortune of stumbling across Sam Gowing back in 2002. Since then, whenever I’m run down, flat out, over-roasted, or in need to some professional “energy support”, she is the one I call. She always sets me back on the path to good health, and manages to do so in a way that makes food sexy, and exercise delightful. She has a big heart, and this makes her the real deal. I love her way.”
Clare Bowditch
"Samantha Gowing showed me a few things I didn’t know for which I am most grateful. She’s a great teacher, fun to work with and she gets results. Thanks Samantha!”
Ita Buttrose
“Sam Gowing is Australia’s spa cuisine guru. She is a font of wisdom when it comes to tasty, healthy eating!”
Matt Preston
“With the increasing demand for beautifully prepared, healthy food and the escalating global health issues, Vue de monde enjoys a nurturing nutritional alliance with Samantha Gowing. This combined with thirty years experience in hospitality and the corporate arena makes her a true champion of balanced living!”
Shannon Bennett
"Samantha Gowing is a culinary pioneer for the spa and wellness industry. She offers the complete wellness solution for luxury hotels and spa’s, bringing together her global experience as a chef, a keen business acumen and her training in natural medicine. Her energy and passion is evident whether she is on stage, mentoring one to one or designing a creative gastronomic menu. Sam is definitely Australia’s leading spa chef!"
Sonja Sorich
Spa Wellness Consulting
"Starting up a new business can make your world spin off its axis. Fortunately for me, Sam's come along and brought some sanity in my business life. She is there on the other side of the receiver answering my questions with workable solutions. invaluable input when you need it most."
Cinzia Cozzolino
"What I love most is that she was able to talk to me in my own language. She took all her knowledge of systems, marketing funnels, premium clients, pricing, blogging, newsletters and the most current software knowledge of the time and translated it into Keri. She gave me the practical skills that I SO desperately needed but also a warm loving kick up the base chakra to believe in myself and have fun whilst I kicked my goals.”
Keri Kreiger
"Sam Gowing is a wonderful blend of straight talking Aussie, well-travelled chef and wellness loving yogi. Just my kind of lady! Just what I need in a business mentor."
Judy Plath
Nourish Cafe
"Sam Gowing is the fairy god mother of the food, health, and wellness industry. Not only does she embody wisdom and have stellar experience, she also knows exactly how to help raise you (and your business) from servant to your trade to the belle of the ball! All of this and more packaged into a gorgeous, caring and gracious soul."
Carrie Thomson-Casey
"Inspiring. Empowering. Hilarious & Entertaining. Be it speaking to international heavyweights in the spa and food industry or helping the next up and coming cafe, restaurant or health practitioner, Sam Gowing is an incredible mentor with a wealth of experience, wisdom and the all-too-rare common sense. There is no one else like Sam; she truly is the Queen of Conscious Cuisine!"
Marcus Pearce
"Splendour Day 1: Compliments to the Chef"
Hop Hop Artist
Samantha Gowing’s warmth, extensive food knowledge and sense of fun is always a crowd pleaser, which is why she has become a favourite for community food shows. Sam’s also a great MC with a heart of gold, a cheeky wit and a head full of amazing information that she is happy to share with great style.
Anne Briggs

Here’s a couple of quick VDOs I prepared earlier…

Here’s what one of my newest readers reckons…
‘Even though I am far from being ‘a foodie’, in fact cooking is not my strong point at all, I just loved this website! I found it engaging and a pleasure to browse. It may even inspire me to cook!’ 
Kym Kranen Manager – NORTEC Employment & Training

Here’s a tasty selection of the most popular blog posts

The Age of Vulnerability
The Mighty Microbiome
Baker’s Delight
A good quenelle is a remarkable thing
There’s no place like Foam
A Tribute to the Wellness Warrior – Jess Ainscough
The Naked Truth about Coconut

Best health retreats worldwide
U.S. News Ranks Best And Worst Diets Of 2014
Byron Bay gets The Healing Feeling
Quinoa – The Queen of Seeds
The sceptic’s guide to healthy eating
The Naked Truth About Raw Food
The importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum
Book review of my book The Healing Feeling



Here’s a snapshot of the most popular recipes

The Truth about Patagonian Toothfish
Rawsome Tiramisu

Paleo fig, berry and coconut muffins
Gowings Peppermint Paleo Slice
Chinese Seafood Dumplings
Citrus Polenta Pancakes
Slow cooked breakfast beans
Gut Buster Protein Smoothie
Activated Rawnola
Superfood Cacao Paleo Smoothie
Individual Paleo Raw-spberry Rose Cakes
Green Superfood Smoothie
Our famous Beet Top Tea
Healthtalks TV – The Beauty of the Beets


So why not join my tribe of passionate entrepreneurs who love what they do every day? I’d love to meet you.

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