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10Feb
2016
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Frankie Cox

From Melbourne to Manhattan Chef Frankie Cox has been time-ripened and market-plucked just in time to open a 70-seat TriBeCa restaurant launching imminently in New York City. Being a woman in hospitality is hard enough, let me tell you. Being a young women appointed as Executive Chef in New York City is a whole new ball game. By the way, […]

20Jan
2016
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Rockin’ Women Wednesday – Terri-Anne Leske

Every so often Facebook dishes up a golden friendships just by making a comment – and that’s how the self publishing story of Terri-Anne (TA) and I was born. A quick quip about how we help our clients self publish here at Food Health Wealth and next thing there’s a steady stream of Byron-Singapore Skype sessions. […]

28Oct
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Melissa Leong

It’s been a while since I gatecrashed a party. It’s been even longer since I crashed a fantastic one. In fact, it was the best party I have been to all year. I was in Sydney to say a few words about Clean Eating for the Talking Food stage at Fine Food Australia. Our Byron crew were there […]

23Sep
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Sarah Wheeler

What if you were told that eating 50 grams of 85% cacao was your cure? And you decided to create a remedy just because it felt like the right thing to do? And what if you felt that what you had created shouldn’t be yours alone but should be shared amongst everyone? This is the true […]

12Aug
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Sarah Holloway

If only I had a Polaroid snapshot of my life in a kimono aged 19! Back in those days I used to shuffle around the wonderful Minami Japanese Restaurant in the swanky Melbourne suburb of South Yarra. Resplendent in traditional silk robes and the clickety-clack of geta on my feet, I would host tables and share the swish-swish […]

05Aug
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Mary Pinzone

At the heart of every great town is a great market. And at the heart of that market is a great trader, someone who captures your attention with their verve, vigour and veracity. At the Byron Farmers’ Market I flocked to Mary “Pinny” Pinzone like a moth to a flame. No doubt it’s also her flaming […]

15Jul
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Steph Prem

Now, I met this bendy goodness goddess of the snow a while back when she was hosting a retreat at Cabarita. For a former Winter Olympian who spent ten years of her life as a professional athlete, Steph is one of the most grounded people I know that has lived much of her life going downhill fast. What inspires […]

01Jul
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Madeleine Marentette

Long before clean eating became a hashtag and when a spa was just a small bubbling pool, there was one woman who pioneered the boutique luxury wellbeing market in Canada single-handedly with vision, grace and gratitude. You may recall I flew to Berlin to speak at the Healing Summit in March. During this time I had the great fortune […]

10Jun
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Linda Molloy

In the world of health retreats, you need three things: a glorious location that makes your guests’ jaw drop; a commitment to healing in every department; and a talented Head Chef with a vast knowledge of wholefoods, and kitchen systems. Chef Linda Molloy ticks all those boxes and also possesses a genuine desire to nurture and fulfil the […]

13May
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Dani Stevens

Meeting Dani Stevens was like coming home. A kindred spirit with a bigger smile than mine embraced me mid-chew from the table at Targa, a fave hang in Byron Bay. Within seconds I felt like I’d been hanging with this 40 something mum of two boys Noah, Oscar, and two girls Mietta and Zali, plus hubby Adrian – […]

06May
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Belinda Hughes

Belinda is a Natural Beauty Expert who is passionate about getting healthy skin by using toxic free products and eating healthy food. Understanding that women are extremely busy today convenience is important so our needs can be met quickly, often on the run. Eating healthy simple recipes is key along with finding the correct natural […]

29Apr
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Adele McConnell

The Royal Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne are steeped in tradition, heritage and old world charm, with more than a splash of colour, and a enough urban chic to validate the city fringe location. I have presented many a cooking demo within these hallowed halls, and on my last visit I was lucky enough to meet Vegie Head […]

22Apr
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Sam Beau Patrick

Meet Sam Beau Patrick, a mother of three, nutritionist, naturopath, and an author who believes food is the currency of love. A girl after my own heart and someone I have had the pleasure of meeting on too few occasions. Sam grew up in an Italian household and food was everything. Her family grew lots […]

15Apr
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Nina Hooper

With just three days to go, entrepreneur Nina Hooper has already managed to secure her goal of $15,000 in Kickstarter funds. All because she believes that you shouldn’t have to feel guilty for eating delicious chocolate cake so she has created one that’s guilt-free, no catches! If you reckon that’s pretty awesome, then consider this: Nina […]

08Apr
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Dani Valent

Dani Valent is an award-winning food writer, screenwriter and cookbook author. In 2007 she heard the word ‘Thermomix’ and had to find out more. All of a sudden she was on a ‘speed 10’ ride through Thermoland, bringing her special brand of empowered, tasty fun to Thermomix users around the world. Her feature articles and […]

01Apr
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Dr. Bec

Now here is a sharp shooting, no bullshit talking nutritionist – and just look at that smile! A qualified ‘nut’ after my own heart, Dr. Rebecca Reynolds is a balanced nutritionist, lecturer at UNSW Australia and owner of Wholesomely. She counsels sufferers of eating disorders, and like my good self, gets almighty upset with all […]

25Mar
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Leilani Wolfenden

Leilani Wolfenden – Chef Cakes & Ale, Sorrento Leilani Wolfenden grew up in a village in New Zealand where her mum instilled a love for beautiful homegrown food and cooking. “My family lived on a small farm, mum made everything from scratch. I remember our garage was full of mum’s preserves. We never ate shop […]

04Mar
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Hannah Miles

Hannah Miles established her brand Nourish To Health – a place that offers  guidance, and support for mothers who are the guiding, protective force in their family. Hannah is of the belief that before the family can heal – the mother needs feel that she’s supported, empowered and has access to the knowledge she needs to best care for […]

25Feb
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Belinda Norton-Smith

Two weeks ago on a starry Byron Bay night, I was lucky enough to meet the stunning Belinda Norton-Smith at the launch of Lisa Messinger’s inspiring new book, Life & Love – Creating the Dream. We shared 100 Mile food, swapped stories of health and wellness – and fell into a lovely new friendship that […]

18Feb
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Lisa Guy

The beautiful Lisa Guy came into my life years ago at a brief meeting in Sydney. I’ve always admired her style, writing and down to earth attitude when it comes to nutrition – and her honest to goodness approach to life. Lisa is a Sydney based naturopath, author, and passionate foodie, who runs a naturopathic clinic […]

11Feb
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Simone Baldwin

Well here is a woman after my own heart. Imagine my joy when I stumbled across this goddess! Like a sister from another mister, Simone and I have found each other through our online newsletters. She’s been based in Jakarta for ten years and recently moved back to Melbourne. We are blessed to have mutual […]

04Feb
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Carrie Thomson Casey

Now back in September of 2014 I had the utmost pleasure of connecting with Carrie. She was in search of an organic food consultant who could help her Moree based organic store Three Apples Organics launch a range of grab ‘n’ go menu offerings. Little did I know that we would strike up a wonderful mentoring journey together – and being […]

28Jan
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Kay Richardson

In the world of polarised food messages for kids, Kay Richardson is a beacon of light and authenticity for parents who scratch their heads in confusion as they attempt to decipher the mixed media messages that surround children and nutrition. Kay is a champion of cutting the path and providing a conduit so kids can be […]

21Jan
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Keri Krieger

Now my friend Keri is a joy to behold. Truly! She’s an absolute cracker of a human being and one of the world’s great sweethearts. She has this knack of blinding you with her beauty and then dropping bombs of wildly intelligent conversation, punctuated with intense words of wisdom well beyond her young years. All […]

07Jan
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Pam Meyerowitz

The Internet’s a funny place don’t you think? As Matt Kleinschmit, SVP at Vision Critical once said: “It’s interesting that people are relying on what they see as an untrustworthy medium to communicate with folks they place a great degree of trust in.” And that’s precisely how I feel about Pam Meyerowitz – trust. Pam’s a Facebook […]

10Dec
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Jennie Murphy

Jennie Murphy is a pioneer in the world of raw food. Her thriving business Raw Pleasure is Australia’s leading online one stop shop – and the ultimate go to for gadgets, ingredients and living cuisine guidebooks. For those new to raw, a far diet or Living Cuisine as I prefer to call it, consists of […]

26Nov
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Jemma Gawned

Jemma Gawned’s contribution to the healing cuisines of the world deserves to be celebrated and well documented. Her homespun intention for distributing her original superfood balls across the gritty streets of Melbourne has blossomed into an important Mecca for the mindful and a respected authentic brand, well buoyed in a market that is drowning in imitation and mimic. When […]

12Nov
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Sarah Murphy

You know I find it constantly fascinating how timing is everything when it comes to destiny. Take this babe, Sarah Murphy for instance. You’d reckon we would have been besties in Melbourne judging from that bio below, but the truth is we only met two years ago. We were both in Melbourne for SWB, which […]

29Oct
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Taren Hocking

Taren Hocking is a transformational agent for change and a powerful business leader in the realm of sustaining women in business, and entrepreneurial event management. When I first clapped my peepers on her, she was on stage opening the World Wellness Summit, a groundbreaking event I had the utmost pleasure of speaking at in Melbourne […]

22Oct
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Nelly le Comte

Today’s Rockin’ Woman is my creative collaborator, the beautiful and inspiring Nelly le Comte. A passionate food photographer and stylist with a great knowledge of produce and how to enhance food into mouthwatering images. Food styling and recipe development are some of my favourite services that we offer here at FHW – and working with a pro […]

15Oct
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesday – Kris Abbey

Kris Abbey is a health and wellness advocate and has been pushing the barrow of good, clean, real food since she was 15 years old! She has studied science, exercise physiology, physical education and nutrition and now spends a lot of her time writing, speaking, consulting and sharing her passion for health and wellness. The […]

08Oct
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Jules Galloway

She’s my Cherry Pie! Appropriately, I first met Jules Galloway surfing. We were waiting for the intermediate group to gather at Belongil during the awesome Byron Surf Sirens event earlier this year. Somehow we struck up a conversation about wellness and next thing I’ve got her on board to help develop some recipe concepts and […]

01Oct
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Janet DeNeefe

The Gods must have been smiling on us that day in Ubud when I sat at a marble top table drinking jamu with my friend Noo Noo.  Twelve magical years later a friendship thrives that is as rich and funny as the day we met. I was so besotted with the healthy menu, unique style […]

24Sep
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Grace Darling

Today is such a special day for me – it commemorates the anniversary of the day I became a publican. I was 24 years old and it was the 24th September 1990 at 12pm – to be precise. Lock, Stock ‘n’ Barrel is how you bought and sold pubs back then and my dad had […]

10Sep
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Lael Stone

This beautiful gift from spirit disguised as a young woman entered my life in the mid nineties. Lael joined our team of 25 staff at Gowings Grace Darling Hotel where she would carry plates, pull beers by day and night, then in between shifts examine our auras! Can you imagine that?! Long before we had […]

03Sep
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Dr. Rachel Wyndham

Dr Rach Medical Doctor and Naturopath joined our community crew at last month’s Rawing To Go wellness business event in Byron Bay. Unbeknown to me, she’d been stalking me for some time! That’s the bit I love the most – when my work has touched someone so prolifically that they leave their well-paying hospital job […]

27Aug
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Candice Briggs

As a wellness professional you know that when life gets in the way of your fitness you either surrender and go pear-shaped or you suck it up, train hard and bend well. Just as every mentor needs a mentor, every active person needs a qualified motivational fitness expert to lead them out of rest pose […]

30Jul
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Sherry Strong

Return to food. That’s Sherry Strong’s motto. She is a visionary and pioneer in the world of nutrition and healthy food. Long before green smoothies ruled the wellness world – yikes – and gluten-free was a hashtag, Sherry was shouting from the rooftops her messages of health, real food and real women. We met in […]

16Jul
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Linda Bull

Running with the Bulls Back in the 80s we used to hang out at a nightclub in Melbourne called Inflation. It was ultra chic and set over three or four levels, each with a different theme. On the ground floor was a smaller cafe style bar with live music where we would gravitate toward. Our mates […]

25Jun
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Cinzia Cozzolino

Stairway to unleaven. This post is dedicated to the loving memory of Kate Bentley. It gives me great pleasure to share the wonderful journey of my friend and fellow nutritionist Cinzia Cozzolino, Nutrition Darling. Like so many of the girls I feature on Rockin’ Women Wednesdays, Cinz and I go way back to our gritty […]

18Jun
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Vika Bull

Since she’s on the road again with At Last, I thought I’d do a wind-back-wednesday and share one of our most popular – and the first ever – Rockin’ Women Wednesday guest. So here’s my bestie VB. It is often said that food, music and friendship are synonymous, so  I asked my mate Vika Bull […]

11Jun
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Nat Kringoudis

I first met Nat Kringoudis at my “How To Build A Successful Wellness Business” seminar in Melbourne in 2009. I asked the audience if they had an elevator pitch – a one sentence, non-salesy description of what they do. Nat’s little paw immediately shot up and she announced “I make babies”. Right answer! We’ve been […]

04Jun
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Eve von Bibra

Winter sees the return of our weekly Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – a regular blog spot that profiles the talents of Australian women in music, food and the arts. To celebrate the comeback, I’ve asked the beautiful Eve von Bibra to share her story and a few of her favourite flavours with us. The best thing […]

01May
2014
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Clare Bowditch

Now me and Clare Bowditch go back a long way – as do most of the rockin’ women posted here. According to CB, I am the “original health coach”. She should know ‘cos she came to me as a patient way back in 2002 for nutritional support. She then wrote the following blessing – the introduction […]

27Mar
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Jacqui Wilson

Meet our mate Jacqui Wilson. A very funny lady with a BA degree in PR to boot. She has clocked up about eight year’s experience in music and entertainment publicity, artist management, and corporate PR. During this time she has worked on a variety of projects from major artist album releases and tours and national […]

06Mar
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Amanthi Lynch

Now you’ve gotta love a gal who also loves to bake bits ‘n’ bobs as well as rock out a tune or two as part of the band Skipping Girl Vinegar. Not only does the gorgeous Amanthi Lynch posses enviable qualities that make her a prime candidate for RWW but get this…drumroll … she can […]

27Feb
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Carmen Smith

The Mischief Maker Dishing up the Healing Feeling for Rockin’ Women Wednesdays  today is Carmen Smith – a self proclaimed “freckle faced, red haired mischief maker who sings her little heart out” who has been an underground force in the music industry for some time. Now we love a good mischief maker at Food Health […]

13Feb
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Tracy Kingman

From little things big things grow – so Paul Kelly tells us – and it sure is true when it comes to my little friend Tracy Kingman (TK) who was a whippersnapper of a thang when we met. I was 16 and she’s a good deal younger. Over our very long friendship we have had […]

06Feb
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Kerri Simpson

The best thing about putting Rockin’ Women Wednesdays together is that I get to hook up with my mates who I haven’t touched base with in yonks. Meet Kerri Simpson, one of Australia’s original rock chicks with a heart as big as the moon. I love ‘Simpsoni’ – she’s the real deal with a dry wit […]

27Jan
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays

Once upon a time before I became an organic chef and devotee to all things healthy, I was the licensee of the historic Grace Darling Hotel, on Smith Street in the gritty, inner city Melbourne suburb of Collingwood from 1990-1998. My brother Chris and I owned and operated the famous old bluestone pub. We proudly […]

23Jul
2014
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Rockin Women Wednesdays – Nikki Fisher

This week for RWW I am stoked to introduce my friend and wholefood colleague Nikki Fisher -The Wholefood Mama. We first me online or so to speak. Nikki wrote for The Age Epicure for 11 years since 2000 and was a restaurant reviewer for the Age Good Food Guide so she knows her stuff when […]

02Sep
2015
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Dude Food – Charlie Arnott

Welcome to the inaugural Dude Food feature post – a tasty place that amplifies awareness around the great fellas who plant, pat, play and put good food on plates. Now there’s never been a better place to launch than with the farmer. Ol’ Mate Charlie Arnott burst on my radar serendipitously, just like a nexus point where destiny and opportunity collide. […]

18Feb
2018
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NEW READER? START HERE…

Welcome to Food Health Wealth. Hi! I’m Sam! I founded my global wellness company Gowings Food Health Wealth way back in the year 1999.  Since then, I have been developing websites, blogging, mentoring, teaching, writing books and creating recipes for you to read, share and be aware. So I made this tasty little welcome post just for you, […]

05Oct
2016
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A Class Act

Each one should teach one When it comes to the new wave of health foods and associated activities available on the market, integrity can be as thinly spread as Nutella on a slither of sourdough in a Sunday surcharge saturated seaside cafe. If you lack the X factor – also known as a jolly good dose of […]

30Oct
2014
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Dirty Feeds Done Dirt Cheap

I love getting stuff in the mail. It takes me back to my boarding school days when a random package of goodies would arrive from home. My school buddies from the country got regular doses of ‘tuck’ sent from the homestead, but every so often I would get a parcel too. Don’t feel too sorry for […]