Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

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05May
2019
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Zucchini flowers with turmeric cashew cheese

Zucchini flowers typically blossom in autumn in Australia. They used to be the domain of restaurant plates however with a little patience and a delicate hand, you can prepare them at home. The Greeks do a wonderful version stuffed with rice and spice, some chefs use a ricotta or other soft curd, but to keep to […]

30Apr
2019
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Sammy’s turmeric chicken noodle soup

The potent healing properties of turmeric include the powerful antioxidant called curcumin which gives the Indian spice its characteristic yellow colour. Like other tuberous rhizomes, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory actions by the reducing histamine levels. It also lowers cholesterol by stimulating the flow of bile which helps to break down fat, this can also help to clear the […]

03Oct
2017
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Turmeric cashew dressing

1 cup raw cashews, soaked 1-4 hours, drained and patted dry 1 count lime or lemon, juice only 3/4 cup macadamia oil 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 count garlic clove, peeled and roughly chopped 1 count ginger, about 2cm, peeled and roughly chopped 1 count fresh turmeric, about 2cm, peeled and roughly chopped 1 […]

15Sep
2017
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Smoked trout salad with turmeric cashew dressing      

On a freezing Melbourne winter’s morning I popped into town to do a quick demo for GCBC, here’s what we prepared earlier. Smoked trout salad with turmeric cashew dressing             Serves: 4  Prep: 30 minutes For the salad 300 grams smoked trout, bones removed, shredded 100 grams assorted tomatoes, quartered ¼ cup macadamias, roughly chopped […]

27Aug
2011
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Prawns with turmeric aioli

You know passionfruit, turmeric and eggs are not normally ingredients who play together, however turmeric and passionfruit are kinda yellow so I reckoned they’d blend up well with a few egg yolks and make a cracker of an accompaniment to a handful of local grilled prawns. Passionfruit, an obvious aphrodisiac, also has powerful healing properties […]

05Jul
2008
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Gowings Turmeric Tonic

This special tonic is the perfect pick-me-up to keep your immunity in tiptop shape before a cold or flu unfolds. Its rich golden yellow hue comes from beta-carotene. Inspired by the great Jamu kunyit at Bali Janet’s Casa Luna, this is my version with the fresh stuff created for the cooking school in 2005. Like its […]

01Aug
2019
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WELLNESS GASTRONOMY CHEF SAMANTHA GOWING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CLUB MED ASIA PACIFIC

WELLNESS GASTRONOMY CHEF SAMANTHA GOWING ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CLUB MED ASIA PACIFIC  Australia’s popular wellness chef, clinical nutritionist and Le Cordon Bleu Master’s graduate, is taking her ‘food is medicine’ philosophy offshore in a new partnership with Club Med Asia Pacific. From October this year guests at selected Club Med Asia Pacific villages will enjoy a healthy […]

14Jul
2019
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Resort Report

Of sand and sea My first resort relationship was in Bermuda, I was nine and it was the Christmas of 1975. A smashing year I might add, and my ears were full of 3XY hits, in particular Carlton by Skyhooks (still my fave and if you ever care to join me on the highway, I will […]

14Jul
2019
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Studio 10 TV Sammy’s simmering noodle soup          

Baby it’s cold out there, here’s my simmering soup for you. The potent healing properties of turmeric include the powerful antioxidant called curcumin which gives the Indian spice its characteristic yellow colour. Like other tuberous rhizomes, turmeric contains anti-inflammatory actions by the reducing histamine levels. It also lowers cholesterol by stimulating the flow of bile […]

05Apr
2019
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Great barrier grief

The abyss of grief is a chasm so vast that no compass can navigate its exodus. Time is suspended, daily tasks rendered impossible. It is the only state where time and date are so irrelevant that the segmentation of society’s structure is blindingly apparent. As if in apology, time slowly returns and allegedly can heal […]

25Mar
2019
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Studio 10 figs, Jamon Serrano, macadamias

Figs might fly and they sure did when I transported them down to Studio 10 last week. Now, I have had some great moments in my working life but being on set with Angela Bishop and the hilarious Richard Reid is a highlight. The best thing about live TV is that it’s quick, upbeat and spontaneous and oh so much fun!    Fresh figs, […]

31Dec
2018
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The science of detoxification

First published 2/2/2017 Back in my nutrition student days, circa 2000, I used to jest that it was all uptox-downtox, retox-detox. Primarily because I was still living in Melbourne and hanging with the nicest, if not the wildest people! Our late night antics seemed as though they went for days. A hangover from my former life as […]

07Oct
2017
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Fragrant chicken curry

This easy fragrant curry is a great weekend recipe crowd pleaser and was a hit at this week’s catering for Sue’s 70th. Make yourself and great curry paste of buy a prepared one and boost all the flavours with additional Asian ingredients. Bruise the lemongrass stalks with the end of the knife and tie into […]

07Oct
2017
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Fragrant chicken curry

This easy fragrant curry is a great weekend recipe crowd pleaser and was a hit at this week’s private chef dinner for Sue’s 70th. Make yourself and great curry paste of buy a prepared one and boost all the flavours with additional Asian ingredients. Bruise the lemongrass stalks with the end of the knife and tie into a knot for easy removal when serving.

19Mar
2017
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Seven Byron Bay dishes you must try

GINGER TURMERIC BEER, ELIXIBA BOTANICAL BREWS Brewed in nearby Tweed Heads, this botanical brew is the perfect integration where healthy treats meet good times, sold at Byron Bay’s new Elixiba. A groundbreaking taste of things to come in plant-based cuisine. I was a publican for eight years in Melbourne and never did we have such […]

26Nov
2016
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Baked fennel, ancient seeds, tahini mustard dressing

Healthy festive flavours with fennel and friends just in time for Christmas. For the salad 1 cup mixed quinoa & amaranth cooked in 2 cups water 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon grated turmeric Salt and pepper to taste For […]

14Jun
2016
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Sammy’s Lemon Aid

Using food as medicine to transition through the seasons Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) suggests that to keep the winter chill out we should enjoy an abundance of warming food. These ingredients have a healing effect on our bodies by heating our internals and keeping the cold at bay. Chestnuts, aduki beans, quinoa, pumpkin, lima beans, […]

12Jun
2016
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Miso Love You!

How to use miso. There are different kinds of miso including rice genmai, kome; barley mugi and soybean hatcho. The suffix refers to the grain that has been inoculated with koji before it is blended with the soybeans. Koji is a culture used as the catalyst in the traditional Japanese fermented foods. Hatcho miso has no grain added so takes longer […]

10May
2016
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Graduating Gratitude

Here’s an extract from the Keynote Address for the Endeavour College of Natural Health – Melbourne ceremony May 6 2016. “It is with immense pleasure that I stand before you. Just six days ago I sat in anticipation just as you have waiting for my name to be called so I could officially graduate as […]

11Feb
2016
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What it takes to grow a wellness business

Guts! Both kinds. You’ll need the tenacity of a prize-fighter and the digestive constitution of an ox! Global wellness tourism is currently worth $474 billion a year. The wellness industry grew in Australia from barefoot beginnings as we transpired from wellbeing to wellness. In 1994, organic food on Smith Street, Collingwood was all blemishes and bumps. […]

01Jul
2015
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The Jewel of the Underground

If spice were to be a crown, then ginger would surely be its golden jewel. Native to Asia, the ginger plant (Zingiber officinale) was one of the earliest commodities to be introduced to European colonies from the East Indies by the Spanish, consequently laying down the foundations of The Spice Trade. Once the Spaniards delivered […]

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 […]

10Nov
2014
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Spring Cleansing Carnival

All that racing been giving your gut grief? Well turn your fascinator upside down and lift the corners of your mouth with this little burst of bubbling goodness. Guaranteed to fix springtime coughs, colds and itchy holes – and especially bloating, flatulence, IBS – and also give candida a good run for its money. Make […]

01Nov
2014
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Crispy tempeh with cabbage & sprout slaw with macadamia satay

On Sunday 9th November Melbourne celebrates World Vegan Day with a fun-filled day at the Showgrounds featuring cooking demos, speed dating (love that bit!), over 80 stalls and so much more. Here’s one of our tasty vegan recipes to get you in the mood. Images by Nelly le Comte, recipes by FHW and lovingly styled by […]

10Sep
2014
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Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Smoothie

This awesome recipe and photo shoot was commissioned by Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit for the new season fruit. Together with photographer Nelly le Comte we create, develop and style unique recipes for your brand and prepare them for digital brochures and websites. See our great FHW Styling & Development Brochure. With its very high vitamin C […]

31May
2014
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Gowings Hazelnut, spelt and cacao cake

Spelt check – Hazelnut, spelt and cacao cake

We’ve been crafting new recipes and refining old ones for the new look website. Here’s one we whipped up a while back and it’s had a few tweaks since then. The chia seeds help make the cake so moist but the real secret is in the raw cacao nibs, so don’t even try to use anything else. […]

06Jan
2014
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Qualifications

When Samantha Gowing left her fast-paced career as a hat-winning restaurateur to immerse herself in the world of nutrition at a time before it was trendy, it took Australia a little while to catch on. It proved to be a risk that firmly paid off, with Samantha using her unique blend of nutrition, fine dining […]

29Dec
2013
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The Best of Byron Bay & Beyond

Here’s a chef’s guide to Byron Bay & surrounds to help you through your stay. Leave a comment below and let me know your favourite! For regular updates also visit Get Forked And Fly Seven Byron Bay dishes you must try: Samantha Gowing, Byron Bay Cooking School for Traveller by Julietta Jameson GINGER TURMERIC BEER, ELIXIBA BOTANICAL BREWS Brewed […]

24Sep
2013
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The sceptic’s guide to healthy eating

Can healthy food be fun? Great to chat with Dani Valent who rounded up fellow food-lovers to find the fun side of eating well for The Age, Epicure 24/9/13. Original article here. Top photo: Steven Stewart. Obviously, I want to be healthy. If I’m sick, how am I going to get to restaurants, sit up straight […]

20May
2013
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How to make cashew cheese

Ever wondered how the food at raw food cafes tastes so good? On most occasions it is due to a high volume of raw cashews. These kidney shaped nuts grow at the end of the cashew apple and their rich creamy texture when processed creates the perfect texture for the sweet and healthier alternatives  that raw […]

30Apr
2013
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cauliflower cous cous

Gowings raw cauliflower couscous with macadamia nuts and cranberries

Here’s a favourite spring salad that’s so quick and easy and full of liver friendly cauliflower, with a hint of sweetness form cranberries and a kiss of mint. Raw cauliflower couscous with macadamia nuts and cranberries 1/2 head cauliflower, roughly chopped 1 cup macadamia nuts ½ cup parsley, finely chopped ½ cup mint, finely chopped […]

14Apr
2013
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First Aid Foods

Bugger. I’ve got the lergy. Although it’s not a completely debilitating one, it’s enough to keep me out of the kitchen – ‘cos nobody wants to see a sick chef – especially in a health retreat. So I’ve been tucked up in bed for a few days, just crawling out to absorb some vitamin D […]

26Jan
2013
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Baker’s Delight

We all know how delicious those superfoods can be especially when cacao and chia meet, marry and have baby muffins with a whole bunch of other stuff. Now if you’re of the gluten free variety and ditching the spelt, wheat and other rising stars then chances are you might be sprinkling a few pinches of […]

13Jun
2011
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Mackerel Escabeche

This quick and easy fish dish is a highlight of many a cooking class. Simple to prepare and usually requires just a quick visit to your favourite fishmonger. Best with an oily white fish such as spotted or Spanish mackerel. Can be served warm or cold, as an appetiser, entree or mixed through a warm […]

12May
2011
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Laughing buddha lunch

Aduki bean with black jasmine rice, red slaw and crunchy pepitas This colourful, crunchy combo will help to dry out any damp conditions such as excess mucous, phlegm and digestive stuff! The cabbage helps to cleanse the liver and the black rice will support the kidney Qi. Great for acute coughs and head colds. The […]

13Apr
2003
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Lillies & Chillies

“If you have two loaves of bread, sell one and buy a lily” Chinese Proverb Throughout history, both the East and the West have embraced the healing properties of the Allilium species. Garlic and onions have long been associated with the common cold as a natural antibiotic.  Combining garlic with the dried pepper from the cayenne […]