Covid-19
Samantha Gowing

The Survivor – Derek Aitken

The Survivor – Derek Aitken You might be sitting­­ there swilling a well-earned post COVID lockdown Corona, watching the footy, clicking Add to Cart, doing

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Plant-Based
Samantha Gowing

How to make your own almond milk

Homemade almond milk is surprisingly easy and can be cost-effective compared to store-bought varieties. You will need a piece of muslin or cheesecloth to strain

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Recipes
Samantha Gowing

How to cook teff

Teff is a teeny tiny grain, smaller than a poppy seed yet a giant when it comes to nutritional superiority. Like quinoa, teff is rich

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Remedy
Samantha Gowing

Ume sho kuzu

This is one of the most widely recommended macrobiotic home remedies. It is made from kuzu, umeboshi, a pickled sour plum) and shoyu, a natural

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Plant-Based
Samantha Gowing

Eggplant Bacon

Eggplant ‘bacon’ – who knew?! This recipe as first published in 2013, but it’s so good it’s had a refresh! You’ll get about 25 slices

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Pasta
Samantha Gowing

Lockdown Lasagna

Living in lockdown, with a dash of luxury and a jolly good dose of comfort food was required. In Byron Bay during #Covid19, we were

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Pasta Bake
Samantha Gowing

Penne pasta bake

In Byron Bay during #Covid19 we’re up early, exercising, swimming across the Bay then back home to bunker down. During the first few weeks there

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Immunity
Samantha Gowing

Gowings Turmeric Tonic

This turmeric health tonic contains the king of spices, turmeric contains a powerful compound called curcumin. Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound called a

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Who is Dani Valent?

In the midst of Covid19, meet the Melbourne woman who is the Florence Nightingale of the food world and a beacon of hope to the

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Black Betty Bam
Samantha Gowing

Beef & Black Betty Bam Pie

Black Betty Bam was created in 2017 by Chef & Nutritionist Samantha Gowing in Byron Bay, Australia. Black Betty is a plant-based, gluten-free, umami-rich spread

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Recipes
Samantha Gowing

Gowings tasty chicken casserole

Cooler nights call for lush slow cooked casseroles that ignite the digestive fire, elevate the spleen energy, and nurture the all-important kidney yang. A simple

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Lycopene
Samantha Gowing

Tomatoes. A vine romance

This article and recipe were first published in the Oz Fitness Journal C.2001 “In his day basil, the royal herb, was for keeping the bedroom

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Recipes
Samantha Gowing

How to steam winter vegetables

Here’s a trans-seasonal crowd-pleaser that you can warm up or cool down depending on the weather where you are. Add chilli and garlic if that’s

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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

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How to cope with grief

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

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