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Samantha Gowing

The Mighty Microbiome

An Introduction to the Human Microbiome by Elizabeth Bolam There has been a lot of talk recently about gut bacteria, intestinal flora and the microbiome,

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How to rate a restaurant

The ink had barely dried on food writer for The Australian John Lethlean’s review of Hill of Grace (or Hill of Disgrace as no doubt it’s

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Samantha Gowing

Who is 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

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Samantha Gowing

Melissa Leong

When it comes to the Australian food industry, chances are that Melissa Leong has written about it, broadcast it, promoted it, been friends with it,

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Cajun shepherd’s pie

Necessity is the mother of invention and this hot little number has just landed from inside my head and onto the plate! This is a

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Grab ‘n’ Go muesli bars

These healthy muesli bars are handy snacks or a great breakfast on the run. They’re packed full of fibre, wholegrains and seeds – the perfect

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There’s no place like Foam

What determines a great regional restaurant? Is it the location, produce, service or the food? Seaside dining in Australia is potentially anchored in trepidation or

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The Grace Darling

Image source Today is such a special day for me – it commemorates the anniversary of the day I became a publican. I was 24

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Recipes
Samantha Gowing

Gowings Famous Beet Top Tea

This beet top tea is one of the most popular recipes one the website and in our cooking classes. The leaves are usually removed because

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Samantha Gowing

For the love of 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

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Muffins
Samantha Gowing

Coconut Keto muffins

In a gospel loosely according to Plato and more recently Frank Zappa, ‘Necessity is the Mother of Invention’ – and that’s just how these winter-warming

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Plant-Based
Samantha Gowing

How to make Coconut Yoghurt

This dairy-free yoghurt is very easy and cost-effective to make at home, as long as you are prepared to open the coconuts. You’ll need young

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Kale
Samantha Gowing

How to cook kale

Before we hit ‘Peak Kale’, let’s pay homage to the dark green stuff. Long time friend Matt Preston and true believer in all I do

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All about Eve

All about Eve von Bibra. Evie is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress, and a founding member of girl band The Chantoozies, ‘one of Australia’s most

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How to eat yourself happy

Winter’s blanket is slowly engulfing our friends in the south yet here in the Bay the 2nd of June brings another glorious morning of blue

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Are Organics the new Prada?

This article was first published in the  Echo, Byron Bay 2011. The natural procession of organic foods swelling our national shelves has given rise to

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All about coconut

The Grinning Face This tropical fruit was known as cocoanut, a term derived from the 16th century Portuguese and Spanish word cocos, meaning, “grinning face”

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Plant-Based
Samantha Gowing

Plant-based Tiramisu

Here’s a variation on an old favourite. It’s a bit fiddly, but a recipe well worth practicing for a special occasion. I’ve altered it a

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Lemon myrtle nut butter

You’ll go nuts-o over my version of this goodness. I use macadamias instead of cashews as they’re rich in omega 7 and local to my

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Samantha Gowing

The Candida Cowboy

The Yeast Beast  Our digestive system houses reoccurring yeast called candida albicans which helps produce energy and facilitates digestion. It exists naturally on the skin

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Choc chip chia muffins

Never fear, chia is here! One thing you may not know about the Columbian superfood chia is that it belongs to the mint family and

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