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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Gluten Free
Samantha Gowing

Citrus Polenta Pancakes

This is a recipe once created especially for Shrove Tuesday, the day that precedes Ash Wednesday that heralds the beginning of Lent. Traditionally it’s Pancake

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Berry protein smoothie

Here’s a favourite protein smoothie packed full of protein, fresh berries and abundant superfoods. Based on my clinical experience in Chinese medicine, weight gain for the

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Gowings Paleo rawnola

Here’s a crunchy raw and Paleo activated rawnola recipe for you. Gather the ingredients together over the weekend, make a batch then stash in the

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Superfood Cacao Smoothie

I can’t take all the credit for this little recipe because my super smooth chef Jasmine  did all the work, but she insisted I call

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Samantha Gowing

The Princess and the Pauper

  Every Melbourne Cup Day I trot this wonderful story out to my readers whom may not know this lovely ‘tail’.   The 1985 Melbourne

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Quinoa – The Queen of Seeds

I was first introduced to quinoa when I commenced my nutritional studies at the Melbourne College of Natural Medicine (now Endeavour College) in 1999. It

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Quinoa, pea, sesame and shiso salad

In this episode of HealthtalksTV Mel and I get green and seedy with quinoa. Botanically, quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is derived from the Chenopodium or goosefoot family –

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Coconut
Samantha Gowing

All about coconut.

The Grinning Face Back in the old days this tropical fruit was known as cocoanut, a term derived from 16th century Portuguese and Spanish cocos,

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Byron Bay
Samantha Gowing

Byron Bay Bliss Balls

These little beauties are the ultimate bliss ball packed full of goodness. I hope you love these as much as I do. Mesquite was traditionally

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Lymphatic Tisane

A tisane is a herbal infusion usually consisting of leaves and flowers, steeped for a few minutes so as to release the essential oils. I

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No bake pecan cacao brownies

Who would have ever believed that something so healthy could taste so damn fine?! I guarantee that you will just love these sweet rich treats. But

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How to make FODMAP muffins

FODMAPs are Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols – a collection of molecules found in food that are poorly absorbed by some digestive systems. which

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Figs with coconut yoghurt

I am forever devising concoctions that are dairy free for my readers who are dreaming of that cheesy feeling. So if there’s no cow or

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Coconut Paleo Cake

This tropical celebration cake is entirely gluten free and comprising of coconut flour for the starch, this is the healthiest guilt free cake I have

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Pavlova

Australia Day strikes a bittersweet note on our calendar signalling the end of long summer holidays and heralding the return to work and school. Many Aussies

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Balinese
Samantha Gowing

Balinese sticky black rice pudding

Thanks to my dear friend Janet DeNeefe from Bali’s famous Casa Luna Cooking School and her Honeymoon Guesthouse for this recipe. This highly nutritious,  famous pudding

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Chinese
Samantha Gowing

Special fried rice

When I was growing up, bean sprouts were the only Asian ingredient you could find, and you could tell a good fried rice by the

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Basil, Lemon & Olive Gremolata

  This is my variation of a classic Milanese gremolata; a chopped herb condiment originating in Milan, which always includes grated lemon peel.  Many recipes

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Delish beetroot relish

Perfect with fish, chicken or red meat and even better with a sharp cheddar or over a bowl of steaming brown rice. Delish beetroot relish

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The Problem with Palm oil

Source: Sarina Lewis delves into the downside of a popular ingredient in commercial food. The Age Epicure 30th August 2011 IT’S a phrase that’s been popularised in

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Recipes
Samantha Gowing

Prawns with passionfruit 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

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Tsangalow

In the Melbourne neighbourhood where I grew up there was a local Chinese restaurant. In fact there were two. One was magical and delicious, and

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Food is the new medicine

Replacing nature’s produce with processed food is asking for health problems, writes Lisa Mitchell for the Melbourne Age. Former restaurateur turned food and health consultant

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Cauliflower, cashew crunch

This crunchy winter warming bake is quick and easy and can be put together very quickly with existing pantry items. Substitute cashews for almonds if

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Recipes
Samantha Gowing

Sri Lankan muesli

This recipe comes from the sub-continent of Sri Lanka, which I visited on assignment in 2010 to create a wellness offering of Pilates and yoga

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