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Category Archives of : Bitter Sweet Sour

24Nov
2013
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Byron Bay gets The Healing Feeling

After a whirlwind book tour that took us to Bali, Melbourne (twice!) onto Sydney and home to Byron, “The little red book that could” has been well received across land and sea. Here’s a few snaps and snippets of media, radio and the Byron Bay book launch at St. Elmo last week. Tune into Melbourne […]

07May
2013
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Healthtalks Double Date

Hi there Healthtalkers! Hope you will enjoy the final episode of Healthtalks TV for series two where Mel and I double date in the kitchen with some of our favourite superfood smoothie ingredients. You’ll find a variation on the recipe that we made here Thanks to all the viewers who have loyally tuned into Healthtalks TV each week. This […]

02Apr
2013
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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 was terribly hard to source then and even harder to pronounce! I was fascinated by its health claims and spent many a month experimenting with it. Much to my delight […]

28Feb
2013
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From Wagon to Flagon – Farewell Febfast

Whether you’re counting down to Friday March 1st or febfasting until the early Easter break, you’re going to need a little hand holding and some gentle reminders about the power of the potent stuff. Here’s my Top 10 remedies and restorations 1. Beet top, lemon and ginger tea – to cleanse blood and liver, soothe […]

01Feb
2013
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Why I am a Wellness Warrior?

So my great mate Jess aka The Wellness Warrior and co-host at Healthtalks TV asked me, well a few poignant and heavy questions the other day. One is so hardcore I had to share it with you and I’m sure she won’t mind me re-posting them. You can read more of the “WHY” as I just […]

22Jan
2013
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Smooth Operator

It’s been said that we’re a bunch of clowns at HealthTALKS TV, so here’s our first cartoon strip! Today’s post will focus on Morning Routines. Apart from all our tips, Mel was eager to show us how to make a Green Smoothie, a part of her routine – and wow was it good? So good, she surprised […]

08Jan
2013
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Bringing healthtalks Back!

Stoked to be back on air with the new series of Healthtalks for 2013. You’re going to love what we have in store for you! So here’s the first clip and you can click here for the recipe It’s been nearly five months since we first launched this healthtalks Facebook Page and starting as we […]

18Dec
2012
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Healthtalks TV Happy Christmas

We had a cracker of a time shooting season two of HeathtalksTV in Melbourne this month. Graciously hosted by organically minded friends (whom I have known since my Collingwood days) Walter and Dorota Trupp from Trupp Cooking School who let us use their fab kitchen located near the Prahran Market in Melbourne. Here’s our final segment for 2012 […]

13Nov
2011
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Healthtalks TV

______________________________________ In this week’s episode of Healthtalks TV, I’m rocking an awesome Brussels sprout salad just in time for a post Spring Carnival cleanse. These mini cabbages are jam packed full of sulphurous compounds which help to cleanse the liver and purify the blood. If you hated Brussels sprouts as a kid because your mother […]

17Feb
2011
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Bitter Sweet Sour

Sam’s recipe blog Bitter Sweet Sour celebrates her best organic and mostly gluten free recipes showcasing food as medicine using Zen and Chinese nutritional principles with a modern culinary twist. The name comes from the “Six Tastes” which include bitter, sweet, sour, salty, pungent and astringent. She’ll be explaining which is best for what, so […]

18Dec
2010
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Healthtalks TV Merry Christmas

Here’s our final segment for 2012 and what a hoot it is! Get the superfood deluxe Totes Amazeballs recipe here We had a cracker of a time shooting season two of HeathtalksTV in Melbourne this month. Graciously hosted by organically minded friends (whom I have known since my Collingwood days) Walter and Dorota Trupp from Trupp […]