Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

Category Archives of : Food Trends

09Jan
2014
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U.S. News Ranks Best And Worst Diets Of 2014

The U.S. News recently evaluated and ranked the 32 diets below with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe and effective for weight loss and against diabetes and heart disease. Source: Huffington Post Posted: 01/07/2014 8:41 am EST  |  Updated: 01/08/2014 9:15 am EST The government-endorsed Dietary Approaches […]

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 […]

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 […]

19Sep
2013
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The 80/20 Rule and other break throughs to Whole Happiness™

SWB 2013 SPEAKERS’ PODCAST SERIES SWB 2013 CONFERENCE 30-31 October, Sydney. Known as the Dr Seuss of Health and Nutrition Sam Gowing is an award winning Chef and passionate socialpreneur, with a journey that’s taken her from a Front Bar on the gritty streets of Collingwood to the Sand and Surf of Byron Bay. Like […]

03Aug
2013
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Becoming a Woman of Influence

It feels as though I have barely had an original motivating thought or idea for about a month and this is certainly reflected in my blogging life. In hindsight however, this is not really true as my focus has been on birth the Whole Happiness™ initiative which I will launch at the forthcoming Sustaining Women […]

25Jun
2013
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The Naked Truth About Raw Food

RAW FOOD: Is it an emerging cuisine, or should it be seen as another diet fad? Here’s a snippet of the paper delivered about Raw Food as a trend. The paper was placed amongst the session entitled “Food Fads”. It drew great interest from the discerning esteemed academia panel. Take a look at POPCAANZ 2013 for yourself The […]

16Jun
2013
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Authentic Tourism

Authentic Tourism The authenticity of a tourism destination relies on multifaceted elements including the landscape, historical magnetism of the area, socio-economic, environmental and cultural or spiritual experiences on offer. Tourists are motivated by their independent travel styles, attitudes and behaviour (Hjalager 2004). The pursuit of novelty and strangeness motivates the tourist, yet they desire the […]

16May
2013
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WH’s 101 Best Nutrition Tips – Expert Panel

WH’s 101 Best Nutrition Tips – Expert Panel Recently Women’s Health magazine asked me for my best nutrition tips. Here’s my absolute go to guide. Energy Alkalise, Alkalise, Alkalise, Alkalise! Sea vegetables have been used as food and medicine for thousands of years for their therapeutic qualities and rich mineral source.  Some are salty, mild, […]

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 […]

16Apr
2013
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Don’t Panic, I’m still Organic….

I’ve been running my global organic cooking school for over thirteen years and have witnessed the rise of organics and also the trends that follow. I’ve been eating organic food since the mid nineties and would average around 75% of my dietary intake being made up of organic produce. I’m not orthoplexic about it though, […]

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 […]

03Mar
2013
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To Dot the Heart: The importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum

A look at the cultural and historical importance of the Chinese teahouse and dim sum. Submitted as an essay for Principles of Gastronomy, Master of Gastronomic Tourism degree, Le Cordon Bleu March 1st 2013. “The stuffed dumpling, humble as it may seem, is a dish with a fascinating history going back many centuries and interwoven […]

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 […]

29Jan
2013
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Coming Up Trupps

A few weeks ago we aired the first probiotic segment Love Your Guts which catapulted up the YouTube charts faster than you can acidophilus. Well this week we bring you more gore from the Trupp Cooking School – and a little bit of Walter Wizardry too – check him out below conjuring up the magic! Now Walter […]

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 […]

15Jan
2013
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Probiotics – Love Your Guts

In today’s episode of Healthtalks we become digestive detectives and talk all things tummy with our friends from the Trupp Cooking School in Prahran, Melbourne, just behind the market – my old backyard! Ever thought twice about crossing the street or trusting a new neighbour or colleague? Maybe you had the sense that something unusual […]

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 […]

30Oct
2012
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Healthtalks TV Episode 4

In this week’s episode of Healthtalks TV Nat serves up the sunny side of fertility. Fertility certainly isn’t just about the babies.  Fertility is the ability to conceive.  I like you to think of it as an extension of your health.  It sums up overall wellness, because if you are fertile, you can be your […]

01Oct
2012
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healthtalks TV

The wait is over,  here’s the healthiest thing you’ll see all day! Welcome to healthtalks TV Since we first mentioned our plans a few weeks back, on all of our blogs and on the Face Book page, there’s been a lot of speculation and comment from many of you about where we might be seen, […]

07Oct
2011
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October Unprocessed

Thrilled to find this great initiative to keep the dry month of OcSober interesting! Just hooked up online with Andrew and this is what he has to say: In October of 2009, I was struck by a simple idea: What would happen if I went for an entire month without eating any processed foods? Read more […]

13Aug
2011
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Food Trends for 2012

Top Tip: How to use Food as Medicine  In 2012, look out for: 1. Artisan Foods Leave the discounting to the supermarkets – fresh food retailers in 2011 will benefit by focussing on the growth in high quality home cooking spurred by the many TV shows. Carrying artisan, locally crafted products with unique flavour profiles […]

06Jul
2011
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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 Samantha Gowing says about 75% of her clients present with general malaise. “They have this cycle of erratic nutritional intake – they’re not getting enough sleep, drinking too much coffee, […]