Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

Category Archives of : Myths

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

30Apr
2013
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It’s a Miracle!

Unlocking your Miracle Magnet. This week on healthtalks Mel sits down with Nat to talk about how to become a Miracle Magnet! The girls demonstrate just how much your mindset and attitude create reality in our lives and how simple changes can start to make dramatic change in your life. Because really, who doesn’t want […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

29Oct
2011
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Bali? The word on the street is that it’s no bother, really

The final word on Bali, straight from the Queen of Ubud herself – Cosmic sister Janet DeNeefe. The Age . Opinion . 29 October 2011 See also Casa Luna & Ubud Writers Festival The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is over for another year and I am gloating at our success. With an audience increase of more than […]

09Nov
2006
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A Leaf of Relief

“Teahouses are as important to the Sichuanese as pubs are to the British” Jung Chang, “Wild Swans” Chinese legend has it that tea originated in the Sichuan Province as early as prehistoric times. It is believed that the fifth reincarnation of Buddha, Ta Mo had been meditating for years on when he eventually fell asleep. […]

10Jul
2005
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Beggars, Banquets and Sustainable Feasts

“Let the order of service be from the more substantial dishes to the lighter, and the simpler wines to the most perfumed”  Brillat – Savarin  The celebration of the feast marks a day of unusual solemnity and joy to commemorate a special event.  Festive cookery was traditionally a part of historic, religious and cultural events on […]