The Queen of Seeds - Who makes an ingredient popular? The popularity of an ingredient may be steeped in a plethora of origins – economical, agricultural, seasonal - often it’s a social or health trend that is dictated by chefs, the media and consumer demand. Quinoa, an ancient native seed originally from South America is a case of all of the above. A decade ago this alkalising cereal was just beginning to show her face on less than a handful of Australian menus and would only be found in … [Read more...] about Quinoa – the Queen of Seeds
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 … [Read more...] about October Unprocessed
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, skipping breakfast, overeating at lunch, having too much sugar at 3pm because they haven't had enough breakfast to maintain their … [Read more...] about Food is the new medicine
This article was first published in the Byron Bay Echo, November 2008 ©2012SamanthaGowing The natural procession of organic foods swelling our national shelves has given rise to a new breed of health-hungry consumers. Gone are the peace-loving hippy associations once hyper linked with healthy food. This neutralised carbon copy offsets the once guilt-racked minds of inner urban supermarket mums as they wade through a sea of processed, nutrient enriched consumables with magical … [Read more...] about Are Organics the New Prada?