Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

Category Archives of : Chinese Medicine

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

26Feb
2013
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The Brush Off

From your feet to heart Mel and Jess will show you just where to start when it comes to body brushing. Imagine how good you’re gonna feel with a little bit of self love and a whole lotta massage to minimise cellulite, promote circulation and stimulate the lymph nodes to clear and eliminate debris. The […]

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 […]

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, […]

15Jul
2011
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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 the other was poor man’s China. The first was called The Mandarin and was owned and operated by the very affable Peter – a mainland native who clearly did not […]

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, […]

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 […]

04Dec
2010
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Healthtalks TV Ep. 9 – Food for Thought

Checkout the final episode for our pilot season – it’s an absolute cracker! At Healthtalks TV we dish you up the naked truth on all things raw, skinny, good fats and bad. It’s the only online TV show where you’ll get the ins and outs on all that’s well and truly. Healthtalks TV. an entirely new way to […]

04Nov
2008
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Are Organics the New Prada?

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 […]

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. […]

04Sep
2001
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Yin Yang & the Tao thing

The Eastern Feast Our modern Australian cuisine has evolved from the availability of produce introduced by the immigrants that the land has welcomed. However the practice of combining Japanese foods with other national fare be it Italian, Australian or Greek cam be detrimental to the distinctive taste and purity of Japanese food. Antipasto platters that […]

26Jun
2001
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A Time for Lime

Indigenous to the South East of Asia, this warm climate fruit is most famous for keeping the British Navy alive on their voyages to the tropics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  The rich vitamin C content of limes provided essential nutrients to ward off the deficiency disease, Scurvy.  Thus the sailors were nicknamed “Limeys”.  […]