Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

Category Archives of : Byron Bay

13Jan
2014
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Jazzy’s Wild Orange Truffles

These little beauties were such a hit at the recent Evolve yoga festival in Byron Bay. Sous chef Jazzy whipped them up and insisted that the Yogis could only have one if they signed up to our Now and Zen newsletter! Love that girl! 4 drops wild orange oil or 1 teaspoon orange zest ½ […]

19Dec
2013
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Activated Rawnola

Here’s a crunchy raw and Paleo activated rawnola recipe for summer. While everyone in the blogosphere is posting rich, sweet festive treats, I thought I’d take a healthier approach to arm you with a dietary defence to counteract the impending Christmas onslaught. So, gather the ingredients together over the weekend, make a batch then stash […]

24Nov
2013
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The Little Red Book That Could

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 local media, radio and the Byron Bay book launch at St. Elmo last week.  Stock up […]

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 […]

19Nov
2013
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Superfood Cacao Paleo Smoothie

I can’t take all the credit for this little ripper ‘cos my super smooth chef Jasmine (a.k.a. Jazzy Pops) did all the work, but she insisted I call it this so here it is. We have one of these every morning to break the Paleo Intermittent Fasting 16 hour fast. It’s packed full of everything a […]

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 […]

18Sep
2013
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Australia’s leading spa chef hangs up her apron to find Whole Happiness™

Media Release: September 2013 Australia’s leading spa chef Samantha Gowing has worked for the past 15 years with people all over the world on improving their health and wellbeing. This year Samantha is thrilled to launch her first book ‘The Healing Feeling’, it represents her life work and passion for spreading the health and wellness word in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

08Apr
2013
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Exclusive Raw and Paleo Masterclass – April 27th Melbourne

Just pulled this one out from my hat as the planets have aligned to bring me to Melbourne at the end of the month so there’s never been a better time to host an exclusive masterclass in two of the most talked about diets to date – Raw Food and Paleo. I’ll be sharing my knowledge of both […]

06Apr
2013
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More Heathtalks Quinoa

Since it’s quinoa week on Healthtalks TV here’s another recipe that Jess and I have thrown together for you. Click the image below to watch A quick and healthy alkalising quinoa recipe 1 cup cooked white quinoa 3 fresh shitake, finely sliced 2 stalks celery, finely sliced 1 teaspoon grated ginger 1 tablespoon Brookfarm macadamia nut […]

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 […]

02Apr
2013
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Healthtalks – Quinoa, pea, sesame and shiso salad

In today’s episode of Healthtalks TV Mel and I get green and seedy with quinoa. You can read the full quinoa story here and watch the clip by clicking the image below. _____________ Botanically, quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) is derived from the Chenopodium or goosefoot family – as is spinach, chard and beets.  It is native to […]

06Mar
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Amanthi Lynch

Now you’ve gotta love a gal who also loves to bake bits ‘n’ bobs as well as rock out a tune or two as part of the band Skipping Girl Vinegar. Not only does the gorgeous Amanthi Lynch posses enviable qualities that make her a prime candidate for RWW but get this…drumroll … she can […]

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 […]

22Jan
2013
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The Accidental Smoothie – Healthtalks TV

A funny thing happened on the way to the market to make this smoothie for today’s Healthtalks TV epsidsode…. Ok, so it’s not that funny. In fact, it was quite frightening. I’d just had a cuppa with my buddy Carram, Byron Bay’s best Personal Trainer, then popped into the Green Garage – a cavernous gourmet joint […]

04Dec
2012
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What the experts really eat – Healthtalks

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. Checkout the final episode for our pilot season – it’s an absolute cracker!

05Nov
2012
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Byron Bay Superfood Bliss Balls

These little beauties are the ultimate bliss ball packed full of superfoods, most of which come from our friends at Maretai. I love this company because they work in close relationship with local farmers and producers in Mexico, so they’re are able to supply wild crafted products at a competitive price while supporting the sustainable growth […]

23Oct
2012
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Healthtalks TV – The Beauty of the Beets

We had an absolute ball shooting this episode of Healthtalks TV in Melbourne.  This uplifting recipe is inspired by a Middle Eastern version from Dani Valent’s Thermomix book called In the Mix that you can buy here. Beetroot, pepita, rosewater and pomegranate salad   Serves 8 *Please note, this recipe works best if you use a Thermomix […]

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 […]

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 […]