Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

Category Archives of : Food writing

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 […]

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 […]

04Sep
2013
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Green Superfood Smoothie

Everyone seems to love a green smoothie these days. Years ago all we had was a banana vibe but now it’s supergreen kale to the rescue and anything else you can get your hands on. This recipe has been formally published in the brand spanking new Byron Bay Cookbook launched this week. The gorgeous pic is […]

30Apr
2013
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cauliflower cous cous

Gowings raw cauliflower couscous with macadamia nuts and cranberries

Here’s a favourite spring salad that’s so quick and easy and full of liver friendly cauliflower, with a hint of sweetness form cranberries and a kiss of mint. Raw cauliflower couscous with macadamia nuts and cranberries 1/2 head cauliflower, roughly chopped 1 cup macadamia nuts ½ cup parsley, finely chopped ½ cup mint, finely chopped […]

14Apr
2013
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First Aid Foods

Bugger. I’ve got the lergy. Although it’s not a completely debilitating one, it’s enough to keep me out of the kitchen – ‘cos nobody wants to see a sick chef – especially in a health retreat. So I’ve been tucked up in bed for a few days, just crawling out to absorb some vitamin D […]

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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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 […]

27Mar
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Jacqui Wilson

Meet our mate Jacqui Wilson. A very funny lady with a BA degree in PR to boot. She has clocked up about eight year’s experience in music and entertainment publicity, artist management, and corporate PR. During this time she has worked on a variety of projects from major artist album releases and tours and national […]

09Mar
2013
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Best Spa Food

A stay at this boutique, ocean-side, health-spa retreat is almost worth it for the cuisine alone: who knew food could be so seriously delicious and healthy? In today’s Age and Sydney Morning Herald my Surf Spa Food was chosen as Australia’s best Spa Food destination. Food Cabarita Ocean Health Retreat, NSW A stay at this boutique, ocean-side, health-spa […]

13Feb
2013
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Tracy Kingman

From little things big things grow – so Paul Kelly tells us – and it sure is true when it comes to my little friend Tracy Kingman (TK) who was a whippersnapper of a thang when we met. I was 16 and she’s a good deal younger. Over our very long friendship we have had […]

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 […]

18Dec
2012
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Healthtalks Totes Amazeballs

Here’s our final segment for 2012 and what a hoot it is! 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 Cooking School who let us use their fab […]

13Nov
2012
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Heathtalks TV Ep. 6 – Outing the Sprout

In this week’s episode of Healthtalks TV, I’m rocking an awesome Brussels sprout salad just in time for a post Spring Carnival cleanse. These mini cabbages are jam-packed full of sulphurous compounds which help to cleanse the liver and purify the blood. If you hated Brussels sprouts as a kid because your mother over cooked […]

08Nov
2012
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Raw zucchini noodle salad of sea vegetables, nuts and seeds

This living salad is one of the highlights of my Surf Spa Food menu. Best to buy activated nuts and seeds for this if you don’t have a dehydrator to do it yourself. In this episode of HealthtalksTVs Nat Kringoudis and I talk about the healing properties of sea vegetables. Here’s a excerpt from my book The Healing Feeling […]

05Jul
2008
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Gowings Turmeric Tonic

This special tonic is the perfect pick-me-up to keep your immunity in tiptop shape before a cold or flu unfolds. Its rich golden yellow hue comes from beta-carotene. Inspired by the great Jamu kunyit at Bali Janet’s Casa Luna, this is my version with the fresh stuff created for the cooking school in 2005. Like its […]