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 radio 3RRR ON DEMAND and get The Healing Feeling and some spring detox tips! You can download the Byron Shire News review here: Read Byron Shire News -The Healing … [Read more...] about Byron Bay gets The Healing Feeling
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. Feature Photo: Steven Stewart. Obviously, I want to be healthy. If I'm sick, how am I going to get to restaurants, sit up straight for hours and heave the dessert spoon to my mouth? But I don't believe healthy eating should be too complicated. I don't want to count anything, weigh stuff (especially myself) or … [Read more...] about The sceptic’s guide to healthy eating
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 way that’s fun and accessible. Across 143 beautifully designed pages Samantha shares her health-giving recipes and remedies, combined with her … [Read more...] about Australia’s leading spa chef hangs up her apron to find Whole Happiness™
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 by Nelly Le Comte. 1 young green Thai coconut, water and flesh ½ bunch organic kale or spinach, washed, trimmed (lightly steamed if using kale) 1 organic green apple, quartered, seeds ½ … [Read more...] about Green Superfood Smoothie
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 Naked Truth about Raw Food - Samantha Gowing Dip. Hlth. Sci. - Nut; ATMS; MGT The Raw Food diet maybe more than a trend but is it good for everyone? Food fads come and go … [Read more...] about The Naked Truth About Raw Food
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, or sweet, some have strong sea flavour. Overall they have some of the richest alkalising properties on the planet. In addition, a healthy … [Read more...] about WH’s 101 Best Nutrition Tips – Expert Panel
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 a bit of that?! Be sure to share the love around and send this to others that may benefit. We can all help to make each others lives bigger and … [Read more...] about It’s a Miracle!
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 today and to make this pitcher of green love for my low immune stricken cells. Don't be tempted to put anything too fancy in the mix, just go for the essential nutrients you have on hand. OK I admit, I did … [Read more...] about First Aid Foods
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 styles and also revealing some well guarded secrets from my Surf Spa Food tuckerbox. Be quick as this class will sell out within days. Exclusive Raw & Paleo Masterclass Raw Food & Paleo Interactive … [Read more...] about Exclusive Raw and Paleo Masterclass – April 27th Melbourne
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 retreat is almost worth it for the cuisine alone: who knew food could be so seriously delicious and healthy? Cabarita's food … [Read more...] about Best Spa Food
In case you missed all the fuss this week about the Naked Truth about Raw Food on Healthtalks TV here's the clip for you and some of my favourite raw desserts. Raw tiramisu Individual Raw-spberry Rose Cakes [tentblogger-youtube Eu_XtuZJVvg&w=560&h=315] [dt_sc_hr] … [Read more...] about Rawing to go
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?