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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 […]

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 […]

25Jun
2013
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The Naked Truth About Raw Food

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

29Oct
2011
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Bali? The word on the street is that it’s no bother, really

The final word on Bali, straight from the Queen of Ubud herself – Cosmic sister Janet DeNeefe. The Age . Opinion . 29 October 2011 See also Casa Luna & Ubud Writers Festival The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival is over for another year and I am gloating at our success. With an audience increase of more than […]

13Aug
2011
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Food Trends for 2012

Top Tip: How to use Food as Medicine  In 2012, look out for: 1. Artisan Foods Leave the discounting to the supermarkets – fresh food retailers in 2011 will benefit by focussing on the growth in high quality home cooking spurred by the many TV shows. Carrying artisan, locally crafted products with unique flavour profiles […]

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 […]

11Aug
2004
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Dahl Inc.

The burly bloke behind the bain-marie baulked when we inquired how we would identify the organic dishes. Reluctantly, he backstepped to his culinary colleague who gestured that she too, was not so sure. He returned to the counter citing that if they were to use organic produce, the costs would be much higher and what […]