Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

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05Apr
2014
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Paleo pecan, apple and coconut slice

Here’s a ripper of a weekend wonder! So easy, you can whip this little beauty up in around 15 minutes plus baking time. It is another one of those great recipes with ingredients that you’ll probably already have kicking around your pantry. Try pears instead of apples if you prefer. Easy Peasy Pecaneasy! 1 cup pitted […]

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 […]

22Sep
2012
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Lymphatic Tisane

A tisane is a herbal infusion usually consisting of leaves and flowers, steeped for a few minutes so as to release the essential oils. I have created this fragrant, subtle blend of lymphagogues, to help clear my lymphatic system after enjoying Naked Treaties‘ energising spring liquid cleanse of juices, smoothies and vegetable broths. I have noticed […]

23Aug
2012
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Superfoods Masterclass Sept. 1st

There’s a couple of seats left for next weekend’s Melbourne Masterclass. This is the last Melbourne class for the year. Can you come? Hope so, here’s the details. __________________________ Organic Superfoods Masterclass NEXT CLASS: 1st September  2012 12pm HURRY! LIMITED AVAILABILITY $250 inclusive of HANDS ON class, lunch and nutrition handbook Register or call 0411 852 […]

17Jan
2012
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The Power of the Pav

Australia Day strikes a bittersweet note on our calendar signalling the end of long summer holidays and heralding the return to work and school. Many Aussies honour the landing of white man onto this great southern land while others prefer to label it Invasion Day, not to mention the New Zealand versus Australia for the ownership […]

27Nov
2011
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Quinoa, minted pea and truffle salad

This tasty summer salad is a sure-fire winner this Christmas and would even be great as the turkey stuffing, perhaps with a bit of orange zest and juice. Give it a test run at your next BBQ with some Bangalow pork belly, seared kingfish or spicy chicken. I’ve used truffle oil which gives it such a festive […]

01Nov
2011
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The Princess and the Pauper

As it’s Melbourne Cup day in Australia, I thought I’d re-post a traditional racing recipe that is all about celebration and not so healthy. There’s still time to make these snappy little sangas – recipe below –  before you head out to the track. Before you go racing to the market, I want to trot […]

30Oct
2011
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A Vue to Wholefoods

Friend and joint venture partner in our luxury home delivery health boxes,  Shannon Bennett knows better than most about the temptations of eating badly. Every day at his Melbourne restaurant, Vue de Monde, he is surrounded by food – much of it healthy, some of it not. To deal with the temptation of overeating and work […]

26Oct
2011
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Open Sesame!

These rootin’, tootin’ gluten free numbers are just the ticket when you feel like a cheesy snack ‘cos they taste just like those commercial bickies you get from the shops! I’ve  altered Jody Vassallo‘s recipe from her great book “Wheat and gluten free”. Allow the dough to rest a little as it will help the […]

03Oct
2011
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Fly Ly

When I was growing up, bean sprouts were the only Asian ingredient you could get and you could tell a good fried rice by the peas! Since moving to Byron Bay, it’s the flavours of Melbourne’s Chinatown and Victoria Street that I miss the most as the local offerings just don’t stand up. Sometimes you […]

30Sep
2011
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Basil, Lemon & Olive Gremolata

This is my variation of a classic Milanese gremolata; a chopped herb condiment originating in Milan, which always includes grated lemon peel.  Many recipes include parsley, mint and garlic.  It’s great with most things especially lightly seared kingfish, bream or gold band snapper, and not too shabby with a well brought up roast chook. Good as […]

23Sep
2011
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Beauty and the beets

Just knocked their socks off at our trial week for the new retreat. This little charmer proved to be the best friend to the sensational organic sirloin from Jack Spratt’s butcher in Tweed Heads. Do yourself a flavour this weekend and whip it up. Perfect with fish, chicken or red meat and even better with […]

14Sep
2011
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Chia up muffins

We made our own almond meal today in the whiz bang Thermomix – love that bit – and you can do it in your food processor too. It’s much cheaper and fresher than buying store bought stuff. You can substitute apricots for any dried fruit, just watch out for the sweet factor. Apricot, almond and chia […]

04Aug
2011
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Ume-sho-kuzu

Ume-sho-kuzu is one of the most widely prescribed Japanese macrobiotic home remedies. It is made from kuzu, umeboshi, a pickled sour plum and shoyu. Kuzu is the root of a Japanese plant like arrowroot, which grows wild in mountainous regions. This tonic helps to strengthen the blood, improve circulation, restore energy and promote good digestion. Great […]

21Jul
2011
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Hail Kale

The King of all things green and a mighty member of the Brassicaceae family (cabbage, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower), kale is possibly the oldest known of them all. Preferring a cool climate, it grows well by the sea and is closely related to the collards, which have much straighter, smoother leaves. Kale is renowned for […]

15Jul
2011
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Beet leaves and buckwheat noodles

Happily inspired by Nigella’s recipe from her important book, “How to Eat”, I have reworked it a little, but you can use parsley instead of sprouts if you like. I am so thrilled to find her writing healthier recipes amongst her lushness of lashings of butter. I’ve been celebrating beets for years, especially the stems […]

14Jul
2011
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Parsnip, pear, pecans & pomegranate

Put the 4 P’s into a winter warming salad this season for a sweet, nutty and nourishing accompaniment to any slow cooking, braise or roast. Also good with baked fish or just on its own as a light lunch. Crumble some fetta, blue or goats’ cheese through it if that’s your thing. 4 parsnips, scraped and cut […]

10Jul
2011
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From the Archives

Hello to my Bitter Sweet Sour subscribers. I want you all to be the first to know that I’ve just relaunched www.samanthagowing.com and now you can read a raft of articles, reviews and recipes that I’ve been archiving for the past few days – you probably noticed a few random post notifications that accidentally landed in your […]

07Jul
2011
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Katie’s Apple Cider Slaw

1 cup white and red cabbage, shredded very finely 1 cup orange and purple (if avail) carrot, finely cut into strips with a vegie peeler 1 cup radish, spliced paper-thin (best to use a mandolin if you have one) 2 large salad onions, sliced super thinly Dressing 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup red […]

23Jun
2011
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Cauliflower, cashew and cumin crunch

This crunchy winter warming bake is quick and easy and can be put together very quickly with existing pantry items. Substitute cashews for almonds if preferred. You can also dry bake with no oil at all if using baking paper – I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised with the flavour! Alternatively, you could add a […]

13Jun
2011
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Mackerel Escabeche

This quick and easy fish dish is a highlight of many a cooking class. Simple to prepare and usually requires just a quick visit to your favourite fishmonger. Best with an oily white fish such as spotted or Spanish mackerel. Can be served warm or cold, as an appetiser, entree or mixed through a warm […]

24May
2011
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Sri Lankan muesli

This comes from the sub-continental paradise of Sri Lanka where I tailor made a range of menus and wellness programs for Kahanda Kanda in Galle. KK offers deliciously healthy food including Cleansing, Alkalising and Macrobiotic menus. All incorporate elements of traditional and contemporary nutritional medicine, combined with local and seasonal produce. This muesli is wheat free, not gluten free and showcases the […]

08May
2011
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Fig, pistachio & ginger muffins

Just stepped out of the Byron Bay surf in time to create this rich and slightly creamy muffin recipe just in time for Mothers’ Day. It’s not too late to whip up a batch if you’ve already got the ingredients in your gluten free pantry. Figs are believed to have been Cleopatra’s favourite fruit and possess powerful […]

27Apr
2011
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Wheat grass Beetini

This nutritious tonic has cleansing and rejuvenating properties.  The medicinal use of grasses and chlorophyll date back to the Bible and have been used widely ever since. Grass poultices have been used for their cooling properties to treat inflammation, burns, itchiness and eyestrain.  Nutritionally, wheat grass possesses high protein levels similar to most meats, and also […]

07Apr
2011
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The Ultimate Organic Masterclass

This is the quintessential organic cooking class for anybody who is serious about healthy food choices. The knowledge you walk away with will give you the edge and the power to start effecting positive change in your health with organic whole foods. Learn the latest facts about fats, figures and a whole lot of wholefood fun with […]

18Feb
2011
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Spicy Coconut Fishcakes

1/2 red capsicum 1cm piece fresh ginger, grated 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 long red chilli ½  bunch coriander 2 limes, juice and zest 3 tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce 6 spring onions, chopped 500 grams white fish, minced 100 ml coconut cream 1 egg Pinch salt Coconut oil for gently frying       […]

27Mar
2010
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Sam Shares About Mindset

My favourite part of the coaching process is watching the “A Ha” face light up! It is often preceded by a squeamish look of discomfort, hand rolling and the occasional head scratch in an attempt to mask the doubt, fear and confusion. Then the illumination kicks in. Have you ever had a moment like this? […]