Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

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01Apr
2016
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Seared sesame salmon, soba noodle salad with a ginger, wasabi dressing

When I was a 19 year old whippersnapper, I studied Japanese language and managed a Japanese Restaurant in Melbourne. I wore a traditional kimono everyday – can you imagine  – and learned  the tricks of the trade from my hilarious, sake infused Japanese colleagues. 2 x 120 gram salmon fillets 1 teaspoon macadamia oil for coating 1 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

12May
2011
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Laughing buddha lunch

Aduki bean with black jasmine rice, red slaw and crunchy pepitas This colourful, crunchy combo will help to dry out any damp conditions such as excess mucous, phlegm and digestive stuff! The cabbage helps to cleanse the liver and the black rice will support the kidney Qi. Great for acute coughs and head colds. The […]

04Jan
2011
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Soba So Good

This is the kind of dish you can throw together when there’s nothing in the fridge, especially if you’ve been travelling and take away is just not an option. Providing you have a few Japanese staples kicking around the pantry, you’ll have a quick, nutritious and gluten free fix in no time. 125 grams (½ […]