Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

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12Aug
2015
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Rockin’ Women Wednesdays – Sarah Holloway

If only I had a Polaroid snapshot of my life in a kimono aged 19! Back in those days I used to shuffle around the wonderful Minami Japanese Restaurant in the swanky Melbourne suburb of South Yarra. Resplendent in traditional silk robes and the clickety-clack of geta on my feet, I would host tables and share the swish-swish […]

31Dec
2013
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Superfood Protein Smoothie

Here’s a favourite protein smoothie packed full of protein, fresh berries and abundant superfoods. This ol’ smoothie is always a hit anytime of the day. If you’re wanting to restore your gut health or lose weight in January, then I recommend you do not use frozen berries or add ice to your smoothie as it […]

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 […]

07Aug
2012
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Raw pecan cacao brownies

Who would have ever believed that something so healthy could taste so damn fine?! I guarantee that you will just love these sweet rich treats. But go easy, one a day is more than enough! 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted 2 cups pecans 2½ cups Medjool dates, pitted 1 cup raw cacao 1 cup activated […]

10Mar
2012
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Figs with coconut yoghurt

4 fresh ripe figs, trimmed and cut into quarters 2 tablespoons coconut yoghurt Cut figs and serve alongside coconut yoghurt I am forever devising concoctions that are dairy free for my readers who are dreaming of that cheesy feeling. So if there’s no cow or sheep’s milk yoghurt for breakfast, his means that necessity and consumer […]

18Feb
2012
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Coconut Paleo Cake

 This tropical celebration cake is entirely gluten free and comprising of coconut flour for the starch, this is the healthiest guilt free cake I have ever made and perfect if you are avoiding processed grains and flours. You can even grind your own coconut in a Thermomix if you have one. 50 grams/½ cup goji […]

23Dec
2011
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Rockin’ Road

There’s a huge swell mounting off the coast here in Byron Bay, with waves of up to 4.5 metres predicted for Christmas Day due to the remnants of tropical cyclone Fina meeting the low that might swing up from the Great Australian Bight. So here’s another great Australian bite – not traditional, but certainly a ripper […]

03Dec
2011
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Sticky Black Rice Pudding

Thanks to our Balinese Cosmic Sister Janet DeNeefe from Casa Luna Cooking School and her Honeymoon Guesthouse  for the recipe. This highly nutritious,  famous pudding is mainly eaten in Indonesia as an afternoon snack. It’s great topped with fresh fruit, toasted coconut and, of course, a liberal amount of coconut milk. Next time you’re in Bali, head up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]