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West Australian sardines with minted quinoa, currant and pinenuts

Sardines are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids which have an anti-inflammatory action and beneficial to the nervous system. Quinoa is native to the Andean region of South America, the principal food of the area. The leaves are similar to the spinach plant and seeds are cultivated for their nutritious protein and calcium components. High in […]


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 […]


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 […]


Salad of smoked trout with quinoa

This recipe was originally created for a segment on What’s Up Down Under TV with Frankie J Holden, which you can watch here. The shoot was at Hastings Point, about 25 minutes north of Byron Bay on a very windy weekend morning. Frankie J was just hilarious and we had a ball together! I’ve swapped […]


Red quinoa breakfast with goji & macadamias

This recipe is one of our most popular and originally featured in Sarah Wilson’s Tuesday’s Eats 1 cup red quinoa, rinsed 2 cups water 1⁄4 cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped 1⁄4 cup goji berries 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped 2 teaspoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon ground ginger Pinch cinnamon ½ lime juice only […]