Le Cordon Bleu Master, Chef Samantha Gowing

Tag Archives of : Sweet

24Jan
2014
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Gowings Peppermint Slice

At the time of writing this post early 2014, I was becoming more and more intrigued by the Paleo way of life. The more I read, the more it maked sense, especially from an unprocessed, wholefoods point of view. Essentially it’s about minimising your grain intake and upping the ante on premium organic meat and enjoying […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

28Jul
2011
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The Beauty of the Beets

The peach blossom is blooming heralding the approach of spring here in the Northern Rivers. This means that the root vegetables of winter will not be as full bodied shortly, so best get onto those beets you’ve been waiting to pickle asap! They’ll be ready in a few weeks if you do them now and are […]

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 […]

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 […]

05Mar
2011
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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 […]

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       […]