Monday, July 26, 2010


5 organic carrots
1 organic red pepper
1/4 organic onion
1organic avocado
2 tbsp organic cumin
1 tbsp organic coriander
1 tbsp sea salt
1/8 cup of sesame seeds (you can leave these out if you prefer)
Directions: Combine all of these ingredients into a food processor and mix until thoroughly combined. Form them into patties and place on the dehydrator trays and dehydrate for around 4 hours

Vegetable Burgers


1 cup organic canned black beans /chickpeas/ lentils etc
1 organic carrot, grated
1/2 organic onion, diced
3 organic potatoes, grated
4 organic spring onions, chopped
salt and pepper to taste

Mash the beans with a fork or a potato masher. Add the remaining ingredients, except the oil and mix until well combined.
Shape the mixture into patties. Heat about two tablespoons of olive oil and cook each patty until the veggie burgers are done, about 3 minutes on each side.


Is a simple concept that everyone can embrace and make an impact on their own health and the health of our planet.

Findings by a United Nations report in 2006, found that the livestock industry was responsible for more greenhouse emissions that the entire transport sector. That is HUGE!

In addition to this livestock production is land intensive and is responsible for more deforestation than soya,

  • its water intensive and accounts for over 8% of global water use (sounds small, but that is a big figure when we talk global),
  • it is responsible for the majority (nearly ½) stream and river pollution through water pollutants, principally, hormones, antibiotics, chemicals and sediments and
  • 1/3 of all cereal groups grown worldwide go to feed these animals not HUMANS.

So what impact does MEAT FREE MONDAY'S have on you and the planet?

Assuming you decrease your intake of meats by 15%, that's one day, you lessen the risk of chronic preventable diseases significantly, that's a definite plus, as well as making a noteworthy conscious contribution to making our planet a healthier better place…..

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Beetroot and Orange Salad

6-8 organic beetroot, peeled, cut into wedges
1 tablespoon raw organic honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin cold pressed organic olive oil
½ organic red onion, thinly sliced
2 organic oranges, peeled, segmented
2 tablespoons fresh organic mint leaves

Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan). Cover a baking tray with a piece of foil double the size of tray. Place beetroot on tray in a single layer. Combine honey, half balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon oil in a bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle honey mixture over beetroot and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Enclose beetroot in foil and cook for 45mins. Open parcel and cook a further 15mins.

2 Meanwhile, make dressing. Place remaining oil and balsamic vinegar in a small jug and whisk to combine. Arrange cooked beetroot, orange segments and onion on a plate. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with mint. Serves 4.

This is a divine Margaret Fulton recipe, try it its sooo yum!

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In the midst of winter, there are a few things that we can do to support our bodies, protect them and nourish them..... so give them a go..

Try to get some good sleep, alleliauh you say, agreed!!! Between 6-10 hours every night, not only does sleep help support your immunity Sleep has been linked to balanced hormone levels (including human growth hormone and the stress hormone, cortisol), keeping weight down, clear thinking and reasoning, improved mood, and vibrant, healthy skin.

Eat quality protein, instead of gravitating to the carbohydrates as a comfort food to keep us warm,make ure you include some good quality protein foods too! Protein is a building block for the immune system and the our bodies!!!

Drink water, make it good quality one!!! Drink a little, but drink often!

Enjoy foods in their natural states, raw and unprocessed! The nutritional content that you receive from raw fruits and veggies is unparalleled.

Japanese researchers found that walking in a forest can boost your immunity by a whopping 46%!! So get outdoors, rug up and go for a walk...

Monday, July 12, 2010


This is a great documentary to watch on the 'FUTURE OF FOOD'. Please check it out, get empowered, spread the word. Time for change, lets control the future of our food.


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Kiwi Fruit


A member of the cruciferous family, composed of underdeveloped flower buds attached to the central stalk. Cauliflower is a great source of a sulfur containing compounds; study by Hu et al (2006) confirmed that vegetables from the cruciferous family, containing Sulforaphane trigger the liver to produce enzymes that detoxify cancer causing chemicals. This is amazing and for this reason it's so important to eat CAULIFLOWER, KALE , CABBAGE and BROCCOLI ORGANIC!!!!!

Hu R, Khor TO, Shen G, Jeong WS, Hebbar V, Chen C, Xu C, Reddy B, Chada K, Kong AN. Cancer chemoprevention of intestinal polyposis in ApcMin/+ mice by sulforaphane, a natural product derived from cruciferous vegetable. Carcinogenesis. 2006 May 4; [Epub ahead of print. 2006. PMID:16675473.


1 small head (1kg) ORGANIC white cauliflower, trimmed, cut into small florets
30g ORGANIC butter, softened
1/3 cup finely-grated pecorino-romano cheese

Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Add cauliflower. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender. Drain and return to saucepan.
Add butter and mash until almost smooth. Stir in cheese. Season with salt and cracked black pepper. Serve.

Monday, July 5, 2010


Baking the perfect potato

Turn the oven onto 180 degrees. Rinse and scrub the potato under cold running water. Dry the potato with a tea towel.

Pierce the potato with a fork three times on each side and score a cross in the top of the potato. This allows the steam to escape and prevents the potatoes from exploding. Bake for around 1 hr, till cooked through.

This method will produce a crispy skinned baked potato. If you prefer a soft skinned roast potato, rub with olive oil all over the skin, and then you can sprinkle with sea salt too! Bake for around 1 hour.

Yum, then you can add your topping as you like, coleslaw, sundried tomatoes, olive oil, cheese, the variations are endless.