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Recipe // Mango, Lime & Coconut Pudding

With the mango season upon us, I thought I’d share a gorgeous recipe, full of summer flavours. These gluten-, grain- and dairy-free puddings are delicious and moist and a great way to use up overripe mango. Ingredients Topping • 20g (⅓ cup) shredded or flaked coconut • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (melted) • 1 tablespoon sweetener (honey, maple syrup, rice malt syrup) • 1 tablespoon lime zest (about one lime) ...

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Seasonal Makes Sense

Eating with the seasons is an age-old philosophy and the best, most cost-effective way to choose your produce, as Georgia Harding discusses. The health food industry is funny in the way it takes a simple food or food philosophy and creates a new fad. My approach to diet is very much fad-free and stress-free. I prefer to rely on nature to dictate the foods that serve me and my family members’ bodies best. So ...

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Superfoods, Straight from The Source

What’s so super about superfoods? haven chatted to The Source Bulk Foods about their personal favourites and ideas for how you can add them to your meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Source offers a range of bulk grocery lines to keep your pantry looking fine. Among the products on offer are many ‘superfoods’ – those power packed gems that modern media will have you know are the keys to good health an ...

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Date Night in Tokyo

Rediscover the lost art of 'date night' at the gold coast's new dating destination. Yamagen offers funky Japanese flair and upscale dining, with plenty of dark corners to cosy up to your special someone. With work, school, stacks of ‘to do’ lists and 'What do you mean I’ve got to start thinking about Christmas presents?!’ occupying most of our attention, date night might feel like a bit of a foreign concept ...

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Self Preservation

Doing too much? Saying ‘yes’ too many things? No time in life for you? Georgia Harding knows the feeling… Every day I set out to achieve more than I realistically can. Like many women, I wear many hats and the two things I find that I consistently sacrifice in my busy life is exercise and meditation. It just so happens that these two things are integral to my physical and emotional health. Sound familiar? R ...

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Recipe // Moist Lemon Coconut Loaf

This grain-, gluten- and dairy-free cake is so quick and easy to make and the result is a lovely, moist loaf that is perfect for school lunches. I think the flavours of lemon and coconut is a match made in heaven. The principal medium chain fatty acids in coconut are capric and lauric acid. Both are very nourishing, immune boosting, anti-inflammatory and healing to your digestive system. The eggs make this ...

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Recipe // Rainbow Cheese Crisps

I’m a sucker for good quality cheese. I really believe that like many whole foods, cheese is a victim of the food processing industry which has traded the natural ageing process (necessary to produce a food that supports digestion and health) for a ‘faster’ food which has come to cause problems for many. I especially love the crispy bits that result from cheese that has oozed out of a toastie or the crunchy ...

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Recipe // Sticky Asian Pulled Pork and Slaw

INGREDIENTS Serves 4-6 For the pork: 1kg pork shoulder (boned, fat trimmed) 50g piece ginger, finely grated 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1-2 long red chilli, halved 4-star anise 1⁄3 cup tamari (or coconut aminos) 1⁄3 cup sweetener (maple syrup or rice malt syrup) 1⁄2 cup dry white wine 1⁄2 cup chicken stock 1 heaped teaspoon Chinese five- spice For the Asian Slaw: 1 green apple, julienned 1⁄4 red cabbage, shred ...

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Recipe // Healthy Hot Chocolate

My approach to raising my kids to have a healthy, balanced relationship with food is firmly centred around education, enjoyment and finding the middle ground. When they were little I was very strict, controlling everything that passed their little lips. I just wanted what was best for them (in those early formative years) and to be honest I wouldn’t change a thing. However as they grew older and more autono ...

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Education in Food

“Don't let your children be part of a lost generation who cannot cook, has no idea where their food comes from or how to prepare a balanced meal." - Jamie Oliver Developing a 'food culture' in your household is one of the key foundations for both raising food-loving kids and also strengthening social bonds with them ahead of them entering the teen years. We teach our kids to read and write, yet many childre ...

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