Eating in.

This was our family breakfast this morning: green juice to start; poached eggs (from our chickens!) on wholegrain sourdough bread, with smoky homemade hummus, rawmesan, mushrooms and avocado; cardamom coffee to finish. Sorry there’s no photo; I couldn’t wait to eat it. Our meal was delicious, satisfying and based on whole foods. And, as my…

Changes.

Some of you will already be aware that I am closing A Foodly Affair, because I just sent you a newsletter about it. While I am sad to be saying goodbye to my foodly business of five years, the main emotion I’m feeling is gratitude. I have learned much and met many fantastic people along…

Uncooked is alive!

Welcome to World Food Day! This day has been established to raise awareness of world hunger–and to do something about it. There are so many ways that we can contribute to efforts around World Food Day, including: participation in formal events around Eat Local Feed Global; pledging money to a hunger-busting cause (such as The…

Enough

I used to be a make-and-stick-to-a-schedule kind of gal and I let my work define my life. Then I had my little girl. Sure, my 5-year old led me to my boundaries at times, but I listened to those people who said, ‘You have to make your children fit with your lifestyle!’ and I resisted…

A deliciously sticky ending

I know I have said this before, and it’s worth saying again: one of the things I love best about Christmas is the leftovers. Both of these sometimes foods [fig tart with goat’s milk curd and Pedro Ximinez (L); apple, rhubarb & pear crumble cake (R), inspired by EAT] were lovingly cooked using organic and…

Where do you shop?

Tell me, and you may just win yourself a prize. More on that later. At every class/workshop, I am asked where I shop for organic produce and whole foods. I am pleased to let you know that Perth has a growing number of excellent stores, markets and co-ops in addition to some great online stores,…

End of days

Hurrah! We did it! Today is Day 29, meaning that our 28 days of 100% raw are over – and I am excited. I am excited about reaching my goal. I am excited about the health and clarity that I feel. And I am really excited about eating a cooked meal again. Why did we…

I just want happy food

Is that too much to ask? I want to know that when a food says that’s what it is, then that’s exactly what it is. Not kind of, pretty much there, or round-about. I want truth in labelling, whether an ingredient is ‘compound’ or under a certain percentage of the final product. I want to…

The Magic Fork

In our house, there is a magic fork. Our magic fork looks more like a spork: My friend T introduced us to the magic fork yesterday, telling a wide-eyed Mr 3, “When mummy looks away, the magic works. Fill the fork with food… Now quickly make the food disappear before mummy turns back around!” And…

The food world is full of dichotomies

The more I research into food, the more blurred I find the line between what is “good” vs “bad” for us. So much of what is truth in food relies not only upon the food itself, but also on its source, extraction and preparation methods – and, of course, whether or not that thing is…

Year 4 begins

Ah, it brings a tear to my eye as I realise that my baby’s growing up. Image: Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net My little blog has just about graduated from toddlerdom: 21 January marked a very foodly diary‘s 3rd birthday. While still very much about my adventures in food, the content has changed as my mindful…

Guest Post 5: The Hangover

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Pauline, a friend who has selflessly put her sobriety on the line to test out hangover remedies just for you, and all in the name of research [thanks, Pauline!]. I am sure you will enjoy her post, and maybe even take away a few useful tips. H 🙂 *…

Ain’t no liquor in liquorice

I love liquorice (aka “licorice”) in all forms, or at least I thought I did until I tasted a triple-salt variety last weekend. The black cats and coins were ok. Even the soft double-salt triangle had its charms. Maybe it’s my pregnant tastebuds, the low added salt in my diet, the unfamiliar tang of ammonium…

What I want from 2012

Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Happy New Year! I hope your New Year’s Eve celebrations were excellent and that you have some awesome plans for 2012. With its many fascinating twists and challenges, my 2011 was a brilliant learning curve – and, if I’m honest with myself, that is exactly as I wanted it….

Very merry and delicious indeed

Our little family recently enjoyed a long weekend away to Western Australia’s picturesque south west. We stayed in Prevelly, one of the sites most affected by the November-December bushfires. My thoughts are with the families who lived in the 39 residences lost, and also with the fire-fighters who did such a fantastic job of safe-keeping…

6 common pregnancy challenges & how to deal with them naturally

Image: Louisa Stokes / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Now into my eighth month of Pregnancy #2, and having experienced so many comfort-challenging textbook symptoms, I feel well qualified to share with you the remedies that have worked (or not) for me in trying to have a healthy, happy pregnancy. Most of these remedies incredibly have something to do…

Why you should eat berries

Last Sunday, my little person and I picked mulberries at a friend’s farm. Colin warned us at the outset that the berries this year were a little dry; on tasting, I found them to be some of the sweetest I had ever eaten! We walked away from his farm with 2.6L of berries, 20 purple…

10 ways to combat cravings…if you really want to

This post has taken me a long time to write because it is a topic that is very personal. It’s been a long process of learning and acceptance and a surprising lack of answers. Everyone seems to be an expert on this topic, every expert has an opinion, and there are many and varied opinions…

An apology and a link

Dear readers, Thank you so much for sticking by me when I have neglected you so! Pregnancy, family, work and preparation for my Bali trip (which is now!) have all overtaken my life for the past few months. My next a very foodly diary post will feature something very close to my heart right now…

Cereal fillers

When I read words like “enriched” and “added iron/calcium/etc” on a packet, I can’t help but wonder where the added nutrients come from. How are they produced, and are they the best things for my body? A recent e-newsletter from Raw Pleasure featured this YouTube clip about how to establish the fact that there are…

Vegetables from outer space

If you asked David Wolfe about vegetables from outer space, he would probably talk about mushrooms – but that’s not what this post is about. This photo represents my latest markets purchases. Do you recognise everything you see? Up until a few weeks ago, I wouldn’t have. The alien-looking purple and green vegetables in the…