Belle Gibson (what have you done?)

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Belle Gibson was the founder of the well-known The Whole Pantry app.  She was a popular online celebrity with a mass following on Facebook and Instagram having claimed that she survived an aggressive form of Brain Cancer which had spread to other areas of her body using alternative therapies and wholefoods.  The Whole Pantry (TWP) app found it’s way to the Apple top 5 of 2013 and her much anticipated cookbook began hitting the stores early this year – Belle would not have been wrong to say she was sitting on top of the world. Continue reading

Cowboys & Cave men

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Pete Evans’ rise to fame was not so meteoric; he’s worked in television for most of my adult life, and I am pushing 40. Remember those awful Women’s Weekly cooking shows? Tedious. Tenuous. Terrible.

At the time I was studying to be a Naturopath and paving a unique path to wellness avoiding many of the ingredients he used. Like sugar, wheat flour and the like. He was so old school and uncool to me. Plus he had one of those faces that was not pretty and not ugly. Mediocre – like his cooking!  Continue reading

Iron Soup – for Women (and their family)

Liver Soup

This soup cooks well in a slow cooker or over low heat. It requires only a few hours of cooking – though I have managed to throw it together quite quickly at times.

It is a perfect soup to support your Liver in the build up to your cycle as it is packed with a variety of Spinach, Kale and Parsley – rich in organic iron, chlorophyll and antioxidants. Broccoli is a valuable source of carotenoids and sulphur-compounds that support hormone metabolism via the liver and Garlic which also promotes gut health (I use potato to thicken the base). I have used organic white potato here but sweet potato works just as well! Continue reading

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