All posts tagged: organic

A man about Town – Ed Kenney’s Town, Honolulu, Hawaii

When the Gastronomy guide for the 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival arrived in my letter box, the timing could not have been better. We were just about to leave for Hawaii and seeing Ed Kenney’s name featured in the ‘Earth MasterClass’ section, (Huxtable are bringing him out for the event) reminded me that I needed to book dinner at his restaurant ‘Town‘, in Honolulu. A couple of tweets and a 10 hour plane flight later, we turned up on Town’s doorstep, to a super warm Hawaii welcome from Ed, and settled in to read a menu full of ingredients I’d never heard of. Town, which has multiple accolades and awards to its name, is renowned for utilising local produce and promoting indigenous ingredients. Ed is not only passionate about the food he serves, but where it comes from. He is on the Board of Directors for MA’O Organic Farms, Kokua Hawaii Foundation & Sustain Hawaii. His philosophy is that “Food is the unifying fabric of humanity, connecting us to the earth and each other.” …

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Sweet little mystery – Sarah Wilson’s ‘I Quit Sugar’ Cookbook

I have a confession to make. My name’s Melissa and I’m a sweet tooth. I always look at the dessert menu first in a restaurant, and I am a self-confessed, card-carrying chocoholic. And I love a drink. Or three. But I am also an avid fan of Sarah Wilson and have been following her blog for some time. I love her positive, honest messages, and the whimsical, beautiful imagery of her posts. I watched with interest months ago as she invited countless people to follow her ‘I Quit Sugar’ program via Twitter and Facebook. It was like a science experiment that I was observing, waiting to see what happened. And what happened was people started raving about how delicious everything was and how they lost weight and felt amazing and wait…did I mention they GAVE UP SUGAR? Wahhhhh…. I didn’t wanting to have to commit to anything as drastic as cutting sugar out of my diet forever because quite obviously I WOULD DIE, but it had sparked my interest enough to give it a bit …

Green Smoothies – local and delicious!

I’ve been banging on about green smoothie goodness for a while now, and here by popular demand is a post dedicated to the what, why, how and where of it all. Green smoothies are quite simply the result of blending ripe fruit and raw leafy greens together with water. I like to add lots of other good things to my smoothies, like chia seeds, LSA mix, coconut oil and flaxseed oil, gubinge and maca powder. These collectively do great things for your system like help lower cholesterol, increase metabolism, maximise nutrient absorption, balance hormones, enhance memory function and much more. The health benefits of green smoothies have been well documented, but Victoria Boutenko’s book ‘Green for Life’ (and subsequent  Raw Family website) is perhaps the definitive guide on the subject. In Victoria’s own words, green smoothies are good for you because “greens are the most nutritionally dense food available on the planet. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, and phytonutrients. What better way to consume them than in a delicious green smoothie? The fresh ripe …