the *I Quit Sugar* bundle deal offer!

Posted on June 28th, 2012

Well my I Quit Sugar Cookbook has been available for a few weeks now…thank you to everyone who has bought it, and given such kind feedback. I’ve loved seeing all your recipe photos, and hearing your enthusiasm about your own “sugar quittage” journeys.

sugar-free hot chocolate, photography by Marija Ivkovic

If by chance you don’t have the original I Quit Sugar ebook, I’ve now put together a bundle deal – and I’m offering both ebooks to you for $29. That’s a saving of $5.

You can get hold of both ebooks at this special deal by simply clicking on the button below. (You can still purchase both ebooks separately, too.)


look who else rides a bike and doesn’t wear a helmet…

Posted on June 27th, 2012

How rad. David Byrne from Talking Heads is a big bike banger-on-erer. And he makes a good point. The New York Times just ran a video interview with him.

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I’m a non-helmet wearer (I wear one on big rides or dangerous roads)…ditto Byrne for the same reason. Oh, people get arked up about it…for reasons that make no sense. For my take on why it’s safer and better not to wear a helmet, click here.

A few other things:

  • Talking Heads take seven bikes on tour with them. So they can explore while there. I tell you, it’s the best way to see a city.
  • He’s just written a book – Bicycle Dairies –  which chronicles riding in bike-friendly cities in the world…surprisingly he reckons northern Italian towns are the best.
  • He advocates putting highways underground so bikes have more room and clean air. Friggen good point.

I truly hope more people get enthused about bike riding…not for fitness, not for making a point…just because it makes sense. That’s why I post these posts, in the hope it inspires more people to get on ya bike. And to not be scared of wearing a white pant on a bike.

Which city have you cycled in? I’m always on the hunt for new places in the world to explore…

my green cheesy mish mash soup. with a video!

Posted on June 25th, 2012

I’ve posted a few of my recipes with videos lately. If you’re new to this neighbourhood, you might like to check out my avocado and coconut water popsicles, and my bacon and egg cupcakes.

But today, we’re going to whip up my green cheesy mish mash soup. From my I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

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This is a recipe you can make using a normal soup-making method (that is, fry up ingredients, add stock, and then puree). But just as I was putting together my I Quit Sugar Cookbook, I was introduced to the Tefal Soup & Co soup maker. I had a play with it as I was testing my recipes and found it made my stupidly simple and efficient recipes even more so. So, in this video, I show how you can make it with this soup maker. It basically Read more