• How to host a sustainable dinner party I turned 40 recently. And I had a party. It was a dinner party for 40 of my closest friends and family – 40 for 40 – and it was as sustainable as I could possibly make it. I bought nothing new, used produce that was going to be thrown out and kept as many more
  • Learn how to ferment. Plus a Sandor Katz giveaway! If there’s one thing you need to learn to do – for the good of your guts (and broader health) – it’s to ferment. Fermenting is a big focus in my second book, I Quit Sugar For Life (which you can preorder now), and I feature a bunch of cultured recipes – including a beetroot more
  • Friend fade-outs v friend fall-outs This is a topic that’s come up a lot among my mates and I lately – the challenges of navigating tricky friendships. Not between us, but beyond. Over various martinis and meals, I’ve shared my thinking on the subject and thought I might share with you guys, too. I think many people find navigating friendships more
  • Quit sugar in 8 weeks: what do you need to ask me? I think many of you might have noticed…I don’t really bang on about sugar on this blog these days. I have a new site – IQuitSugar.com – where I do this now. But I interrupt proceedings today to give readers here the opportunity to ask me any niggling questions you might have about quitting sugar more
  • Sometimes we just have to circle like a dog You know how dogs do that thing where they circle around and around looking for the right place – seemingly the perfect place – to sink to the ground?  I watch them do it and wonder, What exactly are they seeking? What is their perfection? That said, I do the same thing. I circle before more
  • Pre-order I Quit Sugar For Life now and get my Chocolate Cookbook free Hello dear friends. You might have heard – I’ve written another book, a follow-up to I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook. It’s taken the better part of a year to put together. It’s a reflection, however, of my life’s work. Here she is…or the cover image, at least. As you can more
  • Does quitting sugar heal autoimmune disease? This is actually a post I’ve been busting to write for a while. As many of you know, I first quit sugar because of my autoimmune (AI) disease. I have Hashimotos. And a big part of why I’ve stuck to the sugar-free program is that it’s made such a damn big difference. So the simple more
  • Assume the head massage will last forever Do you know that feeling when you’re at the hairdresser where you’re getting the head massage at the basin and you Just Can’t Relax because you fear said massage is going to end any minute?  And then you berate yourself for not enjoying the one bit of niceness in your entire week? Yeah, that. Well, more
  • Holy shit. I just turned 40. I don’t quite know how this crept up on me. But here I am, 40. I’m not ashamed of the number. Nor uncomfortable about entering into a new age category on government forms and internet dating profiles. But this birthday feels poignant. Potent. Forty is halfway. Up until this mid-point (Lord, I’m now middleaged!), my more
  • allow time Sometimes solutions can be so stupidly simple. This holiday break I experimented with doing nothing. It paid off. I got some serious rest. Indeed, each day I got seriously excited about heading home in the afternoons to do nothing but lie and read and potter and make fermented mayonnaise. And so forth. So much so, more