• I need your help with I Quit Sugar in America! I start by apologising: I’m about to ask a favour. I don’t normally do this kind of thing and I’ll try not to make a habit of it. But I would love your help on this occasion. In two weeks I Quit Sugar comes out in America. In fact, I write this post as I await more
  • Seven ways to make your blog better I recently posted my 1000th blog. I figure this puts me in a good position to share a few ideas that might help you if you’re starting out or want to extend things a little. 1.    If you’re just getting started… here’s how to start a blog. Just get into the mosh pit. It doesn’t more
  • My fructose-free Chai Kombucha recipe…yes! I’ve become a little obsessed with making kombucha. I’ve had a brew going continuously on my bench since I made my first batch a few weeks back. One of the concerns some of you had was with the use of sugar to feed the yeast and bacteria. As I pointed out, very little sugar is more
  • Free mini sugar-free cocktail cookbook! This is a short post on a Friday, especially for my American mates. The US version of my first print book, I Quit Sugar, is now available for pre-order… with a bonus sugar-free I Quit Sugar Cocktail Cookbook! From today until the book’s US release April 8, simply place your pre-order and you’ll receive the more
  • Getting too caught up The other day my meditation teacher Tim introduced me to a young bloke over an impromptu lunch. I was not in the mood for meeting someone new, to be frank. I was thyroidy and scratchy and couldn’t deal with the “So, what do you do?” palaver (a conversation pivot point that always makes my eyes glaze more
  • This is my 1000th blog. Strewth. I wrote my first blog post June 28, 2009. I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t. I was filming Masterchef at the time and needed something or someone a little more cerebral to engage with. So I chose, um, you lot! Like many things that I try, if it feels right, more
  • How to buy the most sustainable sofa (ever). As many readers of this blog know, it’s taken me 40 years to buy a sofa. Which, it so happens, is 32 years longer than it took Steve Jobs. I’ve previously found some comfort in the fact it took Jobs eight tortured years to find his perfect sofa and quietly repositioned my chronic couch commitment more
  • My Paleo Inside-Out Bread recipe My new book I Quit Sugar For Life has been out for about ten days now. And going by the feedback on social media it seems the Paleo Inside-Out Bread is a little bit popular. And more than a little idiot-proof (not one imperfect shot so far!) If you haven’t bought the book yet, I more
  • The Healthy Foodie’s Guide to Auckland Whenever I travel I like to check out and then share great low-carb, sugar-free places to eat. As well as accommodation that doesn’t have a heaving ecological footprint and are… quiet and tranquil, suitable for thyroidy types. You can catch up on my New York, Byron Bay, Sardinia and Provence guides here. I was in more
  • 14 handy links for waste-free living I’m passionate about this stuff. Sustainability. No waste. So I was very happy to be involved in Sustainable Table’s Waste Deep documentary, which is a gentle way of easing people into the issues and what each of us can do about them. I make an appearance – or three – alongside gardening guru Costa, Tim Silverwood and incredibly passionate more