A Simplicious homemade bacon recipe

Posted on October 6th, 2015

You might recall (it was a while ago; Simplicious has been an two-year project) I asked you what you’d like to see featured in the new book I was writing.

Whatever happened to THAT? Ha. Well, you’ll be pleased to know many of your requests made it into the end product. One request that came through I’d like to share today. Because it’s a nice story. Read to the end. It finishes with a sugar-free homemade bacon recipe.


Meet Nick (and his mum). Nick asked for a homemade bacon recipe, which I’ve shared below.

Meet Nick, above. He and his Mum did the 8-Week Program some time ago and approached me at the “What Should I Eat Forum” in Sydney earlier this year. He told me it was he who’d requested a recipe for homemade bacon when I did the Simplicious call out.

Nick told me he works at Coles and always helps customers find healthy choices based on what he’d learned on the Program. What a legend. I got to tell Nick his request made it through and there’s a homemade bacon recipe in my new book. And Nick got to share a little of his story with me.

But it doesn’t stop there. After the photo above was shared on my Instagram, several people commented saying they’d been helped by Nick in Coles and that he was, indeed, a legend.

THEN… a few weeks later, I received a mail from Nick’s boss, Paul. It turns out that not only had Nick inspired customers at his workplace to make better choices, he’d also convinced his boss to quit Read more

A listicle of toxin-free beauty goodness

Posted on September 23rd, 2015

Thank you for all the extra tips you’ve all shared following my toxin-free cosmetics and beauty oils posts. I’ve popped a stack of them into one post for easy reference. You’re welcome.

Image via Jason Nocito

Image via Jason Nocito

Tips you’ve shared for blending and using oils

  • I make my own body butters with Coconut + Vitamin E + Shea + Jojoba oil, add the essential oils, et voila….change up the essential oils for different needs. – Sam
  • I tried Trilogy rosehip oil on my acne-riddled face a year ago and it changed my whole complexion! I’ve also since tried jojoba which seems to have worked just as well. Such a simply, lovely solution. – Maggie
  • I like a drop of vetiver oil on the soles of my feet at night – it’s very grounding. – Kristen
  • I add 10 drops each of frankincense, myrrh and lavender to a bottle of Kosmea rosehip oil, beautiful on my face and my skin has improved dramatically. It smells divine and is very calming at night. I also add the same oils to a blend of jojoba oil and sweet almond oil to apply to the rest of my body as well as a squirt of magnesium spray. – Anne
  • I use honey to wash my face, plain and raw. I use a face brush and rinse in warm water. I sometimes add a little jojoba oil to the honey. Honey is antibacterial so it works a treat. – Leonie
  • My oil tip is for killing nits! Instead of bombing them with poisonous concoctions I put olive or coconut oil in my kids’ hair so the buggers drown and then comb them out. Works every time! – Ms Jane

Tips you’ve shared for DIY bathroom essentials

  • Dry Shampoo: Just pop a little arrowroot on the scalp and brush through, if you have darker hair add in a little cacao too. Dab a makeup brush in it, dab it on the scalp and brush. Works as well as any dry shampoo out there. – Danielle

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The Simplicious book cover my publisher rejected…

Posted on September 8th, 2015

My new book, Simplicious, arrived on my desk this week. It was more than 18 months in the building and hits book stores at the end of this month. Here’s the cover…you can probably get the rough vibe. It’s fat, it’s sustainable, it’s about sticking it up Big Food and Over Consumption, it’s geared at gut health and…it features a recipe for Cheeseburger Dim Sims. Yeah, that.

Sarah Wilson Simplicious Cover

The approved, real cover of Simplicious

But, the original cover concept was to go a little something like this…

Sarah Wilson Simplicious Cover

The cover I planned for…

I had this idea: I’d take a dress I bought for $3 at the dump when I was 18 and sew food scraps into it. PLUS create a ridiculous bouquet made with bones (which the team on the shoot had to chew to get clean) and veggies sourced, um, from the bin.

Then I’d pose like Beyonce in the whole silly get-up in a way that delivers a certain nod to my past as editor of Read more