• Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit I gravitate to reads about walking. Especially those that extrapolate the connection between mindful reflection and walking. Hence today’s review of What I’ve Just Finished Reading. Background to why I read this book: Walking and reflection sustain me through my angst and anxiety. My current theory: Walking works to the same pace as reflection, thus the more
  • Each of us is responsible for everything I’ve been reading Simone De Beuvoir’s The Blood of Others. It’s a grating read. It cuts to the pain of an ethical quandary that I feel should grate at us all – are we responsible for everything? Or should we just take care of ourselves? It goes to the heart of existentialist angst – the more
  • Wondering. Could you please help me with my next cookbook? Right now – as in RIGHT NOW – I’m madly recipe developing for my next cookbook. Oh, the adventures and obsessions and kitchen disasters I’m having! Some of you have caught wind and have put in requests for me to jazz up a few of my classic recipes. So I thought, gosh…OKAY… …and got the more
  • How to Heal Autoimmune Disease: 6 clever tricks from Mickey at Autoimmune-Paleo.com For three years now I’ve been running this occasional series of posts geared at making anyone with autoimmune disease feel less like a freak. It’s been extraordinary… I’d say more than half of all readers here came to this blog for the AI information. Even more extraordinarily, a huge chunk of the rest of you more
  • I Quit Sugar on NBC’s The Today Show! Followers of my blog and social media will know I’ve been camped out in New York doing publicity for the release of the US version of I Quit Sugar. This morning I did a segment with Carson Daly on NBC’s The Today Show and made two of the most popular recipes from the book: Raspberry Ripple more
  • Just Show Up One of the highlights of my stay here in New York has been connecting with author, blogger and spiritual junkie Gabby Bernstein. Gab did my I Quit Sugar program a few months ago, blogged and SM’d about it to her vast and adoring audience and suddenly we were in each other’s orbits. The funny thing is this: more
  • This is why I cook I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s latest book: Cooked, A Natural History of Transformation. I’m transfixed. I love it. I’m sure you would too. I’m learning all kinds of wonderful cookery thingerys. Like, salt any meat that’s to be braised or stewed for hours, if not days, before you cook it. Why? Salt obviously draws water more
  • 10 beefy reads for vegans + meat lovers I want to get to a point straight up today. I’ve been travelling around learning about meat production and reading more and more on the subject. A few weeks back I shared how I eat my meat, which prompted debate and more questions. I’ve read some more…and more…and figured y’all might like to do the more
  • cooking sugar-free with xylitol As many of you who follow the I Quit Sugar journey know, my preferred sweetener is rice malt syrup and stevia for a number of reasons, which you can catch up on here. But I’ve also mentioned before that xylitol is one of the very few safe sugar alcohols and works a treat for baking. more
  • pre-order the print version of I Quit Sugar! * This post has been updated. I’ll be quick. I don’t want to take up your time. So. This:  the print edition (hard copy) of my I Quit Sugar book hits bookstores from January 24. And because of the huge demand, and because many of you don’t have access to Australian bookstores, I decided to sell more