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  • A slow food and boating guide to Turkey You might have caught my last bareboat sailing trip in Australia’s Whitsundays? I loved bareboating – sailing your own boat, no skipper required. More than I thought. I slept. I ate. Did I mention I SLEPT!? So I saved up and planned and orchestrated another bareboating trip, this time in Turkey. Because I’d never been more
  • A slow food and hiking guide to Symi, Greece Two months back I found myself in Symi, a small Dodecanese island near Turkey, via the kindness of a stranger. Sinead of @seasoulandsnow reached out on Instagram when she saw I was in Rhodes (how I wound up in Rhodes is a less pretty story). She offered me her holiday home in Symi as she had more
  • A slow food and hiking guide to Hobart and Freycinet It’s become quite a thing…these slow food and hiking guides. I’m glad you like them. From my point of view, if I get 100 people to leave their comfort zone and get out of the city to move and eat real food in regional areas…well, I will die in peace knowing my job is done. more
  • Slow Food and Outdoors Guide to Perth and Fremantle I’ve just come back from a jaunt over West. It was a quick one, but I got a very good feel for the scene there in just a few days. My bro’ Ben and I scouted the joint together. Perth and environs has some incredible produce and wine that fits to the “whole food”, locavore more
  • A slow food and hiking guide to Mudgee, NSW This is a nice quick post, to be told mostly in pictures. I like to eat and hike, both mindfully. Both ground and enliven me. Thus, I devote a lot of my energies heading off to explore (often) far-flung places in the bush/country/wilds that are also peppered with surprising real and whole foodie finds. If more
  • A slow food (and Paleo) guide to London I’ve done a few trips to London in the past few years and have witnessed the slow/mindful/locavore/sugar-free/whole/Paleo food scene really shift. It was interesting to arrive this time from the US (I was in both New York and London doing publicity for my books) and compare the difference in food tone. The UK is super more
  • Slow food (and Paleo) Guide to Calgary and Lake Louise This is a straightforward post to complement my longer spiels about my adventure to Skoki Lodge. Both Calgary and Lake Louise are fantastic whole food destinations. So many of the places I checked out during my stay banged on about 100-mile-radius produce, pasture-finished meat and eating nose to tail etc. It was super refreshing. As more
  • Slow Food (and Paleo) Guide to Seattle Seattle is a slow and whole foodie playground. Let me illustrate just how so with this example: the other night at Sitka and Spruce, a Capital Hill restaurant featuring local produce, I had one of my gut aches. When I have a gut ache I generally take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in some more
  • Slow food and hiking guide to Sardinia #2 A few weeks back I posted a Slow Food and Hiking Guide to Sardinia part 1. Forthwith is the rest of it. Sing out if you need any other tips. I’m forthcoming, mostly. Sardinia is an intriguing place. You’ll like it. But, as I always advise, it’s always best to make your adventure your own. And more
  • Slow food and hiking guide to Sardinia #1 Thinking of heading to this large, personality-drenched Mediterranean island? Well here’s my rundown on the highlights from my marathon trip there. Marathon? I covered a helluva lot of what is a pretty big island, sampling the highlights, covering vast tracts by foot and bike…the rest in my little Fiat Panda…all in less than three weeks. more
  • a slow food guide to iceland This is part three in my Iceland series. You can check out my Iceland style and Iceland hiking guide as well. But today…it’s all about food, the stuff that fuels all my travels. You can also peruse my Slow Food and Hiking Guide to Provence and my Slow Food and Hiking Guide to Andalucia. Food in Iceland more
  • a slow food and biking guide to copenhagen I rather love Copenhagen.  Marija – the lovely lady who photographed my I Quit Sugar eCookbook; that’s her below – and I spent a week here, mostly shooting the cover and some fun shots for my new book. There is so much to include in a guide, but I’ll keep to a list of ten more
  • A slow food and hiking guide to Provence I passed through France a week or two back, specifically Provence. Embarrassingly, Peter Mayle is responsible. I stumbled on one of his Provence books as I was deciding where to head after Spain and followed the “sign”. I had a perfect time there. A splendid blend of comfort and rusticness and, as always, a focus more
  • A slow food and hiking guide to Andalucia Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing some of the details of my travels… as little guides that you can cut’n’keep for later. Or be inspired by. Each one will have a “slow” (mindful, deep-rooted, social, life-loving) ethos and be centred on food and hiking. Because that’s what I do. So to start, more
  • a slow foodie road trip to Daylesford I dunno, perhaps Thelma & Louise are to blame. But every woman I knows loves the idea of donning a head scarf and taking off with a girlfriend. For an unbridled adventure. Rooftop down. I’ve been hankering for a while, and lo! I was contacted by the town of Daylesford in Victoria and invited to more
  • I Quit Sugar: Slow Cooker Cookbook I quit sugar… and fell in love with my slow cooker. Seriously, slow cooking is my answer to eating well. I’m all about dense nutrition. A slow-cooker extracts the best of my food without destroying the enzymes. It also extracts maximum flavour – particularly good when trying to convert friends or family to a more more
  • An updated foodie guide to London. I’ve written a slow-food and paleo guide to London. But that was a while back. And since London has a constantly changing culinary landscape, I thought my latest trip to town (August 2016) warranted an update. I’m keeping it simple. And mostly visual. A post packed with images of my favourite meals and links to the best joints I more
  • My Indian Kimchi recipe: The best probiotic food Kimchi is hands down THE best probiotic food out there. I add it to my meals on a regular basis and figured it’d be a good idea to share why it’s so bloody good for you…as well as a recipe from my latest book I Quit Sugar: SIMPLICIOUS. Yeah, for free. Probiotics vs prebiotics Before I start more
  • Yes, I eat bones off strangers’ plates (and other food wastage tips) As I explained in my Simplicious Food Waste Cheat Sheet for Trolls post last week, in my latest book, I Quit Sugar: SIMPLICIOUS, I plug doggie bags, double dunk my teabags and cook up my friends’ fish bones into stock, all of which apparently leaves some a little uncomfortable. But it’s necessary. And non negotiable. Food waste more
  • My slow hike in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, UK Growing up in the 1970s on a desolate hill where ABC was the only TV station available, I was exposed to a lot of quaint British programming. The Good Life, Worzel Gummage, The Famous Five, To The Manor Born, All Creatures Great and Small…you get the drift. All of which were evoked in full rolling-hills-and-howling-hounds more
  • how to slow cook lamb shanks #2 (plus 8 super easy recipes) A few weeks back I shared my recipe for slow cooked lamb shanks with lemon and cinnamon. Have you tried it yet? Today, I’m getting slippery swift ‘n’ efficient and sharing a shank trick that’s fast, versatile and can stretch ingredients further. Oh yes, you’ll be shanking me for this shanky share! So. It works more
  • how to slow cook lamb shanks There’s a chill in the air. I just put on a poncho (admittedly, over a floaty summer dress). And the light has softened in a dreamy Autumnal way. All of which is a flagrant invite to me to haul out my slow cooker and start stewing. I mentioned a few weeks ago that my food more
  • slowcooked beef and coconut curry (plus 4 more cheap meat recipes) You’ll begin to notice, I reckon, that my food posts are going to take a certain tilt going forward. They’ve pretty much been leaning precariously that way for a while, right? My food journey is very much now geared away from fancy and will be aimed squarely at economical, sustainable, smart, ethical and nourishing. I’m more
  • the philosophical joys of a slow cooker This week I buy a crock pot I’ve just finished reading Carl Honore’s cult read In Praise of Slow. It’s been out a while – the best seller (it’s also one of Arianna Huffington’s favourite reads) that was largely responsible for bringing the fashionable Slow Food movement to the time-poor masses, was published in 2004. more
  • tuesday eats: the raw food diet and a podcast with crazy kid David Wolfe It’s a movement that hasn’t really struck here in Australia. I’m seeing signs. In LA and New York it’s huge. *This blog post has been updated on February 5, 2016 and now reflects my current stance on eating raw foods. I’m talking raw. And it’s very much a movement. When I was in New York more
  • sunday life: why you should read slowly This week I learn The Art of Slow Reading I’ve never been a big reader. Even as a kid. Which has always surprised people who assume that just because you wore glasses with an eyepatch for 18 months (when I was 12) and spent lunch in the library means you were a bookworm. Truth be more
  • Guest post: how to heal auto-immune disease (anti-inflammatory foods) #4 If you’ve got auto-immune disease, you probably have some bloody annoying issues with inflammation  – swollen feet or hands, skin breakouts, sore joints etc. I do (see the rest of my rundown on my crazy wrestling with Hashimoto’s here). I put up with it for ages. Actually, I whinged about it. But did nothing. Only more
  • A hiking guide to King Island, Tasmania A trip to King Island, anchored in the middle of the Bass Strait between Victoria and Tasmania’s North West coast, is not likely to be what you expect. It’s wilder and remoter than popular lore would suggest and you’ll struggle to get a good latte. The hikes are unmarked, the food options limited (due to the remoteness; more
  • A mountainbiking guide to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia Have you been to the incredible Flinders Ranges in the South Australian outback yet? Not so many have. Which is madness. The place is a supreme mix of outback expansiveness mixed with stunning rock formations and surprisingly oasis-lush landscape reminiscent at times of California or Greece…all within a few hours drive of Adelaide. Well four-to-five, more
  • A hiking guide to Mammoth Lakes, Sierra Nevada The Sierra Nevada is a mountainous region on the eastern side of Yosemite in California and about 5 hours drive from Los Angeles. I say this upfront: it’s worth the drive. If you’re into hiking and epic scenery and good food. Mammoth Lakes is the hiking (and mountain biking, and skiing) epicentre and a gem more
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