• 72% of us toss bagged salad leaves each month. There’s a reason why… When I wrote Simplicious Flow I pivoted the whole book from a huge survey I did with you guys. More than 3000 of you responded and there were 7000-plus comments and questions for me. Call me a sucker for flaggelation, but I went through every one of them and then wrote the book to attend more
  • “But it’s recyclable!” Yeah, right… Yesterday’s post covered why I don’t include a chapter on recycling in Simplicious Flow. Today, let’s do a fun quiz (!) to help us become better recyclers (!), for those occasions when we must resort to it after buying less, avoiding disposables, and repurposing what we have, bearing in mind that a survey of 2000 adults more
  • I don’t have a chapter on recycling in my book. This is why… There were a few reasons. First, it would take an entire book to explain helpfully how to navigate the convoluted recycling system across states, councils, countries. There is seriously no comprehensive information to impart, because it doesn’t exist. I looked and looked and asked and badgered. No one knows where, if it all, you can more
  • Here’s a mini Simplicious Flow book…for free. Hey, my publisher and I have made this little flippy cookbook for you guys. It allows you to check out a bunch of Simplicious Flow recipes and get the general vibe of the book, for nada. You’ll see the sheet of baking paper I used for the whole book (I then use it as a more
  • The world’s first zero waste cookbook! (How so?) Since you guys know me well, I can tell you this. When my publisher Ingrid asked me to write one last cookbook, I struggled with the idea. The way cookbooks typically work is wasteful. Does the world need another one? You see, cookbooks as we know them today work to a bunch of isolated, complicated more
  • Simplicious Flow has landed and it’s not a normal cookbook! Today my big fat new cookbook lands in bookstores around Australia and New Zealand (be patient with your local shop…they can take a day or two to unpack). It will be available via Amazon in the US and UK in a few weeks – hang tight! Here are a few not normal things to know more
  • The Simplicious Flow Book Tour dates: Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Brisbane Simplicious Flow and I are hitting the road. Over the next few weeks we’ve got some events lined up (hopefully in a city near you), talking all things cooking (and living) with less waste and fuss, and more floowwww. Special hosts will be there guiding the conversations. As always, lot of QnA time and book more
  • Good news: you can still buy I Quit Sugar Gelatin I decided to produce this stuff a few years back, because, well, it made sense to. The good quality gelatin – for making panacottas, gummies, etc and that comes with amazing gut healing and digestive-aiding properties – came from South America (via the USA). Why couldn’t we produce a version here using pasture-raised bones (that more
  • Erin made all 306 recipes in Simplicious in 18 months. I’m blown away. When Simplicious came out October 2015 I set a challenge to all you guys: Cook every recipe in the book and tag it #simplicious306 and I’ll follow your journey and share your recipes. The process was marvellously rewarding and brought together a bunch of wonderful souls who shared their journey…and even did meet-ups along the more
  • 8 clever ways to reuse a ziplock bag Let’s get really Sustainable Nerd today. I promote using sealable plastic bags when cooking and freezing food. They’re the perfect size for storing individual portions and things like parcooked ‘n’ frozen veggies really well; they become totable freezer blocks in a blink; they are better for storing in the freezer (I pack mine in layers); more
  • My Simplicious “Beet That” Popstick Salad Summer has hit and it’s HOT here in Sydney. So I’m sharing one of my favourite recipes from my latest book I Quit Sugar: Simplicious: the Beet That Popstick Salad. Yep, a salad with popsicles. (Note, one of the Big Food companies – let’s call them Nestle – has the trademark to”popsicles” and sues everyone more
  • My Simplicious Good for your Guts Garlic recipe I am a little obsessed with gut-health. I’ve been banging on about the this topic for a while now. I’ve also recently launched my own Gut Lovin’ Gelatin. It’s no surprise then that my latest book I Quit Sugar: Simplicious includes a stack of gut-healing fixes. One of them being my Good For Your Gut Garlic recipe. more
  • I’m giving away my #Simplicious cover outfit Well, that’s slightly clickbait-y. But I am giving away a bunch of the sports bras and pyramid necklaces that I wear on the the cover of I Quit Sugar: Simplicious….and that I wear pretty much most days…because that’s the way I roll. To tie it all in to my anti-wastage mission, I’m going to share the more
  • Check out the recipes that you guys helped me with! It’s time to say thank you. My latest book, I Quit Sugar: Simplicious, was a mammoth project. When you create a book so big, you get folk to recipe test your creations along the way. I decided to invite the community to help me with this task and am very glad I did. Foodies around the globe more
  • You asked for cheeseburger dim sims…here they are! You might recall (it was a while ago; I Quit Sugar: Simplicious was a two-year project) I asked you all what you’d like to see featured in the new book I was writing. I took your very long list to heart and tried to incorporate as many of your requests as possible. I shared one of more
  • Food waste dilemma: packaged single-serve veggies v bulk buying? A study by AUSVEG’s Project Harvest last month flagged that Australian consumers are veering towards veggies that prevent wastage. DAMN GREAT STUFF! But how are we going about this? The good news is that we’re opting for individual broccoli heads, rather than bulk packs of brocs (wrapped in plastic etc), and veggies like zucchinis that come more
  • How to build the perfect abundance bowl These one-pan, two-minute mélanges are my standard lunch (or breakfast, or dinner) fare and I’ve included a big bunch of great combos in I Quit Sugar: Simplicious. I must admit I felt weird putting them into a recipe format because I mostly make them on a whim, using what I’ve got (and a few too more
  • Make 10 Simplicious meals from a $3 supermarket haul Some seriously inspiring Simplicious flow for a Tuesday! Elise at Healthy Family 5 is one of the ambassadors over at the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program. As you might have guessed, there’s five in her family, which is why her latest feat is so inspiring. Check this shit out! She cooked 10 meals for five people 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
  • Bonus Recipe! My Simplicious Beefin’ Good Jerky This jerky recipe from I Quit Sugar: SIMPLICIOUS is seriously easy to make and will leave you feeling a little bit “frontier”. It’s great for lunchboxes. I fiddled around with this recipe to get a smoky-sweet vibe. The image above is a photo I took while developing the recipe, my old sewing sheers that have more
  • A Simplicious style Leftovers Torta recipe I love seeing meals regenerated from leftovers, cupboard essentials or any scraggy-looking veggies. My new book I Quit Sugar: Simplicious is  dedicated to the art of creating these kind of meals. I call it “perpetual cooking” (a meal should have no start and no end; it keeps going and going). My old mate Anthea Loucas and brilliantly more
  • My Simplicious food waste cheat sheet for trolls It would seem my latest book, I Quit Sugar: SIMPLICIOUS, is a little contentious. The fact I advocate doggie bags, double dunk my teabags, and cook up my friends’ fish bones into stock apparently leaves some a little uncomfortable. In fact – and this astounded me when I heard – I got wind a few weeks more
  • A Simplicious homemade bacon recipe 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 more
  • Please meet my biggest, best book yet: Simplicious Simplicious hits bookstores today. No drum rolls please. I’m just pleased as punch that it’s here. It was two years of work. It’s 306 recipes. And I’ve taken a gamble here…it’s about how to eat your scraps. This book is my career highlight, my passion project, my obsession. Sustainability has always been at the guts more
  • I’ve gawn fishin’… I’m off. Not quite fishing, but off to write my next book (yes!) so I figured I’d leave you with a bit of a teaser for Simplicious in my absence… As you might have picked up from my blog, I’m fired up about waste. Mindless consumption. All of it, but also very specifically food waste. I’ve always more
  • The Simplicious book cover my publisher rejected… 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 more
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