• What I’m giving away…my new wage manifesto. Bam! Hi. Hope you are well. I’ve taken a few months to map this notion out in my noggin and in my heart. As you might know, when I closed my business, I sold off some of the assets and gave the lot to charity. I set up a philanthropic trust. See below for the gist more
  • I want to own the fact I rant about consumerism and then this… I appeared in a Stellar magazine on the weekend (the popular colour insert that runs in the News Corp newspapers in Sydney and Melbourne; it also ran in Queensland and WA). I agreed to do the interview to be able to talk in more (hopefully useful) detail about walking away from “more” and money and more
  • This is my swimming kit… I’ve been meaning to do this for a while. I get asked often what I swim in when I swim oceans. But I’ve put off writing a post on it while I deliberated about showing a picture of myself in said swimming attire, because to do so would look particularly Bondi Babe Instagram Braggish (not more
  • Give a shit about food waste? Eat frozen food (true story!) I love to debunk a holy-than-thou food myth. How’s this one for you: very often eating the frozen version of a food is better for you, for the environment and can taste better than the fresh version. How could this be? I looked into this notion some time back. It’s why when I devised the more
  • Would you mind helping me with my next project? I’m working on a big project – OK, it’s another book (!) – and I’m wanting to get a feel for what food we’re wasting. So that I can help folk, well, not waste these particularly forlorn  foods. How do you all feel about answering this very short survey as honestly as possible (it’s totally more
  • I travelled for 4 months with only 8 kilos. This is what it looked like. I’ve been away since late May; about four-and-a-half months. I’ve been hiking and working and writing between LA, New York, London, Scotland, Cornwall, Crete, Paris, Slovenia and Slovakia. For the bulk of this I’ve carried a small backpack that weighed in on various flights at 8kg (I did also have a case of work materials more
  • Be unavailable for a day. Can you do it? I am always so on. Engaged. Reaching out. Helping. But this creates a situation where everyone expects a response. Now. Same for you? People know when we’ve read their Facebook message (and our texts if we’re dumb enough to leave that “read”  function on). And if they can see we’re online, more
  • The lessons of a generation living out of a storage unit Lead singer Rai Thistlewayte from Australian band Thirsty Merc did one of those “at home with” interviews recently. “Owning stuff is a burden,” he told the journalist.  “That said, I learnt the hard way. So, now I like to keep it simple. You end up putting an apartment’s worth of stuff into a storage unit, more
  • My Sarah Wilson Round-Up of Signs The World is Improving I’m an optimist. I’m seeing signs that the world is cottoning on to the need to change the way we brazenly consume and consume and consume.  Almost seven years ago I (outrageously!) suggested we all eat 6-9 teaspoons of sugar. And stop drinking fruit juice. What do you know, the World Health Organisation came out more
  • 8 bits of plastic you can quit right now The Earth can’t digest plastic. Plastic things are bought and used and that’s it – the Earth is burdened further. This issue has reached critical point. And we have to act. All of us. Because we are the issue. I know some of us get flummoxed by the data. Which is why I thought I’d more
  • 19 ways to have a waste-free wedding When I turned forty, I wanted to celebrate with my nearest and dearest. But I didn’t want to just “chuck a party” with a whole stack of booze and booze-soaking food and…wastage. I wanted it to matter and, so I put it together as sustainably as I could possibly make it. I bought nothing new, used produce more
  • No, avocado toast every day is not a good thing Clean eating and JERFing is all very well…until it becomes dementedly unsustainable. We’ve seen it happen with chia seeds and quinoa, where the fashionable demand for these new foods have seen crops dwindling for the communities that rely on them as a traditional, staple food, with prices hiking by sometimes 4-5 times. Ethical consumers should more
  • Are you an eco-hypocrite? We’re drowning in eco-wash. I’d be pleased about this state of affairs, except that regularly – neigh daily – I observe moments of earnest environmental engagement that gets it so selfishly, blindingly, egoically wrong. Dangerously so. Indeed the only the only thing worse than ignorance, is righteous hypocrisy. The latter being a far more stubborn more
  • The Cheapest Stew Ever – $1.70 per serve! A healthy and wholesome meal for $1.70? Yep, I’m serious. This recipe from my latest book I Quit Sugar: Simplicious is literally the cheapest stew ever made. And with a few tweaks in can be turned into a healing autoimmune stew – my go-to fix on days when my Hashimoto’s is playing up. This stew more
  • 9 of the best “Buy Me Once” staples to invest in I read about a new site recently – Buy Me Once. It curates gear that’s high quality and you only have to buy once, in your life. Stellar stuff.  Not-so-funnily, I’m writing this sitting in a London Wholefoods. The place is festooned with “eco” messaging. And yet everything comes on disposable plates, with disposable forks more
  • These are the sustainable fashion choices I make… by a fashion editor There’s heaps of info out there about bad fashion companies doing bad things. And these stories need to be told, but what about the positive ones? Which clothes can you buy and feel good about? For this post, Clare Press, author of ethical fashion book Wardrobe Crisis asked a bunch of her friends (and her husband) more
  • 10 ways to do fashion sustainably, by a magazine editor My lovely friend Clare Press, Marie Claire Australia’s fashion editor-at-large, has written a book called Wardrobe Crisis. It’s about ethical fashion, which, Clare says we often treat as an oxymoron, like “diet butter” or “paid volunteer”. Clare raises stuff we need to know, like: conventional cotton farming accounts for 25 per cent of the world’s more
  • 14 fave freezer hacks you can pin on your fridge now! So you take some meat out of the freezer and defrost it. You end up using only half of it. What do you do with the rest? Can you put it back in the freezer? Or does it have to be tossed? If you’re impatient and choose the quicker (but not so safe) method of more
  • Meet the new Julie and Julia… I’m pegging myself as something of a Julia Childs here. Forgive me for the lack of humility. I’ll explain. Quickly. And then we can move onto pretty pictures. A while back Jo invited readers to cook their way through my latest book, Simplicious. All 306 recipes. Which is quite the endeavour. A stack of keen more
  • 9 fun ways to make last night’s dinner with an egg on it Folk out there are still scared of leftovers. They needn’t be. They’re safe, and legal (to take home in doggie bags from restaurants), and entirely sensible, sustainable and simplicious. If there’s one trick you need to perfect, should you be new to this leftovers caper, is to know how to repurpose dinner into another meal more
  • When other people do Simplicious better than me! One of my great mates, Bill, told me he’s sick of the sound of my name. His partner Mark has changed the way they live and it’s kind of annoying Bill. Bones being collected from his plate and the smell of bone broth…it’s driving him mental. Worse, whenever he arks up, Mark’s response is, “Sarah Wilson says…”. more
  • Sorry, but you shouldn’t be drinking almond milk! Almond milk. Everyone’s drinking it. Indeed, it’s recently overtaken soy as the most popular dairy-alternative. Everyone, I fear, also seems to think it’s the clean and green cousin at the lactose-free barbeque. I’m really sorry, guys, I have news for you… There’s a bunch of factors not commonly discussed. It’s time they should be. 1. more
  • How do I know when my seafood is off? Ever thought about this? Fish is the only food that starts to smell like itself when it’s going off. And yes, that can make it hard to gauge whether your salmon is still fresh or needs to be chucked. More often than not people don’t want to take the risk, so half our seafood supply ends up more
  • How I build my breakfast On my travels, I think I’m asked at every turn, by journalists or at public talks I give, what I eat for breakfast. I think it’s mostly because much of the planet can’t fathom a breakfast without sugar. The first thing I flag: drop the idea that breakfast should be sweet. Until the 1950s, when breakfast more
  • 6 Things I learned about leftovers from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall I’m a huge fan of leftovers. My book I Quit Sugar: Simplicious is all about them – using them, eating them, creating a kitchen flow around them. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – bless him – is on the same page. But in a different book. You might have come across River Cottage – Love Your Leftovers which was more
  • so you think your takeaway coffee cup is recyclable. It ain’t. I’ve banged on before about why you should give up your takeaway coffee cup habit highlighting the fact the BPA in the lids is poisoning you. Of course, there is also the environmental aspect, which has bothered me for years. But I didn’t have the data on it all. Now I do. Perfect timing. I’ve recently more
  • My supercharged coconut cream Love my Whipped Coconut Frosting from Simplicious? Wait til you try this trick. Today’s bonus recipe takes whipped cream to another level. Adding gelatin to your coconut cream gives it a super smooth texture perfectly mimicking whipped cream. Plus it gives you all the great health effect of the stuff. Supercharged Coconut Cream One 400ml more
  • Bonus recipe! Gym Go-er Choc Spice Energy Bars A while back I shared a few extra images from readers who helped me test recipes for my latest book, I Quit Sugar: Simplicious. I promised I’d share more details of Lana’s recipe for the Gym Go-er Choc Spice Energy Bars. These bars didn’t make it into the book. My publisher couldn’t fit any more in, so I guess you more
  • The soulful secret to family holidays (and to moving in with your boyfriend) New York Times columnist Frank Bruni does his summer holidays like my family and I: all together, in a beach house, for an extended period. Here he is: “EVERY summer for many years now, my family has kept to our ritual. All 20 of us — my siblings, my dad, our better halves, my nieces more
  • In defence of bookstores Here’s a bourgeois inner-city faux-boh statement for you: The death of bookstores is another win for capitalism. Sounds like something people in fisherman pants said in the uni refectory back in 1993. But actually New York writer Adam Gopnik did. He argues that capitalism grew up with smaller, intimate institutions existing alongside – cafes, bookstores, more
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