• 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
  • 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
  • The second IQS chocolate cookbook is here! Life happens. Chocolate helps. And one sugar-free Chocolate Cookbook wasn’t enough for me and the I Quit Sugar Team…so we made another. And as of this minute, you can get hold of it! Yes, yes, yes, this is a gratuitous post to get you to buy the book. And truth be known I’ve chosen the more
  • Your favourite posts of 2014 Hanging at Mum and Dad’s listening to Mitch Miller carols on the turntables? Sitting through Frozen with the kids….again? You might like a bit of distracted reading. Here’s the countdown. Ten posts that floated boats in this wonderful community throughout the year. Can you guess which was number 1, according to the whizzy Google algorithms? more
  • five surprising broccoli recipes Broccoli is good stuff. I don’t need to spell it out much more than that. Why don’t I share a few clever things to do with it instead. I like to par-cook and freeze mine. I do this as soon as I buy a head. Or two. I simply cook it 60% (in a steamer), more
  • The I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook is here! Ready for your simplest and healthiest sugar-free Christmas ever? I’m excited to share my UPDATED I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook with you today – hot off the press, with six meal plans designed specifically to help you enjoy a simple, joyful, and healthy, nutritious sugar-free Christmas. Plus, a bonus Thanksgiving meal plan (just in time for Thanksgiving this Thursday!). more
  • Pre-order your copy of the (updated!) I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook today! With the festive season just around the block, I’m excited to join in the build-up with the release of this year’s  I Quit Sugar Christmas Cookbook, a revised version of our original, designed specifically to help you enjoy a simple, joyful, and healthy, sugar-free Christmas. Plus I’ve chucked in a bonus Thanksgiving meal plan, perfect for a dinner party more
  • Friday giveaway: one place in the I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program! It’s a month away. To the day. The first I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program starts August 26, and the team are all madly getting ready to host you all. Seeing as it’s Friday, and I like to give things away on this site on Fridays, I’m thrilled to announce that today I Quit Sugar is more
  • how to carry your breakfast and lunch to work With each passing day, my lunch arrangements get more and more ridiculous. Actually, I don’t think they’re ridiculous. They’re very practical and economical and smart. If you ask me. And, if I can be boastful, they’ve inspired others to get ridiculous too. Check out the I Quit Sugar team’s efforts from the blog the other more
  • A Friday Giveaway: 20 Pepe Saya butter wheels! Oh it’s been a big week here in the office. My. Oh. But it’ s Friggen Friday…why don’t we ram things up with a Nice Thing to Giveaway. This time, Pierre Issa of Pepe Saya artisan butter has generously donated: 20 handcrafted 225 gram butter wheels   Pierre is great. He puts the Pepe in the Saya. And more
  • my new love: cauliflower I’ve found a new love. It’s an autumnal love. She’s versatile. She spreads herself generously. She’s sweet, but not toxic and, OK, she’s cheap. I’ve been playing with cauliflower for a few weeks now. I think you should have a go, too. These clunky white nuggets are full of antioxidants, rich in fibre and Vitamin more
  • The I Quit Sugar Chocolate Cookbook has landed! Drum rolls and fanfare be silent. The day has come. Yep, the I Quit Sugar Chocolate Cookbook is available today. And thank you for being so patient! My love of chocolate has seen me experiment madly with different densely nutritious and satiating recipe ideas for two years now. It’s not a bad experiment to sign more
  • Minced meat and broccoli stir-fry (and 4 other mince-y tricks) Blogger at The Stone Soup and food scientist Jules Clancy has been in my orbit for a while. She shared some nifty recipes using five ingredients or less here a while back. Recently we shared our love of meat. From a sustainability POV, it uses up perfectly good off-cuts. From a budget POV, it’s cheap. From 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
  • sugar-free berry and buckwheat galette I love Aran from Cannelle e Vanille. We all love Aran. And we love that she’s offered to share another recipe with us all today. I recently shared three summer quinoa recipes from Aran’s beautiful book Small Plates and Sweet Treats (now available, details here). This one is a sweet one…but I’ve adjusted it to 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
  • 7 ways to cook with five ingredients or less I e-met Jules Clancy just recently. She has a degree in food science, lives in Cooma (not far from my home town) and blogs about how to make great meals using less, and in less time, over at The Stone Soup. A noble aim! The girl is on my page! Today I’ve asked her to 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
  • 10 things I love to do with my leftover herbs Stuck with ideas for what to do with leftover herbs before they wilt and die? Hate the wastage? (You know I do. I’m a LoveFoodHateWaste ambassador). Be stuck no more! Herewith, my handy listicle of how to use ’em. 1. Make a herb oil. Use thyme, or rosemary – drier herbs are best for this more
  • 14 things to do with fermented cream cheese Crikey I love curd. And blimey it’s the easiest way to get some probiotic love into your guts. A few weeks back I outlined 5 ways to use whey. Today I’m going to share what you can do with the other half of the equation: the curds. Because as you know, you make these two more
  • The I Quit Sugar Cookbook…in hard copy! Golly. The day has come. I can finally share the release date of the bricks ‘n’ mortar version of I Quit Sugar: January 24 (give or take). If you find yourself in a bookstore around that time, this is what the cover will look like… What do you reckon? The shot was taken by my more
  • My 12 days of Christmas giveaway! It’s exactly twelve days to Christmas. And so: a twelve days of Christmas giveaway seems entirely appropriate. Also, I’ve had a great year with everyone here. And it would be nice to share around a bunch of special prizes as a thank you. Feel free to spread them around as Christmas gifts for your friends more
  • three summer quinoa recipes…from the gorgeous Cannelle et Vanille I’ve mentioned before how Aran Goyoaga, the beautiful writer and chef behind blog Cannelle et Vanille, and I met online. We connected via our shared issues with thyroid disease. We’ve never met – she lives in Florida – but we write to each other on Twitter and emal. A modern pen pal kind of thing. more
  • 5 ways to use whey OK. I need to share my new “whey” of making lunch. It’s the simplest and healthiest trick doing the laps. I steam or fry (in coconut oil) some chopped vegetables and throw in a combination of the following:  tinned tuna (remember to buy the most sustainable, safest tuna in the supermarket), feta cheese, avocado, an more
  • 5 clever sugar-quitting recipes on a Tuesday Since more than 3000 of you are currently doing the I Quit Sugar Pre-Christmas Program (and tens of thousands of you have already quit sugar), how about I share a few really clever frucken fructose-free recipes that I’ve spotted on Instagram lately. These are recipes by folk who’ve already done the program and have invented clever more
  • a simple pumpkin salad (that I made for the royal family) I was recently in Copenhagen. Surreally, I was invited to stay on some Royal Palace grounds, just outside of Copenhagen. The story behind such happenstance is quite long and involves my dear friend Dan Buettner and his dear friend R who spends half the year in the West Indies where he met some Royals (on more
  • Fish soup with kale, plus 6 other ways to eat more greens Greens. I get quite obsessed. I always feel that if I get at least 3 cups of the stuff into my gob each day, then I have a leave pass with the rest of my diet. Within reason. In Europe, however, it’s been tough going in the cruciferous, leafy and folic department. Mostly it’s been more
  • A Friday giveaway! 15 sweet Pure Harvest hampers Anyone who’s been on this blog for a bit knows I advocate using rice malt syrup as a sweetener in many of my sugar-free recipes. I use Pure Harvest, which is available in most health food stores and some supermarkets. Not tried it? Well…today’s your lucky Friday. Pure Harvest are giving away: 15 x rice more
  • a friday giveaway! 2 x Soup & Co and Breads of the World, valued at $540 I hear it’s cold down your way in Australia! Don’t mean to rub it in, but it’s 43 degrees here in Greece as I write to you. But – and don’t you love this segue – you, too, can get warm and comfortable (I actually do find 43 degress comfortable) by cooking up some healthy, more
  • my green cheesy mish mash soup. with a video! I’ve posted a few of my recipes with videos lately. If you’re new to this neighbourhood, you might like to check out my avocado and coconut water popsicles, and my bacon and egg cupcakes. But today, we’re going to whip up my green cheesy mish mash soup. From my I Quit Sugar Cookbook. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fovExEaK8HQ&feature=plcp[/youtube] This more
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