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Jamie Oliver-Inspired SUBLIME Four Hour Lamb…

My Jamie Oliver-inspired four hour lamb really is sublime. It is so ridiculously easy to prepare but it tastes amazing. This is the thing I cook most often.

How to stop worrying about what might happen

in this time of uncertainty and questions around what might happen, a few suggestions for how to calm your fajizzle down and slow down that worry muscle. These are some things that work for me.

What’s the Deal with Self-Care? 15 Ideas for YOUR Self Care Arsenal

How about you start treating yourself as you would someone you love?
Finding ways to care for yourself can help you to live in the present; which in turn promotes emotional and psychological health. Great for stress management, too!

The Link Between Stress and Chronic Disease

The bad news is that long-term stress leads to inflammation which increases your risk of developing autoimmune conditions. This is particularly troubling when you consider the level of stress that most of us consider normal in this day and age. Let’s talk about stress and chronic disease…

YOU BEAUT Broccoli Sauce (AIP/Paleo)

Broccoli Sauce is a revelation. Slowly braised over low heat makes the flavours incredibly mellow. This baby is a great nightshade-free alternative to tomatoes and broccoli is chock-full of vitamin C – a great immune fighter

Emma’s 10-Minute INSTANT POT Seafood Chowder (AIP/Paleo)

Another of my mate, Em’s recipes from our time together at Conscious Autoimmunity.
Emma thinks this is her best recipe creation ever! It’s certainly one of the most requested. Perfect for when you’re short on time but after something über nutrient-dense and tasty.

Solutions for When Life is Less Than Peachy

We all have times when life is less than peachy…
But, coping when life is less than peachy is even more of a challenge if you have the added bonus of chronic illness. I’ve got some solutions to help when the shizzle has got tough.

The Idea of Community and Why it Matters for Your Health

It’s very easy for those of us who suffer from chronic illness to crawl into our respective caves and hide from the world. Especially as we navigate just what our personal symptoms mean. Let’s face it, when you’re deeply fatigued, in pain, experiencing the stress of diagnosis (or yet to be diagnosed) and doing your best to live an AIP way of life – the thought of facing people can just seem too damn much.

Emma’s Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon (AIP/Paleo)

Another offering from my good mate, Emma (formerly of The Bacon Mom) – speedy Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon!

Em’s special sauce is to create tasty, hearty and nutrient-dense fare, fast! She doesn’t have time to pfaff around. This is one of her most asked-for recipes!

Stress Management: The Art of Creative Visualisation

You know me – always on the lookout for a new way to mitigate stress and calm the fajizzle down…

Did you know that in creative visualisation, your brain is training for actual real-life experience? It can’t tell the difference between imagination and reality. Kind of a perfect reason to focus on positive, aspirational ‘stuff’, then.

WORLD FAMOUS Super-Power Chicken Soup

This is my go-to WORLD FAMOUS Chicken Soup when I need a BIG hit of nutrient density. It’s got all the goodness of your Mum’s (or even your Nan’s) chicken soup with the added bonus of some extra goodies to help fight inflammation.

This is also the soup I make fror friends who need a pick-me-up, too.

Turmeric Latte – My Adrenal Enhancing Coffee Alternative (AIP/Paleo)

First published back in mid-2016, this Turmeric Latte number is having a revival at my place as I try to calm a recent flare.

It will have you feeling like you’re indulging. Especially if you’re off coffee and keen to give your wee adrenals a break. And, it’s one of the consistently most popular recipes on my site!

The ginger is warming and the turmeric has oodles of anti-inflammatory benefits. Just perfect for when you need a little pause in your day…

9 Tips for Adding Nutrient Density (AIP/Paleo)

This is my ‘starter’ list of 9 tips for adding nutrient density to your diet.

My AIP crew tell me that focusing on what you add (rather than what you remove) is useful for them in managing feelings of deprivation.

Do You Need to Calm the Fajizzle Down?

I’ve got an exciting bit of news today!

This struggle to navigate our stuff is real. What exactly is this stress thing that everyone bangs on about and how do we combat it?

The ‘ALL THE LEAFY GREENS’ Frittata (AIP Reintro’)

This ALL THE LEAFY GREENS Frittata-ta-ta-ta-ta is chock-full of good stuff.
I created this baby as part of my quest to further up my nutrient density this year. If you have successfully reintroduced eggs back into your life, you will love it. I promise!

The Gluten Debate – Could You Be Sensitive to Gluten?

Recently, a couple of long-term AIPers have asked me where I stand on the idea of reintroducing gluten to my diet after all this time following an AIP way of life.

My response is simple. And it’s the same as it was six years ago…

Why the Maintenance Phase of the AIP Trips You Up

Did you know that most of my clients come to me in the maintenance phase of their AIP caper? By the time you reach the third stage of the AIP, you have a very good understanding of what your AIP way of life should look like, but bizarrely – this is also the phase that is most likely to trip you up!

What the Heck is AIP Creepage?

AIP Creepage is my name for the very human phenomenon of the lowering of your performance baseline on your personal Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) way of life.

In simple terms, it’s when you’ve been following your personalised version of the template – both the elimination diet and the lifestyle factors, but for any given reason your performance in terms of sticking to the letter of the protocol starts to slide.

My Morning Stretching Ritual

We all know we should be exercising and moving our bodies for our health. No news there. But, this can be a bit tricky when you suffer from chronic illness.

My morning stretching ritual has quickly become an integral part of my morning ritual. It’s a great way to start the day with some dedicated self-care that counts towards my weekly exercise quota.

The Importance of a Morning Ritual

Do you have a morning ritual?

The most important thing about a morning ritual is that it isn’t about mindlessly just going about your routine of choice. Rather, it’s a way of building something good into your life. It’s a very deliberate and conscious process that helps to set your course for the day.

What My AIP Way of Life Looks Like Now (+ My Goals for 2020)

My AIP way of life looks very different now to when I started this health caper six years ago, Today I’m sharing how it looks and my health goals for this year, too.

What to Do When You’re Having a Bad Day

It’s hugely counter-intuitive, I know, but the very first thing we can do when we’re feeling overwhelmed is STOP. And, by stop, I mean stop the feeling of your terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.
There are a number of ways you can achieve this.

What Can I Do About the Australian Bushfires?

Our new decade has started with a massive bang. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been feeling all the feels that accompany catastrophic events like the bushfires currently raging here in Australia. I’ve had a number of people reach out to ask what they can do… Here are some suggestions.

Emma’s Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas With Cranberry Relish (AIP/Paleo)

Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas with Cranberry Relish are so good! These babies are 100% AIP friendly and so easy to whip up for a crowd. This recipe is from my super-good mate, Emma and I know you’re going to love it. It’s so easy to prepare.

PURPOSE: What’s YOUR Word for 2020?

No matter where you are in your health caper – just starting out or a seasoned AIPer – having a strong sense of purpose can be the difference between staying the course in the face of adversity, or taking a tumble.

Turn Your New Year’s Resolutions Into Goals That Stick

I’m sharing my easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy four-point plan for making #bloodyfabulous resolutions that last beyond January. It’s the actual process I use to bed down my personal goals for the coming year. It includes my all-time favourite 3 questions, some goals setting techniques and a couple of tips on getting them very sticky…

The Next AIP Reset is Coming!

The first AIP Reset for 2020 is coming. Presale is now open for the February AIP Reset! Until the end of December, you can join at 20% off the retail price. Why not shout yourself a Chrissie present of AIP Reset?

Very DOWN UNDER AIP Christmas Recipes

I’ve got your AIP Christmas recipes covered with this lot. How to AIP-ise and remove the stress from your Christmas cooking. AIP muggles won’t even know!

Introducing Your Wheel of Health

I’m so pleased to introduce you to my Wheel of Health. This baby was born out of my experiences with personalising my AIP way of life. I wanted a tool to make it easier to focus on the important stuff… I hope you will find it helpful in your health caper!

An Introduction to the Autoimmune Protocol

An Open Letter to My Tribe… AIP Resetters and Mentorship Crew

An open letter to my tribe – a temporary change in direction Instead of a…

VERY MERRY Raspberry Glazed Ham (AIP/Paleo)

I’m a smidge proud of this VERY MERRY Raspberry Glazed Ham number. It’s 100% AIP-friendly…

Community: a few observations from my recent travels in America

A few observations from my recent travels in America… I’ve just returned from four weeks…

This is What 50 Looks Like (on Me!)

This is what 50 looks like (on me)! “Carry with you maps and string, flashlights…

Some of My Favourite Things – In My Carry-On Luggage

Introducing: AIP Pantry (for Aussie and Kiwi AIPers)!

I am so very pleased to bring you today’s introduction to AIP Pantry, an online…

AMAZING Avocado & Mackerel Boats (AIP/Paleo)

These AMAZING Avocado and Mackerel ‘Boats’ come to you care of my lovely AIP mate,…

Your AIP Mentor Dictionary

Hello Possum! With all the talk of ‘chickens’ and brain farts and shizzle shovelling – Do you sometimes wonder what I’m talking about? I have you covered!

I’ve put together the AIP Mentor dictionary! A sort of compendium of ‘Jo-isms for when you need a hands deciphering my turn of phrase. Do let me know what you think (or if I’ve forgotten anything!)

My LUCKY DIP Green Sauce Equation (AIP/Paleo)

Learning More About Your Wheel of Health

What ACTUALLY Happens on a 30-Day AIP Reset…?

Ever wondered what actually happens on a 30-day AIP Reset? This post tells you… And since AIP Reset is much more thna the sum of its parts, I talk about that, too.

How Do You Live an AIP Way of Life?

  How do YOU live an AIP way of life? Whether you are an AIP…

Accountability – Sharing Your AIP Goals with Others Who Get It

It’s hardly new news that goal setting helps you to create (and stick to) an…

Set Your Intention – GREASE is the Word…

One of my habits is to set a daily intention. A word or two to…

RESTORATIVE Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Scallops (AIP/Paleo)

I’m on a mission to increase the amount of seafood in my diet. Today’s nutrient-dense number is my RESTORATIVE Roasted Butternut Pumpkin Soup with Scallops.

It’s a banging good soup all on its own, and then it can be further elevated to something really special with the addition of scallops…

What I Do to Prepare for an AIP Reset

Today, I’m sharing how to prepare for an AIP Reset.
Well, technically, it’s how I prepare for one.
Because I recalibrate my AIP efforts often. Because it’s very human to stray from the protocol and experience AIP creepage. Because having a plan is one of the best ways for me to get my head back in the game.

Get up and MOVE! 31 Ways to Get MORE Incidental Movement into Your Day

I’m on a personal mission to get up and move more. I’m talking about incidental…

CRAZY GOOD Coconut Herbed Cauliflower Rice Salad (AIP/Paleo)

Who said cauliflower rice couldn’t take over the world? This Coconut Herbed Rice Salad is…

Stress Management Tools: Box Breathing

How’s your stress level? If I asked you to rate your stress on a scale of 1 to 10, where would you be, I wonder?

In this week’s post, I’m sharing a prospective technique to add to your health toolbox. And this one is my new favourite because it’s so easy – both to remember and to do. I do it while walking with Bella in the morning. And, walking to the bus. And, in the car…

It’s like a portable secret weapon!

Morning Ritual Spotlight: Simone Russell

In this Morning Ritual Spotlight series, I’m talking with inspirational people, about their morning rituals. My hope is that you’ll be motivated to create your morning ritual.

Today, the spotlight is on the very warm and engaging yogi and mindfulness coach, Simone Russell!

START THE DAY RIGHT Chai Spiced Norridge/N’oatmeal (AIP/Paleo)

When I was a girl growing up in New Zealand, my Dad used to make us porridge (or oatmeal) in the winter time. He’d serve it with brown sugar and cream, and a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice made from the old grapefruit tree in the garden.

These days, I can’t eat oats. Regular porridge is off the table. Enter my Chai Spiced Norridge – all the tummy-warming goodness of porridge without the actual oats! It is seriously good!

You are SO MUCH More Than Your Disease

It’s very easy to get sucked into the all encompassing and overwhelming vortex of chronic disease. Today, I’m talking about why (and how) you are SO MUCH more than your disease.

Why You Should Develop Your Internal Locus of Control

Have you ever given any thought to why you should develop your internal locus of control?
If you are a person with a strong internal locus of control, you tend to believe that you can influence your life events and their outcomes. If, on the other hand, you believe you are at the mercy of outside forces, you are more likely to have an external locus. of control; one where life happens to you.
It’s all about perspective – but an important one.

Reintroducing Food on the Autoimmune Protocol

Reintroducing foods on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) can be tricky. It pays to be very systematic about this stage of your AIP caper.

Today, I’m talking about the updated suggested order of reintroducing food AND I have a handy-dandy (free) downloadable cheat sheet…

Some of My Favourite AIP Things – Tried and True Recipes from Around the Traps

There is something reassuring about knowing a recipe you’re about to try for the first time works because it comes recommended by someone who makes it frequently, don’t you think?

This listicle is 100% AIP-friendly. All of the recipes are bloody good. All of them are recipes I have on repeat. And, all of them are from fellow bloggers who know their shizzle when it comes to healthy food with great flavour!

Fermented Garlic Paste. It’s Bloody Fabulous. (AIP/Paleo)

My promised fermented garlic paste number is here! This baby is full of probiotic goodness and you will not believe what a great kitchen hack it is!

And, if you’ve never made your own fermented garlic paste before – it’s bloody fabulous. I highly recommend you add this to your wholefood arsenal…

You Don’t Have to (re)Start Diet & Lifestyle Changes on a Monday!

You don’t have to (re)start your diet and lifestyle changes on a Monday!

Here’s the thing – you can start your new health protocol on ANY day of the week. Even a Wednesday! And, I’ve got some tips to help you in today’s post.

What Would it Take For You to Stick to AIP?

Easter Recipe Inspiration Listicle (AIP/Paleo)

Just because you’re on a restricted diet doesn’t mean you can’t indulge a little…

I’ve rounded up some of my favourite-looking recipes from around the traps. These are all recipes that tickle MY fancy. I hope they tickle yours, too!

How to Turn Your Diet into a Lifestyle

I’ve been following an AIP way of life for over five years, now. I’ve learnt a thing or two about how to turn your diet into a lifestyle.
Like many, I started out thinking it was a temporary measure – I thought I’d give the elimination phase of the protocol a red, hot go for a while and see what happened. Then, I could go back to living my life. My way.

Little did I know that my initial foray into changing my diet would turn into a lifestyle…

Dealing with Overwhelm – Remember Space, Grace and Pace

What happens when you experience the inevitable overwhelm that hits (often when you least expect…

Morning Ritual Spotlight: Joanna Frankham

My personal morning ritual has become a crucial part of my day, and my wider healing caper. It allows me to create space for myself before the noise and expectations of the outside world arrive, and to set an intention for how I choose to have the day unfold before me. It’s my time, and it’s all for me.

Kale and Preserved Lemon ‘Couscous’ Cauliflower Rice (AIP/Paleo)

  I shared this play on a Peter Gordon-inspired Kale and Preserved Lemon Couscous recipe…

Why Critical Thinking is Important on the Autoimmune Protocol

Last week I talked a little about what I call AIP Creepage. This week, in a…

How to Create Boundaries for the Sake of Your Health

Setting boundaries is a form of self-care.

The further you dig into this health caper, the more you realise that it’s all about you…

And, that can be counter-intuitive for most of us. It’s very likely you’ve grown up in an environment where you’ve been taught to be selfless; to worry about others before you do your self. This is especially true if you are of the female persuasion.

So, today I’m sharing my tips on creating boundaries for the sake of your health.

Essentials: My No Frills ‘Go To’ AIP-Friendly Salad Dressing

We’ve been having a long, hot and humid summer. I’ve been making a LOT of salads. Because, that’s what you do when you want to ensure your nutrient density is up, even when it’s too hot to spend time in the kitchen.

This is my no frills, ‘go to’ salad dressing. I whip it up in no time, it’s tastes great and it is completely free of any nasties.

Give it a go. It may become YOUR no frills, ‘go to’ salad dressing, too!

Morning Ritual Spotlight: Erin Cox

In this Morning Ritual Spotlight series, I’m talking with inspirational people, about their morning rituals. My hope is that you’ll be motivated to create your morning ritual.

Today, the spotlight is on the ever lovely Erin Cox!

AIP – How to Get Your Head (Back) in the Game

It happens to the absolute best of us; that moment where it all just seems too damn hard and you’re so overwhelmed that you want to give up on all those big health goals you set yourself in a moment of optimism at the very beginning of the year.

AIP – Fall Down Seven Times, Get Up Eight

That Japanese proverb – “Fall down seven times, get up eight” could have been written for those of us following an AIP framework. Because life has a habit of tripping us up; causing us to stray from our health goals. But, that just makes us human. Everybody trips up.

The important thing to consider is how often you get back up again…

Announcing the Practical Goal Setting Video eCourse

Announcing AIP Mentorship – Your Group Coaching Membership Program

I’m so pleased to announce the launch of AIP Mentorship – a supportive and engaging membership program to help you stay on track as you personalise your AIP way of life.

My 4 Tips to Keep You Sane This Christmas

It’s a crazy time of year, isn’t it? So mad, even the MOST zen and mindful of us can get the speed wobbles. Today I’m sharing my top tips for staying sane this Christmas…

The Autoimmune Protocol: One (MOST IMPORTANT) Thing at a Time

I’ve been following an Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) way of life for 5 years, now. You could…

Morning Ritual Spotlight: Jo Romero

In this Morning Ritual Spotlight series, I’m talking with inspirational people, about their morning rituals. My hope is that you’ll be motivated to create your morning ritual.

Today, the spotlight is on Jo Romero!

PIQUANT Pomegranate Tapenade (AIP/Paleo)

I’m a fan of flavours umami. But – not everyone is, I know… This pomegranate infused tapenade recipe is a delicious way to make this traditional olive spread a little more widely accessible and a smidge sweeter… It also happens to be REALLY good for you!

5 Ways to Stop Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else’s Highlight Reel

When we are vulnerable; when we suffer from a chronic disease; it can be to slip into patterns of comparing ourselves with others in the AIP community (and further afield) …and to find ourselves lacking

Today I have have some tips on how to stop comparing yourself.

Cheats SO GOOD Salmon Rillettes (AIP/Paleo/lowFODMAP)

“I love a massage. I’d go every day if I could. I don’t need to…

Self Care: Just say no…

The idea of ‘just say no’ is not one that comes easily to me… Shonda…

Updated: The GREAT AIP-Friendly Liver Recipe Round-Up!

The original version of my GREAT AIP Liver Recipe Round-Up was published back in July…

Operation Lymphatic System

This is ‘Operation Lymphatic System’ month at JFC! Umm, ok. Why? One of the things…

Two Simple Tricks to Be Present (Without Resorting to Yoga)

I wrote the first version of this post on Two Simple Tricks to Be Present (Without…

Video-cast: The Halo Effect and AIP

Have you heard of the halo effect?

The halo effect describes a form of confirmation bias. It’s when you evaluate something based on one quality, and then make judgments based on that one quality. It’s a particularly human trait and it can affect us on the Autoimmune Protocol…

In this video-cast, I talk more about the halo effect and what we can do about it while navigating the Autoimmune Protocol.

Your Health Caper – Taking Personal Responsibility and Making it Yours

Today we’re talking things ‘personal responsibility’. Specifically, you taking personal responsibility for the choices you make in regard to your diet and lifestyle choices.

Personal responsibility is the idea that individuals choose, instigate, or otherwise cause their own actions.

…and small confession – for the longest time, I didn’t do this.

I’ve got a few easy-peasy tips for just how to start taking personal responsibility…

Japanese-esque AIP Furikake (AIP/Paleo)

This is my AIP furikake take on the intensely umami flavoured traditional Japanese sprinkle, loaded with omega-3s and a great way to add nutrient density

What People Are Saying About AIP Reset

What people are saying about AIP Reset Last week, I explained just why I continue…

Why I Love AIP Reset.

Why I Love AIP Reset… September marks the 2-year anniversary of AIP Reset, the 30-day…

How to Eat 8-Plus Serves of Vegetables (and Fruit) Every Day

Even if you’re not following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), this nutrition gig can get really confusing! The one thing everyone agrees on – regardless of their flavour of dietary preference – is that we should all be eating more vegetables. And it seems 8-plus serves is the magic number. Today, I’m sharing some ways you can ensure you’re getting your 8-plus serves each day…

7 Kitchen Habits that are a Regular Part of My Health Caper (AIP/Paleo)

This health caper requires an investment of time. It’s one of the reasons I’m such an advocate for developing  systems and routines that you do every week (or so); so that you almost automate as much as you can.

I have some regular kitchen habits that really help me to stay on track. So much so that I almost do them without actively thinking about it anymore.

These are some of my most frequent ones…

Introducing the JFC SOUP EQUATION!

Helping you to implement sustainable changes to improve your health is my ‘thing’. One of the ways to best achieve this is to provide ideas for rituals and routines that support your efforts. Today I bring you my JFC Soup Equation. It’s a fool-proof formula for whipping up a tasty, seasonal, AIP-friendly and nutrient dense vegetable soup in no time at all. This equation serves 4, but you can easily double it for batch cooking purposes and it freezes beautifully. I’ve been working on this little number for a while and I am a teeny bit proud of it. I use this not-so-secret equation once a week.

Video-Cast: Perfectionism and AIP

Anecdotally, there appears to be a pretty high correlation between perfectionism and AIP… “Why would…

FRITTER-LICIOUS Spinach Plantain Fritters with Spring Onion Oil (AIP/Paleo)

Let me introduce you to these little beauties – my FRITTER-LICIOUS Spinach Plantain Fritters with…

Why Self Compassion is NOT Selfish

  Today, I’m talking about self-compassion. And, why learning to practice more self-compassion not a…

Head versus Heart: How AIP Helps You Make Intentional Choices…

One of the clearest messages I receive in my coaching practice – over and over…

10 SOUPTASTIC Soup Recipes to Add to Your Collection (AIP/Paleo)

10 SOUPTASTIC Soup Recipes! “Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.”…

‘Company’s Coming’ Lemon Bliss Balls (AIP/Paleo)

You can thank my sister for these Lemon Bliss Balls “Be the person you needed…

Video-Cast: Hidradenitis Suppurativa – My Story

Last week was HS Awareness Week. HS is short for Hidradenitis suppurativa. It also happens…

Osso Buco – AIP Style

June 2018 Update: This osso buco recipe was first published back in March 2014! It’s…

The SPEEDY 3-Minute Morning Ritual (for People Too Busy for a Morning Ritual)

I credit my morning ritual as one of the most important additions to my health toolbox. Most people love the idea of a morning ritual but they just don’t know how to fit it into their day. Today I bring you the speedy morning ritual.

AROMATIC Lamb Shanks with Quince (AIP/Paleo)

“Because only slow food can teach us the things that really matter – care, beauty,…

Video-Cast: Living Well with AIP

My latest Facebook Live is all about Living Well with AIP. Strategies you can emply to personalise and streamline your AIP… And, details of the first ‘Living Well with AIP’ workshop coming up next month in Melbourne!

Preparing for and Recovering from a Colonoscopy (While on AIP)

So, if you’re of a delicate disposition, look away now. Chicken! No, seriously. Maybe you should read this one. Because this one is about preparing for a colonoscopy, which is an important health procedure. While on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), no less.

3 Skills to Add to Your Health Toolbox Today

“That’s a great golden nugget that’s going in my tactical toolbox” – Joe Teti If a…

How to Make Anti-Inflammatory, Immune-Boosting and Probiotic Golden Kraut (AIP/Paleo)

We’re heading into winter down here in Sydney. But, any time of year is a…

An Introduction to ANZAC Day from a Kiwi Living in Australia

This post originally appeared on ANZAC Day way back in 2012! Given the importance of…

Video-Cast: The Magic of a 30-Day AIP Reset

My latest Facebook Live is all about The Magic of a 30-Day AIP Reset. I’m sharing what an AIP Reset entails, why I regularly undertake my own 30-day AIP Reset, and what you can you expect from joining the AIP Reset program.

GREEN MACHINE Swiss Chard, White Sweet Potato and Zucchini Soup (AIP/Paleo)

If you love cilantro (coriander) as much as I do, you will love this soup!…

Stress Management: Go to the Beach and Get Your ‘Blue Space’ Fix

Did you know that a good hit of BLUE SPACE changes the way your brain reacts to its environment leaving you feeling happy, relaxed and reenergized? It’s true!

When was the last time you hit the beach?

MANGO-LUSCIOUS Mango & Cream Gummies (AIP)

[su_divider divider_color=”#990000″ margin=”0″] This post originally appeared on Australia Day back in early 2016. I…

Video-Cast: My Top Tips for Improved Health

In my second video we tackle My Top 5 Tips for Improved Health. In my…

Guest Post: Dr Terry Wahls – The Science Behind Eating for Your Cellular Health

Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where…

CHEWY Spiced Fruit Slice (AIP/Paleo)

This old fashioned CHEWY Spiced Fruit Slice is just like the one your gran used to make. Or, in my case, like I imagine my gran would have made if she had been the kind of woman who baked…

6 Book Recommendations That Are Not Health Related

When you’re healing from chronic illness and focused on your health, it can be easy…

Video-Cast: Slow Down to Go Fast

This week, I tried something new. My very first official ‘Facebook Live’ video – ‘Slow…

RACY Roasted Beet Dip (AIP/Paleo)

In an effort to get you (and me) eating more beets, today I bring you…

Self Care: Be Your Own Valentine!

What would happen if you chose to be your own valentine? Forget about all the commercialism and expectation – instead, finding something to do FOR you.

For 364 days of the year, I have no issue that David is an anti-valentiner. It’s just one day that catches me out…

Your Food and Mood Journal: The MOST Important Tool in Your Health Toolbox

In my view, the single most important tool in your personal health toolbox is your…

RUBESCENT Raspberry and Pomegranate Gummies

January 2018 Update: This was my very first attempt at sharing one of my gummies recipes way back…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 16 – Emma King

Episode 16 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

‘Everything But the Kitchen Sink’ Ham Bone Broth and Vegetable Soup (AIP/Paleo)

“I live on good soup, not on fine words.” -Moliere Soup. The secret weapon in…

CHILLED OUT Summer Lettuce Soup (AIP/Paleo)

“Lettuce! O Lettuce! Let us, O let us, O Lettuce leaves, O let us leave…

GREATEST HITS – Best Foodie Posts of 2017

  “It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words…

HOT PATOOTIE Hashies with Sweet Potato and Brisket (AIP/Paleo)

“Hot patootie, bless my soul Really love that rock and roll.” – Richard O’brien (from ‘The…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 15 – Steven Lin

Episode 15 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

The Health Benefits of Trees

Trees I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A…

The OFFALLY GOOD Recipe Round Up

“I think tripe is maligned. It’s wonderful stuff, but everyone goes ‘urgh.’ You have to…

ÜBER Nutrient Dense Green Smoothie

“Here’s some simple advice: always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And, beware of advice…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 14 – Jo Romero

Episode 14 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

The MOST AWESOME Aussie and Kiwi Collagen Veggie Blend Giveaway!

“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only…

The LBD of Chicken Soups (AIP/Paleo/Low FODMAP)

“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.” ― Karl Lagerfeld This…

GREAT Things I have Learned from Having a Chronic Disease Like HS

“It isn’t the things that happen to us in our lives that cause us to…

Stress Management: Single Tasking

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 13 – Kaye van der Straten

Episode 11 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

LOVE YOUR LIVER Beet Kvass

Beet Kvass is a fermented beet tonic made up of really simple ingredients. In fact, of all the ferments you can create, I think it is one of the easiest and least intimidating. You don’t need any fancy equipment, either.

And, it goes without saying that this baby is REALLY good for you!

Stress Management Tools: Notice – Shift – Rewire

“One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was from a horse master….

‘Gotta Be Good For You’ Watercress & Apple Soup (AIP/Paleo)

“New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.” – Peter Jackson When…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 12 – Eileen Laird

Episode 11 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

GOING TROPPO Tropicana Cheat’s Bavarois (AIP/Paleo)

Inspired by a dessert my Mum used to make on special occasions when was growing up, this tropical fruit flavoured bavarois is just a fancy-schmancy way of saying ‘upmarket jello’ (jelly).

It’s a doddle to make – I don’t believe in complex. And, it’ll please AIP mates and muggle mates alike!

HERBALICIOUS Labneh (AIP/Dairy Free)

This creamy, yogurt-y, cheese-y HERBALICIOUS bowl of yumminess is so good your AIP muggle mates won’t have a clue it’s not the real thing. If you’ve been missing dairy – I urge you to give this baby a go…

Do You Make Time for Play?

Do you make time for play? Play is what we do when we engage in…

Make Nutrient Density Your Hobby

Making nutrient density your hobby is one of the very best things you can do…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 11 – Matthew Chambers-Sinclair

Episode 11 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

AS YOU WISH Beef Stew with Fennel and Olives (AIP/Paleo)

“This was after stew. But then, so is everything. When the first man crawled out…

Revisiting Old SOUP Favourites… (AIP/Paleo)

“People who LIKE movies have a favorite. People who LOVE movies couldn’t possibly choose.” ―…

Stress Management Tools: Legs Up the Wall

“During the time of stress, the “fight-or-flight” response is on and the self-repair mechanism is…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 10 – Dr Sarah Ballantyne

Episode 10 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra Chambers-Sinclair…

9 MORE Tips for Adding Nutrient Density (AIP/Paleo)

“Plan to make good choices.” ― Leslie Monroe For me, this AIP caper is all…

CRACKING Coriander and Zucchini Plantain Fritters (AIP/Paleo)

  “So what’s the deal with brunch? I mean that if it’s a combination of breakfast and…

Healing Eats – Review, Interview and Giveaway

  “If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 9 – Vivek Mandan

Episode 9 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra Chambers-Sinclair…

Veggie Blend Matcha Caramel Slice (AIP/Paleo)

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest…

Vital Proteins Collagen Veggie Blend Review + POWER Green Smoothie Recipe (AIP/Paleo)

“I don’t think I’ll ever grow old and say, “What was I thinking eating all…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 8 – Sally Fallon Morell

  Episode 8 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 7 – Terry Wahls

Episode 7 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra Chambers-Sinclair…

EASY-PEASY Chocolate Almond Fat Bombs (Stage 2 AIP Reintro’/Paleo/Keto)

I’m in New Zealand at the moment. Here’s my recipe for cheeky wee frozen Chocolate Almond Fat Bombs. They’re especially designed to satisfy a sweet tooth…

SIMPLE Barbecued Liver in Bacon (AIP/Paleo/Low Carb)

These SIMPLE Barbecued Duck Livers Wrapped in Bacon, served with apple, are a great way to enjoy arguably the most nutrient dense around. And, it makes a change from pâté!

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 6 – Val Capaldi

  Episode 6 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

For Your Freezer: Flavour Bombs! (AIP/Paleo/Keto)

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” [State of the Union…

8 Cooking Tricks to Help You Lose Weight (According to Body + Soul vs My Way)

Last week, there was a full-page article in the Sunday Telegraph’s Body + Soul – ‘ 8 Cooking…

David’s Sausages on Braised Cabbage with Speck (AIP/Paleo/LowCarb)

  “Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation – experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 5 – Dora Siah

  Episode 5 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra…

SUCCULENT Confit of Lamb (AIP/Paleo/Low Carb)

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.”
― Oscar Wilde

My name is Jo and I have an addiction to food porn… It’s what I read when I don’t have to.

This Confit of Lamb recipe is the result of that addiction…

My Mum’s WORLD FAMOUS IN NEW ZEALAND Chicken Liver Pâté (AIP Reintro/Paleo)

I’d be willing to bet that if you asked my brother and sister which food they most request from our Mum when they’re visiting, it would be her chicken liver pâté. And, I’d be no different. It’s our favourite.

And today I am sharing my Mum’s WORLD FAMOUS In NEW ZEALAND Chicken Liver Pâté recipe with you.

Sugar-free Cinnamon and Coconut Fat Bombs (AIP/Paleo/Keto)

[su_divider divider_color=”#990000″ margin=”0″] This post originally appeared back in early 2014 when I was on…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 4 – Jay Vilar

Episode 4 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra Chambers-Sinclair…

SUPERIOR Spiced Plum Gummies

  “Life’s a pudding full of plums.” – W.S. Gilbert My parents have an old…

Paleo Soups & Stews Review + French Squash Soup Recipe + Giveaway

  “She’s funny and kind, with plenty of backbone, a quick laugh, and a generous…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 3 – Joanna Frankham

In this episode of Healing Protocols: the Global Edition, I get to address how I suffered from chronic health issues that I kept secret for 20 years before starting my personal healing protocol lifestyle. Discover how I learned to manage Hidradenitis Suppurativa through nutritional therapy and lifestyle practices.

Bonus! I also spill the beans on just how I cleaned up my colon, addressed my periodontal disease and learned to like myself in the process!

GREATEST HITS – Best Recipes of 2016

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control…

A Very SYDNEY Christmas – 8 Bonza AIP Christmas Ideas

“Hello possums!” – Dame Edna Everage At this time of year, we possums down under…

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook Review + Green Breakfast Soup Recipe + Giveaway

Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune Paleo are two leading lights in this Autoimmune Protocol health caper for those of us seeking to mitigate autoimmune symptoms through diet and lifestyle. Their collaborative guide – The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness – is a patient-centred approach to improving quality of life even when living with autoimmune disease.

‘Down Under’ Ice Cream Christmas Pudding (AIP/Paleo)

  “I hope there’s pudding!” ― J.K. Rowling Well, I have some good news, J.K.!…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 2 – Rory Linehan

Episode 2 of my collaborative project with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra Chambers-Sinclair…

RIPPER Raspberry and Mango Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

RIPPER Raspberry and Mango Gummies [su_divider divider_color=”#009999″] ripper noun AUSTRALIAN (informal) a thing that is…

This is How We Breakfast – AIP Style

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first…

SMASHED Apple and Celeriac (AIP/Paleo)

One of the great things AIP does is open your eyes to a whole world of new and different ways to eat your vegetables…

BUTYRACEOUS Braised Broccoli (AIP/Paleo)

  “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a…

Healing Protocols Podcast: Episode 1 – Petra Chambers-Sinclair

I’m so pleased to bring you this collaborative project I have been working on with Rory Linehan of The Paleo PI and Petra Chambers-Sinclair of Petra8Paleo – two of my favourite peeps in this corner of the health caper world. The three of us all hail from different corners of the globe, and have very different life experiences, but we share both a friendship and passion for seeking health through an holistic approach. The intention behind our podcast is to seek out and interview others who share the same goal – and hopefully impart what we learn and have a little fun along the way. We hope you’ll join us!

Revisiting Old Favourites… (AIP/Paleo)

  “We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite…

Noy’s NUTRIMENTAL Meaty Muffins (AIP/Paleo/Keto)

These meaty wee numbers were created for my Dad.

Dad has recently returned home from an overseas holiday. A holiday where the food was good and the wine flowed freely. It’s just a little possible that he may have over-indulged a smidge… So, these nutrient dense meaty muffins are just for him…

CRUNCHY Kale and Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad (AIP/Paleo)

  “Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.” – Cyril Connolly If vulgarity…

The Paleo AIP Instant Pot® Cookbook + a BBQ Pulled Chicken Recipe

“Life is like a pressure cooker. Sometimes you’ve gotta’ let off a little steam to…

EXTRA SUPERB Slow Cooked Duck Ragu with Olives

  “If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it could be…

PERFECTLY Pumpkin-Spice Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

  “My favorite word is ‘pumpkin.’ You are a pumpkin. Or you are not. I…

No Nightshade Ratatouille from ‘Simple French Paleo’

Sophie Van Tiggelen, aka A Squirrel in the Kitchen, not to mention the AIPer with…

AIP Reset Checklist

  “When the body is in trouble, we must find and eliminate the cause, not…

KOREAN Beef and Seaweed Soup (AIP/Paleo)

This nutrient dense little Korean-style seaweed soup number ticks all the boxes. It’s full of nutrients, easy to whip up and 100% AIP friendly. It’s a great staple to have on hand…

VERY BERRY Jellies (AIP/Paleo)

Can you remember just how much you loved jelly when you were a child? All wobbly-wobbly and fabulous?

These babies are an AIP and ‘adult only’ version reminiscent of childhood…

Trying Things Out For Size (and Fit) on AIP

“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct…

IMMUNE BOOSTING Lemon, Ginger and Honey Gummies (AIP/Paleo)

These IMMUNE-BOOSTING Lemon, Ginger and Honey Gummies compete with my Cinnamon and Coconut Fat Bombs for pole position as the most popular recipes on my website. I thought a wee reminder of how fabulous they are may be in order!

ENJOY!

MIGHTY Oven-Roasted Cauliflower with Rosemary (AIP/Paleo)

  “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” – Mark Twain Yeah, but…

OUTRAGEOUSLY Good OXTAIL (AIP/Paleo)

  “If you’re going to kill the animal it seems only polite to use the…

Change Your Perspective: Meditating with a Chatty Mind

  My wonderful yoga teacher said this thing that really resonated. My wee class was…

TOTALLY AWESOME Jaffa Tigernut Granola (AIP/Paleo)

Embracing Meditation

  “The more you rationalise, the more you move farther away from your authentic self.”…

RIDICULOSULY GOOD Roasted Carrot & Thyme Mash (AIP/Paleo)

*so good, in fact, that I can’t even spell ‘ridiculously’ correctly! “If carrots got you…

RAKISH Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke and Parsnip Soup – AIP/Paleo

RAKISH Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke and Parsnip Soup “A whizzpopper!” cried the BFG, beaming at her….

The Benefits of Taking a Social Media Break

  “Let me give you a wonderful Zen practice. Wake up in the morning… look…

David’s BEST-Loved Balsamic Rainbow Chard (AIP/Paleo)

  “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good…

Dad’s Ginger-Infused Custard Pots with Basil Syrup (AIP/Paleo)

  [su_box title=”A small update…” style=”soft” box_color=”#ffffff” title_color=”#009999″] I’ll be off-line and taking a short…

MOST Gorgeous Green SuperKALEYfragalistic Sauce (AIP/Paleo)

  “Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness…

How We AIP – A Guest Post by Emma King from The Bacon Mum

  This week the worldwide community of AIP bloggers has banded together to highlight how…

Essentials: Guacamole – MY Way (AIP/Paleo)

  “I suppose there are people who can pass up free guacamole, but they’re either…

Herb Soup with Smoked Trout (AIP/Paleo/Dairy Free)

  “Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.” – Bennett Cerf…

Time for a Time Out!

  “For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.” – Lily Tomlin I’m listening to Lily. Normal blog communications will…

What Kind of Tree are You?

  “What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in,…

Marinated Butterflied Lamb (AIP) – An Easter Story of Community

  “One of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome…

Rachel’s Lime Mousse (AIP/Paleo)

  “There are some things you can’t share without ending up liking each other, and…

Women, Weight and the Autoimmune Protocol – Part 3

[su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#990000″ size=”2″ margin=”25″] Women and Weight on the Autoimmune Protocol – An Overview…

My Guilty Pleasure – Activated Nut Butter (AIP Reintroduction/Paleo)

How to activate your nuts: Making a habit of soaking our raw nuts and seeds increases their vitamin and mineral content and makes them easier for us to absorb.

Mickey Trescott Interview, Recipe & Giveaway

Strap yourselves in – we’ve got a lot to cover today! [su_divider top=”no” divider_color=”#009999″ size=”2″…

SUPERFOOD ‘Hauskraut’ Slaw (AIP/Paleo)

Introducing my SUPERFOOD ‘Hauskraut’ Slaw What exactly is the definition of a superfood…? superfood (n)…

OH-SO-GOOD Orange-Infused Rhubarb (AIP/Paleo)

  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” ― Oscar…

What Over Two Years on the Autoimmune Protocol Looks Like

Want to know what two years of following AIP looks like? My two-year AIP anniversary…

AWESOME Purple Soup (AIP friendly)

  “Yeah, but they’re PURPLE (pants),” Bobby said as if that made some kind of…

RAVISHING Rosemary-Infused Garlic Confit (AIP)

  “Garlic is divine. Few food items can taste so many distinct ways, handled correctly….

A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol – Review and Giveaway

  “You make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and…

ZINGY Zucchini and Herb Fritters with Garlic Dipping Sauce (AIP Reintroduction)

Eggs are well and truly back on the menu here at JFC central. And, to…

The GREAT Spaghetti Squash Incident of 2016

Sometimes things don’t work out just as you expect them to… This may require some…

Women, Weight and the Autoimmune Protocol – Part 1

  Women and Weight on the Autoimmune Protocol – An Overview Welcome to the first…

PEACHY-KEEN Probiotic Peach Tea Popsicles (AIP, Paleo)

“Totally contrary to my genetic makeup, contrary to my usual behavior and preferences, contrary to…

9 Reasons You Should Go for a Walk

Solviture ambulando (It is solved by walking) One of the best things about having my sister…

The Healing Kitchen – Review + Bacon-Wrapped Apple & Cinnamon Sausage Recipe + Giveaway

“Cookbooks hit you where you live. You want comfort; you want security; you want food;…

HEAVENLY Ham Hock Terrine (AIP)

A bazillion years ago, I bought one of those seasonal recipe book compilations from Vogue…

VERY Merry AIP Christmas Mince Pies

“Christmas is a time when you get homesick — even when you’re home.” – Carol Nelson…

“I CAN’T BELIEVE ITS AIP” Christmas Mince

My Mum is world-famous-in-New-Zealand for her christmas mince pies No exaggeration. My Mum makes the BEST…

COOLING Cream of Cucumber Summer Soup (AIP)

This cooling Cream of Cucumber Soup is the PERFECT little summer number! “The four seasons…

Should I Go Grey? – The Art of Saying “F#ck it!”

This post is for all those people out there thinking about going grey… I have…

SWEET ‘n’ TART Braised Red Cabbage with Apple and Raisins (AIP)

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage,…

BODACIOUS Baked Nectarines with Whipped Cream and Toasted Coconut (AIP)

“Movin’ to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches Movin’ to the country, Gonna…

The First Step in Changing Your Behaviour

This list has been doing the rounds on Facebook lately. When it turned up in…

AMAZING Anchovy & Roasted Garlic Green Sauce (AIP)

‘Awesome’ seems to be one of those ‘in’ words at the moment. All the cool…

Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2015

“The best kind of happiness is a habit you’re passionate about.” ― Shannon L. Alder…

Essentials: How to Ferment Your Vegetables

I’ve adopted many ‘foodie habits’ since embarking on this health caper. I regularly make bone…

Sardine Pâté – a Kari Owens Recipe (AIP/Paleo)

Today, I’m talking to fellow health coach and real food advocate, the delightful Kari from Whole Life Full Soul….

The SERIOUS ‘Slaw Roundup (AIP)

“A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those…

SENSATIONAL Strawberry-Mint Tea (AIP)

We’ve been experiencing some unseasonably warm temperatures here in Syders. I’m talking 30°C-plus. That’s 86°F…

Gluten Free – Not Just For Coeliacs

Dr. Rodney Ford, a paediatric gastroenterologist who started talking about gluten-related disorders in the mid-1990s, has this to say about gluten: – “Who should be concerned about gluten? Well, anyone who is sick. If you are sick, you should think about gluten!”

Gluten free is not just for Coeliacs.

AIP ‘Tabbouleh’ – Nightshade, Nut and Wheat Free!

AIP Tabbouleh is totally a thing! We’ve just had a long weekend here… Labour Day…

Miss Jo’s Rice Pudding with Fruit Compote and Toasted Coconut

I’m going off script today. W A Y off script… That is to say, this is…

How Much Does AIP Cost?

“Your health is a long-range investment that will pay-off when you need it most.” ―…

MIGHTY Daikon Radish Salad with Horseradish (AIP)

I went to the markets and bought a king-sized radish… Oh yes, I did! You can…

CRACKING Roasted Baby Carrots with Carrot-Top Salsa Verde (AIP)

  Heard of nose-to-tail eating? Well, this is the vegetable version – root-to-leaf! You have…

Aussie AIP S’mores – aka the Passionfruit Roderick Sandwich

In which I introduce you to my Aussie AIP S’mores – aka the Passionfruit Roderick…

MARVIE’ Mango & Mint Marshmallows + Giveaway! (AIP)

I’m a little bit excited today. I’ve got an AWESOME giveaway for you. First up…

How to Be Healthy – 6 Steps You Can Implement Today

‘Health’ and ‘nutrition’ are buzzwords at the moment. It seems like you can’t turn around without…

Let’s Party! Chicken, Leek and Bacon Mini Pies! (AIP)

Who doesn’t love pie – especially when it’s lots of AIP-friendly Chicken, Leek and Bacon…

LAMB-tastic Shepherd’s Pie with Crispy Leeks (AIP)

  You guys know that Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb and Cottage Pie is…

The Autoimmune Protocol: Beyond Diet

  I bang on about the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) an awful lot here in my…

Green & Gold Saffron Rice (AIP)

  “I come from a country that lives and breathes rugby, and I didn’t think…

LUSCIOUS Lime Chocolate Truffles

I made a rookie mistake. Yep. I surely did. And, it cost me. Big time….

Do You Know Your Personal Values?

The very best thing about understanding your personal values is that they provide you with your very own road map with which to navigate your way through life

O is for Oca! Orange and Honey Glazed New Zealand Yams (AIP)

Did you know that the New Zealand yam is commonly known as oca in other…

Describe THAT Feeling – Changing the Way You Think

Today I want to tell you a story. A story about how one of my…

Matheson’s Mandarin Cake (AIP Reintro)

“If the family were a fruit, it would be an orange, a circle of sections,…

Dr Seuss Soup (AIP Friendly)

  “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient…

Want to Know More About Joanna Frankham Coaching?

Instead of writing you oodles and oodles of words about Joanna Frankham Coaching, I thought…

Turnips and Turnip Greens in Mustard & Anchovy Butter (AIP Reintro)

“I was raised almost entirely on turnips and potatoes, but I think that the turnips…

What’s the Deal With Hydration?

“You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him participate in synchronised…

‘O for Oarsome’ Oxtail in Apple Cider & Bone Broth (AIP)

  “The best oxtail in the world is meaningless if it doesn’t show up.” – Anthony…

5 Mindfulness Tips That Don’t Include Meditation

A few posts back I wrote about having a critical inner voice. Mine is pretty…

The GREAT Sydney AIP Picnic #2

  It’s been a crazy old start to the week here at JFC so I’m…

How do you talk to yourself? – An Introduction to Mindfulness

“The most influential and frequent voice you hear is your inner-voice. It can work in…

Interview With Angie Alt + Giveaway

  I’m pleased to bring you an interview with Angie Alt – one half of…

‘Eat a Rainbow’ Beetroot, Carrot and Herb Salad (AIP)

“I ate a rainbow in a bowl, because it’s better than eating rain soup. Food…

Oil Pulling as Part of an Oral Hygiene Protocol

  I’ve written about oil pulling before. Back in September of 2014, I wrote about…

Rachael Bryant’s ‘Nourish’ Cookbook – Review + Giveaway!

I am so pleased to bring you this review of Rachael Bryant’s ‘Nourish – The…

ROCKING Raw ‘Aussie Macadamia Fudge’ (AIP Reintro)

  For the longest time, I was off both coffee and chocolate. Well, it was nine…

Essentials: Get Your Support Team in Place

I’ve been thinking a lot about support lately… As in Who’s on YOUR support team?…

Essentials: Roasted Vegetables (AIP-friendly)

  Welcome to roasted vegetables. My way. And the dish that is on highest rotation…

Phoenix Helix Podcast: Autoimmune Skin Conditions

  Do you follow Eileen from Phoenix Helix? If you don’t, let me tell you…

Why I’m Proud to Call Myself a Health Coach

There was an article in the Viva section of the NZ Herald on Wednesday warning…

SUPER SIMPLE Cold Busting Tea (AIP)

elixir noun 1. a magical or medicinal potion. “an elixir guaranteed to induce love” 2.a particular…

The End of an Era and a New Beginning…

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. (L. Frank Baum) Today marks…

‘He Won’t Know It’s Paleo’ – a Review

Bre’anna Emmitt, of He Won’t Know it’s Paleo fame, makes you feel like you’re in on…

The Shame of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

It is only by talking about the shame of  Hidradenitis Suppurativa that we can begin…

Lip-Smackingly Good Lemon Ice Cream (AIP Friendly)

Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream. (Charles Baxter, ‘The Feast of Love’) One…

The Other Side of Family Time at Casa TSL…

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle star-dust over…

Family Time at Casa TSL

Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each…

Things Julia Child has Taught Me

I’m a little bit in love with Julia Child. You could say I have a…

Could You Have Pyrrole Disorder?

What is Pyrrole Disorder? Pyrrole Disorder is a reasonably common metabolic condition that occurs when…

Easter Recipe Inspiration

Easter is just around the corner. How did that happen? So, this week I went…

Resources

CRACKING Cauliflower Tortillas (AIP Reintro)

I wrote an edible cookbook. The pages are made out of tortillas. It’s also the…

Make Cooking Your (Next) Hobby

If you want to get healthy, make cooking your(next) hobby! I’m going to get mildly provocative…

The EASIEST Stew in the WORLD! (AIP)

It’s officially autumn – or fall – in this corner of the world. And that…

Preoccupied With Parsley Oil…

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember that Meg Ryan/Tom Hanks movie, ‘Sleepless in…

TSL’s ‘Anything Goes’ Meatballs (AIP Friendly)

One of the topics of conversation at the AIP picnic on Sunday was this: –…

The Great Sydney AIP Picnic!

What do you get when you mix ten followers of the Autoimmune Protocol with five kids and…

You Won’t Believe it’s TOMATO-FREE Ragu Bolognese (AIP-Friendly)

If kids can learn how to make a simple Bolognese sauce, they will never go…

Tomato Passata Replacement (AIP-Friendly)

My Tomato Passata Replacement is the perfect alternative to add to all those recipes that…

What’s the Deal with Coffee…?

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love my coffee. I really love it….

‘I Can’t Believe it’s Liver!’ Duck Liver, Thyme and Orange Pâté

I was chatting with The Bacon Mum after our recent Autoimmune Connection session and she mentioned one of…

World FAMOUS Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Sultanas, Capers and Hazelnuts (AIP Reintro)

My World FAMOUS Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Sultanas, Capers and Hazelnuts… I’ve promised you this…

The HUMONGOUS Homemade Mayonnaise Post (2 Recipes!)

Homemade mayonnaise is the second-most important salad dressing to learn how to make from scratch….

The GREAT Autoimmune Protocol Update – One Year On

Next week I hit my one year anniversary on the Autoimmune Protocol. On Tuesday, to…

“Holy Herbed Whole Roasted Cauliflower, Batman!”

Ever since I came back from my Christmas break in New Zealand, I’ve been meaning to…

The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: A Review

Disclaimer: Before I begin this post, I should advise that Angie Alt and Mickey Trescott…

LUSCIOUS Lamington Cupcakes (AIP Reintroduction)

There is no place in the world like Australia. Not even its beautiful neighbor New…

ROCKING Raw Chocolate Banana Smoothie (AIP Reintro)

It’s a wee bit sticky in Sydney at the moment. The sort of heat that…

MARVELLOUS Minted Zucchini and Broccoli Rice

At the beginning of the week, I roast a ton of vegetables so I can…

Taking a Social Media Holiday…

I’m back from running away to New Zealand. Well, I didn’t really run away. I…

Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas…

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas here at Casa TSL… A BIG thank…

The TSL Soapbox: The One About the Media, Eating Paleo, and Simon Sinek…

Recently, there has been quite the hullabaloo in the press – both here in Australia…

TSL’s Greatest Hits to Date

Some posts just keep on giving. And, recently there’s been a bit of movement on my…

The Inaugural Australian AIP Supper Club

This is a big post for me. HUGE! I’m stepping out from behind my TSL…

Tom Tom’s Take on Aussie Burgers With Sweet Potato Fries (AIP Reintro)

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

SEXY-UGLY Prune and Orange Cookies

sexy ugly Someone not considered conventionally good-looking (or any kind of good-looking in some cases),…

FANTASTIC Fennel, Celery, Apple and Pomegranate Salad

Fun fact #1 about pomegranates: Pomegranates are awesome. Fun fact #2: Pomegranates are like little…

Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2014

If you’re new to Sculpture by the Sea – it’s well worth a look-see if you’re…

What is This MTHFR That I Keep Hearing About?

Are you wondering about this MTHFR gene that everyone seems to be talking about? As…

LARDACEOUS Roasted Bone Marrow with a Side of Parsley Salad

If you’re going to be alive and on this planet, you have to, like, suck…

‘O for OARSOME’ Ottolenghi-Inspired Kohlrabi, Carrot and Apple Salad

Ugly vegetables deserve love, too (TSL) I may have mentioned before that this autoimmune protocol…

Easy-Peasy Lemon-Squeezey Slow Cooked Pork Neck

  October 2016 Update: This slow cooked pork neck recipe is such a doddle to make –…

ROCKING Rhubarb and Strawberry Compote

Well, Art is Art, isn’t it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And…

Autoimmunity and the Removal of Nightshades From Your Diet

Three tomatoes are walking down the street – a papa tomato, a mama tomato and…

Brothl – Melbourne’s Secret Weapon for Those on a Restricted Diet!

If you’re travelling to Melbourne while on the Autoimmune Protocol, have I got the BEST…

Travelling Domestically on a Restricted Diet

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Holy Alter-Ego, Batman! – The BEST Homemade Dairy-Free Creamer EVER!

“Wait!” “What?” I lowered my cup hastily, wondering if maybe there was a stray hair,…

AWESOME Almond Milk

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Zoe’s Choc-Orange Birthday Balls (a.k.a. ‘Jaffa Balls’)

I created these wee balls for my very first coaching client on her birthday. Since then, they have become a firm favourite for many of my tribe. While they are an AIP Reintro’ recipe, they are so good that non-AIPers will love them, too.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries… Summer’s Coming!

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. (Linda…

AWESOME Nut-Free Granola Crunch (AIP Reintroduction)

“I tell you, I’m really not what you’d call into your basic kink, even though…

The FABULOUS Fergus Henderson’s Green Beans, Shallots, Garlic and Anchovies

One afternoon my flat was broken into. The strange thing is, before I went out…

Arianna Huffington in Conversation with Annabel Crabb

On Wednesday night, LM and I went to see Annabel Crabb interview Arianna Huffington as…

Rillettes – Wee Pots of Porky Goodness!

You can never put too much pork in your mouth as far as I’m concerned….

The GREAT Oil Pulling Experiment…

This is a good news post about my oil pulling experiment! “Trips to the dentist…

SUPER SIMPLE Ox Tongue with Green Caper Sauce

I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking…

The Zenbelly Cookbook – a Review + a Sublime Recipe for Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Rosemary Salt

You know those crazy people who line up outside Apple stores to be one of…

Fermentation 101 Workshop + the Idea of Kindness

Making your own fermented vegetables is easy, quick (in terms of preparation) and much, much cheaper than buying them from your local health food store. And, you get to ensure your vegetables are organic.

HELLISHLY GOOD Herbed Parsnip and Celeriac Mash with Caramelised Onions

As promised last week, today I’m sharing my HELLISHLY GOOD Herbed Parsnip and Celeriac Mash…

Bloody BRILLIANT Braised Beef Cheeks

October 2016 Update: This beef cheeks recipe continues to be one of the most popular recipes…

Heal Your Gut – Random Thoughts and an Update!

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

HEARTY Cauliflower and Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon Bits

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

A Week of AIP-Friendly Breakfasts (a Photo Montage!)

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first…

All Disease Begins in the Gut – Hippocrates Had it Right!

  Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of…

Essentials: How to Make Green Sauce (AIP-Compliant )

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

The EASIEST Brisket Recipe in the World

October 2016 Update: This brisket recipe continues to be one of the recipes in highest rotation…

The EASIEST Vegetable Frittata in the World (Bacon Optional!) – AIP Reintroduction

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

The GREAT RAW CHOCOLATE Ice Cream Experiment…

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

SINFULLY GOOD Rhubarb and Apple Crumble with a Ginger and Coconut Topping

This Rhubarb and Apple Crumble is sinfully good. With a ginger and coconut topping, it is both healthy and allergy-friendly. 100% AIP elimination-friendly, I’d be willing to bet your AIP muggle-mates won’t even know you’re feeding them healthy food!

‘I can’t believe they’re AIP-friendly’ Chewy Gingerbread Men

  I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that…

ROCKING Fennel and Apple Slaw

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Plantain Hotcakes with Raspberry Sauce and Coconut Yoghurt

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Too Many Balls in the Air…

Do three things well, not ten things badly. (David Segrove) What with trying to squeeze…

The Nora Gedgaudas Files…

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

I Fell Off the AIP Wagon…

I forgot to keep the main thing the main thing. Life got in the way and I fell off the AIP wagon. It happens. I’m getting back on again…

The BIG Move…

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe…

TSL’s TASTY Tomato-Free (NoMato!) Sauce

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

The One About Housekeeping (and Some Gratitude!)…

I hate housework. You make the beds, you wash the dishes and six months later…

The Autoimmune Protocol – an Update

Here in TSL-land, we’ve now been on the Autoimmune Protocol for ten weeks. I know –…

The Galloping Gourmet’s Trans-Tasman Root Vegetable Soup Competition…

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my all time FAVOURITE root vegetable soup…

Tostones, Sydney-style…

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme Plantain Crackers

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

How to Render Your Own Lard AND Make Lardons!

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

My FAVOURITE Root Vegetable Soup

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

RIDICULOUSLY GOOD Herbed Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks

  October 2016 Update: Please believe when I say, this lamb shank recipe is a total…

Stress Management: Get a Dog!

If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong…

Why Bone Broth is the Bomb…

It’s not art. It’s not haute cuisine. It’s not the latest new and groovy Sydney restaurant….

SCRUMPTIOUS Raspberry Coconut Tea Cakes

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

I Think I May Be a Jerk…

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

No Recipe Breakfast Hash (AIP/Paleo)

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

SERIOUSLY TASTY Butterflied & Marinated Leg of Lamb (AIP)

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

Sleep and the Autoimmune Protocol

You can be eating the best diet in the world and if you aren’t getting enough quality and quantity sleep it could be for naught!

Let’s talk sleep!

The Easiest (Healthy) Ice Cream Recipe in the World!

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate…

SUPER SIMPLE Breakfast Burger Patties

Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. (Lewis Carroll) I’m currently…

AWESOME Zucchini and Bacon Sautee…

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as…

Eating Local at Casa TSL…

I would like to see people more aware of where their food comes from. I…

Orange Macaroon Balls

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate the…

Sandor Katz Hits Sydney

Six months. SIX WHOLE MONTHS! That’s how long ago I booked tickets through the inspiring…

Things I’m Learning on the Autoimmune Protocol

I’m currently on the Autoimmune Protocol, a nutrient-rich elimination diet that removes foods that irritate the…

An Introduction to the Autoimmune Protocol

One quarter of what you eat keeps you alive. The other three-quarters keeps your doctor…

The Easiest Chocolate Recipe In the World…

  Sometimes a girl’s gotta have some chocolate! (Carrie Underwood) Carrie would get on well…

A Simple Sorrel Pesto (AIP Reintroduction)

The simpler the food, the harder it is to prepare it well. You want to…

I’ve Got a Girl-Crush on Sally Fallon-Morell

The diet dictocrats don’t want you to know that… Your body needs old-fashioned animal fats…

Mango, Passion Fruit & Coconut Eton Mess (TSL-Style)…

I have always been attracted to Australians and Australia. (Elizabeth Hurley) Really, Liz? First, there…

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Cheesecake!

You know that saying? The one about hoofbeats? It goes something along the lines of,  ‘When…

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Thighs Stuffed with Salsa Verde (AIP)

  Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good…

The Best ‘Knock Their Socks Off’ Salsa Verde (AIP Reintroduction)

I won’t eat anything green. (Kurt Cobain) This post is not for Kurt Cobain. You…

I Was a Beef Short Rib Virgin…

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. (Mae West) Our meat locker was…

Change is Afoot. A Personal Post…

This is my third year in TSL land. Sometimes, I surprise even myself. At the…

A Very Doggie Christmas…

It’s just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn’t it? It makes our…

In Which TSL Has Toothache…

(Image from here) Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache. (Mae West) Penicillin, painkillers…

The Balmain Boat Company Messes About With Boats

Better drowned than duffers, if not duffers won’t drown. (Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons) I’m feeling a…

Boskke Does it Again…

If the people of New Zealand want to be part of our world, I believe…

Stumbling Across Planet of Surry Hills

I think I got off on the wrong planet. Beam me up Scotty, there’s no…

Cheese Making at Cornersmith Picklery

Spectator I: I think it was “Blessed are the cheesemakers”. Mrs. Gregory: Aha, what’s so…

Italian Almond Cookies the TSL-Way…

David Lebovitz is surely an icon in the world of food blogging. He’s a man…

Sidetracked…

I get sidetracked very easily.(Heather Donahue) Oops. Back on track tomorrow…

The One Where TSL Makes a Goat Curry…

Last week I watched Matt Moran slow roast a goat shoulder on his new Paddock…

Urban Walkabout Launch Their Pop Up for Christmas…

So I rang up my local swimming baths. I said ‘Is that the local swimming…

In Which TSL Makes Her Own Soda Syrup…

Remember the Six Barrel Soda Co. post from a couple of days ago? The good…

Support the Cloth Fabric Bush Fire Appeal…

One of the coolest things about living in Australia is the abundance of native plants…

Six Barrel Soda Co. Needs to Come to Sydney…

Distance not only gives nostalgia, but perspective, and maybe objectivity.(Robert Morgan) Not only do I…

Bespoke Letterpress Christmas Shop is Open…

Following on from yesterday’s post on ‘Modern Day Snail Mail’ – and, my pledge to…

Currently Crushing on Christina Vanko and Her Modern Day Snail Mail

Oh, Erik Estrada. I loved you when I was about 11… If you’re old enough…

I’m Having a Billy Connolly Moment…

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture…

Louise Saxton Embroiders Birds

Is there anything more beautiful than a beautiful, beautiful flamingo, flying across in front of…

SERIOUSLY GOOD (not to mention SERIOUSLY EASY) Chocolate Pudding

“Your face makes my soul want to eat chocolate pudding!” – Andy Milonakis I know! Two…

Pony Rider for Christmas…?

I like creating a set of rules because generally I’ll break them.(Kelly Searl of Pony Rider)…

TSL’s BEST EVER Ragu Bolognese…

My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order. (Dolly Parton) I…

3-D Art is All the Rage at (CTRL)(P) – Objects on Demand

The technology allows you to design an object in virtual space and transmit the data…

Sculpture by the Sea 2013 – A Photo Montage, TSL Style

  Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. (Thomas…

Sculpture by the Sea 2013 – Horizon by Lucy Humphrey

An artist’s sphere of influence is the world. (Carl Maria von Weber) LM and I…

The Perfect Gift for Dog Lovers – ‘Quake Dogs’

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s…

Blog Stalking Teresa Cutter – The Healthy Chef

So, as I mentioned last week, Saturday was the MINDD Foundation’s ‘Food is Medicine’ seminar….

I’ve Got a Thing For Pukeko

Like most Kiwis, I have a bit of a thing for the Pukeko. With its…

Shoot the Chef – My Favourite Part of Good Food Month

I’m a decent cook; I’m a decent chef. None of my friends would ever have…

Lucy Gauntlett’s ‘Sweet As’ Mixed Media Art

New Zealand is not a small country but a large village.(Peter Jackson) In New Zealand,…

DIY Macramé Kit by TMOD

Anybody caught selling macrame in public should be dyed a natural colour and hung out…

Peter Lange Creates Trompe L’oeil Brick Sculpture

Sculpture is the art of the hole and the lump. (Auguste Rodin) So, this year’s…

Third Drawer Down – For Those ‘Hard to Buy For’ People in Your Life

When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing. (Vernon McLellan) The silly season…

Page Thirty Three Emergency Candle – Every Home Should Have One!

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. (Eleanor Roosevelt) It’s hard…

Julian Wolkenstein Horses Around…

A horse is a thing of beauty… none will tire of looking at him as…

M.Pup – Designing for You AND Your Four-legged Companion

I just love dogs, and there really is no better companion than an animal. (Rita…

OzHarvest – What a Cause…

It’s been a little quiet on the TSL front lately. Sorry about that – the…

Under the weather…

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just soft people. (Bill Bowerman) Bill, I’m a…

Being Tempted by Sydney’s Living Museums

There’s an awesome new set up in Sydney-town. In April of this year, the Historic…

Sandor Katz and The Art of Fermentation

You may have read my post on Capturing Cultures at Real Food Projects with Holly…

Best Sydney (Breakfast &) Lunch Spots: West Juliett

What if I told you that the Twelve hour pork with ‘slaw on offer at…

You say ketchup, I say tomato sauce…

The teenager came home from school yesterday and announced he is on a health kick….

Best Sydney Breakfast (& Lunch & Dinner) Spots: Three Blue Ducks

After our Sunday wander around the periphery of Waverley Cemetery (see previous post!), we were a…

When I Die, I Want to be Cremated…

Sometimes on a Sunday, when we have nothing in particular planned for our day, LM…

Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups (TSL Style!)

Make a list of important things to do today. At the top of your list,…

I Like Dogs…

I like dogs Big dogs, Little dogs Fat dogs, Doggy dogs Old dogs, Puppy dogs I like dogs…

‘Capturing Cultures’ at Real Food Projects

You may recall an earlier post about the fabulous Real Food Projects initiative that is…

The Iron Cove Bay Run (Take II)

The forecast suggested ‘showers’ for Sydney yesterday morning but, Bella and I decided to risk…

Luke Mangan’s SERIOUSLY GOOD Osso Bucco

My most popular post ever, by a considerable margin, is the one about Jamie Oliver…

Kate Walsh Celebrates Real Food

No, no, no! Not THAT Kate Walsh. THIS Kate Walsh… As usual, I’m a little…

Helena Leslie Quilts in Watercolour…

I am quite drawn to Helena Leslie’s current exhibition at the very funky Brenda May Gallery in…

Best Sydney Breakfast (& Lunch) Spots: Cornersmith

I know. I know. Before you say anything, I know that that first image of…

Vivid Sydney 2013 – Lights. Camera. Action!

If you’re a long-time TSL reader, you may remember my post on the Vivid Sydney 2012 light…

Roasted Pumpkin Soup – TSL Style…

I think of New York as a purée and the rest of the United States…

Kiwi Flu – It’s Not Fatal

Just a wee note to let you know I have returned home from New Zealand…

The One About ‘Piece Gallery’ at Matakana…

A wee bit excited here at Casa TSL because this morning I’m off to New…

Australia v. New Zealand: the Great Pavlova Debate

Tomorrow Australia and New Zealand recognise ANZAC Day; arguably one of the most important days…

ArtExpress Turns 30 – That’s MUCH Older Than its Artists

Arguably, the Archibald Prize is regarded as the most important portraiture prize in the Australian art scene. Along with the Wynne…

Best Sydney Breakfast Spots: Bathers Pavilion Cafe

Welcome to the first in a wee series I am calling ‘Best Sydney Breakfast Spots’….

Fancy Schmancy Easter Greetings…

Here’s hoping you all get LOTS of GREAT quality chocolate eggs this Easter…  

Are You a Retailer’s Wet Dream, too?

Every great business is built on friendship. (JC Penney) I am a retailer’s wet dream. You…

Sometimes It’s The Little Things…

Little things affect little minds. (Benjamin Disraeli) According to Mr Disraeli, I have a little…

I’d Love Bright Beads of My Very Own…

I find great lighting and a squint of the eyes makes anyone look better. (Cat…

Jac+Jack STILL Make the Best Tees…

Back in July last year, I wrote a wee post about the Jac+Jack ‘Louis’ Tee…

Is it Just Me, or is This Plain Ridiculous…?

Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits. (Henry David Thoreau) A slight departure from…

This weekend I’m off to the Olsen Irwin Gallery…

I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few…

I Love Sydney – Sydney Dance Company

Now there is in a way a renaissance of modern dance – suddenly, it is…

I Still Need REAL Books…

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man…

Karen Walker’s Eyewear For All Ages…

According to the ubiquitous Wikipedia, the clothes of oh-so-talented Kiwi designer, Karen Walker have been seen…

The Hiatus is (Finally) Officially Over…

If there’s one thing I discovered since I came back from hiatus, it’s that you…

Christmas Haircut Time at Casa TSL…

When I was a child in New Zealand, I always knew Christmas was only a…

I Have a Crush on Peter Gordon…

When I last lived in London, a million years ago now, I could often be…

The Week TSL Went to the Birds…

There seems to be a recurring theme this week here at TSL. On Monday I…

Leila Jeffreys Is No Flaming Galah…

galah n 1. an Australian cockatoo, Kakatoe roseicapilla, having grey wings, back, and crest and a pink…

The One Where TSL Has a Bad Blogging Hair Day…

Do you mind if I sit back a little? Because your breath is very bad….

Something For My Dad: Maggie Beer’s Plum Cobbler

Like many Australians, I’m a little bit in love with Maggie Beer. She’s warm and…

Jo Luping’s Ceramics Make Me Homesick For New Zealand

Like other regions separated from the rest of the world for a long period, New…

Orla Kiely’s Thumb is Greener Than Mine…

When one of my plants dies, I die a little inside, too. (Linda Solegato) Lisa,…

Maura Ambrose Makes Me Want to Quilt…

Maura Grace Ambrose of Folk Fibers has a goal: to share the craft and folklore…

Lusting After a Castle Cushion…

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be…

The Australian Souvenir Company – Seriously Stylish Australiana!

Australia is so cool that it’s hard to even know where to start describing it….

Kerry Larkin of Comma Workshop Has Style…

Two years ago, Kerry Larkin founded Comma Workshop in Colorado and began producing quilts that…

Recipe Friday – Grain Free Granola (a.k.a Nutola!)

Despite the fact that this wee blog has a focus on my personal love affair…

Margot Elena From Tokyo Milk – A Bit of an Enigma

A while back I bought some Kabuki hand cream from one of my all time…

Jonathan Adler Does White Well…

I feel safe in white because deep down inside, I’m an angel. (Puff Daddy) Sure…

Kumi Yamashita’s Deceptive Origami Profiles

I sculpt shadow with light or sometimes light with shadow, but both function in essentially…

You Say Doona, They Say Dyne, I Say Duvet…

To most people around the world, Aussies and Kiwis are pretty similar – not least…

Marc Gafen – PhoDOGrapher

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.(Anatole France) In…