Apr
15
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How long do leftovers last? Plus storage tips

Whenever I post a recipe, one of the frequent questions I get is: How long will it last in the fridge? I’d love to be able to give you a standard expiry date for home-cooked food, but there isn’t one. While I occasionally give timings on the blog, there is no clear-cut answer to this because…

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Apr
3
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8 steps to enjoying food mindfully

If this concept of eating mindfully is new to you, I suggest working with just one step at a time, at least 1–2 times per week. These steps don’t just apply to your main meals, but also to every single thing that you eat — even if it’s just one cashew. When you eat mindfully {that is, when…

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Apr
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My number 1 weight-loss secret*

Want to know what my number 1 weight-loss secure is? I’ll get straight to the point then. It’s: Don’t focus on the weight. Yes, you read right. When we focus on the weight, it becomes an obsessive numbers game. This means we end up doing things like yo-yo dieting, depriving oneself of food, over-exercising, constantly stepping…

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Mar
25
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To meat or not + a recipe for meat-free week

Recently a subscriber asked me: To meat or not to meat? – when you really try but still can’t quite achieve vegetarianism. Since it’s meat-free week, I thought it apt to address it here. This question usually arises when one’s health, taste and ethical beliefs are at loggerheads. And while I do believe that we…

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Mar
17
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40 nourishing acts for 40

I’m posting a little earlier this week. Because it’s 17 March 2014. Which means I’m 40. Well, to be precise, that’s my age when the clock strikes at 4.10 pm, Fijian time, today. I don’t know what it is about turning 40, but it’s causing me to ask some questions. Questions like: How have I…

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Mar
11
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Fail-proof sauerkraut

I recently went to a workshop a couple of weekends ago with fermentation expert Sandor Ellix Katz. Sandor making kim chi at the workshop Since I discovered the benefits of fermented foods on gut health, I’ve wanted to make my own fermented vegetables but never got around to it {I blame the delicious brands  made…

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Mar
4
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5 steps to doing more of what’s important

“I should, but I don’t feel like it.” Does that internal dialogue sound familiar? For example, ‘I should exercise but I don’t feel like I want to’. Because our minds are great at telling us stories {excuses}, it makes it tricky at times to work out what we really need to do to create the…

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Feb
25
Millet & chicken biryani

Adding variety with a millet & chicken biryani

I have a new recipe for you! It decided I needed more variety in my meals. Do you ever feel that way too? When it comes to whole grains, I tend to rely on quinoa and rice {basmati & brown} a bit too much. So I’ve purposefully run out of basmati and quinoa, which forces…

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Feb
18
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Cooking from scratch — 5 reasons to make it a habit

Time and money are the most precious resources of the modern era. It’s only natural that they would also influence whether we cook things from scratch or not. I have another theory, though. I’d say that it’s not always time or money that gets in our way. It’s our habits. Sometimes we buy things because…

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Feb
11
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Why I wrote Nourished — my story

I wrote Nourished because it needed to be written. In exactly 5 weeks, I’ll be turning the big 4-0. I feel mentally clear, light and happy. My weight has been at its healthy weight for 2 years without me ‘killing’ myself with strenuous exercise. I eat less, because I genuinely don’t feel like eating as…

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