cafe review: orchard street cafe, paddington

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One of my favourite ways to spend my time on weekends is trying out a new healthy cafe.

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solar springs health retreat, bundanoon

Morning workout: stretch class overlooking this amazing view!

Morning workout: stretch class overlooking this amazing view!

If your idea of relaxing is doing stretch classes, bushwalks, facials and sipping herbal teas in front of an open fire, then Solar Springs Health Retreat, Bundanoon (just a 2 hour drive from Sydney’s CBD) is THE place to go.

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book review: honestly healthy cleanse

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Honestly Healthy Cleanse by Natasha Corrett

The lowdown:

A mix of every day and gourmet vegetarian recipes in a beautifully photographed cookbook.

There’s over 100 recipes that are designed to alkalize the body (that is, dishes to flood your cells with nutrient-rich and health-promoting plant foods).

You can choose from three menu plans depending on what you want to achieve: a 6-day slim-down (mainly a liquid diet), high-protein cleanse (for active people) or 28-day plan (to help you permanently change the way you eat). Or, you can just use it as a handy cookbook for when you want to make vegetarian foods.

Great for anyone inspired to get healthier – there’s an amazing intro about what plant-based foods offer, a pantry list and exactly what to expect when you take on one of the plans.

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book review: clean living fast food

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Clean Living Fast Food by Luke and Scott

The lowdown:

A simply illustrated, easy-to-follow cookbook full of comfort food and much-loved favorites given the Paleo (free of wheat, sugar, dairy, grains, yeast and gluten) makeover.

Recipes include pizza, ice-cream, various desserts (lots of chocolate ones), doughnuts, burritos and fish & chips. Highly appealing for the time-poor but healthy cook. Not a book to be left for display on your coffee table as there’s so much do-able (not just for show) healthy food inspiration, and recipes can be tweaked to suit your needs.

On the downside, not a lot of cuisines represented here, and there are only several breakfast ideas. Still, a great book if you’re not a devoted Paleo follower, or haven’t even heard of Paleo for that matter!

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cafe review: about life, bondi junction

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I can’t get enough of the health food scene in Sydney. But out of all the healthy cafes I’ve tried out so far, I have a soft spot for About Life in Bondi Junction mainly because I randomly stumbled into it after finishing a workout session at Centennial Park and their food just hit the spot.

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w8less challenge review: week one

Leftover baked fish with greens, parsley and lemon!

Leftover baked fish with greens, parsley and lemon!

As mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been given the opportunity to do the W8less holistic health challenge by Sydney-based naturopath and nutritionist of 20 years Kate Troup.

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savoury spinach muffins

IMG_20140703_105306 I’m towards the end of my first week on a holistic health program I’m reviewing called W8less. It’s run by Kate Troup, Aussie naturopath and nutritionist of 20 years who believes that no supplements, drugs or wishful thinking is going to make you feel good if you’re not eating good food.

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cafe review: paleo cafe, bondi junction

Image via Facebook / @Paleo Cafe - Sydney, Bondi Junction

Image via Facebook / @Paleo Cafe – Sydney, Bondi Junction

It’s no secret that I’d rather dine in a healthy café than a fancy restaurant any day, knowing that I can enjoy a decadent chocolate treat or a generous meal without the side of guilt.

What’s more, there are so many healthy food eateries in Sydney, it’s not unusual for me to keep a ‘places to visit’ list to mark off as a mini weekend project when I can. It’s a great way to compare the types of creative dishes and desserts that can be made with nutrient-rich wholefoods.

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