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The beautiful edible bouquet I received from my lovely prac teacher @jessicaarobertson! What a fantastic idea by @theurbanfarmacy! There's even a sprig of indigenous warrigal greens in there. I also received 3 bottles of her homemade passata. No need to go grocery shopping! :) #spolit
Jessica and I were surprised to discover how much we had in common... She runs passata making workshops, along with other exciting projects, such as fermenting, mushrooming and organic gardening through @milkwood_permaculture and I can't wait to have her back again next term to do some serious gardening and cooking with our little crew of 8yr old jumping beans!
#ediblebouquet #greens #teacherlife #school
It's that crazy time of year when teachers go into hibernation because we have to write millions of school reports... That means it's also a time when we can get trapped at the computer for many long hours. Sitting is worse for health than smoking, so I'm using the chair to hold my papers and making the most of the standing height desks in our staffroom. When doing so, always wear supportive shoes and avoid very hard surfaces if standing barefoot, as prolonged time standing on hard surfaces can lead to plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the heel/ sole of the foot). "Your body is designed to move. Sitting for an extended period of time causes your body to shut down at the metabolic level. When your muscles, especially certain leg muscles, are immobile, your circulation slows. So you use less of your blood sugar and you burn less fat, which increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes. But the remedy is as simple as standing up and taking activity breaks. Stuart McGill, Ph.D., director of the Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo says that interrupting your sedentary time as often as possible and making frequent posture changes is important. Even breaks as short as one minute can improve your health." From: http://m.runnersworld.com/health/sitting-is-the-new-smoking-even-for-runners
If you're bound to a desk and chair for most of the day, try raising your knees in front of you to work the core, stretching regularly, activating the ankles and calf muscles, or have a Google... There are loads of at-your-desk-workouts you can incorporate subtly into your desk day... get the whole office involved. ;) #teacherlife #move #instahealth #healthspo
An organic carrot stick and head of home grown lettuce... Two yummy spoons to dip into homemade pastured chicken and duck liver pâté.
Liver is nature's multivitamin and the king of all organ meats. In general, organ meats are between 10 and 100 times higher in nutrients than corresponding muscle meats. Dr Natasha Campbell McBride recommends eating a piece of liver every day. Pâté is a really yummy way to do this. I make big batches of pâté and freeze them into portions sealed in grass fed butter, which is not only delicioso but necessary to absorb the fat soluble vitamins in liver.
More on the benefits of eating organ meats here: http://chriskresser.com/natures-most-potent-superfood/
@pinkfarm_'s yummy pâté recipe here: http://www.pinkfarm.com.au/chicken-liver-pate/
#pâté #liver #multivitamin
This is Taryn Brumfitt. She had "the perfect body" but this photo caused a worldwide uproar... I also shared my alternative before and after shot earlier this year (I've attached it again in the comments under this post on my FB page. Link in my bio) and explained why I don't want my ab's back.
It's important to keep fit, strong, nourished and rested. But can you imagine a life without the constant emotional battering about western perceptions of beauty? Consider tribal cultures, where I imagine it's a mark of pride and honour to have stretch lines and saggy breasts because they mean you've contributed something important to society - the next generation. How refreshing would that reality be - as nature intended. Our superficial, media drenched culture damages women's mental health and self confidence.
There are still days when I feel fat, saggy, wobbly and physically inadequate. But eff me, life's way too short to spend it worrying about unattainable body image goals to the point that you hate yourself.
So just pick yourself back up whenever you have doubtful thoughts and think about something you're good at. Then get out there and use that amazing feat of mother nature - your body - to help a friend, make something, enjoy nature, hug a loved one and get the most out of this incredible life because you are strong, beautiful, capable, caring and awesome. xoxo
Watch #TarynBrumfitt 's inspirational video (live link on my FB page): http://www.hefty.co/love-your-body/
@theweedyone doing what he does best... Enlightening ppl about what we perceive to be food. Congrats to the @wildfoodmap team on harvesting rambling dock to feed 2,000 ppl at yesterday's @tedxsydneyofficial event in the Sydney Opera House. Full video on my Facebook page. Live link in my bio.
So many goodies gifted by @handslane at yesterday's @tedxsydneyofficial event. Everything handmade by Matt himself, where to start?! Feral apple wine, wild fennel salt, wild fennel gherkins, lactofermented chili sauce, lactofermented cucumbers with wild fennel, homemade native lilly pilly berry wine, chutney and wild African olives cured in brine. Eee!
#prezzies #nomnomnom #Wildfood #foragedfood #Australia #bushtucker
My milk kefir grains are seriously out of control. Hit me up by inboxing my Facebook page if you want some, are willing to use and take good care of them and live near Parramatta, Sydney.
I'm also a kombucha SCOBY and jun kombucha SCOBY dealer. Find me and many other Aussie starter culture dealers on @pinkfarm_'s cultured community database:
If you love butter as much as I do, then you would know that this guy is a total ROCK STAR! Meeting @pepesaya I expected an old dude with a huge nose! ... Instead he was young and had cute little dimples! Eee!
#starstruck #ilovebutter #pepesaya #pepesayagroupie #tedxsydney2015 #rebelfood #antbutter #butter #sydney #Australia
Talking all sorts of wild food to the @tedxsydneyofficial crowds with @theweedyone, @handslane and @eatmechutneys.
Cool to see @pepesaya doing the old marble in a jar butter making trick that I use with my students... But he funks his butters up with ants and seaweed! ;) #festivalofideas #rebelfood #tedtalk #tedxsydney2015 #insects #proteinofthefuture #Ariacatering #Wildfood #Sydney #Australia
What a great afternoon at @tedxsydneyofficial with @ariacatering teaching people about Rebel Food with @theweedyone and @handslane.
Fancy some lactofermented wild fennel cucumber or wild lilly pilly wine by @handslane? How about some cured wild African olives? Check out this exciting spread: smoked vanilla ice creams topped with crispy meal worms by @ariacatering, ash cakes with clotted cream and bone marrow marmalade by @handslane, roasted cricket carrot cake by Sarah Jewell of @ariacatering and tyrant ant butter on @brasseriebread by @pepesaya! BOOM!
#festivalofideas #rebelfood #tedtalk #tedxsydney2015 #insects #proteinofthefuture #Ariacatering #Wildfood #Sydney #Australia
Lunch of champions! Spicy honey 'soy' (not actually soy, but coconut aminos) chicken wings with epic scalloped potatoes, broc and 'kraut.
Wings: Marinate pastured chicken wings in plenty of grated garlic, grated ginger, honey, coconut aminos, unrefined salt, pepper, chili flakes. Bake around 170 until browned and crispy. Spoon sauce over when cooked.
Epic Scalloped Potatoes: Slice potatoes thinly using a mandolin to ensure slices are even. Deep fry in homemade tallow until soft (I get my tallow off my beef broth). Season.
Serve with plenty of chicken wing sauce! When I used to eat a low fat diet, I was scared of chicken wings because they have so much skin. Now I just gobble the lot and enjoy every bite of animal fat, the way nature intended.
#nomnomnom #foodporn #chickenwings #paleo #jerf #healthyfats #coconutaminos #soyfree
Two years ago I made a choice as a teacher to take down the food chart I had displayed in my classrooms for years and leave it down for good.
This week, the Australian Gov't updated it's 'food pyramid' quite significantly. Take a look at the changes that come with this new pyramid and read a great critique from Soulla Chamberlain below. Couldn't agree more with Soulla.
Nutrition Australia yesterday updated the iconic food pyramid and it's a step in the right direction BUT there's a still a long way to go. Read my latest blog post on what I like about the new pyramid and it's 7 shortcomings: http://www.staraniseorganic.com/blog/2015/5/20/the-new-food-pyramid-has-been-updated-and-its-a-step-in-the-right-direction-but-theres-still-a-way-to-go #foodpyramid #nutritionaustralia #staraniseorganic
Yay! The wild nasturtiums I propagated, first in a jar of water on the kitchen bench then in my garden, have really taken off. They're very hard to kill. Give them a crack people. Makes a great peppery pesto.
#Wildfood #nasturtium #urbanforaging #edibleweeds #edibleflowers
What an honour to be in this woman's presence over the weekend. I've only recently read her book, GAPS, whilst researching for my fermenting worshops, and I can tell you honestly that I could not put it down. Can't wait to get my hands on her newest book, 'Put Your Heart In Your Mouth', which dispels the myths about eating traditional animal fats and heart disease and the life giving, healing role of cholesterol for health.
An incredible wealth of knowledge Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride founder of the GAPS program 🎓Neurologist, neurosurgeon, Nutritionist
Using real wholefoods and traditional foods- bone broth, fermented foods, animal fats and heavens forbid the ever controversial organ meats such as liver to improve the health of so many individuals - "Eat a piece of liver every day, especially for fertility." 🎓highly recommend her book for all those interested in learning more.
#gapsdiet #bonebroth #wholefoods #organic
Got me a whopper of a shepherd's pie tonight. My lovely associate, @Ali_eat_to_lift, made his famous savoury lamb mince (tallow, onion, garlic, ginger, lamb mince, spices incl. turmeric, organic tomato paste, broth, peas, wild foraged saffron milk cap mushrooms, s&p). I topped it with pumpkin, sweet potato and white potato (all pesticide free) mashed with plenty of butter... ok it was a whole block... and into the oven to crisp a bit. There's also a layer of organic spinach between the meat n tayters. Goes great with steamed broccoli, my lactofermented BBQ sauce and raw milk reggio cheese grated on top. :) Over and out. xo
After a long weekend of listening to lectures on cutting edge holistic health topics from professors, researchers and practitioners, it's clear that Vit D has a crucial role to play in foetal, child and adult health. So I chucked on my short shorts and rolled up my singlet top and I'm grabbing the last few rays of the setting sun whilst I can ( better than nothing!) According to Sally Fallon, author of Nourishing Traditions and president of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Vitamin D is critical for healthy bones, proper growth, mineral metabolism, muscle tone, healthy reproduction (both press conception, during pregnancy and while lactating), healthy skin (incl. prevention of skin cancer), insulin production, immune system, cell function, production of seraphim (preventing depression and anxiety) and longevity.
Myth: 10mins a day exposing hands and face is enough.
Truth: Vit D is manufactured by cholesterol through the action of UV-B sunlight on the skin. UV-B is only available in non-tropical regions at midday. So to get adequate amounts, sunbath for a short time during the middle of the day.
Darker skinned people need longer exposure because they produce less Vit D. Fair skinned ppl need less time in the sun because they produce Vit D very quickly (which is why I advocate for not hats at my school in winter, because most of our kids have dark skin). Vit D can be acquired from some foods: fish liver oils, fish eggs, shell fish, oily fish, insects, butter, egg yolks, organ meats, fat of birds and pigs, blood.
The body cannot absorb Vit D from food unless it has fat soluble activators, eg, Vit K2. So eat all the animal fats on your dinner plate!
Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride says: Animal fats from properly fed and raised animals are the best fats for human physiology and the best fats for cooking. DO NOT eat plant oils, apart from EV Olive Oil and XV Coconut Oil.
Thanks #GrassRootsUrbanButcher for the yummy nasties free sausages. Great with steamed veg, cultured cauli, my lacto-fermented BBQ sauce and my homemade labne cheese balls (half of one didn't make it to the plate!). Snags cooked in plenty of tallow.
Sitting down all day at a conference is not really my style. So I'm enjoying some fresh air and sunshine in the lunch break, stumbling across all manner of wild edibles, including Rambling Dock. Delicious, slightly sour and lemony. Goes well with my #GrassRootsUrbanButcher sausages and roast pumpkin leftovers for lunch. Coincidentally, this is the #ramblingdock harvesting location for the @tedxsydneyofficial #rebelfood event later this week.
#Wildfood #wildfoodmap #centennialpark #sydney