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theory behind whole grains is that they
are sustainable for feeding our heavily
populated planet. Plant a single grain and
10,000 grains result, and with this we
can feed the world.
Back to my young friend in the café
I could not deny that she looked and
felt fab and if eating meat and vegetables
is the reason then who can argue with
that? Ultimately, nobody can deny
their own experience. If there were one
teaching I would shout from the rooftops
it’s by George Ohsawa, granddaddy of
Macrobiotics, “Find out for yourself,
don’t believe anybody!”
So many things to consider when
deciding what diet is right for us! I love
the possibility that we can become so in
tune with our own body that we simply
know. Are we better off without dairy?
Do we need more animal protein in our
diet to feel grounded and have energy?
Do complex carbs give us balance and a
calm, steady energy each day?
Another helpful teaching to consider
is that what we consume on a daily basis
has the most impact on our health, not
the occasional treats or a night out with
friends. Our daily food has the most
power to influence our health one way or
I would love to lose the labels and
simply help people find their way back
to being natural, being whole. It can be
hard to intuitively choose our food until
our body has been through a certain
amount of detoxification. But when that
time comes, hallelujah! We simply know
day by day when something needs to be
added, something needs to be minimised
or avoided for a period of time. Always
remembering when it comes to food
choices, like life, change is the only
constant. Being present in the moment,
tuned in to the body signals, one can
Quinoa Salad & Roasted Veggies
1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
2 cups water (or stock)
1⁄2 tsp sea salt
organic, unrefined sesame or olive oil
shallots or spring onions, finely chopped
thin slices of ginger peeled (if not organic) and sliced into thin matchsticks (opt.)
1 tsp dried marjoram, oregano or basil (opt.)
1 tsp dried thyme (opt.)
celery stalks, diced
medium zucchini, cut into thin diagonal slices
med/large parsnips, cut into thin diagonals
red onion, cut in half through stem and then sliced crosswise (thin)
red capsicum, cut into thin strips
Juice of 1 lemon
Optional extras: several cherry tomatoes, halved , a handful of small mushrooms (add to the
roasted veggies), a handful of black olives, halved
This salad has a few steps but well worth it!
Combine quinoa, water (or stock) and sea salt and bring to a boil. Turn down to low, place a
flame tamer under the pot and cook for 25 minutes. Let rest for another 5-10 minutes, then
fluff up and transfer to a bowl and set aside.
While quinoa is cooking, prepare roasted veggies. Lightly oil a shallow baking dish or
pan.Arrange red onion, parsnip, zucchini and capsicum (and mushrooms if using) in the
pan and lightly drizzle with oil and shoyu to taste. Roast, uncovered and until veggies are
tender and lightly browned, 20-25 minutes at 180°.
Meanwhile, heat 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil in a frying pan and saute ginger, shallots and
herbs and cook just until shallots are translucent (a few minutes). Add carrot and celery and
cook for another 5 minutes or so until veggies are tender. Remove from heat and stir in the
lemon juice. Mix into the quinoa. Add the optional cherry tomatoes and olives if desired.
To serve, you can either add the roast veggies into the quinoa/veggie mixture (good for
larger amounts) or you can place a generous scoop of quinoa salad on individual plates
and top with a mound of roasted veggies. Light and lovely for warm weather.
know when change is required.
Ultimately there is no right and
wrong with food – it is all energy. And
certain energies are more useful to us
than others. I say to my students, let
your body/mind become a laboratory
and stay aware, experiment and observe.
Understanding the balance of yin
(expansion) and yang (contraction)
with food energetics can be helpful no
matter what you eat. Education can also
Some people say, “What you do with
money you do with your life.” I like to
expand on that by saying, “What you
do with food, you do with your life.” If
eating is chaotic, life reflects that one
way or another. As your being comes
into balance and harmony, your choices
of food will reflect that. As you move
towards fulfilling your own dreams and
goals, you will find the best source of fuel
to energise those dreams.
Having passed through periods of
being “macroneurotic” and swinging to
times of “throwing caution to the wind”, I
have come to one conclusion: self love, self
care and a bit of balance and flexibility
in our approach is the most important
thing. Not to take ourselves too seriously
on one hand, but also to address with love
and awareness the physical and emotional
issues we are facing. Trusting our
intuition, trusting ourselves, asking for
help when needed, being humble, walking
in nature are all things I value. I wish you
all a great life.
‘Our daily food has the most
power to influence our health
one way or the other.’
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