How to Cook Quinoa

June 3, 2014

hese days, if I get asked to describe my diet, the shortest answer is that I’m ‘mostly paleo’. Now if you’re wondering ‘what on earth is Jules talking about?’, allow me to explain… ‘Paleo’ is a way of eating that is loosely based on what our paleolithic ancestors ate. In short that includes meat, poultry, […]

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A Sneak Peek…

May 27, 2014

arlier in the year, we had a family trip to Sydney. Since we were staying with friends, we offered to cook dinner. Our hosts agreed and being the generous souls they are, they insisted on buying all the ingredients for us. I was cooking a Thai-inpsired meal, so there were lots of fresh herbs on […]

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7 Surprising Lessons from Using
my Meal Plans

May 20, 2014

ne of the things I’m super passionate about in my business is making my products as useful and user friendly as possible. Unless my customers get real value in their lives, I really don’t feel like I deserve to keep their money. Which is why last week I decided to have a week of following […]

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5 Easy Ways to Make Fried Food Healthy

May 13, 2014

f all the cooking techniques, deep frying would have to be the one that comes to mind when we think of food that is ‘bad for us’. As Elvis knew, deep fried things can taste super delicious. But here’s the thing… Fried foods don’t have to be super unhealthy. The deep fryer, or at least […]

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Like a FREE Mother’s Day Gift?

May 8, 2014

his year is a very special (and different!) Mother’s Day for me. Yes, it’s my first proper Mother’s Day on the other side… as an actual mother. So to celebrate, my sister Nao and I have pulled together a new eCookbook that we’re giving away for FREE from our new blog, The Yellow Bench. The […]

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2 Most Common Seasoning Mistakes

April 30, 2014

s someone who runs an online cooking school, I often get asked for tips to help people improve their cooking. And you know what I always tell them? No, it’s not to spend hours chopping onions to perfect their knife skills. I always tell them to focus on getting the seasoning right. Yes. Seasoning. It’s […]

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Can You Help Out?
+ a new free ecookbook.

April 22, 2014

ay back in January 2010, I quit my job designing chocolate biscuits (cookies). The plan was to focus on figuring out how to make a living from doing what I love most namely cooking, eating and writing about food. My first project was to pull together a free eCookbook to use as an incentive for […]

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Could you write your shopping list in 2-minutes?

April 15, 2014

n the weekend, Fergal and I had a lovely Saturday morning outing to our local farmers market. It’s been ages since I had the luxury of doing our weekly shop at a real farmers market and I’d forgotten how much fun it is. I love strolling through the stalls, choosing from beautiful displays of produce. […]

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2 Unusual Ideas for Chocolate…

April 8, 2014

his year I’m super excited about Easter, and not only because of the whole extra long weekend thing. This year, for the first time in ages, possibly a decade, my family are getting together for an Easter lunch. And the best bit is that we’re hosting it at our new tiny farm house. Yay! As […]

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A Dream Comes True…

April 1, 2014

rowing up on a farm, I couldn’t wait to leave. As soon as I had saved up some money, I set off to see the big wide world. Backpack in hand. First stop was San Francisco. Then Paris. And on it went. It was so exhilarating. And scary. Meeting new people. Exploring new places and […]

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6 Healthy Ideas for Aubergine (Eggplant)

March 25, 2014

his week I thought I’d pull together another installment of our Stonesoup vegetable spotlight. Last time it was all about kale, today we’re talking aubergine, which in Australia goes by the much less exotic name ‘eggplant’. Before we get to today’s recipe suggestions, I thought we’d better ask the big eggplant question… To salt or […]

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Married!

March 19, 2014

ack in 2008 I made one of my best decisions. Ever. Rather than make another empty new years resolution, I was inspired to dedicate the year to ‘love and happiness.’ I wasn’t sure where it would lead me. Or whether it would really make a difference to my life. But I figured it was worth […]

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How to ‘Season to Taste’

March 11, 2014

t the risk of sounding a bit geeky here, I’m a huge fan of Bryan Tracy. If you haven’t heard of him, he’s a motivational speaker and author of some great books such as ‘Eat Your Frog’. For the last few years around December, I’ve been setting aside some time to review the year and […]

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No-Chop Butternut Soup
+ The Secret to Cooking Without Recipes

March 5, 2014

ave you ever wondered where I got the name for my blog from? Well it’s a tribute to one of the first things I ever cooked. When I was little I remember watching Humphrey B Bear where someone was reading the story of Stonesoup. Basically, it’s a fable of how a stranger comes to town […]

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Like to win a FREE place in Master Your Meal Plan?

February 28, 2014

YOU can win one of 5 FREE places in the Master Your Meal Plan program! Here’s how to enter… 1. Watch my FREE training videos. Just enter your details below to get instant access. 2. Leave a comment below answering the following question… How would your life be different if you were able to ‘reverse’ […]

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Do You Make this Meal Planning Mistake?

February 25, 2014

re you happy with your current meal planning system? Is deciding what to cook each week easy for you? Well, if you answered YES to either of these questions then skip on down to this weeks recipe. On the other hand, if you ARE struggling with meal planning or getting dinner on the table night […]

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My New Favourite Broccoli Recipe
+ A Favour…

February 19, 2014

here’s a new method of cooking vegetables I’ve been experimenting with for a while now. I use the term ‘new’ loosely because I’m sure if I googled it there would be millions of references to my new technique. Sometimes, especially when I have a new idea when I’m cooking, I like to pretend that Google […]

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10 Healthy Meals that Children will Love

February 11, 2014

few months ago I was chatting with my sister Naomi. She had just been to a lunch with her mothers group. She was telling me how much they were all struggling to come up with ideas for healthy dinners. And I can see why. As a new mum myself, I know how short on time […]

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Want to Eat More Whole Foods?

January 30, 2014

few years ago I spoke at the Melbourne writers festival. The main focus of the talk was about blogging and business. To be honest it wasn’t my greatest work. I was super nervous and stumbled over my words. But in the end it didn’t matter because I had a great time listening to the other […]

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My Biggest Vice…

January 28, 2014

ou may not know this, but in a former life I was a wine maker. From the outside it seems like such a glamorous career. And I guess in many ways it is. I got to live and work in some incredibly beautiful places. From the Barossa Valley to the good old Hunter in Australia. […]

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