A Little Christmas THANK YOU!

December 16, 2014

his time 5 years ago I was staying in a tiny apartment in the beautiful city of Barcelona, trying to pretend I was Spanish. Without much success. The main purpose of the trip was to have dinner at El Buli – at the time the best restaurant in the world. As often happens when I […]

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My Worst Cooking Habits (a follow up)

December 9, 2014

ack in September, I ‘outed’ myself here on Stonesoup by revealing my 3 worst cooking habits. A bit of a brave move for an introvert like me. Anyway, I promised to report back on my progress. So here we are! BAD HABIT 1. Picking While I Cook This is easily the toughest habit for me […]

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A New (Surprising) Reason to
Eat More Vegetables

December 2, 2014

ecently, my Irishman came across a fascinating documentary called ‘Gut Reaction: What You Eat Could be Making You Ill‘. To cut a long story short, the program focused on the latest research on gut bacteria and health. It boils down to this… Eating processed food = unhealthy gut bacteria = unhealthy person. and… Eating lots […]

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How to Fix Excess Salt

November 25, 2014

often get asked where I get the ideas for my recipes and blog posts. And the truth is I find inspiration pretty much everywhere… magazines, restaurants, online, my veggie garden, when I’m looking in my fridge… But one of my favourite places is the Stonesoup by request survey I set up to capture your questions […]

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Can Eating Healthier Change Your Genetics?

November 18, 2014

hen I was studying biotechnology, (as part of my Food Science Degree) if you had asked me whether eating healthier could change your genetics, I would have automatically responded ‘no way’. I used to think that our genes are something we’re born with. Something we can’t change. So you can imagine my surprise when I […]

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6 Ways to Make Vegetables Taste as Good as Potato Chips*

November 13, 2014

ecently I’ve been reading a fab little book by one of my blogging friends. It’s called ‘The Butcher and the Vegetarian’. It chronicles my friend’s journey from vegetarian to occasional meat eater for health reasons. And it’s a great read. Tara talks about growing up, when her mother was all about making everything as healthy […]

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‘Healthy & Tasty’ is NOW READY!

November 11, 2014

K, I’m super excited and a little nervous because it’s been almost 2 years since my last new eCookbook. Anyway, here goes… ‘Healthy & Tasty Meals Made Easy’ is now ready! For all the details go to: www.thestonesoupshop.com/handt/ With love, Jules x Share

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The 2 Biggest Entertaining Mistakes
(How to Avoid)

November 5, 2014

love this time of year. Here in Oz, Summer is just around the corner and the lure of long lazy days on the horizon. Yay for holidays. Even though we don’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving here, I love the concept of this holiday. When I lived in California, I really embraced it. Taking the time to […]

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Like to Win a FREE Copy of my New eCookbook?

October 28, 2014

oday I have a bit of a favour to ask… In a few weeks I’m going to be releasing my new eCookbook called ‘Healthy & Tasty Meals Made Easy‘. I’m super excited about it because it’s been almost 2 years since my last new book. But before I put my latest ‘baby’ out into the […]

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Could Simplifying Your Life Make a Difference?

October 21, 2014

his time 5 years ago I was at a big crossroads. I loved my job designing Tim Tams (chocolate cookies) for Australia’s largest biscuit manufacturer. I mean who wouldn’t love working with chocolate? However, earlier in the year I’d had a glimpse of another life. Writing my first cook book was an experience that I’d […]

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How to Make it Easier to Cook When You’re Tired at the End of a Long Day

October 14, 2014

o you ever feel ‘too tired to cook’ after a long busy day? Well you’re certainly not alone! A few years ago I surveyed Stonesoup readers for their biggest cooking challenges. The number 1 response was being ‘tired at the end of a long day’. We all know what that feels like. But how do […]

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My 3 Favourite Spice Blends
(and their substitutes)

October 7, 2014

hen I was getting into cooking, one of the few things I found really intimidating was working with spices. I’m not sure what caused my ‘spice phobia’ but I do remember only using spices if the recipe called for them. I’d always use exactly the types and amounts listed. Talk about restrictive. Over the years, […]

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Should You Be Eating MindLESSly?

September 30, 2014

f I mention the words ‘mindless eating’, what thoughts pop into your head? Probably nothing healthy, right? For me ‘mindless eating’ normally evokes thoughts of chowing down on junk in front of the TV or computer. Big bags of chips or pop corn at the cinema. Or shoveling ice cream straight from the tub. While […]

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My 3 Worst Cooking Habits

September 23, 2014

‘m a huge believer in the power of habits for helping to put everyday decisions on autopilot, making it much easier to live a healthy life. One of the things I’ve learned in my study of habit formation over the years is the power of public commitment. Earlier in the year, I joined Febfast and […]

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How I Keep My Family Healthy

September 16, 2014

few weeks ago, my Irishman was in a lift with a family with a sick baby. He mentioned that he has a one-year-old and the other parents were like, ‘Oh you must be used to him being sick’. My Irishman was a little taken back by this. Over dinner he told me about his encounter […]

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Is Dieting Making You Weigh More?

September 9, 2014

ou know when you come across someone who is a kindred spirit? Someone who has similar philosophies to your own? I love when that happens. Like when I discovered Darya Rose from the fab little blog summertomato.com. Darya and I share a lot in common including a love of vegetables and legumes, a background in […]

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Red Velvet Birthday Brownies

September 3, 2014

an you believe it’s September already? I know! I really love this time of year. Spring is just beginning to make an appearance both in the weather and the produce available at the farmers market. The days are getting longer. And it’s my birthday(!) This year, I’m continuing my birthday traditions of sharing a new […]

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Simple Sauerkraut Recipe

August 27, 2014

o I was very pleasantly surprised with the response to my previous post on fermenting vegetables. It made me super happy to hear that so many of you are interested in fermentation and put in a request for my sauerkraut recipe. So today that’s exactly what I have for you. But before we get to […]

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What Would June Do?

August 20, 2014

ithout a doubt, the saddest day of the year for me is the 20th August. You see it’s the day that nine years ago my family huddled in a little hospital room and watched my Mum breathe her last breath. I still really miss her. This year I’m feeling it even more than usual. I […]

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The Number 1. Way to Improve
Your Gut Health

August 13, 2014

few months ago took an online course called ‘Debunking PCOS‘ which is all about improving fertility and conquering Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome which I was diagnosed with over 10 years ago. The thing that really surprised me about the course was that the number 1 action we were encouraged to take was to heal your […]

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