butter love: 6 reasons the most delicious fat is actually healthy

July 10, 2012

On Saturday night we had some friends over for dinner. The conversation inevitably turned to food. In particular, the old question of ‘what to choose for your last meal on earth’ came up. My Irishman made the bold statement that for his ‘last supper’ all he wants is a big bowl of romesco sauce. Although […]

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How to Love Your Waistline and Your Food is NOW READY!

July 5, 2012

Yay! I’m super excited to announce that my latest eCookbook is now available for sale! To find out how ‘How to Love Your Waistline’ can help you go to: www.thestonesoupshop.com/lyw Here’s to your healthy waistline! With Love, Jules x ps. Wondering if this way of eating will work for you? Here’s what one of my […]

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Can eating ‘paleo’ improve your waistline?

July 3, 2012

It’s been over 18 months since I first stumbled on the concept of eating ‘Paleo’. For those of you wondering ‘what the hell is Jules talking about?’, eating ‘Paleo’ is about choosing to eat the type of food that paleolothic man ate. Which translates as focusing on eating vegetables and meat and cutting out processed […]

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the secret to eating more fish even when you live far from the sea

June 26, 2012

It’s been about 18 months since I moved from Sydney to the Snowy Mountains full time. I love life in the country, especially now that it’s ski season and everything has come alive. I’m loving the crisp frosty mornings and the frozen puddles I see when I’m out on my morning run. And of course […]

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Are you making the most of the best cut of meat for cooking on a budget?

June 19, 2012

It’s been a while since I wrote about my experience of feeding myself for $5 a day for a whole week. So I thought it was time we had a little focus on budget cooking. Meat, fish and poultry tend to be some of the most expensive ingredients available. But that doesn’t mean you necessarily […]

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The 2 biggest myths about home made lunches

June 12, 2012

When I was working as a wine maker, bringing lunch from home wasn’t something that only happened from time to time. It was an every day thing. A matter of survival. You see, most wineries are in remote locations. There usually isn’t a sandwich shop around the corner that you can just duck out to. […]

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can healthy eating influence cancer?

June 5, 2012

A few months ago I got a lovely email from a Stonesoup reader, a gentleman who had been living with cancer for a number of years. After telling me how much he was finding Stonesoup helpful for expanding his cooking skills, he had a request… would I read ‘Anti-cancer’ by David Servan-Schreiber and come up […]

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Can dessert be guilt-free? + paleo brownies recipe

May 29, 2012

I love to bake. And I also happen to be engaged to an Irishman (yay!) with a massive sweet tooth. Most weekends there will be ‘domestic goddess’ smells wafting from my kitchen at some stage. For years I’ve been happy to follow Michael Pollan’s ‘food rule‘ when it comes to sweets… “Eat all the junk […]

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Do you make the most common Thai cooking mistake?

May 23, 2012

The first overseas trip I ever took was a 3 week holiday to Bangkok and the beaches of Thailand. I was instantly captivated by the warm, smiling people but the thing that really won my heart, of course, was the food. I had eaten plenty of Thai in Australia and was already a fan of […]

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possibly a worlds first: lentil granola!

May 15, 2012

As much as I love the internet, sometimes it can spoil all the fun. Especially if you have an idea, only to discover it’s been well and truly done before. So earlier in the year, when I had the (I like to think) brilliant idea to make a Slow Carb and gluten-free version of granola […]

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The 1 thing you should NEVER do when combining flavours

May 9, 2012

I have a past life. Actually, if the truth be told, I have a few of them… Before Easter, I shared a little bit of chocolate love and the fact that my last job was designing chocolate biscuits (cookies) for Australia’s largest biscuit company. But it’s been ages since I spoke about my other life […]

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the 5 most important lessons from my mother’s kitchen

May 1, 2012

I always have a touch of sadness when I think about Mother’s Day. While I love the idea of celebrating the heroics of my friends and two sisters who now have families of their own, I can’t help but think about someone who should be here. Someone who should be reveling in the joy of […]

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The secret to cooking without ‘recipes’

April 24, 2012

Like most people, when I was learning to cook I was a slave to recipes. While it was a good way to start learning different techniques and ingredients, it did have some frustrating limitations. Like what happens when you can’t buy a particular ingredient? And what do you do with that leftover half bunch of […]

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The 2-Minute Meal Plan System is NOW READY!

April 19, 2012

I’m super excited to announce that the 2-Minute Meal Plan System is now ready. To pick up a copy today, go to: www.thestonesoupshop.com/2mmp/ With love Jules x ps. Not sure if this revolutionary approach to planning and cooking delicious, healthy food is for you? Here’s what Elizabeth had to say about the 2-Minute Meal Plan […]

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5 reasons you shouldn’t plan your meals in advance

April 17, 2012

Are you happy with your current meal planning system? If you are, then skip down to the recipe below. If on the other hand, you’re like most people and struggle with the whole meal planning thing… gather ’round because I have a treat for you. But before we get to that, lets look at the […]

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The magic of mise en place – How a ‘chef secret’ can help you prepare for the busy week ahead…

April 10, 2012

Do you struggle to find the time and energy to cook during the week? You’re definitely not alone there. Recently, for the ‘Master Your Meal Plan‘ class at the Stonesoup Virtual Cookery School, I introduced my students to a simple technique used by chefs the world over. It’s the reason restaurants are able to deliver […]

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Is milk chocolate better than dark chocolate?

April 3, 2012

Before we start discussing such important matters, I feel I need to put my cards on the table. From way back I’ve been a die-hard 70% cocoa-solids-or-nothing type of girl. I once thought the only answer to the question of whether milk chocolate should even deserve to be called ‘chocolate’ was a resounding N.O. I’m […]

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Top 11 All-Time Favourite Sauces

March 27, 2012

What would the world be like without sauce? Recently, my not-so-little brother and I were discussing this very question. We agreed that a world without sauce would be a dismal place indeed. Terms like ‘devoid of sauce’, ‘sauceless’, and ‘un-saucy’ were bandied about. Not exactly a pretty picture. So today I wanted to have a […]

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What you should NEVER do when making yoghurt at home + coconut yoghurt recipe

March 20, 2012

Ever since my good friend Jac told me about her favourite coconut yoghurt, I’ve been a little obsessed with figuring out how to make my own. Actually, thinking about it, yoghurt making has been on my radar for a lot longer than that. You see, I love fermented foods (and beverages). At uni I majored […]

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Melbourne & Sydney: how to spend 48 hours eating and drinking

March 13, 2012

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Melbourne. It’s one of those places that the more often you visit, the more you want to spend time exploring every laneway. I was in town to see Rene Redzepi from Noma (currently, the world’s best restaurant) and David Chang from Momofuku […]

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