The 2 easiest ways to avoid getting stuck in a food rut

October 17, 2012

o you find yourself struggling to come up with new ideas for quick and healthy dinners? Especially ideas for those life-saving weeknight meal ideas that you turn to time and time again when you come home and you’re tired and hungry. Well you’re definitely not alone. Most of us struggle to keep things fresh and […]

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4 surprising lessons for home cooks from the best restaurant in the world

October 10, 2012

s much as I love simplicity and comfort of home cooking, I also love eating out. Mostly I prefer casual places. Bistros and wine bars where the food is straightforward and delicious and there’s no pretense or snobbery. But every now and then I like to treat myself to some world class fine dining. If […]

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A food lovers guide to Paris, Copenhagen, Limerick and Rome.

October 3, 2012

ver since I was a little girl I’ve been obsessed with travel. Part of it comes from being Australian. Have you ever noticed that wherever you go in the world, no matter how remote, an Aussie or two will pop up? But most of my travel inspiration came from my Mum. One of my favourite […]

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The easiest way to make your baking healthier + ‘paleo’ banana bread

September 26, 2012

few months ago I wrote about my adventures in guilt-free baking and shared the recipe for my ‘paleo’ brownies. Since then I’ve had plenty of opportunity to explore the world of sugar-free baking. While there have been a few typical baking experimentation disasters, I’ve been super excited about the results. What is the easiest way […]

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31 healthy 15 minute meals

September 18, 2012

‘m still on the road this week. In not-so-sunny Ireland and about to head to the beautiful city of Paris. I’ll write more about my travels in the next few weeks. But today we have… 31 healthy 15 minute meals Looking for more quick, healthy meal ideas? To see if ‘How to Love Your Waistline’ […]

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How to avoid chemicals in your food without spending a fortune

September 14, 2012

ast year I wrote a blog post about my experience of comparing the flavour of organic vs conventionally farmed vegetables. It generated some great discussion in the comments and a few people made reference to the ‘dirty dozen’. At the time I wasn’t really sure what they were talking about. Then recently the ‘dirty dozen’ […]

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An unusual and insanely delicious Birthday cake

September 5, 2012

ou know when you’re really excited about something and it’s hard to sit still and focus? Well that’s how I’m feeling today. So I’ll keep it short and sweet. What’s all the excitement about? First of all it’s my Birthday this week! To continue the Stonesoup tradition I started last year, I have some treats […]

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The number 1 way to eat leaner & healthier

August 29, 2012

he other day, I was thinking I’ve never heard anyone say that eating vegetables is bad for you. Or that we really should be trying to eat less veg. Which is pretty remarkable. When you think about how much debate and differing-of-opinion there is around healthy eating, it’s a relief to know that there’s one […]

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Is this the best low GI gluten-free flour? (+ paleo bread recipe)

August 21, 2012

bout 6 months ago, I was exploring the interwebs when I came across an intriguing ebook. With the irresistible title of ‘Guilt-Free Desserts‘, I found myself hitting the ‘Add to Cart’ button in record time. I’m super happy I did. As expected, I’ve added some really delicious, healthy sweet treats to my repertoire. Like these […]

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5 things you should know about sprouting at home (step-by-step guide)

August 14, 2012

ost of my major life decisions have been based on something to do with food or wine. For example, when it came time to choose a thesis topic for my food science degree, I decided to look at the bacterial populations in Blue Vein and Camembert cheese. Why cheese? Part of the study happened to […]

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The truth about FAT (are you making this mistake?)

August 8, 2012

ecently I read an interesting book. It’s called ‘Real Food’ and no prizes for guessing it’s all about the benefits of eating real, whole food and avoiding the usual suspects of anything processed and packaged. One of the things I enjoyed most was hearing about the author, Nina Planck’s journey to finding a balance between […]

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Is this the worlds easiest shopping list?

August 1, 2012

o you struggle with the whole planning and shopping part of getting healthy dinners on the table? Well today you’re in luck! Last year I came up with the idea of creating a 10 ingredient shopping list and combining it with 5 recipes to make the shopping and cooking thing as easy and fun as […]

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the 5 most common dinner mistakes (and how to avoid them)

July 24, 2012

Do you struggle sometimes with getting dinner on the table? You’re not alone! Recently, I did a survey of Stonesoup readers. One of the biggest problems that kept coming up was finding the time, motivation and energy to prepare dinner. Especially after a long day of work, when you’re tired and hungry. So today I […]

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are you making the most of your pantry?

July 17, 2012

I grew up on a farm with the closest supermarket a 40 minute drive away. As you can imagine, it was a matter of survival that my Mum kept her huge walk-in pantry well stocked. So I’ve always understood just how helpful a good pantry can be. These days, even though I’ve lived in cities […]

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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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