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    Cafe Review – The Conscious Café Byron Bay Cafe Review – The Conscious Café Byron Bay

    Cafe Review – The Conscious Café Byron Bay

Cafe Review – The Conscious Café Byron Bay

If you’re not familiar with Byron Bay The Conscious Café could be a little difficult to find however if you’re after some wholesome, delicious food I guarantee it’s well worth searching for. Behind the Byron Bay Cinema in Johnson Street, it’s tucked cozily away behind bamboo shades and a tranquil garden. If you weren’t looking specifically for it you would most likely not even realise it was there.

Everything on the menu is 100% certified organic, gluten free, dairy free, genetically modified free, processed soy free, Teflon cookware free, and canola oil free. All of the food is cooked in organic coconut oil and to be even more specific, The Conscious Café is actually one of Byron Bays only 100% certified organic cafés.

By |January 6th, 2013|Food|0 Comments
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    Nutricious Snack: Beetroot Chips Nutricious Snack: Beetroot Chips

    Nutricious Snack: Beetroot Chips

Nutricious Snack: Beetroot Chips

I haven’t tried this recipe yet but have been told by quite a few friends who have that beetroot (or beets as they say in the USA) are a delicious treat for those (like myself) who love to snack on chips (but shouldn’t do so often)

Beetroot Chips
Serves 4

2 medium beets
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Peel beets and slice 1/16 inch thick with a mandoline slicer. In a large bowl, toss beets with extra-virgin olive oil. (To create thin, evenly sliced beetroot chips, a mandoline slicer will do the trick)
On two rimmed baking sheets (or use one sheet and bake in two batches), arrange beets in a single layer. Stack another rimmed baking sheet on top of each. Bake until edges of beets begin to dry out, about 20 minutes. Uncover and rotate sheets. Bake 10 to 20 minutes, removing chips as they become lightened in color. Transfer to a wire rack; chips will crisp up as they cool.
Recipe Source: http://www.marthastewart.com

By |October 31st, 2012|Food|0 Comments
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    Chickpea Stew Recipe Chickpea Stew Recipe

    Chickpea Stew Recipe

Chickpea Stew Recipe

So I did a detox last week. For 7 days I stuck to mostly fresh fruit and veggies, and then toward the end of the week added some beans, lentils and chickpeas.


By |August 6th, 2012|Food|1 Comment
  • Coast Hervey Bay
    Hervey Bay Hervey Bay

    Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay

A few weeks ago my family and I were invited by Tourism Queensland to visit Hervey Bay. I’d been to Hervey Bay previously (around 6 years ago) however although the whale watching was an unforgettable experience, unfortunately on that particular trip I didn’t really have time to take a good look around the entire area. When the invitation presented itself to visit again, I was definitely intrigued to discover what else the Bay had to offer and wow, what I surprise I got! 

Over our 2 1/2 days in Hervey Bay it dished out surprise after surprise. I can’t believe this area with such an abundance of activities, sensational food and beautiful scenery has been only a few hours drive away from me all this time and I hadn’t taken advantage of it!

So food always plays a pretty significant part in my assessment of any good trip, and my review of Hervey Bay has predominately ended up more of a food story than anything else, so before I go on (and on) about what I ate, I will say that the whale watching was absolutely breathtaking, the general atmosphere of the entire area is friendly and relaxed, but most importantly, the meals we consumed over our weekend would have to be some of the most heavenly delights I’ve treated my taste buds to in a long time. So, if you like to explore culinary delights and have yet to visit Hervey Bay, here’s my guide to treating your taste buds to their own gourmet adventure.

My taste bud tour begins with COAST, […]

By |October 18th, 2011|Food, Travel|1 Comment

Hawaiian Style

As my own Hawaiian experience draws to an end, I was so excited to interview ‘Gypsy’ designer Kate Ruggiero. I’m always so intrigued and inspired by people who make bold decisions to change their direction in life to follow a dream… I’m sure you will love her story and her creativity as much as I do!

Where did you grow up?
In the suburbs outside of Philadelphia, PA.

How long have you lived in Hawaii for?
3 and a half years.

What inspired you to start Gypsy?
Living in Hawaii I spent a lot of my time outdoors. I would have have afternoons to daydream and my mind would be constantly spinning with stuff. I really wanted to start creating a bikini that I felt was perfect for me. I thought it was crazy that I live in a tropical place and yet had the hardest time whenever I went bikini shopping. I could never find something for me, something simple but sexy. I found tons of Brazilian cuts and a lot of the same old stuff. So for fun I thought I’d start sewing and make myself something. I was gifted a sewing machine from a few close friends for my 30th birthday and started learning right away. I thought an easy start would be to work with stretch fabrics and ended up deconstructing a few pairs of […]

By |February 25th, 2011|Food, Uncategorized|2 Comments