Category Archive: Australia

Aug 22

Corn Syrup in Soy Sauce?!

Getting comfortable upon our return to the US, post living in Australia for two years, I cannot help but find myself feeling “culture shock.” Maybe, “food shock” is a better term. No doubt, I love America and the lifestyle it offers, yet, since being accustomed to daily food markets, butchers with fresh, free range meat …

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Jun 20

Shop With Reason This Season

I, along with many others, see the importance of shopping locally and since moving to Australia where I have a farmer’s market on my doorstep, I see the benefits of shopping seasonally. The hardest thing to overcome when desiring to shop with the Fall, Winter, Spring, etc is learning what is “in season.” Today’s post …

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May 28

Tying in Health When Traveling

This month was uber fun, yet, I have sat on an airplane more than I have laid in my own bed. With late dinners and early mornings I bank on my diet to pull me through these busy events. I take my hat off to anyone who is a consultant and is always on the …

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May 08

Alternative Health

Perhaps “alternative medicine” is a better term since health is such a loose word, but medicine seems so intimidating and foreign. Most recently I have been surrounding myself in some new practices – acupuncture, Chinese herbs and meditation. All of them have been great, especially since my glass is currently spilling over with stress while we …

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May 06

Time For An Update

Life’s been a whirlwind. Starting in March we went on a 3 week holiday visiting about everyone we knew in the US. Nothing short of spending time in Vegas, Missouri (sister and new baby), Indiana, Cincinnati, Columbus and Chicago. Exaggeration nil, I think we met up with over a 150 people – it was awesome …

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Feb 04

Silly American: #5

With some help from my husband, we have come up with the below. This information is helpful all and anyone traveling to Australia, particularly from the USA. Note-to-self, opt for cider, you will have a much larger variety of gluten free options. Cheers to you and good health! The O’Schmidt’s Pot 285 ml (10 fl …

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Jan 07

Food Log – I Have Not Forgotten About You

Happy New Year. I do not know about you, but I have been feeling a little fluffy since the holidays. I did not go too far off the paleo diet but I certainly had too many bites of food on too many occasions. That is okay because I am back on the horse and motivated to …

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Dec 10

Awesome Summer Day – Food Diary

Today, the mercury as high, the sun was out and I felt alive and in the moment. Started the morning with brekkie and friends, treated us to a massage, parused the market, caught up with our favorite fruit and vegetable vendor, got in a quick lifting session and much more. How did your weekend treat …

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Aug 09

Australian Research: Inflammation

Eating to beat inflammation The worry of wagyu … compared to kangaroo, it may trigger inflammation, say researchers. Before you bite into a wagyu burger here’s some food for thought. Last year when Australian researchers looked at how the body reacts after either a meal of kangaroo or wagyu beef there was an intriguing difference: …

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Apr 14

Silly American: #4

English is English. Well, not really. Don’t you reckon mate? Not only has it been an experience learning the new surroundings here in Melbourne, it’s been a journey learning the lingo. Day one on the job – I walk into the office bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, asking everyone, “How are you?” No one would place their words …

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