Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Becoming an Organic Convert: A Philosophy

I began the journey to becoming a healthier, organic person about seven months ago now. It's amazing how time flies when you're feeling great. Hell, I've had lots of fun along the way too. I've learnt so much along the way, not only about health, but about myself and where I want to be physically, mentally and spiritually. I have become inspired to help other people to find their optimal health.

Friday, 24 August 2012

A Real Food Recipe: Blueberry Hazelnut Crumble

I can't remember having desserts very often as a kid. The folks were (and still are) hard workers (obsessive really) who would get home late every night with dinner usually around the 8pm mark (others having dinner at 6:30pm just boggled my mind). So it was probably too late to have a dessert. They'd just give us a cup of Milo and a biscuit if we were lucky and off to bed we would go.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

A Real Food Recipe: Grain-Free Strawberry Banana Muffins

I love going back to my parents place. It's a country side haven with a mountain view, fresh air and a huge home cinema where I obsessively watch The Mentalist series over and over. And dogs. Five of them actually. There's Che, Nicki, Macy, Harvey and Hershey. Harvey's my brothers dog, he's the most homeless looking dog I've ever seen. Hershey's mine, a gorgeous red/tan kelpie pup and it's a mini holiday for her too. But hey, fancy that, the most health conscious member of the family has the dog named after a sugar-filled treat. Yeah, fancy that.

Friday, 17 August 2012

A Real Food Recipe: Coco-Choc Biscuits

I’ve always regarded myself as more of a ‘savoury’ tooth than a sweet tooth. I was that odd kid that didn’t eat the birthday cake.  Especially if it was chocolate cake. Ugh. But ice-cream cake, yes please! I never had the urge to buy, let alone make, baked treats. Muffins, slices, tarts, meringues, all those colourful sugar-coated treats at the nearest and dearest bakery just didn’t get me excited. Instead, just give me a packet of salty chips and I’m on my merry way.

Monday, 13 August 2012

A Real Food Recipe: Buckwheat Pancakes

It has been almost seven months since I began the graded transformation towards becoming a healthy organic being. Along the way I have gradually cut out processed 'fake' foods, refined sugars and I no longer eat grains. Yes, I loosely follow the Paleo diet (more on that later!) however I HATE the word 'diet'! I tend to think of my current eating patterns as a lifestyle. I eat the foods that I know help my body, not hinder it. And since grains fall in the 'hinderance' category, bye bye cereals, toast, pasta, cakes, pastries...sigh.

Becoming The Organic Convert

I had a huge wakeup call early 2012. I was browsing Facebook (stalking maybe…), when I noticed a beautiful cousin of mine posting various articles and pictures of organic living. Curiosity bit me. I had a look. And I have not stopped looking.  My eyes have been opened to a whole new world that really shouldn’t have been a ‘whole new world’. Have I really been that na├»ve? How could I have been so unassuming and ignorant whilst living a life so unhealthy, so toxic?!

So began my journey of becoming a healthy and organic human being, just the way we were supposed to be. This blog will chart my journey through this transformation.

I sincerely hope my personal experience can help you become an ‘organic convert’ too. That’s why I will share information and advice on how to make successful changes. I will also share great resources and handy websites to guide you along the way.  I encourage you to ask questions and provide lots of feedback. I will aim to post information that you request!

So please, join me and let’s go back to how we’re supposed to be.
Xx Kate