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By Gina Macauley on Sunday, 21 February 2016
This is such a simple and delicious dish, and a great way to use up the abundant summer veggies from your garden (read zucchini and tomatoes).

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 23 March 2015

Introduction to what??

Have you ever wondered why some people can eat a certain 'healthy' food and others can't? Take capsicum for example. My body really does not like it and responds accordingly, but they are full of Vitamin C and are supposedly really good for you. The answer may lie in our Ayurvedic constitution.

Ayurveda means 'life-knowledge' and is a system of traditional medicine native to India, which uses a range of treatments such as yoga, massage, acupuncture and food to encourage health and wellbeing. Ayurveda believes that most illnesses come from not being able to digest food properly.

This introductory workshop will look at some of the common questions about Ayurveda and give a basic understanding of what you can do to support your health with food.

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By Gina Macauley on Sunday, 22 February 2015

Now in stock, the awesome Yummy In My Tummy Cook book by Sonja Shradha Devi.

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 28 January 2015
My new favourite drink of the summer: Iced Peach Green Tea. And it is S U P E R easy to make.

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Our recent Anatomy workshops with Kaye Tribe have been fantastic, and not just for the wonderful, easy way Kaye explains anatomy. Our afternoon teas have been delicious.

The Spiced Nuts, my old favourite, and Karen's Lumberjack cake have been the most popular. 

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 23 July 2014

On our Yoga Days at Atisha Centre, we always have the most fantastic food. Sometimes, when the committee cooks for us, there is this fantastic sweet potato curry. And even though we have been trying for years to get the recipe, people are busy and it just hasn't happened yet. However my mum, who always comes along to the Yoga Days, has been playing around trying to replicate the recipe and this is what she has come up with. It is not quite the original, but just as excellent (maybe a little bit more).

By Gina Macauley on Thursday, 29 May 2014

I love sweet potatoes and I love carrots. So why not combine them in a soup. This is delicious and perfect for winter.

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By Gina Macauley on Monday, 7 April 2014
I recently took this cake to a workshop and I was inundated with requests for the recipe. It is a ripper for the gluten intolerant, and for those of us who just like chocolate cake. 

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Each year at the Annual End of Year Restorative session, we are always asked about recipes for the yummy treats we serve at the end of the class. This year was no exception.

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By Gina Macauley on Friday, 15 November 2013

After many requests, here is my favourite 'vegie' burger. They are actually lentil and chickpea burgers but in our house they have always been called vegie burgers because the kids wouldn’t eat ‘Lentil and Chickpea’ burgers!

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 20 May 2013

It's fair to say that I am not a huge fan of the cold weather. I was born in Queensland and my mum always says it was in the middle of a heat wave and that she doesn’t know how I survived as a baby in such heat. I like this. It explains why I do love the heat so much and struggle in the cold (well that’s my excuse anyway).

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By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 17 April 2013
I've had a couple of requests for this recipe. So here it is.

By Gina Macauley on Monday, 23 April 2012

As some of you will know from class or from my earlier post, I won a recipe competition. The prize included having my recipe published in an International recipe book. After almost a year, the book has arrived.

By Gina Macauley on Saturday, 17 December 2011
We had a lovely night last Tuesday night at the n8Yoga Restorative Yoga class. Not only was there beautiful restorative Yoga, there was also some beautiful, nourishing food!


By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 23 November 2011
You could be forgiven for thinking this Yoga blog is a food blog. Oh well, what can I say? It’s another passion: real, whole food. It is all connected and part of the Yogic lifestyle. And the title quote from Michael Pollan is one of my favourites.

By Gina Macauley on Saturday, 12 November 2011
Green Kitchen Stories is a great vegatarian food blog.

By Gina Macauley on Saturday, 12 November 2011

At our recent Mindfulness Yoga Day at Atisha Centre, one of the most popular things at morning tea was a scrumptous dip.

By Gina Macauley on Sunday, 9 October 2011

In an attempt to justify the amount of yummy French chocolate I bought home with me, I decided to google its benefits.

By Gina Macauley on Wednesday, 24 August 2011

By popular demand, here is the said winning recipe and the story that goes with it. Let me know how it works for you.


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