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Sarah Hopkins

“Paleo” Zucchini Hummus

I have always loved hummus and up until a few years ago it was a staple in my diet. Hummus was my go to “healthy” dip when entertaining, an easy and quick snack between meals, I even used it to dress salads and vegetables to add some creaminess.  I have

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Sarah Hopkins

My Week of Learning and Fun – HLC 3

I’ve just returned from an amazing experience over in NSW.  It involved staying at  the stunningly beautiful Billabong Retreat, nestled in the tree tops near the Blue Mountains.  Apparently it was “study/education” but when you love something it doesn’t feel like work! For the last few years I have been

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Lifestyle
Sarah Hopkins

Healthy and Sustainable Shopping – Farmer’s Markets

Quality food is one of my top priorities in life.  I believe it is vitally important to nourish our bodies with clean organic whole foods to ensure health and vitality.  Unfortunately, this means I spend a significant proportion of my income on food on a weekly basis.  Now that I

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Food
Sarah Hopkins

Everything free chocolate treats

I am currently obsessed with these new chocolate – like treats.  I may have had 3 already today and it’s not even morning tea time..there are lots of raw chocolate recipes around these days and they are absolutely delicious but most have some sort of sugar added to them to

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Lifestyle
Sarah Hopkins

Detox Cleanse Retreat

So I finally took the plunge and left my comfortable corporate job to work for myself – in health & wellness! For the last 7 years I had been working as a State Sales Manager for Fairfax and it has been a great journey.  One of the most rewarding parts

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Food
Sarah Hopkins

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

I think the most common question I get asked by clients, friends and family alike is “what can I eat for breakfast?”   As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m not a fan of grains in any capacity as they cause a lot of gastrointestinal dysfunction as well as stimulate insulin. So

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Sarah Hopkins

Warm Winter Shepherd’s Pie

It’s been cold and rainy for the last few days and a friend brought over the biggest cauliflower you have ever seen…so I decided to make Shepherd’s Pie – my way!   Cauliflower mash/puree is one of my staples, especially in the cooler months.  It’s a fantastic substitute of mash.

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Sarah Hopkins

Date Macadamia Cacao Balls

I’m going hiking in the Stirling Ranges this weekend.  It’s going to be cold and we will be expending a lot of energy climbing as many of the peaks as we can manage over 3 days.  One of my hiking partners is a real carb kid.  He’s an endurance athlete

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Sarah Hopkins

Savoury Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

I have to confess to being somewhat a creature of habit, I like my routine and usually adhere to it fairly strictly.  So when it comes to food and recipes, when I’m on to a good thing I tend to stick to it.  Luckily for me my flatmate is a

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Sarah Hopkins

Making Sauerkraut

The mention of Sauerkraut evokes some interesting reactions in people and I have to confess that when I first learnt about the benefits of fermented foods making Sauerkraut out of cabbage was not high on my agenda.  In a previous post I have written  about the necessity for probiotics in

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