More rice, lockdown angst and autumn bounty.

Recently I wrote about hot wet rice - comforting, nourishing dishes such as risotto and congee which are perfect for cool weather and this time of isolation and quarantine. Two of my friends have been enjoying rice-based dishes lately, and they're worth sharing. First up is Acupuncturist Sarah George in Launceston, Tasmania. Her risotto features... Continue Reading →

Returning to clinical practice during the pandemic

To keep you, me and our community as safe as possible, like so many of my peers the world-over I'm gathering as much information as I can. Today I've completed this 2:20 hour webinar, and earlier this year I received my Certificate of Acknowledgement for the Australian Government Department of Health COVID-19 Infection Control Training.... Continue Reading →

Hot wet rice*

With thanks to The Kates here in Australia for one of the funniest, satirical comedies, and an entire episode featuring "hot, wet rice" * aka The Thermomix episode. Anyway, this post isn't about kitchen appliances or comedy, it's about rice, in particular the unpolished red rice - mottakkaruppan rice - traditionally from Kerala. I found... Continue Reading →

What’s cooking?

The other night I overcooked a huge quantity of beautiful French - puy -lentils. That wasn't my intention. I love these little pulses: they don't need pre-soaking, they cook in 20 minutes, they're chewy and nutty and earthy, and they're the best lentils for tossing through a salad or a tray-bake. Sadly they lose their... Continue Reading →

Self-care at home

To support your health and well-being goals, we have all kinds of resources which we've created just for you. For some of you, exploring delicious ideas with wholefoods is a focus, for others it might be applying warming moxibustion to acupoints. Lifestyle, exercise and other activities are usually recommended and we'll ensure you have enjoyable,... Continue Reading →

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