Black Sticky Rice and Spinach Pie

Black Sticky Rice and Spinach Pie

Serves 4-5 125 gram cup brown rice 75gram black rice 1 x lg cottage cheese 1/8 small block cheddar 1-2 pkts chopped spinach, Seasoning 2 sheets filo Black sesame seeds Veg stock 1 onions 1 cloves garlic Basil 1 teaspoons Dill 1 teaspoons Nutmeg 1 teaspoons Tamari...
Billabong Vegetable Curry

Billabong Vegetable Curry

Serves four This is a really simple delicious curry, you can use whatever veg you like, I love sweet potato as it thickens and sweetens the curry adding loads of fibre without being too starchy 1 tblspn of ghee or coconut oil 1 large onion 2 garlic cloves 2 tsp of...
Gluten Free Buckwheat  Pancakes

Gluten Free Buckwheat  Pancakes

(makes about 16 pancakes) Tory has made these pancakes for years with just the buckwheat flour, they are delicious and so easy. The rule of thumb with pancakes is often the first one is not so good, so don’t worry, the rest will be great. The flax seeds add fibre and...
Daddy’s Special Eggy Breakfast

Daddy’s Special Eggy Breakfast

(serves two adults and 3 kids) 10-12 organic eggs clump broccoli 1 x cob sweet corn 1 x carrot  any other veg you desire This is so easy and the kids love it with all it’s different and bright colours. Appearance is a big thing when getting kids to eat vegetables! Mix...
Billabong Toasted Granola

Billabong Toasted Granola

Makes a medium sized jar or store in a plastic container in the fridge. 3 cups of mixed rolled grains, oats, barley, rye, amaranth, quinoa…or simply just oats. ½ cup chopped almonds 1 cup sesame seeds ½ cup pepitas ½ cup sunflower seeds 1 cup spelt flour 2-4 tbl...
Creamy Breakfast Porridge

Creamy Breakfast Porridge

Serves 6 Ingredients     1 ½ cups of oats (oat flakes)     400ml can of coconut cream     3 cups of water     Honey     Vanilla pods Instructions: Soak oats overnight. Combine oats, coconut milk and water in a saucepan or pot. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and...
Stewed Organic Pears

Stewed Organic Pears

Serves four 4 organic pears 2 tablespoons honey cinnamon stick star anise ginger cardamom   Peel the pears then add the spices and pears to a pan of water. Cook for about 30-45 minutes.   Remove the pears then reduce the syrup to a thickness of your choosing...
Organics at Billabong Retreat

Organics at Billabong Retreat

The Billabong Kitchen and recipes were inspired by the personal  health issues of owner Tory, who undertook vigorous research and experimentation to bring herself back to perfect health, as well as understanding that the journey continues as we change and grow, ebb...
Red Kidney Bean Stew

Red Kidney Bean Stew

Serves 16 5 lrg onions 4 tblsp olive oil 4 sm cans chopped tomato 1kg red kidney beans, black eyed beans and cannelloni beans Season 3 tblsp of tomato paste Paprika 1 teaspoon Barley soaked   2 cups Carrots  1kg Veg stock 11/2 litre Lemon zest and juice of one lemon...
Haz’s Coconut Dahl

Haz’s Coconut Dahl

1 tblsp ghee 2 cups Red lentils soaked over night 1 garlic cloves small Knob ginger grated 500mls veg stock (herbamare is good) ½ can Coconut cream Lemon juice  Fresh coriander leaves In a heavy based pot gentle fry ginger and garlic in ghee until soft.  Add half the...
Healing from Cancer

Healing from Cancer

My Understanding During the time I was having chemotherapy, I attended a local movie premiere of Sex In The City. The evening was a fundraiser for breast cancer. Given the nature of the movie, the cinema was naturally full of women with the odd token male. As I looked...
Free Guided Meditation by Paul von Bergen

Free Guided Meditation by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen A counting meditation is designed to improve your ability to hold the mind steady, without wandering. Listen to our guided counting meditation here taken from our mindfulness training retreat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMs-Ue-XfZM
Rainbow salad

Rainbow salad

Serves 4-6 ¼ white cabbage or Chinese cabbage shredded finely Half a purple cabbage shredded finely Half Celery chopped quite finely 1 carrot sliced finely 3 Green apples chopped in small squares Black or white sesame seeds 2 or 3 Red yellow or green capsicum A...
Coconut Cacao Brittle WOW!

Coconut Cacao Brittle WOW!

Ingredients 1/3 cup coconut oil  2-3 heaped tblspns raw cacao powder 50gms cacao butter (loving earth brand) Coconut sugar (it’s like brown sugar but much better for you)  Stevia powder and drops (only a tiny amount is needed, add more if u want a sweeter version)...
Lotus Dreaming Poem by Tory

Lotus Dreaming Poem by Tory

Arriving, perfect timing. Late, fate hesitate Coming here to mediate Quiet night, dream inside others moving different tides. Sitting breathing frogs I’m hearing, listening and learning ancient dreaming Outside stillness inside stirring New ways to be, I am learning...
Billabong Supercharged Alkalizing Tonic

Billabong Supercharged Alkalizing Tonic

…for one person We recommend everyone to regularly drink apple cider vinegar ( the good organic stuff with the mother still intact) Anecdotal evidence indicates that ACV relieves joint pain, headaches, arthritis, headaches, fatigue and more.  It is highly alkaline and...
 Back to our roots.  Wise traditions.

 Back to our roots.  Wise traditions.

With so much conflicting information around about diet and what to eat or not to eat it is best to try to ignore or not take to seriously information in the media. Simply ask yourself. “Would my ancestors have  eaten this food” If not..leave it where you found it, it...
Raw cacao and almond meal bliss balls

Raw cacao and almond meal bliss balls

…makes around 15 Bliss Balls are such a wonderful treat and super-food snack. You can put almost anything in them, nuts seeds, dried fruit, peppermint or orange oils! So so easy too. 2 cups almond meal 2 -3 heaped tblspns raw cacao 1 ½ cups pitted dates 11/2 cups...
Background to Mindfulness by Paul von Bergen

Background to Mindfulness by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Inspired by John Kabat Zinn If you were part of the London Philharmonic Orchestra you would not dream of using your instrument without tuning it first yet. The mind is our instrument of running our life yet most of us don’t spend even a moment of...
Practice Makes Perfect by Paul von Bergen

Practice Makes Perfect by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen We have all heard this phrase a million times and know it to be true. It is a simple concept that us humans are able to grasp. We know for instance that if we practice a sport we will get better at it, if we practice the piano our skills will...
Tory’s Gluten Free Muffins – Yum

Tory’s Gluten Free Muffins – Yum

Delicious almond, currant and carrot muffins – makes about 10. 3 organic eggs ½ cup olive oil 1/3 cup mapel syrup 1 tspn vanilla 2 tspns cinnamon powder 1tsp baking powder 1tsp baking soda 1 cup of almond meal 1 cup brown rice flour 1/3cup LSA. or any ground...
 Billabong Original OMG chocolate sauce

 Billabong Original OMG chocolate sauce

The yummiest healthiest quickest chocolate sauce in the world! Half a can of organic coconut cream (powder can also be used) 1/3 cup of raw organic cocoa or cacao, more can be added for a darker thicker sauce 1/3 cup of maple syrup, rice syrup,  ½ teaspoon of stevia...
Magnesium, the Miracle Mineral

Magnesium, the Miracle Mineral

Tory has just finished reading ‘Magnesium, the Miracle Mineral, by Sandra Cabot Reading this opened my eyes to the incredible healing powers of magnesium. Most of us are aware of magnesium as a mineral to assist with muscle cramps and heart health. I am surprised to...
Nut roast w gravy

Nut roast w gravy

Serves 6 2 tomatoes chopped ½ cup spelt bread crumbs 2 onions 2 cups raw unsalted cashew nuts 3 cloves garlic 2 eggs Dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil ) 1 cup any grated veges (kumera, pumpkin, zucchini) Olive oil (cold pressed) ½ cup grated cheese (optional) In a...
Reuse Water Bottles

Reuse Water Bottles

Why yogis should use reusable water bottles. Yoga comes from the root Sanskrit word for yoke, which means to connect. This means connecting the different aspects of your being; your mind, body and spirit and connecting with your own nature, the nature of other people...
Miso with Asian veg, Japanese omelette and brown rice 

Miso with Asian veg, Japanese omelette and brown rice 

Serves 6 2 tblspoons of miso paste (fresh or packet) 200gms brown rice (pre cook) 3 tblsp sesame oil 1large bunch Asian greens tamari Splash of Mirin 2 eggs (Tamari roasted) sesame and sunflower seeds Veg stock 1 bunch coriander for garnish 1 small sized root grated...
Tory’s Veggie Stack with Nut Mince

Tory’s Veggie Stack with Nut Mince

For sixteen – divide for less! Baked Seasonal Vegetables  1 whole Pumpkin  3 eggplants Eggplant  3 medium Sweet potato  4-5 Zucchini  2 kgs Rocket  5 large tomato Nut mince for sprinkles 4 Onions 4 cloves Garlic 11/2 cups of any nuts, use at least 2 types like...
Tory’s Thai Pumpkin Soup

Tory’s Thai Pumpkin Soup

Serves 6 1 whole med pumpkin…make sure they are ripe (jap, butternut and qld blue can be used also depending on sweetness and availability) 1 sweet potato 1 med onion diced 300mls veg stock (herbamare) maybe need more, add gradually 2 garlic cloves Seasoning Nutmeg...
A Beautiful Thing…

A Beautiful Thing…

What a beautiful gift. From one human to another. The gift of life. Just watched the last ten minutes of a SBS documentary with Caroline Quentin, Passage Through India. It featured an incredible place where babies are brought into this world in a safe and loving...
City Life by Paul von Bergen

City Life by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Why is it that when we have all this space in the world, most of us like to cram in together in cities. Is it just because of work opportunities? Is it because of the arts? Do we think we will miss out on something otherwise? Perhaps we get a buzz...

“The breath is the link between the conscious and unconscious mind”

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Breathing Meditation Made Easy by Paul von Bergen

Breathing Meditation Made Easy by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Breathing is such an under-rated skill in the West. Our obsession is all about the heart, and exercising to get it to beat fast in the bizarre hope that is all we will need to do to stay healthy. We are so dumb sometimes. Breathing is what gives us...
Indigenous Wisdom by Paul von Bergen

Indigenous Wisdom by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen If you have read the article on perspective, then you will realize that the amount of time that Europeans have been in Australia is miniscule compared to the time that indigenous people have. About 250 years versus 40,000 years – 0.00625% of the...
Great Images

Great Images

Great images taken as stills of the ABC TV footage – hope it looks this good on TV later in the year (Making Couples Happy – date of airing TBC)

The trick to life is not to live in the know but to love living in the mystery

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