Category Archives: Living Sustainably

* Super Foodie Live *

The Yoga Barn 2

Savasana View at The Yoga Barn, Ubud, Bali (September, 2015)

The New year heralds a fresh start, a new perspective, a switch, a transformation. For Super Foodie, it means a new domain – – and the drive to connect more. Connect with the Super Foodie community, with loved ones, myself, my aspirations, the world, lightness, brightness and life itself.

Super Foodie (Adventure) has been around for four years now and has been ticking along in the background; however, it required a refresh to better reflect my lifestyle. The name of the new domain is significant as it reminds me and hopefully you as well to live, to be alive, be energetic, resilient, alert, conscious, present, to live in the now, to be aligned with light. There is no space for ego, negativity, darkness and certainly not for people who don’t make you feel good.

Super Foodie will continue to bring you snippets of the best and brightest super foods and recipes from near and afar, cool places to visit, rad things to do etc. but in a more consistent and enlightening fashion.

So here’s to 2016 and being a more alive and connected you and me, embracing the now and remembering that life is limitless, so dream big.

“Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it”. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

* Grow Your Own *


Grow Your OwnSeriously, how good is it to grow your own? Pretty damn good, I say. As urban dwellers, we’ve looked for innovative ways to grow our own veggies and herbs with the minimal space we have. We live super central, literally a stone’s throw away from the Rocktagon, the heart of the city. The trade off for having exceptionally easy access to like, everything, is having no backyard. We do, however, have a north-facing patio-cum-rock/shell garden-cum-jasmine grove, which is probably one of the hottest places in town during summer. Sheltered by the surrounding buildings, plants and flowers thrive, elderflower climbs out from in between the buildings (after many years of discarding the heads during elderflower fizz season) and lizards have been known to bask in the sunlight.

I’m very, very lucky to have an überpractical Beau in my life who “just whips things up”. He built 6 large planter boxes which house our greens, herbs and general miscellaneous veggies. They’re strategically placed behind the furniture and line the patio to create an aesthetically pleasing outdoor area that perfectly utilises the space (am I starting to sound like Grand Designs’ Kevin MccLoud, or what?) This also makes it oh so convenient for when you want to add something a bit different to your drink (gin and tonic through a spring onion straw, anyone? Seriously – don’t knock it till you try it.)

Over the years we’ve refined what we’ve grown after a little trial and error, as other gardeners will be all too familiar with. We grow perpetual spinach all year round, as well as oregano, thyme, rosemary, parsley, mint and more mint (for mojitos, of course). In years gone by, we’ve grown bok choy, onions, tomatoes, rocket and chillies. Just whatever tosses your salad, really, and as you see with our wee patch, you don’t have to have a huge amount of space to reap many an earthly delight. Whatever space you have, whether considerable, small or teensy, it’s just so damn good to grow your own.

What to plant now (in New Zealand)

Asparagus, basil, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celeriac, chicory, chili, chives, climbing beans, coriander, cucumber, eggplant, endive, globe artichokes, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, okra, oregano, parsley, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, radish, rocket, silver beet, squash, sunflower, sweet corn, tomato, turnip, watermelon and zucchini.

Now come on Doctor Green Thumb, get planting!