This is one of the best salad plates you'll ever have to learn. Simply, because you don't really have to learn anything at all. So long as you have some fresh produce around, then you'll be able to throw something like this together any evening. I have however, for ease and education, given this recipe as a foundation to create amazing summer salads for lazy evenings, or for when you need to impress friends with limited time.  The key is to always have a few staples on hand. I always have a jar of tahini in the pantry, a good quality cold-pressed oil like hemp, avocado or organic olive, and a range of nuts, seeds and ancient grains in the pantry. From there all you need is seasonal produce which can vary widely to suit all your tastes, and then optional haloumi, meat of your choice or salmon to add some protein. To keep this vegan, simply add some nutritional yeast and an extra serving of mixed nuts and seeds or throw home made falafel together to serve.  Salad plate (recipe serves 4) You are welcome to create this on each plate by spreading the ingredients evenly across 4 plates,...

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Eating healthy can end up being a very expensive journey of obscure health foods, failed recipes, and awful tasting plates of “oh but it’s good for you,” so how exactly do we navigate health without breaking the bank?   Firstly, the boring point is that like all good things over time, there must be some planning and effort involved to create a vibrant, energetic, and successful lifestyle on a budget BUT I promise it will be worth it if you just stick to the following tips and get back to the basics. This isn’t complicated but if you’re in desperate need of starting somewhere then this is the perfect place. It may seem contradictory to explain affordable ways to start out when we are a holistic company selling higher priced whole food, but holistic is the key word there. We want to look at everything and everyone. Some weeks you'll be able to afford plenty, and other weeks you're saving for a holiday. Cutting down on some costs at home might even give you the flexibility to relax and enjoy our products on busy weeks where you don't want to risk take-out and crashing through rubbish food. Planning Boring I know,...

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If you haven't got Netflix yet, then this may just give you a reason to do so. We are all about getting out and about, rather than sitting in front of even more screens, but here in Auckland - NZ, we have had some strange weather patterns (climate change is real) and so there have been some stormy nights where a good doco has been on the cards.    As much as a good Rom-Com can warm your evening up, we've been watching some astounding and eye-opening documentaries and if you need some inspiration, these are our absolute must-watch ones this year. A couple of oldies, but some new ones too. Make a healthy dinner and settle in.  In no particular order, and covering a wide-range of tastes, here are our top picks! Girl Rising - this is an insight into girls who crave education yet are not offered what many privileged western children are. We all forget how lucky we are, and this is a good reminder to quit complaining about not having the latest shoes or iPhone.  Happy- One of the best documentaries looking at who is happy, why and why not. Again, it's a great reminder that the pah to success and money you dream...

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  Our favourite foodie heaven in Melbourne You can read a top 10 favourite places to go in Melbourne written by 5 different people and you'll find it rare to have the same thing twice. That isn't because we don't all agree, it is simply because you're so spoiled for choice when you eat and drink your way through Melbourne's stunning city, beautiful botanic gardens and ultra-cool suburbs.  If you're heading there soon then Chantal wrote just a few suggestions of places to go below, and while there are so many amazing choices, here are some awesome suggestions on where to start. 1. Vegie Bar(Official Page) Brunswick St, is by far one of the best (and most affordable) vegetarian and vegan restaurants. Don't stress if there is is a waiting list, just relax in the back bar with a kombucha cocktail. 2. Drugstore Espresso on Toorak Rd gave me the best brekkie ever. Beetroot and quinoa fritters on pumpkin and cauli purée, great coffee and epic service. If you're staying in South Yarra like we were, then this can't be missed and is an easy 3 minute walk to Chapel Street. 3. Take a trip up to the slightly secret 55th floor...

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