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This blog started as a way for me to share my recipes + culinary adventures, tips for vibrant health + happiness, thoughts on the latest developments in nutritional medicine + the low down on the Sydney wholefoods scene and beyond...

Newsy Wholefoodie Update!

Becca Crawford

 
 

Iggy's Bread, 131 Macpherson St, Bronte, NSW. Best sourdough bread in Australia hands down.

Pure Wholefoods, 10 Darley Rd, Manly, NSW. This is a beautiful organic café in an iconic location.

Pymble Grove Health Centre, Suite 11, Level 3, 924 Pacific Highway, Gordon, NSW. This well-established centre offers the best of complementary medicine with traditional medicine and has GPs, naturopaths, paediatricians and clinical psychologists. The Dispensary arm stocks a wide range of practitioner-only and retail products include some of my range.  

A complete list of all our stockists can be found on our website here. Not all stockists sell the entire range of our products so if you are after something in particular call ahead first. You can also collect direct from our workshop in Waverley or we courier all over Sydney and send dry goods all over Australia. 

Ora at 17b Whilster St, Manly is a café doing great things in the traditional wholefoods scene. From bone broths, to pastured slow cooked meats, to pate, to fermented foods, to clean treats, this seems like the place to eat when not eating at home. Open 7am – 4pm. 

Bondi Wholefoods organic café and groceries (who I blogged about when they first opened here) is about to open a second (much larger) store at 517-527 Elizabeth Street, Surry hills. Stayed tuned!

We are excited to have been asked to showcase our products again at the next 2 Conscious Club events on THURSDAY 22ND OCTOBER and THURSDAY 3RD DECEMBER. The 22 October event (called The Best of the Best) has 3 of the world's truly remarkable minds on one stage:

Daniel Pinchbeck (USA) - Author, Change Maker and Visionary Thinker
Kip Andersen (USA) - Filmaker and Environmentalist (Cowspiracy)
Luka Lesson- Award winning spoken word Poet and Artist.

When: 

Thursday 22nd October

Time: 

6pm Meal and Mingle
7pm: Presentation starts
9pm: Mingle, teas and treats until 10pm

Where: 

Paddington Town Hall Sydney: 249 Oxford St (cnr of Oxford & Oatley Rd)

Price: 

General admission $55
Students $45
$15 for a Vegetarian/Gluten Free meal    

For more info click here and to book a tix click here. We look forward to seeing you there and making available to you (via sales and samples) our organic activated nuts, sokolata (raw dark crap-free chocolate), and power bars.

Have you joined the Club?

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To book into my Rethinking Breakfast workshop on Sunday 18th October or the bone broth workshop on Sunday 1st November both at All Good things Organic Market in Wollongong CLICK HERE. Only a few spots left and filling fast!

The Foam Rolling workshop on 13 October is fully booked but there are 2 spots left in the Foam Rolling workshop the following week on 20 October 7:30pm. Find out more here. 

The bone broth Worksop on Wed 7th Oct is fully booked with a wait list of many disappointed people. I swore I would not be running any more bone broth classes this year and I’ve already broken my promise once and looks like I’m a big fat liar and I will probably be breaking my promise again because I hate disappointing people. So stay tuned for another one in November. 

The bone broth Worksop on Wed 7th Oct is fully booked with a wait list of many disappointed people. I swore I would not be running any more bone broth classes this year and I’ve already broken my promise once and looks like I’m a big fat liar and I will probably be breaking my promise again because I hate disappointing people. So stay tuned for another one in November. 

Who doesn’t love pizza? For many of us who have eschewed gluten or grains in general or totality in the journey of moving towards a more ancestral or paleo or traditional wholefoods diet, this has meant giving up the much beloved pizza. Not anymore. Pure Paleo makes a totally grain-free, soy-free, sugar-free, crap-free Organic Paleo Wrap which can be used as a pizza base. Made with only 5 ingredients: certified organic coconut flour, tapioca flour, coconut oil, water and unrefined salt.

Here’s a simple and fun dinner you can make with the kids. Big kids too!

Ingredients:

1. Gluten-free pizza base (eg Organic Paleo Wraps by Pure Paleo). 
2. Tomato paste (I like the Global Organics brand)

Suggested toppings

·       Ham
·       Prosciutto
·       Anchovies
·       Zucchini, thinly sliced (eg with vegetable peeler)
·       Red and or green capsicum, thinly sliced
·       Pineapple, chopped
·       Mushrooms, sliced
·       Mozzarella cheese, grated
·       Fresh or dried herbs such as basil, oregano,

Directions:

Place each base on a baking tray. Spread with a thin layer of tomato paste. Add desired toppings and finish with grated mozzarella cheese. Season with herbs of choice and cracked pepper (the cheese is typically salty enough to not warrant adding extra salt especially if you have included anchovies).

Bake at 150 degrees for 20 minutes or until toppings are cooked and cheese has melted. Cut with pizza cutter then transfer to a plate.

I set out all the toppings in little bowls and get the kids to build their own pizzas by selecting their own toppings. They have so much fun doing this. Serve with a big green salad, and a cup of broth of course :-) 


Ok, so the Paleo Wraps don’t taste as amazing as a gluten-based pizza but I was really surprised at how delicious it was and the kids demolished it.  If you are after a traditional pizza I highly recommend Pompei in Bondi which is the only pizzeria I know of in Sydney (possibly Australia?) that makes pizzas bases from organic sourdough (no yeast) with a sourdough starter that is proven for 36 hours. They use only olive oil as opposed to industrial seed oils (like canola or vegetable oils) and their vegetables and dairy are organic. Artisanal pizza made on the premises. No wonder they have been voted the best pizza in Sydney. So IF you are going to eat pizza out, then this is the place to go. They also make a gluten-free pizza with sorghum, rice flour and millet flour (with no soy flour). To read why soy flour is so bad, read my earlier blog here. Pompei also serves traditional Italian fare like meat and vegetables so there are plenty of non-pizza options for those wanting or needing to avoid grains altogether. Their gelato is to die for and also made on the premises.  George and Aidsa Pompei are as passionate about food as I am and do not compromise on quality. So nice to know that places like this exist!


Note: I do not receive any commissions or kick backs from any businesses. I simply promote products that I personally use and love or businesses who have the same or similar ethos to mine.