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Kitchen Farmacy: Teresa Cutter

This week in Kitchen Farmacy – our food lover's blog where good health and great taste come together, with recipes to nourish the soul and body – we bring you Teresa Cutter: qualified chef, nutritionist, fitness trainer and all-round health guru.
Teresa Cutter grew up spending time with a happy and healthy influence, her great aunt and uncle who had their own vegie garden and cooked everything from scratch. “I remember helping my aunt prepare food and cook in the kitchen from when I was...

Mexican Fiesta: The end of the adventure

By the time we reached San Cristobal I was chattering away in Spanish, making friends and fitting into my role as “Pedro” like a well-worn pair of cowboy boots. Sometimes it seemed like just yesterday we’d arrived and everything was foreign; other...
I was invited into an incredible variety of homes, restaurants, families and circumstances, from the polished and wealthy to the ancient and rustic. Each had a story, a history; and the people I met were so proud of what they had, and so willing...

Mexican Fiesta: Diving in Cenotes

I think you have to be a scuba diver at heart to look at a giant hole in the ground filled with water and think, “Strap a little tank of air to my back and get me in there!”. So, that’s precisely what went through my head when we climbed down into...
A “cenote” is a huge pit created by limestone rock collapsing, allowing the groundwater to rise. The word comes from the Mayan “Ts’onot”, meaning an inland location with access to groundwater, and there are believed to be more than 6,000 of them...

9 reasons to make hummus (not war)

A dip to some, a near-religious experience for others. Use dried chickpeas or tinned, we don't care. Eat yours with a spoon? We don't judge. Chickpeace, love and mung beans for all.
1. Chickpeace for allCan a country own hummus? So begins the Hummus War of 2008, with Lebanon sueing Israel for kitchen kudos of hummus. Follow hummus fanatic Trevor Graham in his documentary Make Hummus Not War as he goes to the heart of the...

Mexican Fiesta: Top 10 things I put in my mouth in Mexico

Peter shares his favourite Mexican eats (and drinks) after months on the road. From vegie gorditas to hangover cure michelada, it's a bucket list for your next trip to Mexico.
1. Tequila By far and away this is my favourite Mexican treat; a special drink to be understood and savoured. 2. Antojitos You saw me munch down these local delicacies. They are wheat flour chips, similar to prawn crackers, which are deep fried,...