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  • Organic vs. conventional produce – is organic worth it? Part 1

    Organic vs. conventional produce – is organic worth it? Part 1

    Many of us have questions about the benefits of organic when compared to conventionally grown produce. There are no simple answers. This article provides some insights based on more detailed work undertaken by Robyn Chuter, one of our regular contributors. But firstly, why buy organic produce? Organically grown produce has significantly less or no pesticide [… Read the full article.]

  • The power of the word

    The power of the word

    When you’re struggling to pull yourself out of bed in the morning or do that bit of gentle exercise it’s amazing how effective a motivational quote can be. On the Hopewood Lifestyle Instagram page we dedicate ourselves to posting a number of motivational quotes and images to give you an extra boost in the morning. [… Read the full article.]

  • Orange and Avocado Spring Salad

    Orange and Avocado Spring Salad

    There’s nothing better than a refreshing simple, spring salad. Ingredients: • 3 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds • 1 cup of Cos lettuce leaves • ½ cup of watercress • 1 cucumber, diced • 1 avocado, sliced • 1 orange, sliced • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (optional) • ½ lemon juice (optional) • Salt and [… Read the full article.]

  • Have an Avo

    Have an Avo

    As spring takes hold, the markets will be filled with an array of delicious fruits and vegetables. In Australia, we are lucky to have access to a plethora of local, Aussie grown-avocados. We all know how delicious avocado tastes on toast, tacos, salads or mixed into our morning smoothie, but do you know the nutritional [… Read the full article.]

  • The Marvellous Maidenhair Tree

    The Marvellous Maidenhair Tree

    Originally native to parts of Asia, including Japan, Korea and China, the Ginkgo Biloba tree or Maidenhair tree can grow up to 25 metres in length and has fan-shaped leaves. This prehistoric flora is known for its natural healing abilities and is the only living species of Ginkgophyta, a genus of highly unusual non-flowering plants. [… Read the full article.]


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