Gutsy Matters

Gutsy Matters

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Reduce Food Waste - Save The Planet (and enough money for a holiday)
Dec 07, 2020 41 min

Reduce Food Waste - Save The Planet (and enough money for a holiday)

In this episode of Gutsy Matters we are really excited to speak about one our passions at Stored Naturally, and that is reducing household food waste. We spoke with Mark Barthel who joined the Fight Food Waste CRC team as a Special Advisor in August 2019 having moved from the UK to Australia. In addition to his CRC role, where he is leading the development of a Food Waste Reduction Roadmap with Woolworths, he is supporting Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL) and the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment in the implementation of Australia's National Food Waste Strategy. We talk about how big the food waste problem really is, where in the supply chain the food is wasted and how we can change! www.storednaturally.com/blog/gutsy-matters-podcast/reduce-food-waste
What natural DIY recipes can I make at home?
Nov 22, 2020 39 min

What natural DIY recipes can I make at home?

You'll love this interview with Krissy Ballinger the author of Naturally Inspired - 125+ simple DIY recipes to help eliminate chemicals from your home and body. This interview is the perfect conversation for you if you're interested in reducing your exposure to avoidable toxins in your home and self care products. Krissy gives tips and recipes that you can use right away. She talks about how to use common ingredients that you'd have in your pantry to make natural DIY cleaning products and then how to select just a handful of ingredients to make a range of beauty products and body care.
How To Encourage Children To Eat Vegetables - Inspiring & Fun; encouraging healthy little eaters!
Nov 12, 2020 26 min

How To Encourage Children To Eat Vegetables - Inspiring & Fun; encouraging healthy little eaters!

Kate found herself healing her own health problems by adopting healthy eating and lifestyle changes then when her became a parent she was motivated to teach her kids well from the beginning so they would never have the health issues she had. She wanted her children to have fun eating well, and even more than that, she wanted her children to associate eating fruits and vegetables with growing strong physically and mentally. This interview is packed full of tips, ideas and games for making it fun for children to eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Listen in for play based learning ideas that you can do right away and for more information about her card game and puzzle. To obtain the show notes with more information and links from this episode, and others, visit www.storednaturally.com/GutsyMattersPodcast. Find us on FB https://www.facebook.com/storednaturally/ and on IG @storednaturally
How to plan healthy meals for busy families with Ashley Jubinville
Oct 25, 2020 45 min

How to plan healthy meals for busy families with Ashley Jubinville

If you're wondering how you can find time to meal prep and cook healthy meals for your family when every week is a busy week, then you need Ashley Jubinville, the Kitchen Coach. She'll show you how to be stress free and at least three times more efficient in the kitchen and she'll even have your kids asking to eat vegetables! We're not kidding. While she was a private family chef she discovered the struggles of busy families trying to prepare healthy family dinners in an efficient, practical, easy way that created nourishing meals for the whole family. She mastered the healthy meal prep solution for very busy people, then began teaching other families. To obtain the show notes with more information and links from this episode, and others, visit www.storednaturally.com/GutsyMattersPodcast. Find us on FB https://www.facebook.com/storednaturally/ and on IG @storednaturally In this Gutsy Matters Podcast episode Ashley shares her wisdom and her passion for real foods being easy, achievable, stress free and family friendly. Ashley reassures us that it's not you; it's that generally we're "not taught how to do food in a way that will literally nurture our health for the rest of our life". She goes on to say that "in fact we're not even taught basic food skills to get by on a busy schedule". She talks about getting vegetables to be the mainstay in your children's diets, how to get vegetables to taste good and how picky little eaters become pickier by eating fast, convenient and processed foods. Everything she says makes sense and motivates you towards fresh meals packed full of vegetables! You can tell she's passionate about reducing stress levels about feeding young families and how to make vegetables the feature of the dish and how to expand the variety of vegetables in a way children really enjoy. If you've been asking questions like "How to do beginners meal prep for a week", or "what are some relatively easy healthy meals that a busy mother with a full time job can make for her family" or "how to find time to cook for your family", then this podcast is the perfect place for you to meet your new Kitchen Coach - Ashely Jubinville.
Building the Hemp Industry - Expanding Australian Hemp Products
Oct 12, 2020 31 min

Building the Hemp Industry - Expanding Australian Hemp Products

If there is one thing that we've all learnt from the global pandemic it's that we need to go local and be resourceful. That's exactly what Georgina Wilkinson and Gary Rogers from Margaret River Hemp Company are doing. In this episode of Gutsy Matters Podcast we talk with Georgina about the exciting new developments in the Australian Hemp Industry. Georgina is the Vice President of the Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance. To kick off this episode we start with the dilemma of Hemp being a more sustainable fibre crop yet we still heavily rely on less sustainable fibre crops that are more demanding on our precious environment. The Hemp plant uses about 11% of the water required to grow cotton and it fertilises the soil while it grows which means that in Australia it can be cropped three times a year on the same land. The Hemp plant that we're discussing is the Industrial Hemp variety, with very low levels of THC (the main active component in medicinal hemp), even so it's still a fully regulated crop. Western Australia is the second largest industrial Hemp growing region after Tasmania. Georgina explains that Tasmania has specialised in the production and processing of hemp seed and hemp oil and has created a healthy hemp food industry. Hemp food industry has enjoyed rapid expansion since the ban was lifted in 2017. Hulled hemp seed is highly nutritious and has become a prized health food because hemps seeds are rich in fibre, protein and heart-healthy omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Hemp seed oil is also favoured both as a food and for skincare products. The pulp left after the oil has been pressed from the seeds becomes hemp flour and hemp protein (the difference being the oil content). The health benefits of hemp foods are linked to the new understanding of the human endocannabinoid system and the cannabinoids naturally found in hemp. So whilst Australia has the processing facilities for the Hemp food industry, the facilities for processing fibre are limited. Georgina's been working with Gary and others to change this for Western Australian growers. Hemp fibre processing facilities would open the industry to the potential for manufacturing hemp plastic, hemp paper, hempcrete for hemp homes and hemp fabric, just to name a few. Even then, we still wouldn't be using the whole hemp plant including the flowers and leaves - it truly is the plant that keeps giving. The hemp fibre that is used in hempcrete for building is the hemp hurd, it's the inside of the long straight stalk or stem of the hemp plant. The outside of the hemp stem is stripped off for the fibre that is used for textiles, hemp fabric and hemp clothing. Currently the world leaders in hemp fibre and hemp textiles are in China, yet ever hopeful, we ask Georgina about the Australian textiles industry! Hemp bio-composite plastics (otherwise known as hemp plastic) and even hemp weed matting are the next products that are on the horizon of the hemp industry. The world desperately needs natural fibre replacements for plastic products. It's ironic really because the invention of nylon and plastic by Dupont was what ruined the hemp industry, you can read about the history here. The history of Hemp plastics begins with Henry Ford and the plastic car he built in 1941. It was made from a bio-composite plastic, that included hemp, and was 10 times stronger than steel. Newspaper articles from the time reported that Henry Ford was proud of plastic car for being lighter, safer and less expensive than cars made from steel. He even collaborated with Rudolf Diesel to desig...
An Upple a day.... Whole apple in a bottle that's healthier than apple juice.
Sep 27, 2020 33 min

An Upple a day.... Whole apple in a bottle that's healthier than apple juice.

We're delighted to introduce the Upple on the Gutsy Matters Podcast. It's a brand new innovation in the Apple Industry and it's direct from the Savio family Apple Orchard on the Granite Belt in Queensland, Australia. The Upple is a whole apple in a bottle and it's going to shake up the apple juice and apple snacks market in Australia and around the world. The health benefits of the Upple greatly outweigh that of apple juice and that's why it's so exciting! The Savio family embarked on creating an innovative new healthy whole fruit apple snack product and what they've created is wonderful. They worked with Jeff Schultheiss (from Darling Fresh Consulting) and others to adapt technology, innovate a new patent pending technique and create a product that is as healthy as eating a fresh apple as possible but more convenient. It's all in an Upple - literally! Upple is a whole fruit product and that's why it's so different to apple juice. Upple is 99.9% apple - the whole apple, including the pulp, peel and all it's nutrition in a bottle with a splash (0.1%) of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Unlike most apple juices and orange juices, Upple has NO added sugar, NO added sweetener, it's just whole fruit. Other reasons why Upple is so different to apple juice include not being heated treated, not made from concentrate and not containing any nasty additives - it really is as close to eating a fresh apple, with all it's health benefits, as you can get. Upple is made from first grade apples that the supermarkets won't sell because they're too big or two small. That's why Upple's taste so good; just fresh, crisp, first grade whole apples that are imperfect in shape according to the major supermarkets, plus a splash of Vitamin C. To obtain the show notes with more information and links from this episode, and others, visit www.storednaturally.com/GutsyMattersPodcast. Find us on FB https://www.facebook.com/storednaturally/ and on IG @storednaturally
Australian Made Dairy Free Butter That's Not Margarine - Matt Weller from Phyto Kitchen
Sep 13, 2020 27 min

Australian Made Dairy Free Butter That's Not Margarine - Matt Weller from Phyto Kitchen

In this episode our conversation is about a revolutionary new butter. A butter made from plants. A butter that is equally as useful, delicious and functional for spreading, toasting,and baking as butter made from cream. The team making these gutsy moves in the food industry are Matt Weller and his wife Ashley Jubinville and their butter business is called Phyto Kitchen. We're talking with Matt to find out what got Phyto plant butter started, what makes Phyto Plant Butter such an enjoyable dairy free butter alternative and how much butter they're going to make! To obtain the show notes with more information and links from this episode, and others, visit www.storednaturally.com/GutsyMattersPodcast. Find us on FB https://www.facebook.com/storednaturally/ and on IG @storednaturally
Drop into the green cleaning revolution - free from single-use plastics!
Aug 30, 2020 35 min

Drop into the green cleaning revolution - free from single-use plastics!

Just like food contact plastic, where no-one really knows if the petroleum derived chemicals in the plastic are safe or not, cleaning chemicals in conventional cleaning products are exactly the same - petroleum derived and unknown! You may have even found that it's been easier to switch to clean personal care products than it has been to find an effective green all purpose cleaner that's made in Australia with natural ingredients! According to inhabitat.com there are over 17,000 petrochemicals available for home use, only 30 percent of which have been tested for their effects on human health and on the environment. We all need a clean place to live and work but none of us need to be poisoned by the fumes or residues of the harmful chemicals in the process! And, what about the environment impact? There's all the toxic chemicals we don't understand and all those plastic spray bottles that we only use once then replace instead of refill. It's time to clean with environmentally friendly green cleaning products, it's time for a safer choice. It's time for an Australian green cleaning product range. So, regardless of whether you call it green cleaning, healthy cleaning, natural cleaning or environmentally friendly cleaning - who is making the gutsy moves? Pleasant State are. They've got our wellbeing in mind. They are a start up business on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia who are currently crowd funding their green cleaning 'just add water products' and their custom made glass and silicon reusable spray bottles. They have three green cleaning products: an all purpose cleaner, a glass cleaner and a bathroom cleaner. Their 'just add water' green cleaning products are all environmentally friendly and all made in Australia. Now it's simple for us to replace the toxic conventional cleaning products with green cleaning products. Pleasant State are making green cleaning our new normal. Imagine no longer worrying about the health effects of conventional cleaning products with an unknown cocktail of petroleum based toxic chemical ingredients that you've been using out of habit, but secretly wondering if they are really safe for your wellbeing (the smell, really makes you wonder doesn't it?). Imagine using the reusable glass silicone spray bottle from Pleasant State that you fill with warm water, drop in the 'just add water' all purpose cleaner bar, let it fizz and there you have it - safe all purpose cleaning solution that replaces your conventional products and suddenly you've become a sustainable cleaner!!! Imagine knowing that your cleaning products don't contain any hazardous chemicals, what a relief! No air pollution either or skin absorption of dangerous chemicals. Just the fresh, reassuring, natural smell of Lemon Myrtle. The green clean change is here. Sustainable cleaning with natural cleaning products will replace toxic conventional products and reduce single use plastics. We have loved meeting and interviewing the team at Pleasant State especially because they are just as passionate as we are about reducing single use plastics. You'll love hearing their story on the Gutsy Matters Podcast. Not only are they planning to win against the single use plastic challenge with their green cleaning products they're also wanting to prove their fully employee owned business model is a fairer and more ethical way to do business. Hear how two people are putting all their determination, persistence and drive behind their big ethics, morals and goals. Let's make the green clean change a permanent one. To obtain the show notes with more information and links from this episode, and others, visit www.storednaturally.com/GutsyMattersPodcast. Find us on FB...
Healthy eating
Aug 16, 2020 43 min

Healthy eating

99% of Australia children aged between 2 -18 DO NOT eat enough vegetables. In fact, very few of us eat enough vegetables, according to a recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report. The report found that across all stages of life, Australians generally do not eat enough healthy foods. Eating a balanced diet, including sufficient fruit and vegetables, reduces your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. So, what can we as a community do? In this episode we speak with Dr Danielle Carter, co-founder of Flourish PYO, a non-for-profit health promotion charity in Toowoomba, Queensland. Danielle gives us great insights into why people don't eat enough fruit and vegetables and how to make changes to our diets in order to prevent chronic diseases. The statistics indicate that 99% of Australian children between the ages of 2 to 18 do not eat enough vegetables The statistics for adults are not good either, with only one in thirteen people (7.5%) meeting the guidelines for adequate daily serves of vegetables. We discuss what people do in their communities to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating. To obtain the show notes with more information and links from this episode, and others, visit www.storednaturally.com/GutsyMattersPodcast. Find us on FB https://www.facebook.com/storednaturally/ and on IG @storednaturally
Creating Change - one reusable bag at a time
Aug 02, 2020 33 min

Creating Change - one reusable bag at a time

A conversation about the huge problem of plastic overflowing in landfill, floating in the oceans, strangling marine life and causing all sorts of trouble was the catalyst for a fantastic initiative that commenced in 2013 and has enthusiastically spread to over 1100 communities worldwide. Jordyn and Tania, co-founders of Boomerang Bags, said the answer to these problems stared them in the face - with one million plastic bags being used every minute, 10.46 million tonnes of fabric waste created each year, and with the willingness and generosity of people from all fabrics of society they decided to do something about the problem. They created a platform that supports the diversion of post-consumer material (waste- in other words) into reusable bags to replace plastic bags and most importantly, start conversations. In this episode we are very pleased to chat with Jordyn De Boer. Jordyn's reverence and curiosity, inspired by a life-long love of nature in all its forms, led her to study the natural environment, and now implements those experiences to support communities to create change, one reusable bag and conversation at a time. To obtain the show notes with more information and links from this episode, and others, visit www.storednaturally.com/GutsyMattersPodcast. Find us on FB https://www.facebook.com/storednaturally/ and on IG @storednaturally
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