Four Seasons Fantasy

Botanical sculptures inspired by witty Renaissance paintings adorn the lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Artist Philip Haas is a bit of a Renaissance man. Most famous for his Academy Award-nominated movie Angels & Insects (1995), he’s also created sculptural works, multimedia art installations and documentaries on artists like David Hockney. So it’s perhaps no surprise that for his latest creative endeavor, Haas took as inspiration the witty and eccentric works of 16th-century Italian Renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Arcimboldo gained fame painting whimsical portraits of Habsburg kings and members of the European courts in Vienna and Prague — their dimensional faces fashioned out of painted fruits, flowers and vegetables, as well as other symbolic objects like fish or books. Whether a witty and playful conceit, a celebration of new- and old-world botanical discoveries, or hinting at something darker (including perhaps the artist’s own madness), Arcimboldo’s mannerist portraits have inspired countless artists from surrealist Salvador Dalí to Haas. Click here to read more. 

Nutritionist Rosemary Stanton Shows Her Support For Nuts!

Contrary to popular belief that nuts lead to weight-gain, it has been proven that adding a handful of nuts to our daily diet (in addition to, not replacing other foods) does not lead to any significant weight-gain. In fact, in the long run, it may even lead to better weight management. Australia’s top nutritionist, Rosemary Stanton shares her love for nuts, and addresses all the nutty questions, from the health benefits of nuts, to ‘healthy’ fats, weight gain, and even allergies. Click here to read more!

calculate your risk of type 2 diabetes in the next 5 years

Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic disease in the world, and by 2025, it is estimated three million Australians will have the disease and most would have type 2 diabetes. But there is hope!

Early detection and prompt treatment may reduce the burden of diabetes and its complications, so make sure you take the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool today!

ozharvest cafe to reduce food waste

A fantastic initiative of the national charity, OzHarvest has literally 'popped-up' in Pyrmont, Sydney. The new cafe on Harris Street is open every Tuesday and Wednesdays. With an aim to use every part of their ingredient, the cafe embraces the concepts of sustainability and cutting down food waste.

For more details read here!

Strong demand for seasonal foods

A latest study has revealed that Australians are becoming more aware of seasonal food benefits. Popularity of seasonal produce is much stronger than itsnon-seasonal counterpart, with almost 80% of Australian choosing seasonal. 

For more details about this research, visit Food Magazine by clicking here.


World food programme: Actor Hugh Jackman Gives His Take On Hunger

Seasonal Eating For Better Health!

18 May 2014

Dr. Ying Min Li (Lily) 

Seasonal eating is one of the most important principles of keeping healthy. Adjusting our diets so that it is line with the changing seasons can be one of the most effective strategies in preventing disease and curing illness. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) aspect, this ensures our bodies stay in harmony with our natural Qi and inner physiological cycles. The benefits of this harmony include the enhancement of the flow of Qi and thereby improving the functional activities of all our organs. Imbalances with nature’s movements will drain our Qi and bring about diseases. Food can be used to nourish and harmonise our body, mind and spirit.

Nature has already provided us with the food that corresponds to the seasons that best support our bodies during particular times of the year. Eating seasonal vegetables such as root vegetables with warming properties helps to insulate our bodies from the cold. Mother Nature really does look after us well!

It makes me extremely delighted to see Yummy TimesTM embracing this philosophy. Yummy TimesTM is a conceptual brand that is embarking on a journey to promote seasonal eating for better health. Therefore I am proud to endorse Yummy TimesTM research into this area of study. Look for the Yummy TimesTM label, and you can be sure you are getting something good for your health.

Dr Li is one of Australia’s best Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners, with a PhD . She is the founder and owner of Dr Li’s TCM Clinics, which currently has 3 practices and one other to be opened soon. As well as professional practice, Dr Li has lectured in TCM at the Faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney. She is an ambassador for Yummy Times.

Food Waste

Good Eating for Us and Our Planet

By eating seasonally and including more plant-based foods in our diets, it has been shown that we can improve not only our own health, but the health of the planet we call home.

As FoodWise claims, “Aussies throw out $8 billion worth of edible food every year.”

According to Jonathan Foley in this National Geographic article,  finding a way to produce enough food to feed out growing population is an issue that takes priority over global warming.

Read more about how much we’re wasting in food here!

Further Reading Articles

What is the issue here, and why is it an issue?

Do Australians waste $8 billion worth of edible food each year?

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