Issue Eleven Autumn 2015

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A crisp breeze, brilliant colours, the crunch of leaves underfoot… autumn is such a refreshing time of year. In this issue of be. magazine, we’re celebrating everything cosy and invigorating about the leafy season, bringing together plenty of ideas, stories, recipes and expert advice to keep you feeling inspired.

If there’s one thing to love about autumn, it’s all the rich seasonal flavours brewing in our kitchens. From soups to salads to lunchbox fillers, this issue features nourishing recipes from Matt Wilkinson from Pope Joan, Stephanie Alexander, Kenko Kitchen and Il Fornaio. We also try out a mozzarella making class and have a go at cooking with the fragrant goodness of chestnuts. Plus, our resident nutrition expert Tim Crowe takes a close look at ‘superfoods’, and shares which ones are worth the hype.

With the summer heat fading, now is the perfect time to refresh your workout routine. Whether it’s yoga or ballet or outdoor adventure travel, there are plenty of ways to get active and get your heart racing this autumn.  We also shine a light on GymBetter, and exciting new product that makes it easy to get to the gym – without contracts, joining fees or expensive casual prices.

Better health is about more than just eating well and being active. From tips for sleeping well, to lessons in skin care, to boosting your fertility and losing weight, our panel of expert contributors share their best wellbeing advice to help you thrive. And as always, we have some great travel inspiration to get you planning your next adventure.

For more features, reviews, stories and recipes between issues, head to bemagazine.com.au and follow us on Twitter @medibank. We’d love to hear your ideas too, so join in the conversation about all things food, fitness and wellbeing using #GenBetter.

We hope you enjoy this issue of be. magazine.

Feel free to contact us at editor@medibank.com.au

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Mr Wilkinson’s autumn salads

Matt Wilkinson of Pope Joan chats about autumn ingredients, balcony gardens, and his new cookbook

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Il Fornaio: The fresh touch

How does a local eatery keep things fresh? We take a moment with Il Fornaio head chef Simon Turner

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Experts

Hunger, appetite and cravings – what’s the difference?

Our needs, desires and cravings can easily get tangled together. Here's how to take back control

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Experts

Gut feelings

Consumed by food cravings? It might be your gut bacteria talking

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Lifestyle

The art of the perfect dinner party

Natalie Hayllar of Eat, Read, Love shares her secrets for social dining with a special something.

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Experts

Tree of life

Just as trees need nourishment, our bodies need consistent, loving care to grow a healthy future.

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Recipes

Carrot and miso dressing recipe

A delightful salad dressing from Il Fornaio, blending the flavours of miso and orange blossom

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Community

The wholefoods way

Kate Bradley from Kenko Kitchen takes a moment to share some of her healthy secrets

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Recipes

Chestnut and hazelnut cake recipe

The crumbly qualities of chestnuts lend themselves to much more than simply being roasted

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Community

The traveller’s life

Portuguese blogger Sofia Machado lives life on the road, fuelled by the pure human desire of travel.

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Lifestyle

A healthy getaway

Feeling lacklustre? A retreat focusing on nutrition and wellbeing could be what your body needs.

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Community

The art of resilience

Matthew Johnstone tackles life’s tough questions with his endearing warmth and wit.

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Community

Mr Wilkinson’s autumn salads

Mr Wilkinson's top ideas for autumn salads

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Community

Il Fornaio: The fresh touch

How does a local eatery keep things fresh? We take a moment with Il Fornaio head chef Simon Turner

Read more
Experts

Hunger, appetite and cravings – what’s the difference?

Our needs, desires and cravings can easily get tangled together. Here's how to take back control

Read more
Experts

Gut feelings

Consumed by food cravings? It might be your gut bacteria talking

Read more
Lifestyle

The art of the perfect dinner party

Natalie Hayllar of Eat, Read, Love shares her secrets for social dining with a special something.

Read more
Experts

Tree of life

Just as trees need nourishment, our bodies need consistent, loving care to grow a healthy future.

Read more
Recipes

Carrot and miso dressing recipe

A delightful salad dressing from Il Fornaio, blending the flavours of miso and orange blossom

Read more
Community

The wholefoods way

Kate Bradley from Kenko Kitchen takes a moment to share some of her healthy secrets

Read more
Recipes

Chestnut and hazelnut cake recipe

The crumbly qualities of chestnuts lend themselves to much more than simply being roasted

Read more
Community

The traveller’s life

Portuguese blogger Sofia Machado lives life on the road, fuelled by the pure human desire of travel.

Read more
Lifestyle

A healthy getaway

Feeling lacklustre? A retreat focusing on nutrition and wellbeing could be what your body needs.

Read more
Community

The art of resilience

Matthew Johnstone tackles life’s tough questions with his endearing warmth and wit.

Read more

Recommended reading - Eat clean recipe book

Recipes

Wild Quinoa Salad Recipe

A colourful, nutty salad to brighten up your summer weeknights.

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Goji-Nut Bar Recipe

Packed with the protein of nuts and the natural sweetness of dates, these snack bars are a winner

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Apple-Passion Bircher Recipe

Start your day out right with a fantastically fresh and light bircher muesli

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Mini oat pancakes recipe

Indulge your tastebuds in these sweet and nutritious pancakes.

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Zucchini and Carrot Salad Recipe

Mix it up with buckwheat, quinoa and brown rice and add avocado sauce for a finishing touch

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Coco-Cacao Truffles Recipe

Power up your afternoon with these scrummy treats

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Papaya, Coconut and Flax Smoothie Recipe

Fresh and light, this papaya and coconut smoothie whisks you away to a tropical island

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Avocado Sauce Recipe

Creamy and delicious, this avocado sauce is great for dressings, tacos, as a spread or as a dip

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Herbed Buckwheat with Brown Rice and Quinoa Recipe

Get the most out of your grains with this nutritious blend

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Lentil Salad Recipe

Whip up this salad in a flash for a warm, crunchy and herb-infused dish

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Sweet Potato Pizza Toast Recipe

A healthy way to indulge your pizza craving, with the rich goodness of sweet potato and tomato

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Brown Rice Fritters Recipe

These yummy and nutritious fritters are delicious in salads, sandwiches and wraps

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Seeded Snack Bar Recipe

Crunch on these tasty snack bars for a revitalising afternoon lift

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Vermicelli Noodle Salad Recipe

A crunchy, veggie-ful dish to keep you feeling nourished and vibrant

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Spinach Sesame Recipe

Bring out the green goodness of this nutritional powerhouse

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Broccolini and Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This creamy soup is as filling as it is flavoursome

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Sweet Potato Hummus Recipe

Impress your guests with a yummy rosemary-infused hummus

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Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Did someone say fries? Try a lighter take on a fast-food classic with the goodness of sweet potato

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Blueberry and Lemon Infused Water Recipe

Refresh and recharge with this sweet, light summer beverage

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Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Here's how you make Brussels sprouts delicious- seriously

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Mini Chocolate Cakes Recipe

These naturally sweet little cakes are the perfect chocolatey treat

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Green Smoothie Recipe

Get your green fix with this refreshing smoothie, the perfect way to energise your day

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Sweet Potato Medley Quinoa Recipe

With the fresh flavours of pomegranate and avocado, this colourful salad is a summery delight

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Pumpkin and pea risotto recipe

Nothing says comfort like a creamy risotto – and this one is as light as it is tasty

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Fresh Salsa Recipe

You'll never buy packaged salsa again with this yummy recipe

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Bean Salad Recipe

Chop up your veggies, toss them in a jar - this colourful and filling salad couldn't be easier

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Spicy Bean Dip Recipe

Light and tasty, this protein-rich dip is sure to be a hit.

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Homemade Toasted Muesli recipe

This muesli is quick and so yummy – especially when you have a serve straight from the oven.

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