Issue Twelve Winter 2015

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Winter is here – and with it comes an invigorating feeling, the comfort of rugging up, and the lure of delicious foods. For this issue of be. magazine, we’ve brought together ideas, stories, recipes and expert advice to help you get the most out of the chilly season.

The colder months are the perfect time to enjoy nourishing, comforting meals. To help you have the most delicious winter yet, we’re excited to bring you the Warm Up recipe book, free with this issue of the magazine. Full of vibrant and soothing recipes from five of our favourite Australian food bloggers, this collection has everything you need to brighten up a gloomy winter’s day.

Curling up by a crackling fire with a good book and a hot cocoa is always nice – but sometimes the best way to experience winter is to get right out there into the natural world. Be rejuvenated by the fresh air, whether it’s on a wintery hike in the wilderness or just a weekend bike ride to a far-off café.  Our outdoor adventure feature will give you plenty of inspiration to embrace the elements.

And of course, nurturing your wellbeing from the inside out is an important part of winter. Our expert contributors delve into a range of health topics, from special diets to reduce inflammation, to nourishing your body post-exercise, to using acupressure during pregnancy. We also have inspiring stories from Olympic swimmer Cameron McEvoy, dancers from Bangarra Dance Theatre, a midwife working in the Australian outback, and many more.

We hope you enjoy this issue of be. magazine.

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

Experts

How can hearing loss be treated?

Frustrated with hearing loss? Here’s how modern cochlear technology can help relieve your problems.

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Community

Storytelling through dance

Meet two dancers from Bangarra Dance Theatre, inspired by the spirit of Indigenous Australia.

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Community

Where The Wild Things Grow

How two friends traded in the corporate life for a green smoothie empire

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Community

Sevtap Yuce: Cooking from the heart

Simple, fresh food made with love is at the heart of Sevtap Yuce’s newest cookbook, Turkish Fire

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Community

Inside Out Organic Soup Kitchen

Providing nourishing meals, a warm space and community support: how IOOSK heal from the inside out.

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Recipes

Light pickling solution recipe

A sweet, tangy solution perfect for pickling delicate vegetables like radish, red onion or fennel.

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Lifestyle

Orthorexia: When healthy becomes too healthy

What happens when the desire to be healthy turns obsessive? How to recognise orthorexia.

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Community

Outback midwife

Between flies and dust - a midwife’s labour of love in remote and rural Australia.

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Recipes

Shakshuka recipe

Spicy and comforting Moroccan baked eggs from the Gewürzhaus spice masters

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Lifestyle

Pickling and preserving – the Nordic way

When it comes to smoking, curing and pickling, the Scandinavians have it right. We show you how

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Recipes

Potato and turnip gratin recipe

A creamy, comforting way to savour those wintery root vegetables

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Lifestyle

Merchants of spice

Gewürzhaus is a European-style flavour haven full of intoxicating blends

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Experts

How can hearing loss be treated?

Hearing aids make your ears lazy? Think again

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Community

Storytelling through dance

Meet two dancers from Bangarra Dance Theatre, inspired by the spirit of Indigenous Australia.

Read more
Community

Where The Wild Things Grow

How two friends traded in the corporate life for a green smoothie empire

Read more
Community

Sevtap Yuce: Cooking from the heart

Simple, fresh food made with love is at the heart of Sevtap Yuce’s newest cookbook, Turkish Fire

Read more
Community

Inside Out Organic Soup Kitchen

Providing nourishing meals, a warm space and community support: how IOOSK heal from the inside out.

Read more
Recipes

Light pickling solution recipe

A sweet, tangy solution perfect for pickling delicate vegetables like radish, red onion or fennel.

Read more
Lifestyle

Orthorexia: When healthy becomes too healthy

What happens when the desire to be healthy turns obsessive? How to recognise orthorexia.

Read more
Community

Outback midwife

Between flies and dust - a midwife’s labour of love in remote and rural Australia.

Read more
Recipes

Shakshuka recipe

Spicy and comforting Moroccan baked eggs from the Gewürzhaus spice masters

Read more
Lifestyle

Pickling and preserving – the Nordic way

When it comes to smoking, curing and pickling, the Scandinavians have it right. We show you how

Read more
Recipes

Potato and turnip gratin recipe

A creamy, comforting way to savour those wintery root vegetables

Read more
Lifestyle

Merchants of spice

Gewürzhaus is a European-style flavour haven full of intoxicating blends

Read more

Recommended reading - How-to guides

Guides

How-to make a black rice and kale salad

This is one salad that’s anything but boring!

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Recipes

How-to make a raspberry flax smoothie

It’s fresh, fruity and packed full of goodness.

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Guides

How-to make nori rolls with veggies

Bring some Japanese flair to the kitchen with these vegetable nori rolls, packed full of flavour.

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Lifestyle

How-to pack a picnic

Here's a simple way to load your picnic basket with nutritious and tasty food.

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Community

Healthy tech and gadgets Pt. 4

Fire up your health and fitness with the latest tech gear.

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Lifestyle

9 exercise excuses – and how to beat them

For every excuse, there are a million reasons. Here's how to overcome your reluctance.

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Lifestyle

5 hacks for mastering the art of weekly food prep

Here's how to prep your food like a pro – in just an hour at the weekend

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Experts

Building a better brain

Brain fitness is a lifelong commitment to health and wellbeing - Dr Brockis shares her top fit tips.

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