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What happens when a well known healthy food writer hits a brick wall with her children’s health? She goes back to square one and begins the long journey of gut healing, both for her children and herself. Join Jo Whitton of Quirky Cooking as she shares her families’ journey to good health.

Cook with Jo in her kitchen; absorb her knowledge of "food as medicine"; develop a healthy mindset towards nourishing your family with real food; and learn how Jo balances the food prep and cooking for her family with running her own business and raising four kids.

Listen in as Jo chats with friends and guests about everything from culinary medicine and nutrition to family food stories, healthy homes, regenerative farming, reducing stress, balancing work-family-life, saving time and money while eating well, and much more!

You will find links to recipes and information discussed in the show notes of each "Quirky Cooking Chats" episode, along with a link to the Quirky Cooking YouTube Channel where you can watch each episode and cook along with Jo.

This podcast began as "A Quirky Journey" in 2014, as Jo recorded her son's story of recovery from severe OCD and anxiety. Together with her co-hosts and friends, Jo has shared inspirational stories and interviewed many nutrition and health experts over the years, helping listeners to find ways to improve their health and wellbeing for the better. 2020 has been a year of changes, and as Jo nestled in to her home during lockdown she found that her listeners wanted help with practical, everyday cooking for maintaining good health in a doable way - not just the science and nutrition information. So "A Quirky Journey" has become "Quirky Cooking Chats", where you can listen (and watch) as Jo cooks in her kitchen, and chats about 'real life' nutrition and healthy living with her friends and guests. Listen in, ask questions, and be inspired to make simple changes that will maximise your health and wellbeing, without the stress and overwhelm!

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What happens when a well known healthy food writer hits a brick wall with her children’s health? She goes back to square one and begins the long journey of gut healing, both for her children and herself. Join Jo Whitton of Quirky Cooking as she shares her families’ journey to good health.

Cook with Jo in her kitchen; absorb her knowledge of "food as medicine"; develop a healthy mindset towards nourishing your family with real food; and learn how Jo balances the food prep and cooking for her family with running her own business and raising four kids.

Listen in as Jo chats with friends and guests about everything from culinary medicine and nutrition to family food stories, healthy homes, regenerative farming, reducing stress, balancing work-family-life, saving time and money while eating well, and much more!

You will find links to recipes and information discussed in the show notes of each "Quirky Cooking Chats" episode, along with a link to the Quirky Cooking YouTube Channel where you can watch each episode and cook along with Jo.

This podcast began as "A Quirky Journey" in 2014, as Jo recorded her son's story of recovery from severe OCD and anxiety. Together with her co-hosts and friends, Jo has shared inspirational stories and interviewed many nutrition and health experts over the years, helping listeners to find ways to improve their health and wellbeing for the better. 2020 has been a year of changes, and as Jo nestled in to her home during lockdown she found that her listeners wanted help with practical, everyday cooking for maintaining good health in a doable way - not just the science and nutrition information. So "A Quirky Journey" has become "Quirky Cooking Chats", where you can listen (and watch) as Jo cooks in her kitchen, and chats about 'real life' nutrition and healthy living with her friends and guests. Listen in, ask questions, and be inspired to make simple changes that will maximise your health and wellbeing, without the stress and overwhelm!

    QCC 159: ‘Toad in a Hole’ + How to Save Money on Your Health Journey

    QCC 159: ‘Toad in a Hole’ + How to Save Money on Your Health Journey

    Beginning on a health journey can be overwhelming. As expenses mount up, so do stress levels! Listen in as I share some of my tips for reducing the money stress while you are working towards a healthier diet and lifestyle and trying to heal your family. I also demonstrate how I make a simple, inexpensive, Listen In

    • 45 min
    QCC 158: Spicy Cabbage Rolls + Done is Better Than Perfect!

    QCC 158: Spicy Cabbage Rolls + Done is Better Than Perfect!

    DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT! This episode is all about letting go of perfectionism and just jumping in and giving it a go… whether ‘it’ is cooking, starting a new project, business tasks you’ve been putting off, exercising, or anything else in life that is making you feel overwhelmed and ‘stuck’! I have a bit Listen In

    • 53 min
    QCC 157: Helping Teens to Heal – Q&A with Isaac Whitton

    QCC 157: Helping Teens to Heal – Q&A with Isaac Whitton

    My son Isaac was diagnosed with severe OCD and anxiety in 2014 (when he was 13 years old), and so began our journey into healing the gut and working to improve his mental health. For the first half hour of this episode I talk to parents of young people who need to move towards a Listen In

    • 1 hr 30 min
    QCC 156: Meat Stocks & Bone Broths – How & Why

    QCC 156: Meat Stocks & Bone Broths – How & Why

    Welcome to the first episode of “Quirky Cooking Chats”! 2020 has been a year of changes, and as Jo nestled in to her home during lockdown and shared her everyday cooking via videos on social media, she found that her listeners were excited to have practical help with cooking for good health – not just Listen In

    • 56 min
    AQJ 155: Quarantine Cuisine, with Jo and Fouad

    AQJ 155: Quarantine Cuisine, with Jo and Fouad

    Join Jo and Fouad for a lighthearted chat about food, family, and life during lockdown! They discuss ‘quarantine cuisine’, what they’re cooking, how they’re coping, and ways they are finding the positives in the current situation. Jo and Fouad answer readers questions about: how to make do with what you’ve got in the fridge, freezer Listen In

    • 1 hr 12 min
    AQJ 154: How Kefir & Cultured Foods Can Help With Weight Loss & Mental Health – with Kriben Govender

    AQJ 154: How Kefir & Cultured Foods Can Help With Weight Loss & Mental Health – with Kriben Govender

    Kriben Govender, Food Scientist, Registered Nutritionist and founder of Nourishme Organics, says kefir changed his life. Kriben’s story began 8 years ago, when crippled with anxiety and depression, overweight, and lacking energy, he was told by his psychiatrist that antidepressants were the only option. But being a Food Scientist, he began to look at alternative Listen In

    • 1 hr 17 min

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