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webshot(copy)1 Welcome to my little corner of the world where I get to share what I'm passionate about with you. One of my biggest passions is real food - growing it, making it and most importantly eating it!

Having been a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine for over 18 years I also love sharing information about our amazing bodies and how to tap into our innate ability to be happy healthy humans on all levels - emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.

I hope you find something here that gets you inspired to try new things. It's always great to get your feedback too.  


Tamarin :-) 
grow me well large(copy2)-383 This is the book I wrote together with my mother called Grow Me Well - Nutritional Know-how for Every Body. It's a great book for teaching children of all ages about why choosing and eating healthy food is so important for physical,mental and emotional well being. And on the flip side Grow Me Well also teaches the reader with the help of some really great drawings, why processed and junk food is so detrimental to our long term health. You can have a look inside the book here.
I'll be blogging about many of the topics we cover in Grow Me Well like balancing blood sugars naturally, using our 3 brains for increased intelligence and which of Mother nature's foods boost our energy and concentration. But if you can't wait until then you can always buy your own copy of Grow Me Well and improve your nutritional know-how now. Please let me know if you'd like your copy personally signed :-)


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Paleo Pancake Perfection!

Written by Tamarin Pigneguy-Davies on November 9th, 2016.      0 comments

Pancake Stack Paleo Breakfast

Sunday morning has always been a time to breakout the maple syrup in our house! And now with yummy ingredients like shredded coconut and berries to add to make things a little more paleo, plus the bacon - sorry my vegan friends, the reasons to indulge just keep stacking up!


Are you feeling the pre-Christmas pressure?

Written by Tamarin Pigneguy-Davies on December 18th, 2015.      0 comments

A fresh perspective at Christmas time! 

Is your "to do" is getting longer by the minute before the big day arrives? Then maybe it's time to stop, take a breath and put your feet up.

Maybe even serve yourself a slice of new perspective in the shape of gluten free chocolate torte with a cup of lemon balm tea!  

Ahhh it's the simple things that makes us smile.
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Review: Two Spoons Café - Whangaparaoa

Written by Tamarin Pignéguy-Davies on June 21st, 2015.      0 comments

Two spoons are definitely better than one when it comes to dishing up the array of great food from Nigel & Trish Middleton’s Two Spoons Café.
Recently opened at the top shops on Wade River Road, Two Spoons seamlessly slips into the Whangaparaoa food scene like it’s been there for years. The café is an extension of Trish and Nigel’s philosophy that good food needs to be shared, in this case from Monday to Friday 8am-3.30pm. And there is no middle ground here when it comes to sharing great food and service - real quality speaks for itself. 


Your 3 brains and how to use them effectively!

Written by Tamarin Pignéguy-Davies on October 26th, 2014.      0 comments

Did you know that you actually have three brains? Your head brain is currently helping you read this blog but are you also aware of the information coming from your heart brain and gut brain right now?

Takapuna Book Launch Success!

Written by Tamarin Pigneguy-Davies on May 27th, 2014.      0 comments

Book Launch Monday 26th May, 2014 - Grow Me Well

Wow! What a great night at the Takapuna Library. A big thanks to Helen Woodhouse and her team of volunteers for making the event such a success.

It was great to see Allison Roe buy so many of our books for her friends and family - thanks for the support.

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We love books! And as a family run business in New Zealand we are dedicated to helping people live healthier lives.We believe that wellness begins within and our aim is to inspire people to live well with our books and courses.

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Tamarin has over 20 years of clinical experience
as a health practitioner using traditional methods
of acupuncture & Chinese medicine.

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