The From Scratch Body

The From Scratch Body

Singer and actor Liv Austen has turned a health issue into a passion for cooking, by taking control of every ingredient that goes in to her meals. Every week she shares something she has learned from cooking from scratch, and goes through a recipe she loves, so you can cook alongside the podcast. Cook from scratch - your body will thank you.

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July 15, 2024 7 mins

Today I talk about why choosing pizza when you want to get a takeaway, or maybe rather - why getting a takeaway when you fancy a pizza - is a waste!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in ...

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Even if you’re not doing sourdough baking at home, you can learn about the benefits of slow rising doughs and use that to your benefit to make tastier and healthier bread with commercial yeast!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only sta...

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June 22, 2024 8 mins

This week's recipe (egg muffins) are a perfect example of the power of eggs and how you can use them, both as the star of the show and as a brilliant help in so many ways. How much do you really know about using eggs the best way, when do you use the yolk, the white and or the whole thing?

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on...

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You don’t have to be following a strictly plant based, vegan or even vegetarian diet to take inspiration from them to improve your own cooking! I also share my cashew tofu Alfredo sauce. Yummmmm!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only s...

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June 5, 2024 13 mins

Poppy seeds - they are so tiny, but surprisingly full of nutritional greatness (and they are tasty too)! Today we learn all about them, and our weekly recipe continues in sourdough land with my absolute favourite; sourdough bagels. So keep those poppy seeds handy, we are topping our bagels with them!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I h...

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Help! My sourdough starter is not working! Well, you've come to the right place. Today we look at some of the most common problems with a sourdough starter, and how you can easily fix them! We also go through a basic sourdough bread recipe which I use often. A great place to start for sourdough beginners!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis...

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May 22, 2024 21 mins

What is wild yeast? How is it different to commercial yeast? And can you make your own sourdough starter entirely from scratch, without any generous gifting from sourdough pro friends? (The answer to that last one is YES and I will tell you how)

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me fee...

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May 9, 2024 8 mins

Rotating your from scratch: a way to take the pressure off your at-home cooking, while at the same time building your skills and confidence!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love wit...

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May 3, 2024 10 mins

There are a ton of ways of using black beans in your diet, and today we look at why you want to do that for your body! I also share the story behind my black bean BROWNIES! Yummmm!!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling...

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April 26, 2024 10 mins

Baking soda (or bicarbonate of soda) is insanely useful in your home, in so many different ways! I list out 11 of them in this episode.

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love with coo...

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April 19, 2024 8 mins

Here are my ideas on how to simplify hosting, when having people over for food!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love with cooking completely! Join me for my weekly food topic and re...

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April 11, 2024 8 mins

My thoughts on why you shouldn’t let worries about your meals being “authentic” hold you back - and when authenticity can be helpful to consider.

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in lov...

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April 4, 2024 8 mins

Can you make your home-cooking life easier by taking orders?

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love with cooking completely! Join me for my weekly food topic and recipe here on my pod...

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March 29, 2024 7 mins

Some Michelin chefs deconstruct - others encourage us to make it even more simple; serve family style. Here are my thoughts on why I’m going to do this way more going forward.

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much ...

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March 20, 2024 7 mins

Can you use the restaurant trend of deconstructing dishes to your advantage at home?

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love with cooking completely! Join me for my weekly food topic a...

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March 13, 2024 10 mins

What’s the difference between baking powder and baking soda, and which one do you use when?

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love with cooking completely! Join me for my weekly food ...

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March 6, 2024 5 mins

Full of flavour, vitamin C and great for uses around the house. We’re looking at the benefits and uses of lime!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love with cooking completely! Join me...

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February 28, 2024 12 mins

I kept finding myself going back to Google constantly to remind myself about what temperature different foods needed to reach to be considered done. So I put them together here as a quick guide - for myself and for you!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from s...

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February 21, 2024 4 mins

We look at the health benefits and uses of flaxseeds this week!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love with cooking completely! Join me for my weekly food topic and recipe here on my ...

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February 14, 2024 10 mins

We seem to constantly be on the hunt for quick meal options. Today, I’m challenging you on why - and whether - you need it in the first place!

Welcome to The From Scratch Body! I’m Liv - and I believe that anyone can cook. Since being diagnosed with endometriosis, I have been on a journey to find out what food makes me feel great. By cooking from scratch I have not only started feeling much better, but also fallen in love w...

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