Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD August 2022


Inside the issue: MiNDFOOD August 2022
This month, we share powerful stories of transformation, sit down with the beloved Emma Thompson, serve up delicious waste-free recipes and head off on a tropical Hawaiian getaway. 

“In our feature, Reshape Your Life, we share a range of stories from those who have searched out a new life after taking stock of where they perhaps unexpectedly found themselves,” writes Editor-in-Chief Michael McHugh. “They are inspiring stories that hopefully will make you think and reflect on your won life and if now is the time for you to embrace change and a new future ahead.”

The inimitable Dame Emma Thompson is our inspiring coverstar, as she gets candid about her latest role that saw her delving into the little-discussed world of female desire. “It’s very challenging to be nude at 62, especially in a world where nothing has changed in the dreadful demands made upon women,” she tells MiNDFOOD.

MiNDFOOD New Zealand August 2022
MiNDFOOD New Zealand August 2022

Our Reshape Your Future feature shares stories of hope from those who have faced issues like anxiety, addiction and social problems, and found the strength to turn their lives around.

In health, we look at how neurodiverse people are turning to gaming worlds to find more inclusive spaces, raise awareness around postpartum mental health, and explore the rising trend of genital cosmetic surgery.

In this month’s beauty section, we test out LED skincare treatments, round up 10 products to nourish and style hair, explore the benefits of bathing and showcase great scents for winter.

We head to Milan in this month’s home edition, highlighting fantastic furniture pieces and top interior trends. We also step inside the home of architect Anthony Orelowitz, who has designed a greenery-filled haven in the heart of suburbia.

Escape the winter blues with our exciting Hawaiian holiday special, as we explore tropical islands, luxury hotels, world-class golfing and plenty more. We also discover the culinary gems of Bali and head into the Tasmania’s wondrous wilderness.

Enjoy nourishing comfort meals with our handy freezer-friendly recipes, along with tasty chickpea dishes and waste-free cooking. In drink, we bring you an indulgent apple pie cocktail, a vineyard adventure in Auckland and full-bodied wines for winter drinking.

Plus, we feature competitions, puzzles and prizes to keep you entertained.

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