Bush Fire at Shalem

I am a 28 year old medical missionary based at Shalem Health Retreat in Western Australia and the youngest person across the globe (as far as I know) to manage an Adventist run health retreat. Most health retreat managers are middle aged and married. We are the only Adventist Health Retreat in the whole of Western Australia and one out of five existing Health Retreats Australia wide.  Read the rest of this entry




Serves 4 – 5

• ¾ cup pre-soaked red lentils
• 1 cup water
• 2 x tins of organic whole peeled tomatoes
• ½ cup ground walnuts
• 1 onion diced
• 1 garlic crushed
• 1 tbs veggie salt (or ¾ sea salt)
• 1 tsp honey
• 1 tsp Italian herbs (or fresh basil/ parsley)
• 1 tsp olive oil (optional)

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SUNDRIED TOMATO CRACKERS & LENTIL HUMMUS (Raw option, Gluten Free, No added oil)


Makes approx. 28 crackers

Cracker Ingredients:
• ½ cup of ground linseed
• ½ cup of millet flour (or buckwheat flour)
• ¼ cup of sesame seeds (optional)
• ¾ cup warm water
• 10 sundried tomatoes
• ½ tsp dried basil
• ½ tsp salt

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Our Steam Room at Shalem


Our steam room at Shalem is unique in that we use a wood heater to power our steam which invites the therapeutic use of high heat to relax muscles, promote sweating, increase circulation and cleanse the blood stream. Our steam is softer than electrical steam vapours and is made up of filtered rain water. The steam bath treatment is broken up into sessions of hot steam followed by short cold showers following therapeutic principles of hydrotherapy that work best to transfer heat and cold to get the blood circulating.

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Weis Bars (Raw recipe)


Makes 8 – 10 bars

• Flesh of 2 mangoes or 1 cup of mixed berries
• 1 banana
• ½ cup raw cashews
• ¾ cup of pineapple, apple or pear juice
• 1 tsp vanilla

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Chewy No-Bake Museli Bars (Wheat free, no added oil, raw options)


Makes approx. 15 muesli bars

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Welcome to the Shalem Blog!

08 9773 – 1573

After a eight year rest, Shalem Health Retreat has reopened to guests seeking a detox and rejuvenation. Fully vegan and raw vegan food options available.

“Shalem Health Retreat is a wholistic wellness centre for people who genuinely want to recover their health the simple, natural and yet rational way. We offer 5 NIGHT and 12 NIGHT ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS at our NON PROFIT homely, country style facility located in the South West forests of Western Australia. Our health retreat is surrounded by State forest, and overlooks a valley leading down to a tranquil dam hosted by native Australian flora and fauna. We have organic citrus, kiwi and stone fruit orchards and an organic garden full of seasonal vegetables.

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Grandma’s Luau

Tina’s Weekly Guessipe #46***Simple Sidey***
(Gluten free, no added oil)Serves approx. 3-4 as a side dish

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