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WIAW #7

WIAW # 7

Peas and Crayons

What a week! Well I have had a great week since last WIAW. My good friends had their engagement party over the weekend and what a night it was. Obviously too much alcohol and terrible greasy food was consumed but what a great night of dancing, singing and catching up with friends. Below is a pic of me (centre) and a couple of girlfriends at the end of the night.

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Since I don’t drink too much alcohol (this was the first time since Feb I think) I had a terrible, terrible hangover! I couldn’t even go to my usual Sunday bikram class and that is a first for me (I did make up for it on Monday though!). But I tell you what is an amazing hangover cure the Australian burger joint ‘Grill’d’. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of my ‘Simon Says’ burger but it go a little something like this – Sourdough bread, grilled chicken, avocado, grilled bacon, tomato salsa, lettuce, onion, tomato and because I’m very Australian of course I added on beetroot – OMG it was delish!

The rest of my hangover day was spent making nut butters! I made 3 lots – roasted almond, roasted cashew and peanut butter. I seriously am hooked. Last night after dinner I had some frozen bananas that I just kept dipping into the different butters – Don’t worry no one else in my family likes my ‘what the F are they’ butters so double dipping is allowed!

As my week has been quite hectic with working, studying etc I haven’t had much time to took or take pictures of what I’ve been eating. So here is some of the things I’ve been munching on this week.

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Homemade muesli soaked over night with berries and kefir

Whenever I know i need a quick meal on the way home from the city I call veggie bar and pick up this little beauty on my way home. Always pleases – roast pumpkin, cherry tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, fetta, nuts and a sweet orange dressing. Umm Yes please!

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Veggie bar macadamia salad – YUUUUM!

Friday I was in the city for a meeting so i quickly went down Degraves lane way (a must do when you come to Melbourne) to tofwd. I picked up which essentially is brown rice sushi but not sushi, if you get what i mean. I always get this there – Tuna nori roll with spinach and biodynamic brown rice. No avo or anything on here folks but the rice is like cooked or soaked in tamari at some stage and it is B.E.A-utiful!

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TOFWD (the organic food and wine deli) brown rice tuna nori roll

Alas! A home cooked meal folks! I tried to replicate (semi replicate) one of my favourite salads from Cambridge cafe in Collingwood which I have previously posted about in WIAW. It was good, tasty – but I think I just enjoy going into the cafe to catch up with the lady because she’s so lovely!

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chickpea and sweetpotato salad with spinach, roasted pumpkin seeds and a delish miso dressing

What is your favourite hangover cure or food?!

Hope you’ve been well & happy.

SP x

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WIAW #6 I need your help :)

Peas and Crayons

WIAW #6 HOLISTIC NUTRITION

Hey amigo’s so a little background information about me before I get into my WIAW which is actually just pictures of yummy recent eats I have been having lately as today has been a fairly chaotic day and I haven’t had the luxurious time to sit down to take pictures and admire how good looking all my meals have been just like their creator!

I have completed a degree in Exercise Science so I have done all the physiology, motor mechanics, biomechanics, nutrition, anatomy etc etc a person learns during that degree. The degree was great – loved going to uni because I got to see my friends every day and we had great parties. I have worked for a professional AFL team and I thought that was my dream job as every sporting enthusiast aspires to do this. I quit that gig, lived in Italy for 4 months, travelled, come home and tried to discover what I want to do with my life and what my passions are. Throughout this “self-discovery” I had many up’s and down’s, controlled what I ate, when I ate because to be honest I didn’t know where I was going in life and my food was the only thing I could control –  but I discovered that I’m passionate about food, health and education. So a dream job would be a miss-mash-ball of helping people with their diets, exercise and educating them about diet and lifestyle.

THUS I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

My goals with this course is to establish a success holistic nutrition and exercise science company where I can educate people on how different aspects of their lives affect their health. Educate children on nutrition and the importance of eating well. Then eventually publish my own books and be a massive TV star!! hello world!

But seriously I DO NEED YOUR HELP!! As a part of our course we have to complete health history consultations where we’ll (YOU + I) look at all the different areas of your life and how it’s affecting your life. Such as how your food, diet and lifestyle have a tremendous impact on your overall health, happiness and well-being. Everything will be strictly confidential. I want to practice, get better, help people and build an health empire 😉 (even if it’s only helping one person – that’s all that seriously matters to me)

So if you’re interested in helping out a lovely Australian girl with doing a health consultation with me just drop me a comment or email and I’ll get back to you. All the consultations will have to be done via Skype however as most of you are in America – If this doesn’t entice you to see the mastermind behind this young (hopefully growing) blog I don’t know what will!!

To my delish recent eats. ENJOY – I hope they make you salivate because they’re making me hungry right about now!

First one up is a homemade roast chicken and veggie salad with a pesto dressing topped with roasted pumpkin seeds! 😛

young & green (Brunswick st Fitzroy) is an amazing raw food/healthy restaurant. This is there lentil curry topped with delish hummus and spring onions.

Homemade no rice sushi aka paleo sushi with tuna, avocado, spinach, grated carrot and zucchini with some roasted pumpkin seeds in there for some crunch and a ginger tamari sauce

Homemade roast sweet potato and chickpea salad with kale, roasted almonds, goats cheese and a honey mustard dressing – Yerr boy!

Hope you’ve been well & happy.

Until next time 🙂

sp x

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Vegie Bar

Vegie Bar

380 Brunswick st, Fitzroy

 

If you want a cheap meal that will definitely fill you up but also taste good you must go to Vegie bar. I have to admit I probably go to Vegie bar at least once a week. I love the food there – channai lentil curry, tofu wrap, stuffed mushroom and of late raw felafel salad and the raw living stack – all delicious. I am a no vegetarian and I have taken male friends there who seem to only think about steak and their next protein fix and they are pleasantly surprised how nice the food is there. There is however one glitch…when it gets quite busy, which is a lot of the time, especially nights, sometimes there can be a bit of a wait for meals but I believe the wait is worth it.

 

During the week however I went for lunch and ordered the little macadamia salad which is not so little and definitely fills you up for $8.50

The salad is full of mixed salad leaves, cherry tomatoes, green beans, fetta cheese, roast pumpkin and macadamia chunks in a sweet orange dressing.. Yum!

 This one is a favourite of mine especially on a hot day and I will be seeing it again next week!

-sp 

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