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WIAW #4

ANZAC day. Lest we forget. In Australia today we celebrate all of those who have fought for our country and those who are fighting today. Melbourne you’ve definitely not turned the weather on for us.. 15 degrees, you’ve got to be kidding me. All I have planned for this weather is to stay inside by the fire and watch the football.

If you’re not from Australia or New Zealand you probably don’t know about ANZAC biscuits. I haven’t cooked up any for this ANZAC day but I do cook them throughout the year as they are the favourite biscuits of my household. Big, chewy, coconut, golden syrupy goodness – I’m not a fan of the crunchy type. But google them, cook them, you won’t regret it. They are nice by themselves, dunked in a cup of tea (nothing is more Australian than this), in an ice-cream sandwich or one of my favourites heated in a microwave until they are caramely and them crumbled on ice-cream. YUUUM.

Back to my Wednesday!

[BREAKFAST]

The usual when winter approaches – a porridge of some sort and a cup of tea. Warms you up very well!.

Porridge with blueberries & raspberries and a cup of white tea

[SNACKS]

Been feeling a little under the weather a bit lately so I have been trying to pump my body full of vitamin C. Yesterday it was an orange but todays fruit of choice was a delicious kiwi fruit. Whilst babysitting my little niece I cooked up some no sugar chocolate nut balls. In these I put in almond meal, LSA, coconut, crushed brazil, cashew, hazel and walnuts, cocoa, maca powder, butter, coconut oil, vanilla extract, roasted almond butter (THE best nut butter!!) and water. Froze, and these will be my nightly nibbles for next few days. During the changing of nappies, cooking, cleaning up I also munched on a very sweet and crunchy carrot.

Cocoa nutballs

[LUNCH]

I love sushi. Probably have it a few times a week. 99% of the time I get brown rice sushi. My favourite is a little sushi place at Doncaster shopping centre.

1 salmon and 1 vegetarian brown rice sushi with ginger

[DINNER]

Yesterday I made up a soup experiment as I knew the weather was turning cold. This soup is a major winner. It was leek, garlic, chickpeas, roasted pumpkin, chicken stock blitzed up then i added some more chickpeas and broccoli florets to add a bit of texture. I will cook this one again!

Broccoli, roast pumpkin and chickpea soup with roasted pumpkin seeds

A question I’m putting out to you folks this week is – what is your favourite nut butter and your favourite way to use it?!

Hope everyone has been well and happy. Eat well & be well.

sp x

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WIAW #3

Peas and Crayons

 Wednesday aka hump day.

This morning as I looked out my window the fog covering the mountains I had a battle with myself that went a little like this – “Stay in bed it’s so cold outside” “This is the best time for a run, just get up and do it!!” The later voice won and thank god. Running this morning was so refreshing and I couldn’t wait to get home and make a big bowl of porridge to warm myself up!

So my friends I present you with my ‘what i ate Wednesday.’ Hope you’ve all had a great week.

BREAKFAST

Porridge with cinnamon and blueberries with white tea and lemon

Porridge with cinnamon and blueberries with white tea and lemon

SNACK
Pear

Pear

LUNCH

Often I go to my favourite little cafe in Collingwood ‘The Cambridge’ and get one of my favourite salads. I seriously would probably get this at least twice a week it’s that good plus the lady there is lovely and already knows my order as soon as I walk in.

sweet potato and fetta salad & a spinach and chickpea salad mixed

sweet potato and fetta salad & a spinach and chickpea salad mixed

DINNER

I love cooking. I find it quite therapeutic and relaxing. I try to cook dinner at least 4-5 times a week and try to change it up a bit see what works and what doesn’t. Not everything is always successful though but it’s edible!

Tonights dinner was salmon and stir-fryed veggies in a delicious sauce I made up consisting of fresh mint, fresh coriander, lemon juice, tamari and chilli flakes.

Baked salmon and stir-fryed veggies

Baked salmon and stir-fryed veggies

I would love to know what you’re cooking successors and disasters have been.

Until then my amigos I hope you’ve had a great week so far.

Eat well & be well x

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WIAW #2 .. I’m back!

Long time between my last WIAW! Sorry folks.

I have been thinking lately though what is my relationship with food as the number of eating disorders is on the rise in Australia. Do I let food control my thoughts and things I do? After sitting back and thinking the answer is no. I love food, get real pleasure in eating clean foods that I know are nourishing me. Food doesn’t control my thoughts but I know it does for some people. When does our relationship with food start to deteriorate? When we’re kids we stop eating when we’re full and we don’t look at food as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Is it created by the media, friends, family? Most likely they all contribute but only because we allow them to. Then we let that voice in our head take control. The only thing however though we can do is choose how we react to these this voice and other people. Most of the time it’s not food that people have an issue with but there is a deep unmet need that they are suppressing and then using food as a method of control and suppression. I hope people can sit and reflect on their own relationship with food and it’s a positive one. if not, is there something you’re lacking in life? love, relationships or is life just a little uninspiring at the moment? Or how have you been able to improve your own relationship with food and lifestyle?

My eats!

Breakfast today was a bowl of porridge with banana and cinnamon mixed in with some chia seeds, coconut oil and flakes on top. Warmed me up on this cold Melbourne morning!

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Lunch was a bowl of ‘la zuppa’ pumpkin soup with Kombucha

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Snack – My favourite trail mix. I get this from my lovely Lebanese man who has an amazing shop of nuts, spices etc

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Dinner – sweet potato topped with left over chicken casserole and some avocado. As the weather starts to cool down I really feel like ‘comfy’ foods. This went down a treat.

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Hope you’ve all had a fantastic day.

Eat well and be well.

sp

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What I ate Wednesday (WIAW) #1

Welcome to my first ever WIAW!

Prior to starting this blog I would often look over fellow bloggers WIAW’s for food inspiration on new meals that I can cook. Todays post will be quite brief as it has been a long day. I do hope however you do enjoy browsing over my newly established blog!

[Breakfast]

After my morning run I was in quite a rush to get my breakfast and lunch ready before heading off to work.

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Breakky was the usual homemade muesli with cinnamon soaked in water and kefir then topped with half a punnet of strawberries washed down with white tea and lemon juice.

[Lunch]

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Homemade salad of crunchy cos lettuce, steamed beans, corn, tuna, avocado and toasted pumpkin seeds.

[Dinner]

After finishing work today i quickly went to our local market and picked up some mussels. I have never cooked mussels in my life but if they’re on a menu I am sure to order them! 

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To cook the mussels I first rinsed and de-bearded them. 

To a fry pan I added:            1/2 red onion

                                           1 clove of garlic

                                           chopped parsley

                                           1/2 jar of tomato passata

                                           Pinch of dried chilli, dried basil, salt and pepper to taste

                                           1 cup of water

I let this reduce slightly before gently puttting the mussels in the pot with the lid on for about 5 minutes to let them steam and open up. Plate up and top with fresh parsley – Voila!

What a success! These mussels were delicious and I can’t wait to cook them for friends and family!

 

[Snack]

Sitting down in front of the TV relaxing for the night I finish my day off with left over barambah natural yoghurt – so very creamy and oh so so good toped with coconut and washed down with a peppermint tea.

(For some reason I am unable to upload the picture – If I can figure it out I’ll definitely upload it!)

 

There we have to folks my first ever WIAW! Hope you enjoyed it.

Until next time, be well.

 

-sp

 

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Breakfast

Breakfast

Ahhh breakfast how I love thee. I am a terrible creature of habit especially when it comes to breakfast. Of late, which would be last couple of months, I’ve been nourishing myself with my home made muesli mix (oats, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, goji berries) soaked with some water and cinnamon and mixed with either my favourite yoghurt (Barambah natural) or kefir. Summer is not only the time for cricket, tennis and Sunday sessions but also for berries! Mounting my beautiful muesli each morning depends on whether I’ve been to the strawberry farm around the corner from my house or fortunately for me my family owns a wholesale fruit and vegetable business so I often ask my Dad or brothers to bring me trays of blueberries or raspberries home.

Summer it’s this muesli mix, winter it’s usually porridge but I’m open to suggestions to what other breakfasts may be able to float my boat.

– sp

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