Book Review: Quirky Cooking Cookbook by Jo Whitton

2015-10-12T12:00:18+00:00 12 October 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , |

quirky cooking book review

Overall rating

8/10

Price

$50

What I thought

This is a wholefood cookbook for use with the Thermomix. As far as I know, it is the best Thermomix cookbook for people with allergies. I am gluten intolerant and my sister is dairy intolerant, so whenever I need to make something to suit both of us I head straight to this book. Something I love about Quirky Cooking is that every recipe I make tastes delicious! It’s not just healthy food that tastes ok, it’s full of flavour! A common complaint with Thermomix cooking in general is that

Steamed Vegetables with Herb & Garlic Butter

2017-07-10T19:28:37+00:00 1 October 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Steamed Vegetables with Herb and garlic butter

This dressing really makes the steamed vegetables taste super tasty. It is inspired by a  freezer meal I got from a supermarket in Jasper, Canada. I thought, ‘this combination of flavours is yum! I must try recreate this when I get home’ (minus all the preservatives and artificial flavourings!) The herbed butter has quiet a strong salty flavour so make sure you toss it through your steamed veggies thoroughly so it is well distributed. When my husband tried it for the first time he enthusiastically exclaimed

5 Easy Healthy Dinners to Make When Travelling

2017-07-10T19:29:19+00:00 28 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , |

clothes-travel-voyage-backpackWhen travelling, my husband and I try to always book accommodation with a kitchen. We really enjoy cooking a majority of the meals ourselves rather than eating out all the time for several reasons. Firstly, it saves a lot of money. I’d rather spend that money on clothes and activities to be honest. Secondly, I like to be in control of what I’m eating so I know it’s healthy, not cooked in inflammatory vegetable oils, and is gluten free. Thirdly, after a big day filled with adventures, we often don’t feel like heading out

Energising Red Smoothie

2017-10-30T20:56:17+00:00 17 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

Energising Red Smoothie Recipe

A delicious and nutrient-packed red smoothie recipe to alternate with your favourite green smoothie recipe! There is so much goodness jammed into this smoothie. The beetroot provides your body with a stack of antioxidants and vitamins. Studies have found that beetroot can reduce blood pressure and inflammation. Ginger has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. It aids digestion, relieves nausea, has anti-inflammatory effects and can ease cold and flu symptoms such as headaches and sore throats. Lemon is wonderful for your liver, the detox organ of the body.

4 Desserts Under 100 Calories

2015-09-14T12:00:13+00:00 14 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

4 desserts under 100 calories

Sometimes you get a hankering for something sweet to enjoy after dinner whilst you’re snuggled up on the couch enjoying your latest fitness magazine. Well, I know I do anyway! If you’ve eaten five decent sized meals already that day, then you don’t really need the extra calories from a large dessert no matter how healthy it is. So, here are four ideas for mini-desserts to give you a little treat after dinner without tipping your body into a daily calorie surplus. Remember that being in a calorie surplus over

Blueberry Pie Smoothie

2015-09-03T12:00:13+00:00 3 September 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Blueberrry Pie Smoothie
This is a delicious, decadent smoothie which makes a filling and satisfying snack or breakfast.

Serves 1

Ingredients

Smoothie:
200ml water
1 handful ice
1 heaped tablespoon coconut cream
1 large / 90g frozen banana, broken into chunks
1/2 cup / 65g frozen blueberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon maca (optional)
1 teaspoon chia seeds

Toppings:
1 teaspoon coconut flakes
cinnamon
4 pecans, chopped

Cafe-Style Breakfast

2015-08-24T17:16:06+00:00 24 August 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , |

smashed avocado and poached eggs on toast

I absolutely love eating breakfast out at different cafes. I think breakfast foods are the tastiest! Having them cooked for you and served with a lovely flat white is such an indulgent way to start the weekend. It’s hard to not have a bad day after a start like that; however, I often think, ‘I could easily recreate something like this at home for a quarter of the price’. If you’re like me and have found yourself thinking the same thing, here’s a recipe I created

Homemade Popcorn

2015-08-08T12:00:03+00:00 8 August 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , |

Homemade healthy popcorn Two of life’s simple pleasures: fresh popcorn and mountain views.

This has got to be one of the easiest things you could possibly make in the kitchen! I love to make homemade popcorn to take to the movies. Corn is a grain, so I recommend you eat it only occasionally as it’s not as nutrient-dense as others foods like vegetables, fruit, meat, nuts etc.

Turkey Chilli Con Carne

2015-07-22T12:25:12+00:00 22 July 2015|Categories: EAT|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Turkey Chilli Con Carne

I’ve now been home from my North America holiday for three weeks and if there’s one thing I miss it’s Chilli Con Carne! It was available everywhere in Canada and America! This recipe is how I like to make my turkey version of Chilli Con Carni. I love to make it for dinner served with lots of steamed veggies. The leftovers are delicious for lunch the next day. It’s a lovely hot comfort food, perfect for us Aussies who are right now in the heart of winter.

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