December182013
If anyone is wondering why I’ve been so quiet…this is why! No dieting for me, except for as much nutritious food as I feel like, whenever I feel like it. Food has never seemed so important until now! :)

If anyone is wondering why I’ve been so quiet…this is why! No dieting for me, except for as much nutritious food as I feel like, whenever I feel like it. Food has never seemed so important until now! :)

December112013

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Joey - Role model for both men and women.

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August132013

CUSTARD APPLES
I always thought that custard apples needed to be cooked, or tasted like custard, or were maybe used to make custard(?). It was also their ugliness that kept me away.

It’s simple to eat them, actually. You just wait until they’re very ripe. Cut open. And eat with a spoon! (Don’t eat the seeds). And if their delicious sweetness isn’t enough, this should convince you to grab one when you’re next at the market:

“Custard apples are a well-balanced food having protein, fibre, minerals, vitamins, energy and little fat. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, a good source of dietary fibre, a useful source of Vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium, and with some B2 and complex carbohydrate.”

In Australia they’re available fresh from March through to October.

http://www.custardapple.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=47&Itemid=54
6PM
I was either very hungry tonight or this is the best salmon that I’ve ever cooked! Yum…

I was either very hungry tonight or this is the best salmon that I’ve ever cooked! Yum…

August62013
July12013
Strawberry soup! Traditionally just mashed strawberries with some milk. Sounds strange? But it really is the best thing you could put into your mouth. Add ice cream and transform it into a dessert. Yum.

Strawberry soup! Traditionally just mashed strawberries with some milk. Sounds strange? But it really is the best thing you could put into your mouth. Add ice cream and transform it into a dessert. Yum.

June92013

And so, with the first frost, comes the first warming winter soup. Leek and small amount of shortcut bacon (optional) fried lightly in dash of olive oil, low sodium vegetable stock added, then about 2kg of broccoli and cauliflower (I use the frozen variety to save time and effort!). Cooked until vegetables nearly disintegrated. Amazing soup, I promise you.

June12013

Lunch idea: stuff large mushrooms with a mixed bean salad, splash on some balsamic vinegar, cook in sandwich press. Yum.

7PM
Did someone say that Jenny Craig’s meals are tiny? This looks pretty huge to me. Yummy too. Healthy diet, lots of salad.

Did someone say that Jenny Craig’s meals are tiny? This looks pretty huge to me. Yummy too. Healthy diet, lots of salad.

May262013
This is what’s painted on the wall on one of our favourite local restaurants, Pepe’s Woodfired.

This is what’s painted on the wall on one of our favourite local restaurants, Pepe’s Woodfired.

11PM
Too much…

Too much…

May172013
Tonight’s challenge. Discover what to do with these three Thai Eggplants!

Tonight’s challenge. Discover what to do with these three Thai Eggplants!

May162013

Huongold papaya.

After night class tonight, I felt a bit flat. It had not gone well. The kind of unwell you stay up half the night replaying in your mind like a skipping scratched CD replays the same irritating tune over and over.

Afterwards, I went into the supermarket, looking for a pick-me-up. Naturally.

This was the last one on the shelf. He looked a little bruised up. And a lot lonely. So I took him home.

He boasted of magnificent benefits: vitamins A and C. Minerals. Antioxidants. Carotenoids. Fibre. Low GI. Fat free. Lots of promises!
But he did not taste magnificent. Overripe? Underripe? I don’t know… Still feeling flat, despite my papaya friend here on the chopping board. Luckily, there’s a box of blueberries in the freezer. For blue moments like this. :)

10PM
Creamy vegetable risotto with garden salad.

Creamy vegetable risotto with garden salad.

May152013
Jenny Craig’s chicken fettuccine with salad. 

Jenny Craig’s chicken fettuccine with salad. 

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