Archive Monthly Archives: January 2013

Letters to All the Beautiful Little Girls

Letters to All the Beautiful Little Girls A really good read.  Aimed at daughters everywhere, but I think this applies to sons as well, because body image issues are not gender specific. http://www.dieselsc.com/letters-to-all-the-beautiful-little-girls-part-1/

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Read Thy Labels! : Whole 30 Final Stretch

I’ve come unstuck again.  This time, I fell over a sausage hurdle.  In my defence, the sausages were not purchased by me, nor cooked by me and I did ask ‘are these gluten free’ and received a ‘yes’ prior to chomping on said sausage.    Then reality hit me as I remembered that my mum (the […]

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Stick Blender of Death

My blender tried to kill me.  At first I didn’t notice anything wrong … I hardly use it as the food processor is always my go-to blend device, but I cracked that while making sunbutter a few weeks ago, and while it still works, it tends to leak liquids all over the bench.  So I’ve […]

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Whole 30 Days 3 – 7

Not only did I survive visiting my parents, but I made it through Week 1!  Yay me!  Quite an achievement given that it took me 3 days to complete Day 1. 😉  My food bill is certainly feeling the effects – for the better!  Many people complain about Paleo being more expensive, but per kg, […]

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Whole30 Day 2

Nine cups of vegetables per days is A LOT of vegetables.  I still need to go and stock up on brightly coloureds (it was 40C/104F yesterday so I wasn’t going anywhere).  Today I’m off to my folks, where my mum has a nice big food processor that’s perfect for making Kale Pesto and Watermelon and […]

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Paleo Diet Challenges & Solutions II: It’s All About the Gut!

Paleo Diet Challenges & Solutions II: It’s All About the Gut! Highly recommended reading, especially if you suffer from heartburn, know someone who does, or if you’re having some issues with a higher protein/low carb diet.  The link above is part of a larger series of posts.  Part 1 can be found here.  Part IVb […]

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Whole30 Day 1

Woo hoo!  I finally made it past day 1!  I seriously cannot believe it took me 3 attempts to get there.  Day 1 – Take 1 was thwarted by NYE leftovers at breakfast – corn chips and beetroot hummus (made with white beans as Mum was out of tahini).  Day 1 – Take 2 was […]

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The gluten made her do it…

The gluten made her do it… Incredibly interesting article.  I’m fairly sure gluten interferes with my sleep (can’t get to sleep, wake easily, then very tired the next morning) and causes me to be exhausted by the end of the week.  I don’t get any GI symptoms from gluten so it’s taken me a while […]

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Corned Beef

My mum used to make corned beef for us all the time when we were kids; probably because it’s super easy to make for dinner and the leftover cold cuts are superb.  I made this recipe for friends on New Years Eve and everyone loved it. 

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Cabbage and Broccoli ‘Slaw

I’m trying to increase my intake of sulphurous vegetables upon the advice of Dr Terry Wahls (excellent TEDx talk here).  Terry has Multiple Sclerosis and is an advocate of Paleo, but with a greater emphasis on eating lots of non-starchy vegetables – at least 9 cups per day (6+ if you’re a girl) – comprising […]

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