2013 Blog Review

The WordPress.com helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual stats report for my blog, which I think is kinda cool.  Looks like some more posts on pumpkin frittata and activated buckwheat wouldn’t go unappreciated!

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

The Great Jerky Experiment – Update

I’ve been making jerky on and off for a year now.  I still always worry that it wont turn out properly, and I’ll kill someone because they’ve eaten not-quite-dehydrated-enough ‘raw’ meat.  Mortality count at the time of posting: 0.

In one of my earlier posts I hypothesised that maple syrup (or sweetener in general) was fairly essential to making tasty jerky.  Recent experiments have proved otherwise.  This is a good thing because I can make Whole 30 compliant jerky quite easily.

This is how I now make my jerky: Continue reading

I <3 Mayo

This Whole 30, I subscribed to the Whole30 daily email in an attempt to keep me on track.  There have been some very useful tips and today’s email (Day 17) has some fantastic ideas for what to do with one of my favourite food accessories … home-made olive oil mayonnaise.  I often end up eating it by the spoonful; it’s that good.  Here’s a summary of what they suggest: Continue reading

Melting In Melbourne

It’s disgustingly hot at the moment – we’re in the middle of 4 consecutive days over 40C/104F.

I’m also in the middle of a Whole 30 challenge.  The hardest part has been resisting sugar laden icy poles and sorbet.  I’ve been making smoothies with frozen banana or pineapple (plus cacao powder, cocoa nibs, coconut cream, goji berries and water) and green juices (one green apple, lots of kale, cucumber, ginger, mint, lemon).  I try not to have more than one of these a day to try to keep my sugar intake low … I’m not quite succeeding, as yummy scrummy nectarines and blueberries are in season.

A fantastic chilled Whole 30 recipe is Nom Nom Paleo’s Continue reading