Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pea, broad bean and curd cheese salad

Recipe of the week
Image courtesy food.ninemsn.com.au

So this is on tonights menu

200g peas, podded, blanched and refreshed
200g baby broad beans as above
1 spring onion shredded and finely sliced
1 large tbs grape seed oil
juice and zest of a large lemon
large handful of fresh herbs. Mint, coriander, parsley and basil
200g curd cheese like goats cheese
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. In a large bowl mix the peas, broad beans, spring onion, grape seed oil and the juice and zest of one lemon. Season.
2. Transfer to a serving plate. Drop spoonfuls of the curd cheese onto the salad mixture and scatter over the remaining herbs.

Give it a try and let me know how you go. I am going to have mine with some salmon.

Recipe courtesy of The Simple Things magazine.

Pizza, salad and figs

How yummy does this look? This was taken at a recent visit to Lil' Darlin in The Spot Randwick. The pizza's are truly amazing. We also ate delicious cocktails which I did take photo's of but didn't turn out very well. One that I had the pleasure of devouring had vanilla fairy floss hanging over the edge. Amazing just to look at.

Home made salad at home. Figs came fresh from food week in Orange (courtesy of my neighbour and good friend). Simple yet completely delicious.
Seared asapagus, figs, baby spinach, blue cheese and procuttio. Drizzle with a little very good quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil... perfecto!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Saying no to Sugar

Well like many of you I have over dosed on sugar!!!! and I am officially over the stuff. I had anxious feeling every time I saw my children put a piece of chocolate into their mouths. I have hidden all the chocolate and lollies.. and will probably throw them int he bin or bring them into work and let other people poison the bodies.

We are having a super healthy week. Back to basic eating and wholesome stuff. I am not sure how long it will last but we need some de-toxing for sure.

I came across this site a while are. http://www.sarahwilson.com.au and just went in for another look. She is very inspiring. Take a look and even if you can't do it all you can at least start on a no sugar diet.

Not easy to do as you will learn that nearly everything that is commercially purchased has sugar in it.

I'll keep you updates on my quest. So far I am 1 day with out sugar. The biggest test for me is after dinner... that seems to be when I crave something sweet.