I'm pretty focused on how wholesome and healthy diet makes me and my family feel and the health benefits that seem to speak for themselves. I will write more about that in another post as it's quite an important subject and the more I look at my life and how I've changed my eating I am finding some interesting little things that have happened and how I instinctively eliminated certain foods and how those changes have affected my health, positive attitude and my happiness. Maintaining a healthy weight has just been a side affect.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Recently I've been making a point of always having some sort of crunchy baked granola in the pantry. My main man loves to grab a small bowl for a snack, I add it to his Complete Meal Bircher Muesli's and it's a great standby as a quick streusel on muffins or cakes. I've made this one a few times and I love that's it created with low GI ingredients except for the liquid sweetener which is quite minimal and full of goodness.
From what I've read the low GI ingredients such as the nuts and seeds are said to help lower the GI of the finished product. Plus the addition of cinnamon known to help regulate insulin to help control diabetes to me it's a bit a superfood granola. It's great to create delicious food that satisfies all the senses while feeding and nourishing us as well. Having a positive and happy attitude when eating must help us to retain the vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and amino acids as we digest. Or am just an idealist. Mind over matter, I'm sure it works.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Just in case your wondering how I'm going here home alone. Getting a taste of what it's like to be able to think of me and just me and focus on my dreams and passions and still have enough time to relax, reflect, exercise (which is fun) clean the house and it stays clean (which creates a beautiful environment to live in) laze around on the rug with my little buddies (that's Roxi my dog and Coolie our cat), watch girly movies, take long walks along the beach and just generally switch off when I want to... Well.. mmmm.. IT'S FREAKIN AWESOME! Bit scary how quickly I've adjusted to this.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
It's been a busy and emotional week for me but I'm coming good now. My last one finished his final HSC exam 2 on Wednesday and headed off the America with his sister to meet up with their brother (yes my older son.. lol) were they are going to have a holiday together. I am so excited for them and just love the idea of it. What a great thing to do. They have been so excited about it. They will be road tripping the West coast and inland to Vegas and then up to Montana which will be their base. From there they hope to get a good amount of snowboarding in before heading home early December.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
I remember these biscuit with fondness. I would have to say that they where a pretty close to those shortbread creams when it come to my favorite biscuits. O-o-o-o-o-o.... then they came out with the Kingstons. They where pretty good too. All of these where on my list of 'Don't stop at 1" there was no way in the world that a packet of these would last more that a day when I was around. They would scream and shout at me from the fridge and I would have to do to them.. And devour them with pleasure which I'm know was what they wanted.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Epic! Yes this was an epic creation. I spent just about all day Sunday creating and making most of the elements for this cake. It was a real labour of love. It was my daughters 26th Birthday on the Monday and her friends are my favourite's when it comes to enjoying and appreciating my healthy alternative creations for her birthdays. I've been doing them for the girls for at least the last 8 years and it's been a total joy. I always get requests for her 21st birthday cake which unfortunately I just threw together and never wrote down the recipe so I now make sure I measure and note anything that may be a winner. Well blogging has also taught me the importance of keeping track of these things as well. I have at least 4 large note books packed to the brim with recipes I've put together. I'm in the process of putting together my first little eBook which has some of my raw tarts recipes in it. It's just a start, I have soooo many ideas for books that I want to do. I just need to get this one done so I know what I'm doing then I think I will be on a roll.
I'm also at a very exiting, life changing, scary, sad, emotional and adventurous time in my life. My last child finishes school in just under 2 weeks time then heads overseas for a month to have an amazing holiday with his brother and sister. They are going to road trip America. They will celebrate his 18th birthday, Vegas, the coast, the mountains, snowboarding and just generally being locals for a little while as they have a base in Montana in a country home and a car to use to get them to the snow, the national parks and Costco! haha, I do hope they go and check out Trader Joes for me, I've heard so much about it and would love to know what it's like.