Clean Eating Detox

Hi Everyone,

I have successfully finished week two of my clean eating detox. (Thankfully) I think this is the longest I have gone without having to binge due to high temptations for chocolate, coke or chips.  I think I am doing well but obviously there is always room for improvement.

Thanks to my brother who is very health conscious for motivating and some what threatening my sister and I to change our eating habits. Now it is time to put everything that I’ve read and heard about clean eating to practice. There is a hundred and one different dieting techniques out there. By no means am I a dietician so I am in no position to give advice on much. Not only from a professional perspective but also need to see if what I am doing is going to work.

Anyways, on Saturday I just felt like a refreshing, filling but healthy lunch. I was working in Port Melbourne so I started researching local restaurants and cafes that would statisfy my craving. And boy oh boy did I hit the jackpot. I found amazing places that offered healthy options. My all time favourite thing to eat on all occasions would be salad.

Every. single. type. of. salad.

I can probably eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As you may know, I did a mini series of salad recipes on my blog. This is where I shared 5 different salad recipes over 5 days. They were easy, refreshing and filling. I will provide the links to all my Heathy Eating post below, please feel free to take a look at them.

Okay back to talking about the amazing salads I had on Saturday. Luckily I took a picture that I can share. So I got a mix of two, first one was with broccoli and peanuts; the other was shredded veggies like cabbage, beetroot, carrot and heaps more.

There was a variety of different options like; vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. (Winning!)

Foxes Den

99 Bay Street, Port Melbourne, Victoria 3207 Australia

Telephone: (03) 9646 4353

Open hours: Everyday 11:00am – 9:00pm

(They have other locations you will be able to see in the link I’ve provided above)

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Lentils, Peppers & Bulgarian Fetta Salad – DAY 2

Warm Spaghetti, Prawn and Basil Salad – DAY 3

Carrot, Zucchini, Green Beans with a Pistachio Dressing – DAY 4

Nicoise Salad (Tuna, Eggs & Green Beans) – DAY 5

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3 Ingredient Semi-Healthy Snack

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are all having a wonderful week.  This is a quick and easy recipe that I wanted to share on my blog for your benefit as well as mine. My friend shared this recipe with me and I wanted to share it with you because it is truely delicious.  This snack is perfect to nibble on and may be suitable for candy buffets or served as a dessert for guests. Another reason why I love this recipe so much is because you can just use what ever ingredients you have at home. For example  I used milk chocolate but you can replace that with dark chocolate. Likewise, you may replace the peanut butter with almond butter or what ever spread you like. It is a great opportunity to use the bananas you have at home that have started to get spotty.

Quick Tip: If you have any left over, put them in a zip lock bag and place them in the freezer. They will be amazing in smoothies!

INGREDIENTS:

Bananas

Peanut Butter

Melted Chocolate

METHOD:

1. Chop up the bananas.

2. Spread peanut butter between two pieces of banana.

 

3.Dip the peanut butter filled banana into the chocolate.

4. Place the banana onto a tray lined with baking paper and put it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes.

 

And Voilà!

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Nicoise Salad (Tuna, Eggs & Green Beans) – DAY 5

Hi everyone,
This is the end of the cycle for the daily salad posts. I am going to end this series with a BANG! The final salad is my favorite over the past couple days. My aim for these post were to show that you can make anything with what you have, where you are.

Most of the ingredients that I used were the ones I had at home, I did not specifically go shopping for these salad at all. Like me you will most likely have these ingredients at home. Even if you don’t  you can simply just substitute it with what you do have.

Salads are an effortless way to minimize calories at a meal, and maximize nutrients. As it is currently Summer in Australia, it is easy to turn salads from a side dish into a complete meal by just adding a protein such as chicken, meat or eggs.

If you would like to see a series of anything else please do not hesitate to ask, I am more than welcome to share recipes and pictures.

IMG_2210-0.JPGINGREDIENTS:

A bunch of green beans(Boiled)

1 small potato (Boiled)

1 can of tuna (preferably in oil as it adds to the dressing)

2 eggs (You can either boil or pouch. I like my eggs runny but you can cook it to the way that you like.)

Olives (Preferably Kalamata olives)

Salt

Lemon juice

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You may also like my posts:

 Basic Zucchini Spaghetti & Tomato Topping – Recipe

 Rocket, Pear & Cheese Salad – DAY 1

Lentils, Peppers & Bulgarian Fetta Salad – DAY 2

Warm Spaghetti, Prawn and Basil Salad – DAY 3

Carrot, Zucchini, Green Beans with a Pistachio Dressing – DAY 4

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Lentils, Peppers & Bulgarian Fetta Salad – DAY 2

Hi everyone!

This is the continuation of the post I published yesterday which is Rocket, Pear & Cheese Salad –  DAY 1. Like mentioned I am going to show you an easy salad recipe to create at home every day this week.

This salad is so filling! I just love the way it tastes and the versatility. You can add and take things away as you like it.

IMG_2120.JPGINGREDIENTS:

Brown Lentils (I boiled them until they were soft)

Grilled peppers (I used a combination of both hot and sweet peppers, you can use which ever one you prefer)

1 carrot grated

Small tomato diced

Small Spanish onion diced

A tiny bit of Bulgarian Fetta cheese ( You can use any soft cheese)

A table spoon of Hummus dip

Salt

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You may also like my post Basic Zucchini Spaghetti & Tomato Topping – Recipe OR Rocket, Pear & Cheese Salad – DAY 1

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Rocket, Pear & Cheese Salad – DAY 1

Hi everyone!

Can we just we just talk about how awesome salads are? You can basically make a salad with anything and everything. They are so light, refreshing and suppress hunger at the same time. Salad are so easy to make, only use a few ingredients and suitable for all occasions.

When I went to my friends house last week, she made this amazing salad. So I decided to recreate it for my blog. Likewise, I am going to publish a post everyday about a new and easy salad to create. I will include the list of ingredients for the salad, the dressing and photos of my creation.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Salad)

Rocket lettuce (Use as much as you want, I used a whole packet from the supermarket and it served two)

1 Pear (It is better to have a pear which is firm as it would not get mushed when you are mixing the salad)

Tasty Cheese (You can use any cheese you would like, Parmesan cheese will taste amazing)

INGREDIENTS:

(Dressing)

Olive Oil

Pomegranate Molasses (You can probably find this in the Middle Eastern aisle at the supermarket. It has a sour taste so add as much or little as you want)

Salt

And Voilà!2015/01/img_5677.jpg

You may also like my post Basic Zucchini Spaghetti & Tomato Topping – Recipe

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Basic Zucchini Spaghetti & Tomato Topping – Recipe

Hi everyone!

If you have read one of my more recent post it was about my New Year’s “Revolution”. One of the very few goals I had set for my self was to IMPROVE MY HEALTH. This means to increase my physical activity and consume a balanced diet. As I was browsing Instagram I saw a photo of Zucchini Spaghetti. This inspired me to create my own recipe. This is a basic recipe and you can add or change it as you like.  I used a large zucchini/courgette to make two servings on the pasta. This recipe requires minimal ingredients and takes a only 10 minutes to prepare.

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INGREDIENTS

1 Large zucchini/courgette

1 can of diced tomatoes

2 garlic gloves

Salt

Black Pepper

Parmesan cheese (option)

METHOD:

  1. There is an utensil that cuts the zucchini but because I do not have it, I used a peeler to make thin pieces of the zuccchini and then I cut them into thin spaghetti sized strips.
  2. Boil the zucchini in hot water for 2 minutes.
  3. Put one can of diced tomatoes in a pot and start to heat them. Add garlic, onion or both into the mixture.
  4. Season to taste.
  5. Serve the sauce onto of the zucchini like bolognese sauce.

And Voilà!

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Queen Victoria Night Market – Photos and More

Hi everyone!

On Wednesday I planned to go to Queen Victoria Market with my friend for the annual ‘Night Market’. So, if you are not from Melbourne or Australia you may be asking ‘What on earth is that?’. Well, Queen Victoria Market also known as Queen Vic or Vic Market is a major landmark and tourist attraction in Melbourne, Australia. It is the largest(7 hectares) open air market in the Southern Hemisphere.

Every summer there is a Night Market held on Wednesday nights from 5 pm to 10 pm. The market “offers a unique platform for emerging designers, artists, musicians and foodies to showcase their talent at one of Melbourne’s favourite summer events.”

It is a great place to meet and hang out with your family and friends, enjoy the variety of food offered and appreciate the lovely atmosphere. There is a variety of different things to offer at this amazing event. There are numerous types of street foods from distinct cuisines such as Italian, Turkish, Danish, Korean and much much more. There are unique pieces of clothing, vintage items and handmade jewellery. Likewise there are exclusive artwork, beautifully crafted furniture, candles and makeup.  My short description will not do justice to the things offered at the market.

I just wanted to offer a few tips and tricks to anyone who will attend this event or something similar.

– Make sure you wear comfortable shoes as there is quite a bit of walking.

– Take CASH! This is an very important thing as majority of the places do not offer card access and if there is an ATM there is definitely going to be a massive line.

– Make sure you are mentally and physically prepared to be pushed and surrounded by heaps of people. I was not feeling well so I did not have the best time  as I was overwhelmed and also had an anxiety attack.

– If you are going to carry a bag, make sure it is not too heavy or too big.

These are some of the photos that I captured from the night. Overall I enjoyed myself with the delicious food and company!

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