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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 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

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

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Quick & Easy Scone Recipe

Hi everyone!

I baked some scones using this quick and easy recipe.Scones are one of the easiest and quickest things to make while baking. With only a preparation time on 15 minutes and 20 to 25 minutes for baking, it will be ready before you know it. Likewise, there are minimal ingredients needed. I have been using this recipe for years. With only 3 ingredients, you do not even need to go grocery shopping to prepare, most of the ingredients you will already have at home.

Scones are perfect to make for tea parties and a gift to take to someones house while visiting. There are hundreds of recipes, some that include lemonade, raisins and even cheese. I serve my scones with sweetened whipped cream and whatever jam I have at home. On this occasion, I had apricot jam as a filling but I prefer to eat them with strawberry jam.

These scones do not have any salt or sugar in the recipe so they are neither savory nor sweet. You can try them with Nutella and cream or even a slice of tomato with some cheese.  It is very important when making these scones that you sift the flour, this will ensure that they are light and have no lumps. Similarly, when kneading the dough, you must be as gentle as possible and avoid over kneading it. This will result in scones what will be tough.

A little trick I like to do once you have placed the scones in the tray is to put the tray above or close to the oven. This will help the scones to be fluffy, soft and assist in the rising of the dough.

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INGREDIENTS

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3 cups self-raising flour

80g butter, cubed

1-1 1/4 cups of milk

Plain flour, for dusting

UTENSILS:

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Oven tray

Measuring cups

Sifter

Larger Bowl

Flat- bladed knife

Round cutter

METHOD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Lightly dust a flat baking tray with plain flour.
  2. Sift self-raising
  3. DSC_3964Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. DSC_3966Make a well in the centre. Add 1 cup of milk.
  5. DSC_3967 Mix with a flat-bladed knife until mixture forms a soft dough, adding more milk if required.
  6. Turn onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth (do not over knead dough or the scones will become tough).
  7. Pat dough into a 2 cm-thick round. Using a round cutter, cut out the scones. Depending on the size of your cutter, amount of scones will vary.
  8. Place scones onto prepared baking tray, 1 cm apart. Sprinkle tops with little plain flour.]

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DSC_3978     9.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and well risen. Transfer to a wire rack.

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And Voilà!

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