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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Avocado and Banana Smoothie – Recipe

Hi Everyone,

I’ve decided to treat you all today with one of my favourite smoothie recipes to commemorate the return of my blog. I tried something similar to this at a café and thought I could experiment with the ingredients and added my own twist. When I first saw this smoothie on the menu, I was a little taken back and wasn’t sure what to expect, however I couldn’t resist the temptation to not try it. I shared this recipe on my Snapchat and was pretty ecstatic to see I inspired my friends to try it as well.

If you love avocado, there is a high chance that you will enjoy this recipe, and most likely share it with your own circle of friends.

INGREDIENTS

Avocado

Coconut milk

Banana (A handy tip that I like to use, incorporate bananas that are completely ripe as they will add a nice sweet taste)

Chia seeds

Honey (optional- I don’t like my smoothies too sweet so I generally leave it out)

Coco powder (optional)

Ice (This is a must for my smoothies, nothing I hate more than a warm beverage. Thinking about it actually makes me si

METHOD:

Combine everything in a blender and wiz it all together. This smoothie is quite fulling and a perfect alternative for breakfast for those who are on the go. Also, if you aren’t a big fan of really thick smoothies just dilute it with some water or move coconut milk. I have not included measurements so make it according to your liking.

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

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

Hi Everyone!

This one of the easiest salad that ever exist. Once again this is my sisters recipe, she will kill me if I did not mention that. You are probably sick and tired of reading the same thing, so I am going to say it one last time: SALADS ARE THE BEST!

We usually make this salad on the side of Chicken Parmigiana or Steak with potatoes as well. If you are allergic or do not like pistachios you can just leave them out of course.

2015/01/img_5765.jpgINGREDIENTS:

(Salad)

1 carrot

1 zucchini

A bunch of green beans

INGREDIENTS:

(Dressing)

Crushed Pistachio

Juice of a whole lemon

Olive Oil

Garlic

Parmesan cheese

Salt

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Warm Spaghetti, Prawn and Basil Salad – DAY 3

Hi Everyone!

This is the continuation of the post I published a few days ago which was 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 is my sisters recipe and she will kill me if I took credit for it. This salad can we made all year round but I enjoy having it during a warm Summers day.  If you are vegetarian or do not like seafood, you can substitute the prawns for tomatoes.  The sharpness from the Parmesan cheese adds an amazing flavour but you can leave it out if you do not like it.

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INGREDIENTS:

(Salad)

Spaghetti

Prawns

A bunch of Basil

1 Spanish Onion

Parmesan Cheese

INGREDIENTS:

(Dressing)

Chilli Flakes

Juice of a whole lemon

Olive Oil

Salt

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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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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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