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Fasting & Feasting Week 4

Fasting & Feasting Week 4

How can we be at Week 4 of the Alternate Day Fasting Diet already and still I’m not being mistaken for Angelina Jolie? Must have lost too much weight off the lips. Fortunately some has come off the hips too, around half a kilo this […]

Fasting & Feasting Week 3

Fasting & Feasting Week 3

Week 3 of the Alternate Day Fasting Diet down and I could almost get used to this (says she from the comfortable complacency of a feast day). Despite a massive mid-week blow-out Mexican style (which thankfully coincided with a feast day) I’ve still lost another […]

A Taste of Mexico

A Taste of Mexico

It’s been a long time since I ate at a Mexican restaurant, so when I received an invitation to join a group of food bloggers and media types at a dinner at Maiz and Mezcal, a local Adelaide restaurant, I was keen to try out some south of the border cuisine again. The dinner was to celebrate the launch of the restaurant’s new Revolution menu, a seasonal adaptation of their Mexican street food theme.

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Fasting and Feasting Week 2

Fasting and Feasting Week 2

Another week done and another kilogram down. Week 2 hasn’t all been plain sailing, as there have been moments when I could have chewed my own arm off I was so hungry, but I’ve hung in there and all limbs remain intact.

Almond and Pear Tart surprise

Almond and Pear Tart surprise

Like me you’re probably wary of recipes with the word “surprise” in the title. There’s no guarantee the surprise will be a pleasant one. This one though is different in that the surprise ingredient is defined by its absence. It’s a tart with no pastry. […]

Fasting and Feasting Week 1

Fasting and Feasting Week 1

Fasting is arguably the antithesis of what this blog’s about, but I hope you’ll bear with me as I embark on the AFD (Alternate Day Fasting Diet). I won’t bother to regale you with stories, recipes and photos of the fast days, for obvious reasons, but there’s at least some potential for interesting food ideas in the alternate feasting ones. And as we’re all interested in healthy eating (at least in theory), hopefully you’ll enjoy witnessing my journey along the road of calorie conscious consumption.

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New Spring Resolutions

New Spring Resolutions

Making resolutions to turn over some new leaves just because it’s spring is about as predictable and potentially futile as doing it because it’s a new year. However there’s a sense of reinvigoration that comes with spring (all that blossoming, budding and blooming) which, for […]

Beautiful Beetroot

Beautiful Beetroot

It’s taken me a long time to appreciate the finer qualities of  beetroot.  In the naivety of youth I didn’t know any version other than the metallic tasting, vinegary tinned variety existed. Gloops of it slapped on top of iceberg lettuce didn’t add much to a salad, […]

The Last of the Lemons

The Last of the Lemons

They’re not an endangered species, don’t worry. It’s our backyard lemons that are on their last gasp, their stocks having been finally depleted by my constant inroads.  There are actually still a few left on one of them, however HWMBF has instructed me to leave them there “because they look nice”. What’s he thinking  …. it’s a Christmas tree???  Mind you, I’m probably just about cooked out lemon-wise, especially in the dessert department, as evidenced by my expanding waistline. But not quite.  As a grand finale, this week I made Triple Lemon Cupcakes.

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On the Road Again with Food SA

On the Road Again with Food SA

A couple of months ago I wrote about a day out with Food SA, visiting some of the winners of last year’s Food Industry Awards.  I enjoyed it so much I hopped on the Food SA bus again recently to check out some more examples […]


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