Monday, 19 November 2012

Food & Love

Hey gorgeous followers and hello to my haters too...

I'm feeling slightly lost, a little like I lost my super hero cape...I failed a subject at university and to top it off had to pull out of my Melbourne Storm internship which would have been a great opportunity for me. Honestly I cannot compete with 21year olds who work at McDonalds (much as I think you're awesome Craig!) when I have so much going on in my life. But it has made me feel deflated, and I guess it turns out I cannot do it all.

Off that note and on to some delicious recipes...which have been making me happy and healthy.

Cheezy Sauce (from Veganomicon)

•2 cups water
•1/4 cup flour
•1 tblsp olive oil
•3 garlic cloves crushed
•1/4 tsp salt
•pinch dried thyme
•black pepper to taste
•1 tsp turmeric
•3/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
•1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
• 1 tsp yellow mustard

• whisk water & flour in a measuring cup
• gently cook oil & garlic in a small saucepan
• add thyme, salt & pepper, then flour-water, turmeric & yeast whisk constantly over medium heat until bubbling & thickening, stir & cook for 2 more minutes
• add lemon & mustard. Serve warm :)

Vegan Lemon Cheesecake
  • 12 digestive biscuits
  • 1/2 tbsp raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup nuttalex
  • 3 cups cashews
  • 3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 3/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • grease the bottom of a 19cm cake tin
  • crush buscuits into crumbs and add the sugar
  • melt the nuttalex and mix well into the buiscut mix, tip into cake tin & press down firmly
  • put base in fridge to cool
  • place all other ingredients in a blender and blend til smooth & creamy
  • pour onto crust base and set in the fridge/freezer for 3-5hours
Zucchini Pasta
  • 2 zucchini's peeled and peeled into "noodles" raw & wholesome
  • add chopped tomato, avocado, onion, sprouts and chia seeds

So to end on a high, I had a great day at work this morning. It really feels like I am helping people achieve their goals in a positive, long-term way. A few of my clients are struggling with motivation and while I know I work in the gym and dont pay for my PT anymore (because I happen to be dating my hunky trainer) EVERYONE struggles with motivation at times, everyone has days where it's all a bit too much. But getting off your ass and making a date with yourself or your trainer is half the battle. Once you have a consistant approach to both fuelling your body with nutritious food and training in the right way for you, you WILL see results. From here, it becomes passion, part of you and FOR you. It isnt rocket science (just sport science) and I'm certain it doesnt have to be an expensive venture.

As you can see I allow myself to eat sugar in moderation, I have days where I cbf training, or walking or doing anything more than work & mothering...prior to Rivs I had days where I watched sex&the city in bed all day! It is your consistancy and dedication to health, to life and to not be so damn hard on yourself that will have you in tip top condition.

Get moving!!

Cheers & Giggles

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