Monday, 7 May 2012

21.1km - The Hurt Locker

You can see it in my eyes and can tell from my body language that I am indeed in the hurt locker!  

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Cauliflower, Leek and Crispy Bacon Soup

Looking for a creamy soup without using any dairy at all?  Here is the answer!  Cauliflowers are incredibly nutritious and tasty and add some leek and some crispy bacon and you have a little piece of cold weather heaven!  

Spend the few extra dollars on some quality chicken stock or if you're feeling keen in the kitchen make some chicken stock yourself.  

You will need a blender or stick blender for this soup.  This makes approximately 3 litres of soup.  

Macadamia and Mango Slice

The Macadamia nut is well known for being a high energy  source and a fantastic source of protein.  Pairing this with the sweetness of mango and coconut flour you get a nutritious tropical snack that you can take to work, eat before or after a workout, or have a sneaky treat at afternoon tea.  

This does make a large amount of slice, so feel free to halve the recipe if you're trying it out for the first time.   Don't feel guilty that there's a bit of sweetness to this snack as there's so much goodness in the LSA mix and the chia seeds too! 

If you have a food processor it is highly recommended that you get it out of the cupboard to chop up the mango and macadamias, otherwise I'm sorry to say it's going to be a long haul chopping by hand - but I promise it's worth it!