Donations, updations and culinary temptations!

August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Goooooood afternoon and happy Friday!

I am SUPER excited due to the impending arrival of Bonne Ma tomorrow for a fly-by catch up. (I am referring, of course, to my beloved mother dearest. BS MUM if you will).

With one day to make up for months of missed gossip sessions, health-food experiments and retail therapy, it is going to be an epic task to fit so much mother/daughter bonding into a mere 24 hours!

Shortlist for the days’ activities include:

  • Talk over tea.
  • Banter over brunch.
  • Deconstruct over dinner.
  • Philosophise over phood.

… this getting out of hand?

But seriously, there really is too much to do! How do you like to hang with the ‘rents?

In other news, I couldn’t let a day pass without crumbling to the desire for a semi-raw salad bowl once again! This was particularly satisfilling.

The secrets’ in the shredding my friends. Shredded cabbage, spinach & kale, carrot, mushroom & red pepper.

For this bowl I cooked a new ‘super-grain’ mix I scored that combined yellow/red/black quinoa, amaranth and millet. OMGYUM. I seasoned it with Herbamare – a condiment I’ve seen frequently on food blogs but never had the joy of witnessing in Aussie stores, until yesterday.

Check those ingredients!

I cooked up the quinoa mix until almost done and threw in some small broccoli florets to steam through at the end. I then layered over top of salad, and added about 1/4 c cooked chickpeas & chia seeds for good measure (NB: for regular use I soak these, to facilitate absorption in the body, but sometimes I just want their delightful little CRUNCH!).

Dressed with extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic, Dijon mustard, finely chopped garlic, lemon juice, tiny taste of raw honey & cracked black pepper.

All mixed up with one place to go.

I’ve said it before, but DAYAM, vegan is delicious!

Also, you can now (or will very shortly) be able to find me at Healthy Living, an online community of bloggers from around the world who are healthy little bunnies.

The blurb.

Healthy Living Blogs is a new resource for the health blogging community. Created by Lindsey of Sound Eats, HLB is a site designed to enhance the positive community of the healthy living blog world. Bloggers and readers can explore the site and find more blogs to love, bloggers in their area, and forums to deepen healthy discussion and support. If you’re interested in having your site listed on HLB, simply send the following information to and check the site out for yourself!

  • Email subject line: MEMBERS

  • Your name (please share if you prefer to go by first name, first and last, or however you prefer to be known on the Internet)

  • Blog Name

  • Blog URL (please start with http://, not www.)

  • Your twitter handle, if applicable

  • Your location (if you prefer not to disclose this information for privacy’s sake, that is completely understandable. We’ll simply include your blog listing in the A-Z listing, not by location, too)

  • Any specific labels (i.e. vegan, gluten-free, weight loss, running, etc.)

Check it out if you have a blog & are interested in getting involved (i’m looking at YOU HanEats!)

Something that also drew my attention today was Triple J’s/ABC’s appeal, together with Unicef, for donations to the Pakistan flood victims.

I made my way over to Unicef right away to send some dollars through, because my god, if I can spend $150 on groceries in a week, surely I can spare money for a donation.

FYI – almost 20 million people have been affected by these floods, which are being called the worst natural disaster of our generation. Despite the magnitude and horror of the events that continue to incapacitate a nation, 1/5 of which is submerged, there has been lacklustre media coverage and sluggish international support. Did you know that the sheer number of people touched by the disaster is greater than the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti Earthquake combined? Insanely incomprehensible. So if you can, think about donating as little or as much as you’re able, because (to invoke that incredibly clichéd, yet stunningly truthful mantra); every dollar counts.

I believe that is my 2 (or more) cents for the day!

Enjoy the weekend bellas! x




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