All posts tagged: food

#143 Gaining Weight – ‘Being Productive Is Unhealthy’

Originally posted on Mindfump!:
Facebook | Twitter | Youtube | Instagram | Bloglovin’ Being a slender man* with a fast metabolism I often channel my inner Al Gore and abuse this rather convenient truth and make documentaries eat whatever I like when I like. It wasn’t until I was in my early 20s that I realised that this option was not available for everyone else. My sympathy didn’t run very far but it did make me pause for thought between my 6th and 7th donuts. I just never gain weight. Given the vastly different approaches I’ve taken in my life, from eating junk food daily to training for an Ironman 6 days a week, my weight just never changes. I’ve always had a 5kg range with which my body says ‘yeah this feels fine, think I’ll just stay here’. And it does. Just because I don’t gain weight however does not mean I don’t want to eat healthily, obviously gaining weight is only one of the negatives. If I eat too many donuts for instance I…

Singapore Travel Outtakes

Originally posted on From Swerve of Shore:
A lot of expats and travelers in Southeast Asia like to rag on Singapore. They say it’s too clean, too orderly. It’s boring and polite and polished. Nothing but soft edges. But I’ve always thought criticisms like that said more about the person than the place. Singapore–like everywhere else in the world–is largely what you make of it. It’s a complex and complicated place, capable of being just about anything. Little India on a Sunday is chaotic and wonderful, with energy pulsating through the crowded streets. Chinatown fills up with old men playing chess and gossiping as they sit idly about. Hawker centers dish out world class cuisine day and night. Locals and tourists alike browse through the Gardens by the Bay and the old colonial promenades downtown, and at night restaurants, cocktail bars, speakeasies, and clubs all come alive until the early hours. I’ve been back and forth to Singapore several times this year, and I haven’t once had to repeat a single night out. There’s always…

Surprise Trip to San Francisco

Originally posted on for the love of nike :
My husband surprised me with a trip to San Francisco last weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. What better gift could a girl ask for?! Over the course of the weekend we ate, drank, and walked (51 miles) to our hearts’ content. We stayed at the Hotel Adagio. This little boutique feeling hotel is owned by Marriott. They were so sweet–giving us a room with a view and a bottle of wine on the house. (Note the giant tiger mural by Nychos. You’ve got a great view of it from there.) Our first stop was Lombard Street. You know, that bizarre crooked street that people actually drive down (amazingly without hitting the gaggles of tourists)? You have to love (and hate) the typography of San Francisco. It creates the most beautiful architectural reactions (and gives you hella blisters). Get a load of those giant wheels spinning cables below. That’s how the famous SF cable cars work. We hopped on (each trip costs $7) and made our way…

Vegetable Rice Review

Originally posted on Charm of Love:
Evening everyone, As this post goes live I am done with my pre-assessment and I’m probably just waking up, getting ready to go to work. I’ve stockpiled a bit of food to keep me going and I’m just going to get on with it, looking forward to having the weekend off. Today I have a very short review for you on beetroot and cauliflower rice. I started off by making the cauliflower rice by myself, it’s super easy (just pulse in a food processor and fry) but I also picked up a ready made pack, as well as a pack of beetroot rice so I thought I’d let you know about that. Maybe you don’t have time to prepare it, maybe you don’t have a food processor, it’s probably the easiest accompaniment to a meal ever and a brilliant way to add more vegetables to your diet. It’s also a brilliant way to complete a meal without carbs, if you are trying to avoid those. I bought these because…

How We Eat [Healthy] For $75 A Week

Happy Monday, people! Are you heading to work for the week? Starting out with a meal prep Monday so you can crush your nutrition goals? This post is a teensy bit long but it’s something I get asked about a LOT so I promise it is packed full of helpful info 🙂 I have written before about? Our Dave Ramsey Adventure? and how it changed our lives. If it weren’t for budgeting and planning, we would not have had the beautiful wedding we did, and we would probably have struggled a lot more in our marriage. We started our budget using this worksheet. And quickly learned that according to the suggested percentages we were WAY overspending on food. Based on our goals and initial income, we decided $300 was a good monthly rate for groceries. I shop weekly, so we budgeted that as $75/ week. Just for reference, I was spending probably $100-$120 by myself prior to moving in with Keaton, so this was huge adjustment. However, I have learned lots of tips and tricks…

Easy Vegan Enchiladas Recipe

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
Today I’m sharing with you my favourite family meal to cook; enchiladas. These are actually really easy to make but look quite impressive when you serve them. They get devoured in my house every time; by vegans and non-vegans alike. Another plus is that a lot of the ingredients are staple pantry or freezers items and so you can often make these as a last minute meal. Hearty, filling and delicious; try making these for you next family meal! Ingredients: Main 2 onions 3 cloves of garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 1 red pepper 1 cup water 15 cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup corn 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed) 1 can tomato purée 1 can refried beans 8 tortilla’s Spices (*you can adapt these to fit your own taste) 1 tbsp garlic salt 1/2 tbsp pepper 1/2 tbsp chilli 1 tbsp parsley 1/2 tbsp tuscan seasoning 1/2 tbsp cajun seasoning Optional Toppings 3 tbsp salsa 3 tbsp nutritional yeast Equipment: 1 chopping board 2 cooking pans 1…

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs

Life According to Jamie Figs are one of my favorite fruits. Well, I love most fruits, but figs are up there. I think I even had them on my monthly favorites one month last summer. I also love prosciutto, the Italian cured ham. It’s a well-known fact that salty and sweet go together so well. A popular appetizer are prosciutto wrapped melons, but an appetizer or snack that you may not hear about as often is prosciutto wrapped figs. This isn’t really a recipe post, because there’s nothing to it. I washed and cut up some figs, wrapped some strips of prosciutto around the figs and that was it! The salty prosciutto pairs harmoniously with the sweetness from the figs. This is perfect to serve as an appetizer to any summer dinner parties or a little snack for yourself this summer as the figs are so sweet and refreshing. It’s so tasty and while the addition… View original post 20 more words

Chocolate Coated Watermelon

Originally posted on I've Got Cake:
This post was inspired after about an hour of trolling through Instragram. You go from scrolling through your?friends page to some girl doing yoga in a thong to this shit. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Chocolate Coated Watermelon ? What I Used 3 bars of white chocolate (or dark chocolate – whatever you prefer). Half a Watermelon. Sea Salt (optional). What I Did This is a happy little summer snack and it only takes about 5 mins to make. Think cookouts.? Think beach snack. You’re gonna make this at some point?this year, I mean who’s kidding who here. ? Take the watermelon half and slice it longwise, about 2 inches thick. Cut each slice into even rectangles. Set aside. Break the chocolate bars apart and place in a medium bowl. Heat the bowl in the microwave for about 40 secs or until the chocolate starts to melt – be careful not to overheat the chocolate or it’ll burn.…

Choco, Almond & Coconut Bliss Balls

Originally posted on foodbycamilla:
? ? The recipe I wanted to share today is  bliss ball!  Bliss balls or energy balls are so easy to whip up, there is no lengthy preparation time or cooking involved. Bliss balls are simply raw balls usually made up of mainly dates and nuts.I used a combination of  coconut, almonds, oats, dates and cacao powder as the base and rolled them in some more coconut. These makes a delicious guilt- free delicious snack. Bliss balls are amazing to pop in your lunchbox and will easily satisfy sweet cravings. These are brilliant to make in the beginning of the week, store them in the fridge, and you have a healthy snack available all week long. Ingredients: ( makes about 12 bliss balls).  1/2 cup  / 75 gram almonds 1/2 cup / 45 gram oats 1/4 cup / 25 gram desiccated coconut, unsweetend 8 medjool dates 1 tsp coconut oil 1  tbsp heaped raw cacao powder 1 tsp water (if necessary). ? Method: Place all the ingredients (except for the dates)  in a food…

Nothing Lasts Forever…Not Even Your Favorite Take Out Place.

Originally posted on the boston gayllennial:
A few nights ago I watched Unzipped, the Isaac Mizrahi documentary on Netflix, and it was really great. Because I sort of came of age in the aughts I wasn’t really aware of how truly up there he was in the fashion world back in the 90s. The documentary follows the making of his critically acclaimed fall 1994 collection (when I was two!), from sketch pad to runway. It’s wildly interesting, in part because fashion shows are a dime a dozen these days in New York and hardly ever as special as they used to be, but that’s not my point. Towards the end of the film you see Mizrahi walking down 6th avenue in ecstasy, having made the fashion world go wild for the collection that was such a nightmare to put together. And then, out of nowhere I see him walk right past Charlie Mom. Charlie Mom was the first restaurant that I ate in when I moved to New York for school and, at 18, my mother, father,…