Monthly Archives: May 2016

#7 A Simplicious Challenge: Embedding new habits

The Simplicious Challenge: I’m cooking all 306 recipes from Sarah Wilson’s book Simplicious, to see the impact it has on the way I buy, cook, consume and waste food. Read the first post here, if you missed it.

It has officially been six months since I started this challenge (where did that time go!?). My husband has finally stopped complaining about Simplicious living on the kitchen bench. 😀 Which is a relief, because it will probably be there for another year!

It was very generous of Sarah Wilson and her Manager Jo Foster to invite me to contribute to a blog post on Sarah’s blog a couple of weeks ago, to share some of my favourite Simplicious dishes (so far), as well as some of the things I’m learning along the way. Plus, I’ve cracked the 100 mark! I feel like I’m starting to make a dent in this enormous cookbook.

Last month, I wrote about the broader choices I make as a consumer, both food and non-food related, and reflected on this in Sarah’s post as well. I’ve written a few times in the past about working towards making more responsible consumer choices, but without allowing it to cause me anxiety, as was the case 18 months ago. This struggle seemed to resonate with other people who read the post, who commented and wrote to me that they had also struggled with similar things. Continue reading

Mothers Day Breakfast Recipes (and a love letter to the mums in my life)

With Mothers Day fast approaching in Australia (next Sunday 8 May, people!), I thought I’d get in early with some breakfast ideas… Not just for those readers who will be cooking for their own mothers or the mothers of their children, but more likely: for those of you who ARE mothers, who might want to pass on some gentle suggestions!

Below are some breakfast recipe ideas (all relatively healthy and low-sugar), including my recipe for an extremely easy Zesty Orange French Toast; which might be a perfect option for someone less confident in the kitchen or who doesn’t really like cooking. I’ve also provided links to some other delicious sweet-ish and savoury breakfast options. I’m on a bit of an avocado-and-eggs thing at the moment, and nearly ended up with a list of only avocado-and-egg recipes. But I’ve managed to restrain myself to just one. This time. 🙂 Continue reading

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