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I’m not judging you for not quitting sugar – just finding my own line

I recently came across this article on my Facebook news-feed, shared by a vegetarian friend. The author, Sylvia, shares her frustrations about how often she is questioned about her vegetarianism, and says that this usually turns into a debate about the pros and cons of not eating meat.

In discussing the reasons why she has experienced hostility towards her lifestyle, Sylvia comes to the conclusion that people don’t like to feel judged, and that even though she stopped eating meat as a personal choice; “the message behind stepping outside the status quo is that the status quo is bad, and that puts people on the defensive.” The irony of this, is that when people do get defensive and lash out because they fear they are being judged, their hostility or criticism is usually terribly judgmental in itself. Continue reading

Fresh Mint Pesto

Versatile fresh mint pesto

Versatile fresh mint pesto

I created this fresh mint pesto to use as a base on my lamb pizza, but it could be used in all manner of things: tossed through hot spaghetti with peas, dolloped on seafood, in a salad dressing, as an accompaniment to lamb cutlets, as a spread on a sandwich or wrap. Continue reading

Lime and Macadamia Coconut Truffles

These are very moreish. To the point where I ate too many, so now I’m ruined for a while. I started out trying to recreate the popular coconut and almond Raffaello balls, using natural ingredients, and I really just tried these as a variation. But they were the clear winner.

These truffles use only a few ingredients – coconut (in a few different forms), vanilla, honey, lime and macadamia nuts. This means they also happen to be dairy-free, refined sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, vegan (when substituting honey with rice malt syrup), vegetarian, and paleo. Everyone’s happy! Except for people who are allergic to nuts. Or coconut. Sorry. Continue reading

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