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Work Lunch Done – Quinoa Salad

This salad has something a little different for ingredients and looks great on the table due to its intense color and flavour. All the more perfect and refreshing, if it is summer, in your part of the world! If you are looking to make a quick lunch, possibly to take to work, and still have… Continue reading Work Lunch Done – Quinoa Salad

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Ten Minute Orange Cake Recipe

Reminiscing about my Danish Grandmother who used to cook Orange cake for Sunday afternoon tea, I remembered how, as a child, I looked forward to visiting her house as I could smell the aroma of baking, as we arrived. Anyone can find ten minutes to spare, right? How long does it take to post on… Continue reading Ten Minute Orange Cake Recipe

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Sunday Sayings

Several years ago, I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within those succinct few words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, they are a portal through time to generations past and echo a diverse range of cultures, and the experiences of many lessons learned and the wisdom from thousands of lives already lived. They offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same way relay runners might pass a baton. Once it’s handed over, it is up to us what we do with it and how we pass it on.

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Booted Out of Bikram

A while back I attended two classes in Bikram Yoga. This is yoga performed in a hot room. Source: https://www.wetravel.com/ You see, I love a good sauna, and I like yoga.... perfect combination? Right? WRONG! Classically trained on and off for the past 30 or so years in Iyengar/ Hatha yoga as a recreational pursuit… Continue reading Booted Out of Bikram

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Nutty Rice

I was recently asked for a way to get folks and children to eat brown rice. "Disguise it with yummy additions," I said. Or use the recipe below: So far it hasn't met with rejection. [Just don't tell anyone this is actually Brown Rice for then staunch haters of brown rice will gobble this up!!]… Continue reading Nutty Rice

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Eat Like the Japanese

It seems like the only people I have seen in Japan carrying extra kilos, (Sumo wrestlers notwithstanding), has been more often than not, Australian tourists - like me! I was thinking that there was something in this. Perhaps it should be a wake up call for Aussie lifestyle and diets. At breakfast the morning after… Continue reading Eat Like the Japanese

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Finding Happiness

Everyone wants it, and we constantly seek it, yet it can be illusive to many. Happiness is really the magic spell of life. Every second Sunday, I ponder some suggestions on finding a little more joy and happiness in one's life. These are inspirational, encouraging words that are important to share with others.

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Something light for Tea

You may have heard me espousing the benefits of almonds and walnuts in recipes such as salads, or the Almond and Walnut Muffin recipe, I have previously posted, but what about  the benefits of incorporating cinnamon in our diet? I have to confess to being quite a fan of the cinnamon, especially in the crumble… Continue reading Something light for Tea