Smokey Pulled Lamb, Brussels with Bacon Bits & Roast Pumpkin

Yummo – pulled lamb!  Like some magical animal – pulled lamb can be used for everything and is a delicious protein to have on hand.   I like to cook up a large lamb shoulder in the slow cooker, and then use it for various meals throughout the week.  It goes particularly well with a chunky…

Charge CrossFit Games

My CrossFit box Charge CrossFit Northcote had their 1st birthday celebration and inaugural “Charge Like A Bull – In house comp” today! As a relative CrossFit ‘newbie’ I scaled the 3x WOD’s (Workout of the Day) today, but still worked my butt off and realised I have a very long way to go! I was…

Reintroducing grains

This week I reintroduced grains to my diet with varying degrees of success. On Wednesday I tried introducing non-glutinous grains at each meal: Meal 1 – I made quinoa porridge with coconut milk, almond milk, banana, almond meal, cinnamon and nutmeg. This was really delicious and I felt fine afterwards. I did notice I was…

Chocolate

Chocolate! My weakness, my thorn, my addiction (whatever you want to call it)… has NOT been cured since completing my Whole30. Damn. Since having a little bit of chocolate over the weekend, and still having some in the house, I just want to eat it, like all at once *sigh*. So emotional pleasure/reward issues with…

Reintroducing legumes and dairy

Post Whole30 and a weekend away to Daylesford for our 1 year anniversary! Last week I had Wednesday reintroducing legumes. I ate some peanut butter and some tempeh. I felt ok, a little gassy but no other noticeable side effects. I would like to include small amounts of legumes in my day to day diet,…

Whole30 – Day!!

I made it – 30 days down! Ok so there may have been a few slips – a couple of sneaky wines, a tiny bit or sugar or yeast in stock (i just didn’t get to making my own on top of all the rest of the cooking!), but mostly my Whole30 was paleo perfect!…

Whole30 – Day 28: Sunday Prepday

I spent a lazy winter day at home cleaning out some old boxes (still unpacked from last time we moved), and prepping up a whole heap of Paleo food for the week ahead. Only 2 days of the Whole30 to go, but planning on staying Paleo while I test reintroducing legumes, dairy, non-gluten grains and…

Whole30 – Day 25: Big changes

Ok I’ve been talking a lot about what I’m eating and how delicious it is, but back to how I am feeling… Am I noticing physical/mental changes after 3.5 weeks of Paleo? Yes I have lost weight, although I’ve not yet weighed myself I can tell in my clothes. Yes my skin is clearer, less…

Whole30 – Day 23: weekend round up

Ok I was a bit lazy over the rest of the weekend and didn’t post – but I did continue with shopping for, making and eating delicious paleo friendly meals.  And all of a sudden here I am on Day 23.  I’m still loving eating paleo foods, although as I come closer to 30 days…

Whole30 – Day 20: Food Shopping

Yay the weekend! And three days off with the Queen’s Birthday holiday on Monday! So I certainly fell off the Whole30 wagon last night, having 3x glasses of bubbles at the farewell party for my work colleagues. In the grand scheme of things though I’m pretty proud of myself for not having 10x drinks and…

Whole30 – Day 18 & 19: Celebration time!

Yesterday my husband and I put in an offer to buy a pretty cool apartment in the city – and by the afternoon our offer had been accepted!  Soo exciting.  I just had to celebrate this big life occasion – it’s our first home not renting and we are soo looking forward to it! So…

Whole30 – Day 17: No more eggs!

Today I woke up and was starving and wanted to scoff like a whole bowl of muesli with yogurt and milk… I didn’t.  I ate a banana and made some scrambled eggs, and left the house not feeling very satisfied and definitely feeling over eggs. Need to look up some recipes for smoothies so I…