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Posts by Anja

Curried lentil and pumpkin soup

Adding lentils to pumpkin soup gives you a big protein and fibre hit while the curry adds a delicious zing to add warmth. Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tin lentils 1.75kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped 3 – 4 cups…

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Cauliflower soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 750g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water 1/4 cup creme fraiche (optional)   Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.…

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Jamie Oliver’s Quinoa and chicken salad

Quinoa salad 1 mug (300g) of quinoa 1 fresh red chilli 100g baby spinach 4 spring onions 1 bunch fresh coriander 1 bunch fresh mint 1 ripe large mango 2 limes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 ripe avocado 50g feta cheese 1 punnet cress Chicken 2 x 200g skinless chicken breasts 1 heaped…

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Fish curry

Super easy, quick fish curry I made this for my family in just 20 minutes and I think it’s going to become a favourite of mine. It’s creamy without the cream It’s easy and it’s quick.  Tick, tick, tick!   You’ll need: 750g fish (I used Ling) 200g Greek yoghurt 2 tsp ground tumeric 2…

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Budget friendly exercises

10 ways to sweat for less Walk it Walking is such a great budget exercise option: you can do it anywhere, anytime and you don’t need fancy equipment – just a decent pair of shoes. Go green Do something good for the environment and your body at the same time. Try hand-washing the car, walking…

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It’s up to YOU

Your life is a result of the choices you make I can hear you going “but, my boss is so demanding…” or “I have a full time job and family to look after…” etc STOP! We are ALL busy If the job is really that bad, do something about it – find a new one or…

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Think yourself successful

– Mind over matter – Glass half full (or half empty) – You can do anything you put your mind to – Brainwashed – If you think you can, or  you think you can’t you’re right (Henry Ford) Stop and think about these statements for a minute – do they sound familiar? If you’ve grown…

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Too much junk food for our children

Junk and processed foods are half of children’s daily energy intake, Adelaide health research finds University of Adelaide health researchers tracked the food consumption of 430 children aged nine and 10 over six months. “Children obtained nearly half of their daily energy intake from discretionary foods, which people would know as junk foods — often…

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Low carb eating

Low carb! Low fat! High protein! Good fat! Argh! Where to start? What to do? Does thinking about changing your diet send you into a spin of reaching for your go-to treat food? Hopefully this will shed some light on the matter for you and will help you make better choices more easily.   The…

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Getting to the bottom of things

It’s all about da butt With so many of us having to spend the majority of our days glued to a chair, we are in danger of contracting the “sitting disease”. And yes, it really is a disease because too much sitting can actually lead to organ damage, muscle degradation, and damaged backs. By strengthening your glute…

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