Good evening ladies! How has your weekend been? I’ve had a lovely one, that started with a morning cuppa with one of my besties- Michelle I love ya girl!!
Then I shimmied it out in zumba and made my way back home to prepare a ploughmans veggie platter for some friends, who brought with them their beautiful daughter. I love that little girl!
Lunch went down well- I love it when everyone can just dig in and have a bit of what they want. Little Gaia enjoyed grapes and tomatoes, avocado and spinach…super veggie baby!
After a mug of Colombian coffee, we took the kites to the beach and one of them made it 100 foot out to sea! It was incredible…..well, until it plummeted into the water!! Oops!! I couldn’t stop laughing!!
After saying goodbye to our friends, I whipped up a batch of raw vegan truffles to give to my friends before I leave for south Africa on Thursday.
Pecan truffle hearts
- 50g cocoa butter
- 2 tbsp yacon syrup
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 75g pecans
- 1 tbsp raw carob powder
- pinch Himalayan salt
Process the pecans into a smooth paste and melt the cacao butter over a pan of hot water. Add the melted butter to the pecans and gradually add the remaining ingredients.
When blended into a yummy chocolate paste, shape the chocolates using your chosen moulds and cool to harden. Enjoy!
Today was equally as nice as yesterday. I caught up with my super friend Neens, in true Starbucksian fashion A caramel waffle may or may not have been consumed…but don’t report me to the vegan police!!
I also busted out 8.3miles on the treadmill, plus a few random toning exercises. It felt great to just run out the legs and let my mind drift a little…..
On returning home, I decided to attack the very first crown prince squash to have graced my kitchen. Yup…I finally found a new squash to try! Woop woop!! It was a monster! It took me blummin ages to cut through it!
After a 40min roasting in a little olive oil, the result was a nutty tasting squash with a nice, kinda rubbery texture. I actually prefer it to trustee old butternut!
After seeing avocado soup on this gorgeous girlie’s blog, I just had to try some of the delightfully creamy creation. Result- yum! Creamy, subtle and densely nutritious. Phil loved it too!
As I settled on the sofa to dig into my new trashy mag, I sipped on chai tea and enjoyed the autumn fashions. I love to laugh about dodgy dress sense and who’s going out with who…but only once in a while. I much prefer health mags like Zest, Running for Women and Yoga Journal. Anyhow…..today was a day for trash and I was mortified by one particular article…
Mischa Barton saying that she’d rather be skeletal than curvy, eating only 400cals a day to achieve the look she desires. WTF??!!! This is ALL wrong. Not only does it send out a message that curves are undesirable but it tells readers about the unhealthy methods that mischa uses to slim down….This article made me even more upset as I’d just read the following….
Nikki Graeme from Big Brother admits to anorexia relapse. This poor girl has put herself out there to try to help herself and others who are suffering and then a few pages ahead you have another celeb saying that “Skeletal is sexy”. The normal brain would be like I am now, thinking that saying such things puts out the wrong message….but the anorexic brain would not be aided by the “diet coke and cigarette diet”……media really can have a huge impact on the development of young minds….grrr!!! I really think I need to punch a punchbag this week!!
Do you ever have weeks when every little thing annoys you? This week I’ve really found it difficult to hold back!! Grrrrr!!! Incredible hulk here I come!!