Recipe – Creamy Turmeric Latte 


There are multiple ways to make this delicious hot drink.   This one is a creamy version. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C of plant milk
  • 1/2 C of water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 2 medjool dates pitted
  • 1/4 C almonds  
  • Pinch black pepper

Instructions
Process all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth liquid

Pour the liquid into a small pot and heat for 3 to 5 minutes

Serve immediately

Recipe – Turmeric Latte 

After reading the book by Dr Greger “How Not To Die” it gave me a lot to think about in terms of how I can improve my health through boosting my health. So as I learned that turmeric in the bloodstream produces curcumin and it has a great DNA protection and anti-inflammatory properties, also adding a pinch of black pepper increases the amount of curcumin to 2000%. As I run a lot I thought of adding a daily 1/2 tsp of turmeric and 1/2 tsp of black in water then drinking it every morning.


So another way of enjoying tumeric is to make this turmeric latte. It contains tumeric and black pepper plus other delicous ingredients.
Ingredients
2 C of plant milk
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp tumeric
1 tsp maple syrup
Pinch black pepper
Pinch dry ginger
Pinch cayenne pepper

Instructions
Blend all ingredients until smooth liquid
Pour the liquid into a small pot and heat for 3 to 5 minutes
Serve immediately

Photo – Panorama Shots

Here are some panorama shots taken on my iphone from places I have visited.

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Culloden, Scotland
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Yarrabilba, Queensland, Australia
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Fort Augustus, Scotland
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The Mound, Scotland
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Urquhart Castle


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Mt Tamborine Resort, Queensland, Australia
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Bangkok, Thailand Rajamangala National Stadium

 

 

 

Yarrabilba & Ceder Creek Trails

These trails are slightly different from trails around my house.   Sandy and rocky with some magical views of the bush.

Yarrabilba is an aborignal word for place of song.

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Trail Running -Gold Coast, Hinterland

Going back in time is easy to do here.  Just close your eyes are look around…  Stunning Purling Brook Falls and technical trails.

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Vegan Products

For Christmas I received a few vegan gifts, some of them I have never tried before which was nice to try them.

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Trail Running – Williamstown, Victoria, Australia

On a brief business trip I had to pleasure to wake up and go running on the foreshore area of Williamstown which is near Melbourne.  It was a calm morning with a nice sunrise to start the day.

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Trail Running – Tasmania

Here are some photos of my recent trip to Tasmania.   Tasmania is an isolated island which is 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait.  There are some really beautiful trails to run and also can get much closer to nature.

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Recipe – Italian Baked Cheesecake with Balsamic Strawberry Topping

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This is a delicious baked cheesecake with balsamic strawberry topping.  The original was modified to omit the oil.  Source: Book Vegan Eats World – Terry Hope Romero

Ingredients – Italian Baked Cheesecake

Preheat the oven to 180C

1 cup raw cashews
680g silken tofu
2 Tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
2 C icing sugar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp brandy
1 Tbsp cornstarch
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp zest from 1 orange
1 tsp zest from 1 lemon

Ingredients – Balsamic Strawberry Topping

600g fresh strawberries – cut in half
2 Tbsp raw sugar
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
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Instructions – Italian Baked Cheesecake

Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.   Pour the cheesecake batter into a prepared baking paper cheesecake tin approx 10cm in diameter.  Bake for 55 minutes, then remove and leave to cool.

After the cheesecake has cooled down, place the balsamic strawberries liquid on top of the baked cheesecake ensuring they are spread out as shown in the photo.

Instructions – Balsamic Strawberry Topping

Place the balsamic vinegar and raw sugar in a pot.  Put the pot on a medium heat slowly let the sugar dissolve, then turn off the pot, add the strawberries and coat them in the balsamic vinegar liquid.

Ultra Running – Coastal High 50 Trail Race

Last Saturday 3rd September I ran a trail 50km ultra in the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland south east Queenland.  I ran this one last year although the course was slightly different it still was an enjoyable ultra which encapsulated some of the most beautiful trails that I have ever run on.   My preparation training runs were complete and I felt strong going into this trail race.  I got up very early and drove down to the finish then a bus took most of the runners to the start line which is on top of a mountain.  When I say very early I mean getting out of bed at 1 am then preparing my pre race breakfast which was porridge with some maple syrup, making sure I was on the road at 1:30 am.   BIB pick up was at 3:15 am then traveling on the bus for 1.5 h to the start line.   The weather was perfect after some very heavy rain throughout the night.  The morning temperature was around 9C then as the day progressed the temperature rose to a nice 24C.    The ascent and descent were very close with 1990m ascent  and a 2050m descent.   The trails were technical in some parts with a few creek crossings to make.  Look forward to running this next year.   I am happy with my time, but I know I need to train and be able to run up some hills as this was a thing which slowed me down.  I also had a small issue with a pain on the outside of my knee which was due to running downhill on uneven surfaces.  This happened around the 42 km mark and also after a massive up hill climb which included 900 steps.   I was fortunate to get some assistance with some strapping to relieve my pain and it worked, so I was able to run most of the last 8 kms without too much discomfort.   For nutrition I use Tailind Nutrition and also eat a few dates.  I have a few things I say to myself to keep going one is keep moving forward and one which I read Scott Jurek says which is something like this is what you came here for !!   Looking forward to do this one next year !!!!!