Recipe – Spicy Green Salad


Ingredients – Salad Dressing

For the dressing:

1 Tbsp soy sauce

7 Tbsp lime juice

3 hot chillies 

1/3 C red onions chopped

1 Tbsp sugar

Instructions 

Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and combine. 

 Salad – I just made a simple green salad with shredded carrot, rocket, baby spinach leaves, yellow capsicum, avocado then added some pepitas and nigella seeds.  Add the salad dressing to the salad then combine and plate up.  

Book – How Not To Die by Dr Greger

I finally read this book and I recommend it as a must read for everyone.  It is very liberating to make our own decisions on nutrition when we are given the facts.  It explains the role of diet in preventing, arresting and reversing our top 15 killers.

His results are based on medical based science and found on his website https://nutritionfacts.org/ which is free.

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Snack – Fruit & Nut Peanut Lovers Snackballs 

Okay these are not as healthy as Edamame but sometimes when your brain is mush through problem solving engineering tasks all day it is good to occasionally indulge in these yummy treats.   I actually intended on buying some Cliff Bars but I couldn’t find any so I stumbled across these.

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 Nutritional Snack – Edamame 


Edamame are a great nutritional snack.  I ate them first on a trip to Japan a few years ago.  Normally they are hard to find in the regular supermarkets.  We were fortunate on our trip to Costco recently to find them being sold there , so now when I feel like a light meal or snack I just heat these up in some salty water.

Edamame (which means stem bean) is an immature soybeans in the pod, it is also popular in the cuisine of China, Korea and Hawaii.   

Edamame and other preparations of soybeans are rich in protein, dietary fiber, and micronutrients, particularly folate, manganese, phosphorus and vitamin K   The balance of fatty acids in 100 grams of edamame is 361 mg of omega-3 fatty acids to 1794 mg of omega-6 fatty acids. Source : Wikipedia 

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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