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Best of the Brunch: Chickpea Flour Pancakes

I’m just going to state the obvious – chickpea flour (also called Besan Flour) pancakes don’t sound very appetising, right? Well I thought so too – but I had an unopened pack of Bob’s Chickpea & Fava Flour in my cupboard from an impulse purchase during my first visit Prahran Market that I had to…

Nutrition Bite: Fats

This post is in defence of Fat. Not in defence of the word fat (that’s another topic altogether); but rather, in defence of the macronutrient fat (some of them, anyway). Fast fat facts: 1) Fats act as fuel for your cells – it’s the most concentrated form of dietary energy 2) They help absorb fat-soluable vitamins,…

Sweet Chilli Glazed Squid Salad

I’ve been lacking inspiration in the kitchen lately; I can’t put my finger on exactly why, but I’m finding it really hard to cook anything interesting! I could lie and say it’s because I’ve been eating my way around Melbourne’s many vegan, vegetarian, raw/macrobiotic restaurants…(which I have) but I think a more accurate and truthful…

Dieting Myths We Need to Stop Believing

I was inspired to write this piece after watching a hilarious segment on Jimmy Fallon. He asked people if they knew what gluten was. Not if they were gluten free, not if they didn’t eat gluten, but simply: “What IS Gluten?” It was fascinating/hilarious/scary to see how many people (everyone who appeared in the video)…

Courgette Noodles & Spicy Peanut Sauce

I remember whipping up this beauty while I was still at my parents place in London. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, spicy and salty – the addition of toasted crunchy cashews, warm broad beans and fresh bean sprouts combine together for an unreal flavour profile and texture. Yummo! I used a spiralizer to make…

How Running A Half Marathon Changed My Body

Almost three weeks ago now I ran my first half-marathon, the Vitality Run Hackney Half. Before I started training, I had some pretty lofty visions of what half-marathon training would do to my body. I envisioned myself as a tall(er) warrior princess, with legs like a racehorse and buns of steel. For seven weeks, I…

7 Days in Melbourne

I’ve been “living” in Melbourne for a week! While I can’t say it feels like home (yet), what I can say is that this city makes living an active and healthy life pretty easy and I hope I can find my place here. There are amazing veggie/vegan/raw restaurants, gyms/fitness centres/boutique studios on every corner, there’s…

Moving to Melbourne

I’m moving to Melbourne on Wednesday. I’ve wanted to move abroad for a few years; my desire to move to Australia began when I went to Sydney for my brother’s wedding in 2012. The seed was fully planted then and has grown ever since. 2014 has been…a tumultuous and difficult year so far. I won’t…

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