Your favourite posts of 2014

Posted on December 30th, 2014

Hanging at Mum and Dad’s listening to Mitch Miller carols on the turntables? Sitting through Frozen with the kids….again? You might like a bit of distracted reading. Here’s the countdown. Ten posts that floated boats in this wonderful community throughout the year. Can you guess which was number 1, according to the whizzy Google algorithms?

Image via Going Home To Roost

And while I have you, thank you to every one of you for being part of this community this year. It’s been a big, bodacious, fast one. And your comments and interaction has been so heartening and life purpose-creating for me.

See you in 2015….

10.  300 “typical” thyroid symptoms (yep, that many!)
A super comprehensive, whole-body list of symptoms associated with having a dodgy thyroid.

9. Why introverts just can’t handle you… sometimes

8. Fermented turmeric tonic recipe

7.  Could female self hatred be the real cause of AI

6. A Comforting note to single people. From me Read more

It’s National Leftovers Day

Posted on December 26th, 2014

Each year, Australians throw out $8 billion of edible food. National Leftovers Day is an initiative of FoodWise, DoSomething’s national campaign to reduce the environmental impact of Australia’s food consumption aims to change this for the better.

Image from Pinterest

Image from Pinterest

I LOVE coming up with clever ways to use up leftover food. I get pleasure from finding novel ways to stretch a chicken further. So here are some ideas I’ve come up with for your Christmas leftovers:

  • Bundle up leftovers and send care packages home with your Christmas guests.
  • Freeze single servings for when you just don’t feel like cooking (and celebrate Christmas all over again!).
  • Strip the leftover meat from your chicken or turkey carcass and freeze it in 100gm portions for sandwiches or snacks. Or, make stock from the carcasses (add leftover onions, garlic, carrot, celery and herbs) and use the flesh and some fresh veggies to make Chicken soup.
  • Use leftover greens in smoothies to curb your post Christmas food hangover. Read more

My Christmas travel guides round up

Posted on December 22nd, 2014

Heading yonder this Christmas? I thought I’d put together a handy little travel guide compilation. You’ll see that many of my posts are ‘slow food and hiking guides‘. I like to eat and hike, both mindfully.

A favourite dawn shot, climbing Mount Amos.

From my point of view, if I get 100 people to leave their comfort zone and get out of the city to move and eat real food in regional areas…well, I will die in peace knowing my job is done. If you’re planning some bush hikes this Christmas, here is my advice for planning a great hike

And so, a round up of some of my trips. Hopefully they inspire you to get out and explore new destinations. Read more