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A little heart warmer as we head into the cooler months

Vegetable coconut curryI use two tablespoons of a curry paste, your choice of some examples below:Tandoori pasteRed CurryMasaman CurryMixed into one can of coconut milk, set asideTake a nice big wok to high heat and add in some onion chunks and chopped garlic.All your favourite veggies cut into chunksI use ones like:Green beans,BroccoliMushroomsZucchini Snow peasRed &/or yellow [...]

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This weeks styling tip

As the seasons change, we change.The weather is getting cooler, daylight shorter, we start craving different foods and warmer comforts.So.... Why not change your decor to suit the change in season.I like to go for deeper more warm colors and patterns in my decor as the months get cooler.This gives a new fresh approach as [...]

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Exercise and fitness is not just about wanting to look good

This is not just about aesthetics.All round physical fitness and health should come from within, and this is a personal investment for the long term to feel great and as a result look great as that health and happiness radiates out.To live a positive happy, healthy life you need to be committed to yourself and your well-being. [...]

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'I want to get away, I want to fly away'

Tasmania!!!Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly people with a relaxed island lifestyle, wonderful food and wine, and a haunting history evoked by world-famous convict ruins.It's also Australia's smallest state and the most geographically diverse with over 40 per cent reserved as national parks and world heritage wilderness.No matter where you go, whether you spend [...]

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Today we visit the Annapurna

This most magnificent of mountain ranges is situated in Nepal.It was almost 5 years ago now that my mother and I travelled from Abu Dhabi through Kathmandu to re-visit Pokhara, where her and my father had once travelled together over 35 years ago now, before I was even a thought to them ; )Although tourism was throughout, thankfully not [...]

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Here’s one of my favourite little 'go to' healthy meals... All there for Mum, Dad and the little one/s : )

Tofu salad, whipped up in a simple 15 minutes : )Ingredients:3 serves- One large organic firm tofu- 2 carrots shredded into spirals- Spinach- Iceberg lettuce chopped finely- 2 tomatoes- Handful of peanuts- Coriander- Sweet chilli sauce- 1 red, 1 yellow capsicum thinly slicedMethod:-Get your non-stick pan nice and hot-Cut your tofu into roughly 4 x [...]

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Some of our favourite getaways

Autumn is hereIt’s that time of year when temperatures start to plummet, and wanderlust starts to soar. Tropical climates, sunny skies and lazy days by the water beckon. It’s time to replace the chill of the winter with the thrill of a holiday.Even thinking about an escape is enough to take the edge off, so here are a few of our favourite [...]

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Quick, easy and healthy- 'Prawn, mango & avocado salad'

Prawn, mango & avocado saladIngredients400g cooked tiger prawns2 mangos, cut into 2cm cubes2 avocados, cut into 2cm cubes2 limes, plus lime wedges to serve1/3 cup finely chopped coriander leaves1 long red chilli, [...]

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For a quick, easy, high protein meal, try this 20-minute 'Miso-glazed tofu and black rice bowl'.

Miso-glazed tofu black-rice bowlFor a quick, easy, high protein meal, try this 20-minute 'Miso-glazed tofu and black rice bowl'.Ingredients 2 tablespoons mirin2 tablespoons Hikari White Miso Paste1 tablespoon honey2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar5 teaspoons sesame oil500g firm tofu, cut into 12 slices2 bunches [...]

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Lindt's Peanut Butter Balls are 'Oh so scrumptious', now imagine them in a chocolate cupcake....

Peanut Butter Lindt-Ball-Filled Chocolate CupcakesIngredients:180 grams butter, softened180 grams brown sugar3 large eggs at room temperature2 teaspoons vanilla essence3/4 cup milk300 grams plain flour30 grams cocoa powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder150 grams dark chocolate, melted and cooled12 peanut butter Lindt ballsMethod:Preheat your oven to 180C (350F). Butter a 12-cup friand tin (or two 6-cup [...]

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