I was fortunate enough to take a working holiday in France back in 2006 where I worked and lived with a French family as their au pair. The job itself was tedious but it afforded me the opportunity to live as the French do which is an experience I would not swap for anything.
It is in France that I really started paying attention to food and its ingredients; I had always enjoyed cooking prior to my stint 'en France' but the French culinary culture just opened my eyes in a whole new way. Let me put it this way, I was 'squinting' at food in the past, this stay opened my eyes to their full aperture and make food and cooking a hobby.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I've recently started seeing a Chiropractor who also practices Kinesiology and Nutrition. She has asked me to completely overhaul my diet to the Blood Type Diet. Now, my blood type is not allowed pretty much everything I love and eat regularly including ham, bread, pasta, cheese, yoghurt, milk, avocado amongst others but one very important inclusion to my allowed foods list is prawns.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I had one of those days where I had forgotten to take something out of the freezer to have for dinner and had to assemble something from the ingredients in my fridge and pantry.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
I was feeling peckish (and looking for an excuse to stop ironing!) and wanted a healthy snack. I stopped and looked in my cupboards and, once the tumbleweeds had rolled past (it's grocery day today) I spotted a can of chickpeas and thought 'mmmm, hummus'.