Hi All! Due to the fiddly things that happen when you operate more than one blog on a Tumblr account I have decided to start a new account, and therefore a new blog site for this Blog- I would like to interact more with the tumblr community using this blog and am finding my Tumblr Account prevents me from doing so (it defaults back to my photography blog). This current blog will be deleted once I have loaded up all the content at the new blog site.

So head over to http://balancedbodyblog.tumblr.com/ to keep following me and read about all things related to health, wellness, fitness, yoga, pilates, vegetarianism etc.


Hi All! Due to the fiddly things that happen when you operate more than one blog on a Tumblr account I have decided to start a new account, and therefore a new blog site for this Blog- I would like to interact more with the tumblr community using this blog and am finding my Tumblr Account prevents me from doing so (it defaults back to my photography blog). This current blog will be deleted once I have loaded up all the content at the new blog site.
So head over to http://balancedbodyblog.tumblr.com/ to keep following me and read about all things related to health, wellness, fitness, yoga, pilates, vegetarianism etc.

Protein Pancake Packs a Punch.

I have been wanting to test out this recipe for a while now, found on SarahFit, a U.S Fitness/Health blog I keep an eye on…

So finally I had a free Sunday to try it out (which I promptly filled with the boyfriend’s company, a newspaper, farmers and craft markets, the weekend religious coffee AND said pancake!).

You can find the original recipe here. I altered the ingredients slightly- not having any ground flaxseed, I replaced it with wholemeal flour…I would have preferred to use the ground flaxseed..but its not so easy to pickup at the local grocery store at the last minute (most likley found at the local health food). I found it a tad runny…maybe it was a combination of the flour and the protein powder not thickening up the batter enough… so I did end up adding a little extra flour. I used Body for Women Protein Powder, my pick of protein powders…

VERDICT: Oh my god! Sooooo filling! and the perfect kickstart to the morning. I doubled up the ingredients and made the boy my pancake gineapig, which he was more than happy to take part in. All in all, a repeat will definetly happen soon!  In retrospect I think if using wholemeal flour a pinch of baking soda would be ideal to fluff it up a little. Ill try that next time and keep you posted! 

TOPPING: I chopped up some berries and mixed it with a lil organic bush honey I found at the markets that morning- I nuked it in the microwave for a few secs-gives it a slighly mushy syrup like quality and drizzled over the top. YUUUUUUUM!


A Day of Perfect Eating

I absolutely love the www.livestrong.com website! soooooo much great information. Here is an interesting article based on the ideal way to fuel our bodies throughout the day.

A Perfect Day of Eating

I am now in the nutrition science component of my studies, and consequently I am finding these sort of articles popping up on my radar more often. There is also the increased awareness of my good habits…and not soo awesome (lets all have a choccy binge!!!!!) habits….granted I have been fairly conscious of what I put in my body for a few years now ….but its reeeeaaallly all starting to come together and make sense, and not seem like such a hit and miss mystery. So keep an eye out- because I dare say there will be a few more nutrition related things on here in the near future!


Vegetarian Harira

Vegetarian harira is a warming and worldly hearty soup. Droooool!

  • 1 medium brown onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 400g can brown lentils, drained, rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Warmed pita bread, to serve

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper and ginger. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

  2. Add tomato, stock, chickpeas and lentils. Cover. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  3. Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice and coriander. Season with pepper. Ladle into bowls. Serve with pita bread.

You could make this soup a day ahead to let flavours develop. Add extra stock to soup when reheating, if necessary.

  • Variation: Add 500g pumpkin, cut into small pieces, with tomato in step 2. Serve soup dolloped with plain yoghurt.

Bon Appetit!


tantalizingtaste:

Tuscan kale salad with chiles and pecorino

 more food porn! and healthy to boot!

(via 3rdavenue-deactivated20120223)


tantalizingtaste:

Tuscan kale salad with chiles and pecorino

 more food porn! and healthy to boot!

allyou-caneat:

Quinoa Burger and Tzatziki-10 (by The Healthy Foodie)

 oooooo hello ! more food porn!!! now THIS is something I am defintely going to have to make!

(via )


allyou-caneat:

Quinoa Burger and Tzatziki-10 (by The Healthy Foodie)

 oooooo hello ! more food porn!!! now THIS is something I am defintely going to have to make!

f0o0od:

Ultimate Stuffed Veggie Burger

(tofu)

Recipe

 I would most likely half the portion- would most likely die of feared stomach explosion- but sheeeeesh it looks good (minus the orange looking cheese in the middle- slightly disturbing). x


f0o0od:

Ultimate Stuffed Veggie Burger
(tofu)
Recipe


 I would most likely half the portion- would most likely die of feared stomach explosion- but sheeeeesh it looks good (minus the orange looking cheese in the middle- slightly disturbing). x