Reflecting on 2017

On the last few days of every year I set aside time to reflect over the past 12 months; to appreciate all the good memories, to find the lessons learnt within the tough times and to clear my mind of any emotional baggage. If you haven’t yet done the same, I’d highly encourage it – think of it as starting the new year on a positive note.

Honestly, I don’t know where to begin with 2017; this year has most certainly been the year of change. It’s brought with it the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Safe to say, it’s completely flipped my life upside down in so many ways. So I thought I’d share with you guys some of the most valuable lessons I’ve learnt as well as a few highlights!

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Making a Gingerbread House

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVE! Like, HOW is Christmas tomorrow?! December has gone by so quickly *cry*.

BUT seeing as it’s now December 24th, the Christmas treat making is in full swing and I really can’t complain about that.

One thing I’m particularly excited about (besides sticky date pudding, obviously) is that I finally got around to doing something that has been on my Christmas to-do list for YEARS and that was, making a gingerbread house. Or, errr, ‘decorate’ a ginger bread house lol. See, originally, I had planned on making a gingerbread house from scratch using my own gingerbread recipe >> here << (it’s SO good, if I do say so myself haha - I'm planning on making some gingerbread cookies today!) but I found the Gingerbread Folk gluten-free/vegan gingerbread house kit and I just HAD to try it out!… View Post

Lavender Farms, Vineyards + My Summer Bucket List

So not only did I GRADUATE last week (eeeep – more coming on that soon!) BUT I also went on a fun lil’ adventure with one of my besties from back in high school, Dani! One morning we ventured through the countryside until we reached Kooroomba where we were greeted by rows upon rows of grape vines, fields of lavender and mountains lining the distant horizon. It was b-e-a-utiful. And seeing as I’ve had a life-long obsession with alllll things lavender, I was totally in my element ha! They even had lavender ice-cream – I didn’t even know that was a thing?! To top it all off, afterwards we went picnicking at a nearby Lake which you can see in the last photo – how pretty is it?! The whole day was the perfect way to kick off Summer!… View Post

10 Healthy Holiday Appetisers

December is by far my favourite month of the year because not only is it the start of Summer here in Australia but also, CHRISTMAS. Give me Will Ferrel dressed as an elf, Michael Bublé, some sticky date pudding, and I am one very happy gal. And what better way to start off the festiveness than by sharing 10 healthy holiday appetisers that I can’t wait to make this season!

Cheesy Spinach Balls by Sweet as Honey

When I said I couldn’t wait to make these recipes, I wasn’t kidding – I’ve already cooked these cheesy spinach balls! Now, I’m not typically a fan of spinach, but I think these need a permanent name change to ‘amazeballs’. They tasted so. damn. good. Plus they contain a whole bunch of spinach so they’re loaded with Vitamin A and K.

Tip: pair this with a homemade tomato sauce because not only will it taste amazing, but the vitamin C from the tomatoes will increase the absorption of iron from the spinach!… View Post

Life Update: Graduation & Masters of Dietetics

Guys, I have news… BIG news. (pssst, pretend the title didn’t give it away)

If you read my latest post you would know that these past few weeks have been preeeeeetty tough, but despite this a couple of super exciting things have happened.

Firstly, I PASSED MY FINAL EXAMS!! I’m honestly still in shock seeing as I had so much going on in my personal life throughout the exam period. Oh and not only did I pass, I somehow got distinctions! So, you’re now looking at an almost-official (just have to wait a week and a half until graduation ha) nutrition and exercise scientist. So freakin’ excited. 

Secondly, I received an offer into the MASTERS OF DIETETICS!! It was only two months I ago I was sitting here telling you guys about how nervous I was to put in my application and here I now am with an offer. Um, what?! It still feels so surreal! … View Post