4 Tips to Shake Yourself out of a Winter Food-Rut

To my own complete annoyance, I have a tendency of getting into a food-rut from time-to-time. Either I find a few dishes and make them every few days or so for weeks on end, or things just get so busy that it’s easier to just stick to the one dish each lunchtime than spend time being creative to come up with something new. It doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m eating toast every day, but I’m certainly not getting the wide variety of foods that I know would be of more benefit to me health-wise, as well as keeping life interesting. The reality is, really, I just get into a headspace whereย everything seems ‘too hard’, or takes ‘too long’ to be worth the effort.

It’s funny, because while all this is going on, I’m annoyed because I actually don’t enjoy eating the same thing day-in, day-out. That’s why the whole ‘Sunday cook-up’ ‘meal-prep’ thing just doesn’t work for me. I know that some of you couldn’t survive without that ritual, but my food habits and tastes are much more spontaneous than that, so having the same meal for every lunch and dinner each week is by far the last thing I could do on purpose.

The wider variety of foods that you eat, the wider array of nutrients you eat. It’s a food mantra that (for the most part) inspires me to try new things, be creative and be mindful of the food I have in my kitchen. So when it hit me that I’ve been having the same gluten-free instant noodles with soup and mackerel for lunch every day at work for the past six weeks, I knew I had to snap out of it, be purposefully aware of my habits and find inspiration to shake things up. Continue reading

7 Tasty Food-Hacks for the Intolerant Foodie

Recently I’ve had to make a few major adjustments to my diet because of my own personal health issues, which means, apart from butter/ghee, I have cut out gluten, dairy, alcohol and sugar from my diet. This has reduced my bloating and gut issues, given me more energy, cleared up my acne, balanced my moods a bit and has me feeling more like myself again, even though I still have further to go. Having food intolerances can really suck, especially when people have no empathy for you (because gluten intolerance doesn’t exist, apparently) and a lot of the foods that are created as substitutes are loaded with sugar and chemicals and crap.

Between my boyfriend and I, the list of foods we can’t eat is quite expansive, so we’ve become experts at reading labels and thinking outside the box when we cook for one another. For the most part, we don’t feel like we’re missing out, and we enjoy cooking together, or for each other, because we both like to try new things when we do. Continue reading

Shopping, Body Love & Nipple Tassels, Part One of my chat with Erin Laishley (Mira’s Mates

The thing about good friends is that it can be hard not to have a long, fabulous chat, which is precisely what happened when I sat down to chat with Erin Laishley.ย 12244445_500810626763864_1200191301454786448_o

Erin is a health coach who specialises in self-love, and let me tell you, the girl really knows her stuff! If you’re new to self-love and all things “woo-woo”, Erin is your girl. She thinks about food and nutrition in a similar way to what I do, and best of all, she’s real (and lots of fun).ย  Continue reading

Authenticity, Anxiety & Throwing Bread at People

I know it’s been a long time between videos for me, I know, but last Wednesday with the lovely Chelsea from Mostly Chelseaย reminded me how fun they could be, and why I started them in the first place.

If you haven’t come across Chelsea before, she is a Brisbane-based YouTuber, funny lady who in the real world works with people with disabilities, so, Mostly, the babe is just plain awesome.

In this video, we talk about The Babe Collective, authenticity and coping with anxiety too. Chelsea will be putting up a couple of videos we filmed for her channel in the near future, but I’ll let you know when they are up – I promise.