Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year!

It's 2012, freaky much?  I remember standing in a family friend's backyard when the calender struck 2000 and I was only 12, staring at Dad's phone (12 year old's didn't have phones in my day), wondering if it was going to spontaneously com-bust.  

That year, I was full of excitement about starting high school and the beginning of the road on the way to becoming an architect (I wanted to be an architect more than anything until I was 17).  This year, I am excited about starting the journey on the road to the most influential dietitian ever.  You just watch!

This is the first year I've ditched New Years Resolutions.  I've made half-hearted ones in the past, mainly for the sake of it and to have something to proclaim when the clock ticked over, but as a part of my mission to live in the present and always be happy, I decided they were a waste of time.  Why wait for a particular date and time to change a part of your life you're not happy with?  It's just not logical.

Not a resolution, a couple of days ago I noticed how sluggish I am feeling after the holiday period.  I am back to work on Monday after 2 glorious weeks away, and I don't want to start back feeling half asleep and sore, so I've decided to go for the no sugar again.  Why?  I feel so, so much better without it. 

Now I want to share with you an amazing no (cane) sugar product I found yesterday;

Loving Earth
Raw Organic
Coconut Chocolate Butter

Run, don't walk people.  This stuff is amazing, amazing I tell you.  It's made of; organic raw coconut butter, organic raw cocoa powder, organic raw agave syrup and sea salt.  That is it.  Did you ever make chocolate crackles as a kid?  You know the lumpy bits that were mainly just butter and cocoa powder in between the coco pops?  That is what this tastes like.   Gone are the days of my chocolate cravings being quenched by Cadbury!  And get this, apart from being high in calories, (and we all know that's not really an issue if they're from the right place), it's actually good for you!  Cane sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, low GI and vegan, with antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal properties to boot!

I'll say it once more - run don't walk.
You can purchase here, google it or at any larger sized good health food shop (I got mine at Go Vita).

Try it and tell me you don't love it, I won't believe you.

In other news, last night I initiated creation of parmigiana.  I popped by the ol' web cam for a quick snap with a Semillion in hand (always needed when consuming blue cheese).


My apron is from Provincial and was a gift from Mum when I moved in/out.  Wine glasses are Alex Liddy (too fine, I have broken .. 5 .. ), t-shirt from Saba and necklace from Tiffany & Co.

I love listing everything on me for no good reason.

Enough of the blubber, Happy New Year!  Here's to more happiness, health & good food.

Stay well, 
Nat x


  1. I've been cutting way, way down on alcohol.

    Last night we shared a bottle of Pinot and now I feel super sluggish... going to go for a jog and try and shake it off.

    That spread sounds AMAZING, I'm also trying to avoid refined sugars (I will still eat fruit contrary to a lot of no sugar peeps) avoiding refined sugars and gluten because gluten is giving me mad stomach pains and WIND.

    I will shut up before I give you too much information.


  2. I love loving earth! And that spread is too good! I've even bought the larger size before (though it's a shame it has agave in it). Good luck in your dietetics course!

  3. I've been attempting the no sugar thing but it's the delicious snackfoods (or lack thereof) that's proving difficult... coconut+chocolate+butter sounds GREAT.

  4. oh gosh, i've broken so many Riedel glasses. so sad! i usually break them when i am washing them and not when i am drinking from them. is that stuff about mcdonalds for real? how scary!

  5. Blithely you have to try the spread you will love! it. I promise. Let me know what you think of it when you buy it (which you will!)

    Michelle can you recommend any other products from loving earth? So far very impressed & thank you for the luck x

    minimanifesto it gets easier with time and you discovere alternatives.. the way I get through the first fw days is with fat (natural PB, nuts and avocado mainly) and it always satisfies.

    Holly - that is the reason I won't by Riedel glasses! I am useless when I wash them and they just snap. To be fair on the McDonalds thing I don't know anything about acrymalide but I will make sure I do a bit of reading and post on here soon.