Thursday, March 21, 2013

Good Take Away.

I hope you all know by now that I don't do the sponsored post thing.  I can't stand it when bloggers start doing that.  Anyway.

On Tuesday night I could not be bothered cooking (I have been unusually tired after work lately - think it's time for a break, lucky I am taking one this weekend!) and I stopped at the supermarket to get my usual mussels or smoked salmon to stick on a salad or with some veg - something I do every time I just can't be bothered.
But this time I found myself annoyed that I wasn't content to drive through a fast food place, or just get a noodle box, and I looked for an alternative.

I found this yummy soup;

It was $7 for what was meant to be two servings.  Maybe people with really tiny stomachs would only want to eat half of this pouch, but not me.

It was all organic ingredients and there was nothing I didn't understand (or that you wouldn't).  They had risottos and all kinds of goodies, too.  

A warm on the stove, a little parmesan cheese and some chives and I had a super yummy, super healthy, super easy dinner.

Finally I have an option!

I was very happy so I wanted to share for all you other full-time workers who get home 6 or after and, despite your usual love of cooking, sometimes don't want to have to do it every single night.

I just had a look at the Pitango web site, they do kid's meals too!  Champions.

I love finding products like this.

Do you have any go-to healthy fast food?

Stay well and have a beautiful weekend,
Nat x

Friday, March 15, 2013

Miso & Strawberries on Greens

My posts aren't very creative lately.  I could go on a rant about the 5:2/Fast Diet rubbish, but we all know what I think of that.  I could plug Goodlife gyms and let you know they have promos where you can use any gym membership to go in and try them, but I doubt I'll convince you to join a gym (and hey, it's not everyone's thing).  I could tell you about the many healthy benefits of some of the foods below, but you can Google them if you want.  I could talk about my quest for calcium tablets without vitamin D and why I care, but you probably don't.

In the end, photos are prettier than text and I'm not much into pleasing others.

Snapshot of home.
I love home.

Lentil/Eggplant/Tomato/Mushroom bake.  The eggplants and tomatoes were from the garden.
Have I told you how much I love having a vege garden?

Healthy dins.
Fried egg on a bed of rocket/asparagus/broad beans with toasted mountain bread covered in lemon & pepper.

Put strawberries on your rocket!  So yummy.
I've never spelt that kind of rocket before.  I assume that's how you spell it.

Healthy dins for boys/non vegies;
Chicken in spent flour, paprika, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper squeezed with lime juice
(it wasn't that black in real life!)
Tomato & Basil from the garden.
Pumpkin mash with chives.

Start of a thai green curry.  Sometimes the unfinished meal is so pretty.

Salads totally make awesome dinners with they contain haloumi, avocado and pomegranate.
Add smoked salmon if you need more bulk.

This was the first time I'd cooked mussels.  I did them in a broth of fish stock, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, white wine and fresh tomatoes.
I added some other seafood in case I wasn't a fan.. and some pasta, as the broth totally needed to be soaked up by something.

M isn't a mussel fan due to the texture so these empties are my doing.

Just add water for amazing miso soup.
(It was 37 degrees this day and there was a heat wave in Melbourne, but nothing stops me eating my miso!)

Little healthy chocolate puddings - adapted from here.  I basically added cocao and used dark agave instead of honey.

Work has been busy & I'm glad it's the weekend.

Enjoy yours & stay well,
Nat x