Pressure cooker risotto

Risotto topped with pumpkin and pinenuts

Another busy after work evening, requiring another quick dinner…and this time I vowed to use up that asparagus from last night. I decided on another family favourite – risotto from the pressure cooker. Continue reading

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Rainy day curry

Curry in the wok on the stove

Well the spring-time party is well and truly over in Melbourne! After all those blue skies and daffodils, today we had gale-force winds, rain and hail.

While I was sitting on the tram quietly congratulating myself on wearing  my raincoat to work today, the tram came to a stop and the lights went out. This wasn’t the usual minor blip in our journey, the tram had lost all power, and the driver announced that we’d have to walk through from Smith Street to Brunswick Street (which ended up being 15 minutes in the bucketing rain) to catch a re-routed tram.

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It’s time I started eating sensibly again

porridge with raspberries, sitting on the verandah in Spring

As you would know if you’ve seen my last few posts, I’ve been eating WAY TOO MUCH over the last few days. It’s time to get back to normal before I put on all my recently-lost weight again!

So today I’m going to try going back to eating smaller (normal) portions, make sure I eat a good amount of fruit and/or vegies every time I eat, and not drink wine or beer every night! That’s basically how I lost the weight in the first place.

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Quick dinner for MOFO Madness!

Yalumba wine

Things have got a little bit crazy here over the last few days. With B (my husband) working his usual crazy long hours, me working longer hours than usual, and the kids having exams this week, we’ve kind of ‘let ourselves go’.

Don’t drop in! The place is a mess, and you’ll only find me hunched over a screen writing MOFO posts or drooling over the fantastic food all you other bloggers seem to be eating. Last night it got to 7.30pm and I hadn’t even thought about dinner.
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Grumpy despite the sunshine

Harrissa cake and ginger beer.

Vegan MOFO 2014

Winter went out with a bang in Melbourne, with bright blue skies and warm sunny days of up to 22 degrees (71.6º Fahrenheit)!

For some reason, yesterday’s warm sunshine didn’t make me feel overjoyed. Looking at the forecast, I could see we’d be back to 12º Celsius by the end of this first week of spring. As a result, the beautiful weather only made me feel edgy and restless and slightly panicked at the thought that I might not make the most of a glorious day, so I was itching to get out and about!

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Daiya and Please Like Me TONIGHT!

Pizza with a dog waiting for food to drop

It’s an exciting night for me!

ABC2 are showing all the episodes of the first season of Please Like Me back to back tonight, before the new season starts on Tuesday.

But that’s not all…I also managed to get hold of the second last packet of Daiya mozzarella at Mad Cowgirls  this morning.

And H has made a cake. Banana and chocolate with cream cheese icing.

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