I Am Ending The Extreme Lifestyle Experiment; Food Diet

It’s been over 2 months now since I initially launched my most challenging experiment thus far and I am at the point now where I have to end the experiment as it is now. For those of you who have not been following, this experiment was based around the premise of only eating the food…

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Super Easy DIY: 4 Ingredient Homemade Tortillas

Hi there 🙂 As you well know, I set a challenge for myself that basically forces me to learn how to cook and bake. Cooking is not my thing and baking is a serious ‘No-Go’ zone. In my ultimate frustration with not being able to have what I want, I’ve been scouring the web for…

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Feeling Defeated – Did The Challenge Get The Best of Me?

I’m not quitting, I don’t think. But I am having one of those discouraging days when I just don’t think I can carry on with this challenge anymore. It’s difficult. I knew it would be when I started it. But it’s also…expensive. I can no longer go to my fave ‘cheap stores’ to buy affordable…

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Cod Tempura

Originally posted on Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food:
Today I introduce you to “Cod Tempura”.  Cod has soft white non-fatty meat and a light taste. It is high in good protein and vitamin B12. In Japan we use Cod a lot for homemade dishes. For example, hotpot dishes, simmered dishes, fried dishes and so…

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Extreme Lifestyle Experiment: Update #1

Two weeks. It only took me two weeks to completely lose my mind. I’m still going on the challenge, but I’ve already had a major slip-up. This is how its been going: On the first day, I thought I had some potatoes remaining in cold storage. Apparently not, as they had all sprouted in the…

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Sourdough Made Simple

Originally posted on olderfatterhappierdotcom:
Sourdough has a reputation for being a bit tricky, so a lot of people find it intimidating. Thanks to my friend P, a fellow baking geek, I’ve been introduced to the Lahey method, which makes it super-easy to bake bread at home. I love this book! I’ve been experimenting with Lahey’s…

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EXTREME Lifestyle Experiment…Can I Do It?

Greetings all and thanks for stopping by! Today I’ve got a big one for you… We just returned from our trip to the States, and it was so much fun! But now its down to business and I would like to discuss with you something I’ve been thinking about doing. I’d really like your input…

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Random Sauce Referral: Poppamies Kentucky Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Hi there all 🙂 I’m not exactly sure why, but I felt the need to share my absolute adoration for this BBQ sauce. This is a ‘product review’ of sorts. But I purchased this and tried – ok, devoured it all by myself. I love it. Like, seriously – wishing for a closet full of…

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Random Factoids 28.05.2018

‘Honey is the only food that includes all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, minerals, water and vitamins.’ *Source Bees! I need bees! Who’s brave enough to help me and not get stung? 🙂 -Mliae

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous With Chape! 2M 2W Update

Hello there, everyone 🙂 A very HAPPY Saint Patrick’s Day! I’m not sure how everyone celebrates this around the world, but I do hope that if you are celebrating, that you are careful and have a fantastic time! Today, I wanted to give an update on how my weight loss journey is going. I’ve been…

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous with Chape! 1M 3W Update

Hi there 🙂 I’m giving an update today re my last 2 weeks progress (and a MAJOR ooopsie) on my Personal Training endeavor with Chape Fitness. Today, I am SO HAPPY to report that I am under 69 Kgs! Just under, at 68,9…but when I tell you what I’ve done to myself, you won’t believe…

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MINT CORIANDER CHUTNEY

Originally posted on Ruchi's Veg Kitchen:
This minty Spicy tangy chutney is super delicious  and one can use this chutney in Pani puri(For making spicy pani) , Kababs, Bhel, Raj Kachori, Papadi Chaat, Rajma, Chhole, Samosa, Kachori etc.. You name the dish and you can use this as an ingredient or side dish.. This…

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous with Chape! Week 3 Update

Hi there 🙂 Welcome to my week 3 update! This week, I seem to have sabotaged myself a bit. I am hanging at around 70kg. Still having the weight fluctuations, but not as severely as last week. Not to mention, David wrote an awesome post about it (Click HERE to read it) and it helped…

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Flabby-Assed to Fabulous: Week 1 update.

Yoga dog says ‘You aren’t exercising enough, lazy girl!’…Haha, she’s my motivator. Apparently, if I’m not on the mat for too long, she makes herself a spot there. Always great to have a buddy to keep you going! 🙂 As most of you know, I’m working with David from Chape fitness to get back in…

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Ginger Honeycomb Brittle

Originally posted on The Ephemeral Bee:
Honeycomb brittle is one of my favorite brittles to make, not due to the taste, but because the way it froths and bubbles up the moment the baking soda hits the syrup.  I am still amused by it, and how something so simple can have such a complex effect.…

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Sweet Potato Fries

Originally posted on Rulla Alani:
Along with writing poetry and spewing thoughts, I love to cook! It allows me to express myself through flavor. Usually when I tell someone what I’m going to cook, they respond “but, that doesn’t go together” or “I’ve never cooked it that way”. That’s what makes my cooking so unique.…

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Pumpkin-Shaped Cheese Ball ala Bobbe!

Originally posted on My World (and recipes too):
In honor of Halloween coming, I thought I’d share one of the most fun recipes in my arsenal. I’m sure a lot of you are either hosting or going to Halloween parties this weekend. If you need to take a really fun appetizer, this cheese ball is…

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi with creamy Mushroom Sauce

Originally posted on eZENtially Fit:
I am a big fan of using “leftover” ingredients from my pantry. In fact, whenever I want to cook a certain recipe, I rarely have all the ingredients needed. Besides, I really like simplicity when it comes to cooking. What is better than playing with only few simple ingredients to…

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Link Your Halloween Recipes!

Hello there 🙂 It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a link-up, and they’re always so much fun! However, I wanted to do something a bit different this time. You see, I need your help! With all the noise I’ve been making about Halloween, I finally decided to do it. I’m throwing a Halloween party! There…

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Comfort Food – Vegan Cabbage Rolls

After hovering around 20°C (68°F) for the past few weeks, winter has decided to return.  And with a vengeance, I might add.  I’m over the snow and sick of winter cooking.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the season and all of what it brings.  But after a taste of spring, and for the duration…

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Tomato Soup

Originally posted on The Ephemeral Bee:
I am still harvesting tomatoes from my garden on an almost daily bases, and my countertops are overcrowded by bowls filled with fresh tomatoes just waiting to be devoured.  Now that the weather has turned, and our days are gradually becoming cooler, it seemed like the ideal time to…

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Hot Hot Mustard

Originally posted on brownies and beer:
My husband had a craving for habanero mustard. He remembers traveling when he was younger, and this one stop selling the best Habanero mustard he has ever had. I took his craving for a challenge, and I think I came up with a good recipe! He certainly has gone…

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Random Factoids 28.08.2017

‘There are over 20 000 species of edible plants in the world. However, just 20 species provide 90% of human food.’ *Source Hmmm…food for thought. Literally! I wonder if these other 19 980 species of edible plant would help to solve the worlds food crisis as opposed to lab made frankenfood. Thoughts? -Mliae

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Fried Okra…

Originally posted on Camellia's Cottage:
Fried Okra! This Southern Favorite has been around as long as anyone can remember and without exception is remembered fondly! So fondly that one friend named her precious little Dog, Okra. I’ve been told that a man who had a particular fondness for Okra named his two daughters Okra and Hibiscus!…

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I Found a Great New Food Channel on You Tube!

Hello all 🙂 Sometimes cruising Youtube can be….monotonous. But you watch and you watch and sometime something magical happens. You watch a video, and then another one & then when youtube suddenly flips to another channel, you desperately hit the back button to find the station you were just watching. This is one of those…

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Avocado-cilantro hummus

Originally posted on VfoodJourney:
1 serving; 15 min preparation time. Hummus is one of my favorite healthy foods. It’s creamy, full of flavor and so delicious. You can eat it for breakfast or lunch on a toast, or serve it on top of a bruschetta when you have guests.  This is a nice variation of…

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Our Rhubarb plants!

I really love it when I can say: ‘Spring has sprung and look what’s springing up for us!’  Fresh from our garden! YYYYEEEEE, I’m always so excited when I see good plants coming up! 🙂 🙂 This past year I have really been into planting, preserving and trying to make the most out of what…

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Wedding Cake Topper Decision

Greetings earthlings 🙂 Well, we’ve finally decided how to do the cake! If you read my post about finding all the most hilarious wedding cake toppers, you know that I really craved something that show-cased our odd sense of humor. (OK, MY odd sense of humor. His humor is a bit less twisted.)  If you…

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Balsamic & Black Pepper Beets

Originally posted on Life In Woodford:
Beets: the often under-appreciated root vegetable. I have always liked beets, but it wasn’t until I added them to my garden this past year that I feel completely, hopelessly in love with them. Sure, they’re not the easiest vegetable to eat, certainly not compared to the snap peas and…

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Chocolate Mousse With Daim and Strawberries

Originally posted on stay young and beautiful:
This delicious chocolate dessert is easy to make and requires the following few ingredients: 4 egg yolks 4 dl whipping cream 2 Daim bars (same as almond toffee/Hershey’s Heath/Skor bars) 200 gram milk chocolate Strawberries for decoration Do as follows: 1. Break the milk chocolate in small bits…

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Tossed Egg Noodles with Pan-fried Shrimp Dumplings

Originally posted on Jn Cooking Channel:
It can’t get any simpler than this – Tossed egg noodles with pan-fried shrimp dumplings. Don’t be intimidated because of the wrapping of the dumplings. Have fun and get creative. After all, we do eat with our eyes first. But for beginners, just do the simple wonton fold, which…

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