Diet Schmiet

I’ll preface this post by saying that I’m no expert. At anything really. Other than watching-television and reading crime-fiction. Oh, and I’m pretty good with 80s and 90s movies. But anything health-related, well… However, because I’m always happy to share my magnificent insight and prone to be blunt, I figured I’m well-placed to share some tips I’ve […]


I’ve been terribly remiss in not announcing the winner of my recent (sponsored) Vitasoy (and Nuffnang) competition. We judges unanimously decided to award the ($150) prize pack to Chloe R, for her answer: oooooh the Easy Vegan Bean Tacos sound delicious & a little out of the ordinary! I love how you altered the recipe […]

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So… this is a post I didn’t want to write. But – as usual – I feel I’m lying by omission if I don’t share stuff like this. So here it is… I haven’t tracked my Weight Watchers points for three or four weeks. I started Weight Watchers online 5.5 months ago. My first and […]


Dairy Schmairy


This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Vitasoy. Around the same time as my coeliac diagnosis my doctor casually dropped into the conversation the fact that I was lactose intolerant. It was something I ignored for the next seven or eight years while getting my gluten-free eating under control. I wasn’t a huge […]

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Sometime in the lead-up to Easter I came across a Rocky Road recipe. I bookmarked it but (naturally) never found it again. However… my appetite was whetted and even though I was planning some Red Tulip Easter treats, I figured I could add some homemade Rocky Road to the long weekend’s menu. Long time readers […]


I’ve often talked about the dire relationship I have with the voice of doom or scales of judgement. I’ve also however, talked about the fact that I realise the bathroom scale is a bloody inanimate object not worthy of such dread (and *ahem* revere – in equal parts!). Because I’d stopped ‘dieting’ and weighing myself I threw away […]


I’m yet to buy my mum a Mother’s Day present this year although she’s told me I can give her $8 for the discounted ABBA CD she recently bought on sale. *sigh* However, I’ll almost certainly travel the 42km (exactly) to her place, overnight it and cook her breakfast. Both she and I are trying to […]


All good things…


My aunt loves telling the story of me one Easter, after having overindulged in too many Red Tulip Easter Eggs… telling her I was “Tick in de tink.” Obviously I was very young and without the ability to enunciate ‘s’ or ‘th’. Not to mention guilelessly nonchalant about admitting to spewing after too much chocolate. […]


I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really a Christmas kind of gal. Bah humbug and all that. Indeed, I’ve openly admitted that Easter is BY FAR my fave seasonal holiday and it’s not only because of the chocolate. (Umm… actually it is only because of the chocolate!) I’ve long confessed to a Red Tulip chocolate […]


It’s now been just over three months since I started Weight Watchers and I’m halfway through my complimentary six month membership. Time has flown and I’m reminded of the quote… the time will pass anyway. This is something I try to remind myself of whenever I’ve struggled with change. The next week, month or year […]


I’ve written a few times about my newfound love of trying previous-undiscovered recipes. I find myself tagging all sorts of dishes on the Weight Watchers site, in the hope I’ll eventually do some grocery shopping and have the necessary ingredients to try something new. My Facebook followers will know that I have a faithful fallback. […]


Why I overeat


A couple of weeks ago I came across a blog post I couldn’t read. Of course there are those times the post is completely irrelevant, but this was a case of… “I need to be in the right headspace to read this!”  The post in the Green Mountain at Fox Run blog, A Weight Lifted, […]


Thanks to all who entered my Bionade organic soft drink competition, however after much deliberation…. (ie drawn via random integer generator), the winner is…. Which means nothing to you without knowing my intricate numbering system. So, the lucky recipient of a case of 24 bottles of delicious organic soft drink is Linda James! Congrats to […]

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