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RECIPE: NO-ADDED-SUGAR OVERNIGHT OATS

Hello friends! For the next two weeks I’m on holidays from work so I’ll be able to get a bit more rest into my schedule and dedicate some more time to the blog, too! Over the past 9 months or so I have been enjoying having my own little space where I can share my…… Continue reading RECIPE: NO-ADDED-SUGAR OVERNIGHT OATS

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BOOK REVIEW: THE MICROBIOME SOLUTION BY ROBYNNE CHUTKAN

I recently reviewed Sweet Poison here on the blog and since I’m on a huge reading spree when it comes to health-related topics, today I’ll be sharing another gem with you, but one which sees health from a completely different perspective: the gut. I have noticed that there has been a flurry of books published lately…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE MICROBIOME SOLUTION BY ROBYNNE CHUTKAN

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I QUIT SUGAR FOR A MONTH AND DIDN’T GO CRAZY

I’m almost done with my one-month-long sugar-free challenge and it has been so successful that I feel confident in sharing my findings here on the blog with one day still to go. Before I dive into my reflections on my month without sugar, I’ll recap on what exactly was involved in the process. Basically, the…… Continue reading I QUIT SUGAR FOR A MONTH AND DIDN’T GO CRAZY

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RECIPE: EASY CASHEW LIME DIP

Well, friends, my sugar-free quest continues! Today is Day 17 of the challenge and I can honestly say I am feeling great and not missing the sugar at all (after a somewhat rocky start…more on that in a later blog post). The other day I shared on the blog my recipe for beetroot hummus (with a…… Continue reading RECIPE: EASY CASHEW LIME DIP

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATING OTHERS’ SUCCESS

I’m ashamed to admit it but in the past I have been guilty of feeling resentful of other people’s achievements. In a previous life, pre-minimalism and pre-feeling a lot better about myself in general, I felt that those achievements only served to emphasise how terrible I was at everything, how bad my luck was. Now,…… Continue reading THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATING OTHERS’ SUCCESS

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BOOK REVIEW: SWEET POISON BY DAVID GILLESPIE

When I challenged myself to quit sugar for a month at the beginning of August, I decided I needed to fill myself in a little more on the science behind why reducing the amount of added sugar (and in particular, fructose) we eat is important. David Gillespie’s Sweet Poison was one of the first books…… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: SWEET POISON BY DAVID GILLESPIE

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RECIPE: LEMONY BEETROOT HUMMUS

I mentioned recently on the blog that in August I would be quitting sugar, so for the last 6 days I have sworn off the sweet stuff and have been exploring more savoury ways of living my life. As a BIG snacker (and eater in general…I’m talking 4 – 5 snacks in addition to 3…… Continue reading RECIPE: LEMONY BEETROOT HUMMUS