Thursday, 23 January 2014

Tackling the January slump

Doesn't January go on forever?  And it's getting harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning.  With no imminent prospect of sun and a new job starting next month, I have decided to try some dietary changes to increase my energy levels.

I stumbled upon on my cousin's instagram ( - check it out) and I must admit the decision to adopt this new eating philosophy was born of greed while salivating over the gorgeous photographs, rather than more noble intentions.  Nonetheless, her food looks delicious and sounds absurdly healthy so it's a win-win in my books.

I did an extensive - and expensive - health store / Asia market shop during the week to pick up the nuts, seeds, grains and oils I would need to tackle some of the recipes and made the first items on my 'to try' list last night - quinoa dressed with tamari, tahini and herbs; raw date and ginger bars and apple and blueberry compote.  I'm very pleased with the results so far, particularly the date and ginger bars which will be a perfect snack before class this evening.  Very much looking forward to making some homemade granola to go with the compote over the weekend

If you are going to try something similar I suggest you identify 3 or 4 recipes you want to try, preferably ones that require seeds, oils and herbs so you don't end up spending a fortune on buying new ingredients.

Homemade almond milk

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