Chicken/Turkey with Cauli, Beans and Baba Ganoush

Ingredients 1 Head of Cauliflower cut into large Florets 400-500gm of Green Beans 1 Red Chilli 500gm Chicken Breast/Thigh or Turkey Breast cut into small thin pieces 2Tbs Macadamia oil 1 Qty of Baba Ganoush (see previous Recipe) 4 handfuls of Baby Leaves – Spinach, Rocket and Kale Method Steam Cauliflower for about 5min till…

Julia’s New Skills

It has been an eventful week, getting set up for ready for my new little business and spending Thursday and Friday in Ross’s Truck learning how to drive it and receiving my HR License, very exciting stuff, have wanted to do it for a few years now. Very happy. Copyright Kranz Klan 2013

High Protein Muesli Alternative

Ingredients 1/2 Cup each of: Sunflower Seeds Pepita’s 1 Cup each of: Whole Almond Brazil Nut Pecan Macadamia 500gm Shredded Coconut 2 Cups Psyllium Husk 1 Cup each of: Mixed Chia Seeds Flax Seeds Currents, Raisons or Sultanas Method Toast the Sunflower and Pepitas slightly on the stove top till just starting to pop Put…

Roasted Veg,Lentil and Rice Salad with a Balsamic Maple Dressing

Ingredients 2 Beetroot 2 Medium Carrots 1/2 a Medium Sweet Potato 150gm Brown Rice 500ml Vegie Stock 1/4 Cup Pre-Soaked Puy Lentil (French Green) 2Cups Filtered Water 2 Cups Rocket 2 Cups Spinach Pomegranate for Garnish (Not in picture) Vegie Marinade 3 Tbs Macadamia Oil 2 Tbs Maple Syrup 3 Tbs Balsamic Vinegar 1/8-1/4 Tsp…

Green Sauce

Ingredients 1 Bunch each of Basil, Parsley, Mint, Coriander 2 Avocados 1/8-1/4 Cup Lemon Juice 30gm Sunflower Seeds 30gm Pepita’s 30gm Almonds 2-3 Minced Garlic Cloves 1\2 Tsp Salt (Sea or Himilayan) 1/4 Cup mixed good oils (Olive, Flax, Avocado) Method Chop Herbs into smallish pieces Add all ingredients to a blender and wizz till…

Our little Critters

I had just come home from walking the 2 Furry little Critters and thought I would check to see if the girls had left me another egg because I had only collected 2 instead of the usual 3 earlier in the day, anyway walked in only to find that one of the girls had fallen…

Job Prospects

Hi All Have a job interview on Monday at a local Garage Door Manufacturer. Fingers Crossed will let you know how I go Julia

Dahl

Ingredients 1 Cup Whole Red Lentils (Soak Overnight) 2 Tbs Macadamia or Coconut Oil 2 Cloves Garlic 1 Medium Red Onion Diced 3 Tbs Red Curry Powder ( I use Ayam) 2 Cups of Vegie Stock 1 Cup Water if needed 1 400gm Tin Diced Tomatoes 1/4 Cup Coconut Milk Juice of 1/2 Lime Toasted…

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients 4 Lrg-5 Sml Avocados 100gm Raw Cacao Powder 2 scoops (50gm) Vanilla Whey Powder (optional) 1/2 cup Stevia dissolved in a little hot water Juice of half a lemon 100gm Melted Coconut Oil Method Put all ingredients into a food processor and blitz till silky smooth and chill. (Also nice when put in the…

Today at the Park 4.8.13

It is such a beautiful day today, I was wearing 3/4 Jeans and a t-shirt when I took the dogs for a wash and a romp around the park….totally hilarious they were walking each other again and they managed to nearly trip me over on a number of occasions and tie me up as well,…

Miso Vegie Soup

Ingredients 200-300gm mixed Vegies ie Onion,Celery,Cauliflower,Zucchini,Cabbage, Asian Greens etc 2 Tbs Lentils (any variety) 1 Tbs of Shiro Miso 1 Tbs of dried Mixed Sea Vegies(Wakame, Dulse, Nori) 2 Tbs of Shitake Mushroom Powder(ground dried mushrooms) 1-2 Cloves Garlic Sesame oil 1 Tbs Soy Sauce 500ml Vegie Stock (good quality from health food aisle of…

Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients 1Kg Cauliflower 1 Lge Onion 1L Chicken or Vegie Stock (Msg free health food aisle) 1/2 Cup Chives Black Pepper Method Place Cauliflower, Onion and Stock in a Pressure Cooker once it starts steaming cook for 15min. Once pressure is released put in a blender and puree till smooth. Add cracked Black Pepper to…

Baba Ganoush

Ingredients 1 x Medium-Large Eggplant Equal quantity of Hummus as Roasted Eggplant Method Place Eggplant in a moderate oven and roast approx. 20-30min, or till it looks like it will explode. Remove eggplant, peel the Skin carefully before it shrinks back and sticks to the flesh and Discard Add about the same quantity of Hummus…

Hummus

Ingredients 1 x Can of Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas) Drained and Rinsed 60gm Unhulled or hulled Tahini, (Hulled has more Calcium as the husk inhibits calcium absorption, Unhulled has more fibre) or 60gm of your favourite Melrose Nut Butter Juice of 1/2 a Lemon or Lime 50ml Olive, Safflower, Macadamia oil Pinch of Salt 1 tsp of…

Hokkein Noodles

This one is for Travis Ingredients Large bag of Hokkein or Chow Mein Noodles from Fridge Section 400gm-500gm Chicken thigh fillets 2-3 Tbs Sesame Oil 1 Capsicum 1 onion 2 Garlic Cloves 1-2 Chilli’s depending on variety and your heat tolerance 2 Tsp finely Grated Ginger 1 Tsp Chinese 5 Spice 1 Zucchini 1 Carrot…

Salsa Dip

Ingredients 1 Cup of Quark (Fermented Cream Cheese) 1/4-1/2 Cup of Salsa * Alternatively you can get Greek Yogurt and leave it to strain in a cheese cloth or a fresh chux over a basin in the fridge over night and it will produce a similar product, as the whey is removed it forms a…

Salsa

Ingredients 2 Red Capsicums (You could use Yellow or Orange or all Colours available) 2 Green Capsicums Chilli’s to your taste 2 Red onions 2 Garlic Cloves 2 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar 2 Tbs Coconut Palm Sugar/Panella Sugar (Any sugar but processed sugar from the supermarket) 1 Large Tin of Tomatoes 1/4 Cup of Purified…

Pets Corner 🐾🐾🐾

As some of you are aware we have a new edition to our little klan, her Name is Kelly Grace Kranz. Although she is a terror due to being a puppy she is a sweet little thing and too cute for her own good and we love her. Ned is loving his new playmate and…

Ross

Ross is enjoying his work although working long hours is waring him out. They are very busy at the moment as they are not only training but assessing too, to help out the Dept of transport…….he is having fun with his new paintball toys and went out to ref a few games on Sunday.

Weight loss progress

Well after 12weeks I have now gone from 103.5kg down to 79.8kg with about 3weeks to go. Very exciting to be under 80 for the 1st time since my late teens. Its been a long time coming. I started this journey in November last year at 107kg so I have lost a total of 27.2kg…

Job interview

Well it seems the time has come to re-enter the workforce. I have a job interview tomorrow for a casual-part-time position at our local Home Hardware store. I am optimistic. Now all I need is something to wear as I have lost allot of weight and am just about too small for all the clothes…

Greetings

My First Blog will be short as it has taken a fair amount of time adding all the other stuff.  There will be new pages of photos added in the coming weeks. Enjoy your day xx