Posts Tagged ‘Cookbooks’

Winter inspirations

As winter draws to a close, we’d like to share what we’ve been up to and what’s tickled our fancy of late… Read the rest of this entry »

{Real} Life in Balance

This year i’m keen to explore the concept of BALANCE a little more in-depth, particularly how it relates to food, exercise and health in general, and how we can use it to bring back a little more sanity in an overcomplicated world.

I thought it might be an interesting exercise to interview a few local women I admire and feel have achieved some level of balance in their lives. Each manages it in a different way, using a unique approach and style of their own, often while juggling many different hats. I also happen to know that they are all passionate food lovers and keen cooks!

I’m curious to know more though. What inspires them? What do they love to cook? How do they stay fit and healthy? Do they really think balance is the key?… I’m looking to uncover some really open, honest and enlightening answers, and hope you will enjoy learning from them along with me. If you know someone you think deserves to be interviewed, let me know!

To get things started, I think it’s only fair that I go first! So, here are my responses to the questions i’m going to pose to my interviewees, plus a few snapshots from my everyday life…

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Équilibre Christmas Gift Guide – Cookbooks

Christmas has crept up on us once again (as it tends to do these days) and I thought it might be fun to put together a few gift ideas that resonate with our food and fitness ethos. Cookbooks today, followed by foodie and fitness ideas, finishing with some homemade gift inspiration. (Don’t let anyone stress you out with the term ‘last minute’, there’s still plenty of time!)

I love cookbooks, and over the years they have become my all time favourite thing to give (and receive!) I like to think that not only am I gifting something aesthetically lovely to look at, it can also be used to provide culinary inspiration for the recipient and may even help them to create new memories and food experiences with their loved ones.

These days, there are so many beautiful cookbooks from all over the world that would be worthy additions to any collection, however, I wanted to focus on a couple of new local publications that I have a soft spot for…

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Detox Diary and Recipes

Images (clockwise from top right): Apple slices with Tahini; Broccoli pesto with rice noodles; Juice (all from Wholeliving) Almonds, Apples & Kale (both from The Chalkboard) Detox Tea from Pukka.

It’s true. We really do LOVE our food, and that does include wine, coffee, bread and homemade treats, but all in a balanced way, of course! As we are now heading in to a busy and indulgent period, we decided that October was the perfect time to commit to a fortnight of keeping things clean and giving our bodies a little break – and we did it! Read the rest of this entry »

Cleansing for food lovers

‘…you can’t die of boredom for the cause of a good detox.’

During our spring Fitness for Foodies program, we talked about making the switch from heavier, more indulgent winter meals to the lighter, cleaner flavours of spring, incorporating many more vegetables and a variety of grains and legumes in our cooking. Read the rest of this entry »

We have a winner!

Congratulations goes to Karen Gleadell, winner of our Fitness for Foodies cookbook pack!

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