Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

The Be Kind to Your Body Challenge

Who knows? Maybe ‘your best body yet’, is the very one you’re in right now! Are you up for the challenge?

Before you dive straight in to your next health and fitness campaign, consider changing your diet or be tempted by that ‘bikini body’ program for summer, we’d like to ask you to stop for a minute and show a little respect and dare we say it, kindness to that amazing body of yours… Read the rest of this entry »

WIN! A Vintage Style Bike for Spring

Help us to spread the word about Équilibre and you could be riding in style this spring!

We love our bikes and can’t think of a better way to say ‘thank you’, than this… Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Farmers Market: Week 2

Last Saturday’s burst of Spring sunshine and warmth brought the Subi Farmers Market shoppers out of their Saturday morning hibernation in droves! Pascal had a great morning handing out samples and recipes for our Fig & Rose Muesli Bars and chatting to shoppers about Fitness for Foodies. You still have until the end of this coming Saturday’s market (31st Aug) to enter the draw to win one of 2 spots in the program!

By the time I arrived late morning with kids in tow, many of the stallholders had sold out of much of their produce – a sure sign that it had been a busy and successful day.

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Inspired by Spring Farmers Market

Spiced Roast Lamb Rump with Mint Salsa Verde and Tahini Yoghurt, Lemon Potatoes & Baby Carrots.

Fresh Strawberries with Brown Sugar Crème Fraiche.

Spring Fitness for Foodies is fast approaching, and we’re excited to be partnering with Subi Farmers Market to give away 2 complimentary passes to join us for the 8-Week Program, which commences September 2nd. What better way to start your weekend than with an energising exercise session with us, followed by a visit to the markets to get inspired and stock up on provisions for the week ahead? Be sure to stop by and say hello next weekend (24th August) when we’ll have our own stand just in front of the Info stall on the upper level!

In celebration, my plan is to create some market-inspired recipes each week for the next month, showcasing our favourite stalls and products. However, my excitement, was nearly stopped in its tracks this past weekend as i’ve been suffering from the most atrocious of winter colds and there was no way that I was going to be able to make it in to Subi.

Luckily Pascal came to my rescue and without any prompting, decided to make a few purchases while he was there bright and early to drop off the competition stand. He picked up a lovely rump roast from Macabee Dorper Lamb (and had a nice chat to Anthea about her Avon Valley Farm and sustainable farming methods) as well as some gorgeous fresh produce like baby carrots, kale, avocados and new season strawberries. It was enough to inspire me to shake my sniffles and put together a little ‘end of winter’ Sunday family dinner, full of lots of fresh flavours and a VERY simple, but sweet ending! When Sophie saw me taking photos she commented that it must be a ‘pretty good dinner, then’! Here’s the result…

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Spring Quinoa Salad

Quinoa…have you tried it? Do you know what to do with it? High in protein and gluten free, this grain (that isn’t actually a grain at all) is the perfect way to add variety, as well as a powerhouse of nutrition to your diet.

Despite having a few so-so attempts at quinoa based meals in the past, i’ve recently been refining this wonderful salad and just can’t get enough of 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 »

Foragers – Pemberton

When planning our business, we envisaged being able to offer a series of special events including a weekend retreat, and we’re delighted to announce that it’s about to become a reality this spring…

When we say retreat, we’re not talking weight loss camp or gruelling military boot camp, or even spa weekend. What we had in mind was a relaxed gathering of like-minded people learning about and sharing in good food and wine – fresh, seasonal and locally sourced. Exercise would play a part, but mostly in combination with exploring the natural environment (so you don’t actually notice it) and to build a hearty appetite that makes good food taste even better! The idea is for guests to come away feeling energised and inspired to maintain that same feeling at home.

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Shared celebrations

Things have been a little quiet here at Équilibre as we await the birth of our second child… due to arrive any day now!

As this means that social festivities in the lead up to Christmas will be significantly curtailed for me this year, my girlfriends and I took the opportunity to organise a lovely lunch a couple of weeks ago to take time out to celebrate our friendship and the year that has been, as well as a couple of expected new arrivals! It was so delightful to share in some delicious, seasonal food on a lovely warm, sunny Sunday afternoon in the company of close friends.

I’ll have the recipes for the homemade cordials on a future blog post – everyone received a little ‘take home’ bottle as a memento of the afternoon!

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Foodie Links to inspire and delight

{Images above: Mother-daughter tea by Kjrsten Madsen for Kinfolk Blog (top); Food Glorious Food art print from Ellis Benson (middle); Picnic spread by Katie Quinn Davies for Real Living Magazine (bottom)}

Although i’ve been pre-occupied of late with all the preparations that come with welcoming a new baby in to the Équilibre family, I have managed to put together some links from the ‘world of food’ that have recently caught my attention and felt worthy of sharing… Read the rest of this entry »

Menu Planning 101

{Image: Rose & Crown}

Planning meals  for enjoyment, nutrition and ease

I’ve mentioned previously that meal ‘planning’ is a big deal in our household (or at least for me, it is!) My weekly routine looks a little like this:

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