Healthy Vietnamese Meatball Bowls

As it nears the end of the year, work commitments increase as offices prepare for the Christmas period. For Night Owl and I, neither of our offices shut down, but instead will be running on skeleton staff- and we have sacrificed our annual leave for a worthier cause, to be spent over the course of the next…

Easy Pear Tea Cake

If you’ve been following me on my social networks, you will know that my 10 week challenge has been over for a little while now! But despite having lost almost 4% body fat, and about 4-5 kilograms, I have my engagement party next month and so I want to keep myself on track so that…

Moussaka

Only one more week left to the end of my 10 week total transformation challenge, and I’m already planning all of the things I want to eat again: ramen, croissants, beer… but then on the other hand, I’m terrified of blowing out and going back to the way things were before. Night Owl and I actually…

The Best Roast Chicken

Winter is the cue for every foodie to go a little crazy over that golden ingredient: the fresh truffle. Night Owl and I have a friend, and last spring we had caught up over a bottle of wine or two one quiet weekend at a local and discovered our mutual love of the rather ugly dark…

Naked Burgers

Now starting to go into the seventh week out of my ten week challenge, it’s surprising to not only discover that some parts are getting easier, but also realise that there are always new and inventive ways to inflict pain on us. For example, last weekend I was too tired to post, as the workout…

Chicken Miso Kale Soup

Its been bitterly cold in the evenings lately, and on nights after a gruelling workout and/or especially when Night Owl’s out and I know I’m just cooking for one, this recipe has become my new favourite. It’s a recipe I found on Good Food by Jill Dupleix (link here) and originally when I first saw it I…

Peanut Butter Granola Clusters

Different diets work for different bodies and it can take a little time to figure out what food habits work for you. For example, Night Owl finds that intermittent fasting works for her – she will skip breakfast and stretch it out for as long as she can ’til lunch, maybe snacking on some pistachios. For me,…

Beef Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

What a whirlwind it has been these last couple of weeks! The start of my new job coincided with the start of the transformation challenge at my gym, and of course the first thing my body did was catch a cold. My body took it harder than usual as the week before I had been…

Easy Minestrone

So my body transformation challenge is locked in and ready to go mid-June. I’m somewhat apprehensive but also excited – I usually indulge in too much comfort eating during the cooler months, and so having someone monitor my intake and/or having an element of competitiveness will mean I’m more ready for bikini season towards the…

The Best Apple Crumble

Its been so long since I posted!! I know, I know – I still have to post about Bennelong AND Japan as well…and for those of you who don’t follow my other social media outlets – I got engaged in Japan! Wearing a rock on my finger has taken some getting used to, but with…

Wish Bone, Enmore

I’ll always have a soft spot for Enmore. Night Owl used to live there prior to us moving in together, and it served her well during her bartending gig at The Gretz, which was the sister bar to the infamous Hartsyard up the street towards Newtown Station. I still remember the absolute chaos that occurred when Gregory Llewellyn and Naomi Hart…

Synonymous, Medlow Bath

They say “a change is as good as a holiday”, but to be honest – the holiday always wins out in my opinion! A couple of weeks ago I took Night Owl out of Sydney for a weekend away in the Blue Mountains to celebrate our three-year anniversary. I had originally planned to keep it as…