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Nutty Quinoa Salad

I have made versions of this salad on a few occasions and it is always a winner with the crowds. Prior to quitting sugar, I used Israeli/pearl couscous in place of the quinoa and chopped dried apricots instead of diced green apples. Whatever your dietary requirements, both versions taste great. I generally serve the salad …

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Toasted Coconut Butter Bon-Bons

Over the weekend, Meg and I were ‘chatting’ about our experiences with quitting sugar and she sent me over a few links to recipes she had tried at home. I was immediately taken with her banana bon-bons, they just looked so delicious. As well as cutting out sugar I try to limit my daily intake of fruit …

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i quit sugar : week 5 & beyond

If you have been stopping by here for a while, you have probably gleaned that I am an ‘all or nothing’ personality. When I discover something I love, I’ll tell anyone who will listen just how fantastic said discovery is. I get so excited and passionate (and also a little consumed) by the things that …

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i quit sugar : week 4

J and I are on the home stretch! Although we have just finished week 4 (because we skipped the first two weeks of ‘operation cut back on sugar’), we are at the equivalent of week 6. This means we have introduced low fructose fruit back into our diet (raspberries, kiwis and green apples) but I …

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i quit sugar : week 2 and 3

I meant to check in last week but uni got a bit out of control. The busy-ness of last week actually made me re-assess just how many units I can commit to while I still have Alfie at home. After a lot of soul searching, I came to the decision that one unit at a …

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I quit sugar : week 1 wrap up

One week down and it has been a lot easier than I anticipated. Sarah recommends spending the first two weeks of the eight week programming, gradually cutting back on your sugar intake. Jason and I decided to skip this part and head straight to week three, which means no sugar or fructose (fruit) at all. …

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I quit sugar

Since I started a regular yoga practice I have started listening to my body. I have noticed that what I eat and drink directly impacts on my practice and how I feel on a day to day basis. Yeah, I know, I know… talk about “stating the obvious” but the yoga has magnified the realisation …