Blackberry Basil Cream Pie
I had my first competitive muay thai fight on Saturday night. It was an amazing experience. The lead-up was quite intense with all the training, diet and lifestyle regimen, but it was all worth it the minute I stepped into the ring.
For a while I was worried I wouldn’t make it to the ring. There were three of us from my fight team who were scheduled to compete, but first, one girl broke her wrist, then the guy got called away for work and then we wound up spending an evening in the hospital with my coach; I definitely took care with every step I took to make sure nothing happened to prevent me from fighting!
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Classic and Cocoa Sables
Every Friday, an intrepid group of bloggers and Dorie Greenspan groupies (yeeaaaahhhhh DORIE!) blog about a recipe from her fabulous- and massive- Around My French Table. Dorie has long been renowned for her virtuosic baking skills, and Around My French Table ventures into the realm of French cooking with recipes she developed and culled from Parisian cuisine.
This Friday, the recipe on tap was Cocoa Sablés, a thick buttery cookie with texture akin to shortbread (indeed, a sablé is a French shortbread of sorts). I was excited to try not only the cocoa version, but also her classic butter sablés version as well.
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Veggie Chili packed with millet, quinoa and lentils!
I’ve learnt a lot thus far in my few weeks at the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. The health issues with white flour, for example, which make a strong case to switch to whole grains. White flour robs your body of nutrients and the refining process removes most of the nutrients that are in the whole grain to begin with. White flour doesn’t pack as much healthy fibre as whole grains, nor does it have the rich natural compendium of vitamins and minerals.
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