Yes I am back. It’s been a long time between posts, hasn’t it?. Much longer than the expected seven to ten days.
I’m sorry to have been silent for such a long time. But the trifecta of fractured foot, moving house and being without internet connection for three weeks . . . well it somewhat defeated me.
On the bright side we are loving our new house. The foot is on it’s way and I’ve had plenty of rest and recuperation.
And now I’m back to blogging.
I should also let you know I’ll be doing some site housekeeping over the next few days. I’m going to update my About page and clinic information. Plus I’m planning a revamp of my categories – to make these more useful.
In the meantime, today I have for you the normal Friday quicklinks – some interesting reading about food, as well as a couple of fantastic recipes. I hope you enjoy.
- Mediterranean eating: The phrase “Mediterranean diet” is often bandied about. It’s both used as an excuse to drink red wine and consume more olive oil, while also being continually praised as a healthy way of eating. But what actually is the Mediterranean diet? Tara Parker-Pope at The Well has written a great, basic coverage of what this way of eating actually is. Confusion about Mediterranean cuisine.
- Your body: Fantastic microscopic images from the human body. Red blood cells, your intestines, the alveoli of the lungs, a blood clot – all up close and incredibly detailed.
- Carb myths: Thanks to Sophie for pointing this one out – Paula Goodyer has been debunking that no carbs after 6pm myth. Carbs aren’t the problem, it’s kilojoules consumed vs kilojoules burned.
- Muesli tahini bars: Skinny Latte has developed her own version of the tahini fruit & nut bars by adding muesli to the mix. They look really good as well. Muesli tahini breakfast bars
- And there’s always beetroot: Even in my online-challenged state I still managed to sniff out a new beetroot recipe – Jamie’s absolutely outstanding looking crunchy raw beetroot salad with feta and pears.
- Cooking cheap but good food: Nigel Slater has put together a list of cut-price, good meals, ranging in cost from $0.65 to $5.30 per head. Noodle soup, baked pumpkin, meatballs in broth – it’s hearty food using low cost ingredients.