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April 12, 2016

Scallops for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

I am a seafood lover through and through and scallops have to be one of my favourite seafoods (as well as Jase's) IN DA WORLD. Simply sizzled quickly in a hot frying pan and topped with freshly cracked pepper and sea salt and a drizzle of lemon juice, is the bees knees. But THIS recipe is on another level.

February 25, 2016

Favourite Finds #3

One very bright and hot day in Oia, Santorini, August 2014 - my head was cooking nicely towards 'well done' inside that hat. 

January 2016 has passed us by, so we've skipped a month, oh no wait, we've skipped two. It's now the end of February 2016... and I think I've procrastinated quite enough. Before I know it, we'll be a quarter way through the year and my to-do lists will get out of hand again.
I had 20 links to share in my last Favourite Finds...well I hope you have a whole pot of tea and a jar of biscuits ready, because this time I've upped the ante and blown out to 30 :)
December 29, 2015

Toodles 2015, Hello Shiny New 2016

Well this year has been one for a few changes, and before the year is finished, I'd like to reflect on the highlights and poignant parts of the year. I think it's become a blog tradition for me to reflect, as this is my online diary of sorts and I like to keep myself in check and to ensure I count my blessings. 

Last year's reflection post was interesting. I spoke about being on a windy path to happiness and ended it with a toast to everyone (myself included) to finding self fulfilment, new adventures, stopping to smell the roses and making brave decisions.

Well I did indeed make some brave decisions and we have had some new and fun adventures... but I am still very much jogging along the windy path and will never really see myself getting off. I'm still excited for the challenges and goal kicking that is going to happen in 2016.
And so this year's reflection can be summed up by my top 5 memorable and important points:

December 13, 2015

Cavalier Espresso's Christmas French Toast

This blog has been neglected a little in the last couple months but I assure you I haven't forgotten about it. I have about 30 odd post ideas sitting in draft which I haven't executed yet because I've been working hard on makeup and hair practise and concentrating on my little business, whilst working as a senior business analyst/consultant during the week, leaving me not much quality brainpower to post anything that I feel 100% happy with!

I did want to quickly check in to say that I had a beautiful brunch with Jase at the cafe just downstairs from our apartment; Cavalier Espresso. We're regular coffee orderers from this cafe now and have brunched there on quite a number of occasions, but last past weekend, they served up something spesh ;)

October 20, 2015

Triple C Energy Balls

Bikini and shorts season is on the horizon and I am probably not the only one that is a bit self conscious about what has stored up during winter! Lately, I've inserted a few health-kick foods into our diet at home because as much as I love snacking on chips whenever I'm famished, - justifying it with an equalising workout - I know that's not going to help with getting into fighting shape for the summer.

I've been meaning to give these protein balls or energy balls a go for awhile now, and managed to try some at a Boost kiosk right before we boarded our flight to Hawaii. They were simply delicious and I needed to replicate them at home stat! 
These chocolate, coconut, & chia seed balls, that I like to call Triple C Energy Balls, hits the spot when you're kinda hungry and low on energy but want a snack without the guilt trip afterwards. There's no sugar, no flour, no eggs, no dairy, none of the traditional baking stuff, which I find odd ...but pretty oddly refreshing!
Jase loves them and I've made them half a dozen times since tinkering around with a few recipes. There's no baking here, you just need a small food processor for blitzing. They should be made in 15 minutes!

Click after the jump for the recipe!