Hello everyone *waves*, my name is Michelle and I’m a food-aholic!

For the most part I’m a happy kinda gal.  I love being a wife and a mother to my furr-kids.  I absolutely love cooking and spending time in the kitchen and pretty much everything else that goes with being a girl from make-up to fashion and dressing up, going dancing and gossiping with my girlfriends, the works!  Of course I love watching movies and series and listening to MUSIC too (mostly alternative although I’m branching out a bit more theses days, must be mellowing in my older age).

Like a lot of people out there, I’ve had my issues with weight gain.  I’ve put on, then lost, then put back on, and I’m not talking about the odd few kilograms we come back from holiday with, I’m talking about excessive gains and losses.  But that been said, I think I’ve finally gotten my whole head around leading a balanced lifestyle.  I say balanced because I’m not perfect, I still enjoy a glass of wine and eating out, but I keep it all within moderation and I don’t feel so guilty, and way more in control of my actions.

Anyways, the whole reason I started this blogging business is because of a photo album I created on Facebook called “Food 101”.  Basically it contains pictures of my daily meals, which I originally started to keep myself in check with whatever I was putting in my mouth (was going with the accountability factor).  Long story short, just about all my friends responded positively and have been pushing me (in a good way) to get something off the ground in order to help others by sharing my story.  So here I am, giving it a go …..


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If you would like to know more about me and how I got to this point, please view my story, be advised, it is quite a read!

Minted Chicken Fillet with Greek yoghurt (1 portion)

Ingredients:   1x 120g chicken fillet, cut into strips 2x tsp olive oil 1x tsp dried mint 1x tbsp. dbl cream Greek yoghurt 1x mini cucumber 1x tomato Salt to taste   Calories: 390   Method:   Heat your olive oil in a frying pan.  Toss in your chicken strips, dried mint and salt to …

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Rice Paper wraps stuffed with Pork (4 portions)

Ingredients:   300g pork mince 2x tbsp. sunflower oil 1x large white onion, diced 2x large baby marrows, grated (approximately 2 cups) 1x mini green cabbage, shredded (approximately 4 cups) 2x tsp. ginger powder 1x large garlic clove, minced 12x rice paper wraps   Dipping sauce: 1x tbsp. sugar and salt free peanut butter 1x …

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Prawn, Basil and Mango Salad (2 portions)

Ingredients:   200g peeled and deveined prawn meat 1x tsp. olive oil 1x tsp. unsalted butter 1x tsp. dried chili flakes 1x tsp. ginger powder 1x garlic clove, minced 1x packet bean sprouts (50g) 1x cup basil leaves, chopped (20g) 2x spring onions, chopped 1x mango, peeled and sliced (2 cups) 50g rice noodle Salt …

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Mustard Pork Greens (1 portion)

Ingredients:   1x pork fillet, diced (100g) 2x tsp. sunflower oil (10mls) 1x tsp. wholegrain mustard ½ tsp. ginger powder 1x cup green beans, ends removed 1x cup julienne style sliced cucumber Salt to taste   Calories: 380 per portion   Method:   Steam your green beans until al dente (about 5mins).   Heat your …

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