Dietlicious is an Australian company that specialises in home delivered healthy gourmet meals. I blogged about their 5 day cleanse a couple of years back, and was recently contacted by Dietlicious a few weeks ago about reviewing another one of their meal plans. It couldn’t have come at a better time- Phil was working interstate in the coming weeks and I was facing the prospect of cooking for one for an entire fortnight (realistically eating out more often than not).
I tried the 1800 calorie 7 day menu - which is designed to provide a healthy daily calorie intake for an average male (or a greedier than average female). I was delighted with how tasty and interesting the menu was- with wholesome breakfasts like Rye toast with hummus; hearty dinners like Arabian beef with sweet potato, tahini and almonds with side of herb couscous; and yummy smoothies and nibbles in between. My time-poor friend Jeff told me that he ended up ordering a 7 day meal plan after I told him about it)- he said everything was delicious and surprisingly filling.
It works well as a meal plan for busy individuals who want a balanced diet, and also works well as healthy ‘emergency’ meals to be kept in the freezer.
A couple of important things to note with these meals- you will need adequate freezer space for the 7 day meal plan. I couldn’t fit everything in my smallish freezer and ended up thawing 2 days worth of food in the fridge to begin with. Unless you have a humungous fridge don’t order a 7 day meal plan for two people. Also- don’t make my mistake of putting the veges in the freezer (I didn’t read the clearly marked instructions on the front of the packet)
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jul 1st, 2014 in Food and Drink, lifestyle and health, Reviews | 105510 comments. Dietlicious+Gourmet+Delivery+Service%3A+Review+2014-07-01+07%3A09%3A53myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10551
This has been a long time coming, but I wanted to give a big shout-out to graphic design studio ‘Eyesberg’ run by creative duo Amy Suo Wu and Tim Braakman. Amy is an incredibly talented Sydney-born, Rotterdam based designer and educator at Willem de Kooning Academy. She also happens to be my cousin, who I grew up with in the wild wild west (-ern suburbs) of Sydney.
These are some examples of their work. Eyesberg studios also designs some pretty slick websites. One of these days she will kindly offer to redesign my blog and logos (*hint* are you listening, Amy?).
” Eyesberg is a Rotterdam based (graphic) design studio motivated by conceptual and experimental approaches. Eyesberg consists of Tim Braakman and Amy Suo Wu.
Next to running Eyesberg, Tim Braakman is also an independent illustrator, and one of the founding members of curatorial collective, Trailer. He has worked as project manager and assistant curator at Showroom MAMA.
Amy Suo Wu has a hybrid practice as a designer, artist and educator. She teaches Design Research, Concept & Image, Hacking minor at the Willem de Kooning Academy. ”
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Mar 3rd, 2014 in lifestyle and health, Style and Fashion | 100460 comments. Eyesberg+Graphic+Design+Studio%2C+Rotterdam2014-03-03+01%3A57%3A30myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10046
Sweetcorn custard with charred sweetcorn, smoked cheese, brown butter, and potato
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Feb 3rd, 2014 in Food and Drink, lifestyle and health, Photo Diary | 98332commentsKnee+Deep+Winery+Restaurant%3A+Margaret+River%2C+WA2014-02-03+07%3A16%3A28myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9833
Great live jazz bands every Wednesday night, and an amazing cocktail list.
We were here A LOT.
Tucked away upstairs at Garema place, Civic (I had a lot of trouble finding it the first time- just for the green Hippo Co sign and a small staircase next to Happy’s Chinese Restaurant), this prohibition-style bar with an extensive whiskey list reminds me of The Baxter Inn in Sydney. The Siglo cocktail is mandatory (smoked cinnamon, Gosling Rum, Amaro Montenegro, Dolin Rouge, Fresh Pineapple Juice).
Garema Place, Canberra City • (02) 6247 7555
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 30th, 2013 in Food and Drink, lifestyle and health, Photo Diary | 95790 comments. Hippo+Co.+Cocktails+and+Whiskey%2C+Canberra+2013-12-29+23%3A41%3A06myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9579
I know I’m late to add to the wave of Thanksgiving themed blog posts. I only decided to write one today after reading this Thanksgiving post by Paris.
I’m thankful that I have an amazing man in my life. I could go on and on about this, but I think it’s in everyone’s best interest to just leave it there. The kissy picture has already sent the cheese-meter over the limit.
2013 has been a good year. My overall fitness has improved significantly with the introduction of more weight training and high intensity circuit type workouts, and I’m currently training for my very first half marathon. It’s empowering.
Living away from Sydney makes me realise how much I miss my (batshit crazy) family. I’m thankful for loving parents and the fact that my siblings have grown to be intelligent, well balanced individuals, despite early signs to the contrary.
In the last 12 months in Melbourne, I met quite a large number of great people (sometimes in the most random places) who have become close friends.
As some of you know, I’ve been doing a bit of locum optometry block work in different Australian towns/cities. I feel very fortunately that the practices I’ve worked at have been great examples of *real* optometry- full scope primary eye care, with advanced ocular health management and co-management with ophthalmology and general medicine, as well as in depth assessment of visual function (more than just prescribing spectacles for “20/20″ vision) in normal and abnormal eyes. Practices where the highest standards of patient care was expected, and supported.
I’m one of those people that fortunately or unfortunately am very dependant on my work as a source of happiness. I have worked (locum days) in large chain “Shop-tometry” practices where I never really needed to go to university to practice the brand of optometry required for the job. Those days KILLED my soul.
My skin has been pretty awesome this year. Just thought I would put it out there.
What are you thankful for this year?Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 7th, 2013 in lifestyle and health, Miscellaneous | 92810 comments. Giving+Thanks+For+2013+2013-12-07+05%3A24%3A11myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D9281
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