[Blueberry Basil Vodka Gimlet, Unknown & Pomegranate & Ginger Spritzer]
Whip us up a Vanilla Vodka Chai…and we will love you forever
We thought that it was high time we expressed our unwavering affection for cocktails. As of late we have been especially adventurous with our cocktail purchasing, having ordered the infamous Bloody Mary of Yellow Bird Cafe in Windsor, to Miss Chu’s “Jimmy Hendrix” fruit infused concoction.
Alcohol can be vicious in taste, and its just that much better to indulge in something which also adheres to your sweet-loving taste buds. Tasty and refreshing, just sifting through photos of delicious looking cocktails is making us salivate.
Warning: they are hardly season-appropriote, but we shall let that one slip, just this once.
[Peach & Raspberry Gin Fizz & Vanilla Vodka Chai]
Despite it being mid-Winter down under, we came across this delicious recipe on the Kinfolk Magazine website by Kelsey Brown and had to share it.
Ginger, coconut and honey alone are a heavenly combination, as well as being packed full of antioxidants, antibacterial properties, electrolytes and more. We can’t wait until summer to test these sweet treats out.
3 (415 ml) cans full-fat coconut milk
1 (10-centimeter) piece fresh ginger, finely grated
1 cup (340 grams) local honey
Wooden popsicle sticks
In a heavy-bottomed medium-size saucepan, stir together the coconut milk, ginger, and honey. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the honey is completely dissolved. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes to allow the ginger to infuse the mixture.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve, preferably into a large liquid measuring cup or other vessel with a lip (for easier pouring). Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature, then divide it evenly among popsicle molds. Cover the molds, insert sticks and freeze until firm.
This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Before we know it, summer will be around the corner which means it’s time to start getting bikini ready. We have found a great way to help shed those few extra winter pounds is by juicing fresh fruit and vegetables. Not only is juicing amazing for your health and weight-loss, it is also great for your skin complexion and especially helps you get back on track after a big night out. Juicing is also perfect for those who lead busy lifestyles, as it allows you to obtain the recommended amount of nutrients/vitamins in one quick glass. We recommend having juice that contains fruit in the morning and vegetable juice at night – due to the amounts of sugar fruit contains.
You can juice basically any fruits and vegetables, however these are a few which we personally recommend:
Apple, Orange, Pineapple, Watermelon, Carrot, Celery, Ginger, Beetroot, Cucumber (not as bad if you peel the skin), Spinach, Kale.
a. Ingredients: 3-5 Carrots, 2-3 celery sticks, 1 knob ginger, 1-2 beetroot (always peeled), top up with organic apple juice and some ice
b. Ingredients: 3 oranges, 3-4 carrots, 3 apples, 1-2 limes
c. Ingredients: 3 carrots, 2 celery stalks, 1 small pineapple, 1 Lebanese cucumber – helps clear sore throats
d. Ingredients: 2 oranges, peeled, 1 lemon, peeled, 1 lime, peeled, 1 ruby red grapefruit, peeled – morning cleanser
e. Ingredients: 1 golden delicious apple, 1 small handful spinach, 1 pear, 1 lime, 1 stalk celery,
¼ medium cucumber, ice cubes.
We hope you enjoy some of these recipes!
* Avocado on sourdough bread, sprinkled with goats cheese *
* Zucchini pasta, topped with a light creamy dressing *
* Pancakes with nutella & banana *
These definitely are our simple, guilty pleasures.
As much as we all love to embark on the quest of eating the newest (re-discovered and over-hyped) grain and green, it’s equally as important to enjoy ones food. So remember, balance is always key. Here are a couple of meals which we love to whip up for ourselves, so tasty!
Breakfast. toasted museli with berries and coconut yoghurt + green tea
Lunch. lightly toasted sourdough bread with avocado and goats cheese + short black
Dinner. brown rice risotto with fennel, asparagus, leeks, garlic and chicken
Wintery afternoon juice & coffee dates at Louie in South Yarra, Melbourne [opposite the Botanical Gardens]