chard/silverbeet with fenugreek | easy, delicious greens

swiss-chard-method-3I’m one of those weirdos that really, really digs vegetables. Yup, I pick vegetables over meat most days and don’t consider a meal complete unless there is a good amount of veggies on my plate. Potatoes don’t count!

But i do discriminate: I have a love-hate relationship with broccoli and I’m super fussy about Brussels sprouts, kale and spinach. They gotta be cooked in just the right way. But chard, I have nothing but oodles of love for. It’s mild, it cooks super quick, needs minimal prep and always goes with everything.

If you have 15 minutes, you can make this dish!

Quick lesson in Aussie speak: we don’t say ‘chard’ here, we say silverbeet. Unless of course it’s rainbow chard which we call rainbow chard. The word chard does come up, but we say ‘chards’, like, “I’ll have the chards [say shards]”  in which case, we are talking about chardonnay. Which could go well with silverbeet, I don’t know. Anyway, you get all of that? Goodo!

Let’s cook this!

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chard/silverbeet with fenugreek | easy, delicious greens

my experiments with the truth | low carb eating – part 2

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Following on from last week where I talked about taking a break from Banting so see what would eventuate, I am sharing my observations and results of the experiment. Thank you to all who commented on the post. I always enjoy reading about your experiences and am happy to answer any questions.

Grab a cuppa and settle down, this is a long post.

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my experiments with the truth | low carb eating – part 2

my experiments with the truth | low carb eating – part 1

If you’ve been following machinegunmeow for some time, then you’ll know that I went low-carb some time ago. You can read about my experience here.

What I want to share today is a different side of the LCHF journey.

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my experiments with the truth | low carb eating – part 1

q&d | the oil you should be using right now

We live in a time where, every day, there is something new being touted as the next super-whatever: super food, super drug, super treatment.

Oils, and especially argan oil, have been enjoying quite a surge in popularity and rightly so. They have been used since the dawn of time for their healing and nutritive properties. I’m here to tell you about one such oil that has been quietly overachieving for centuries and how you should make it part of your daily routine.

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q&d | the oil you should be using right now

behind the scenes

Happy Sunday!
This morning, I read a lovely and (as usual) humorous post by Deb which gave her readers a glimpse of what goes on in the background before posts go up on her blog. Of course I thought it was a great idea and I have decided to replicate it here on mGm.

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behind the scenes

the obsession with skin colour

colourLet’s talk about this right now. It isn’t a new topic and I know it’s been discussed many many times before, but the problem hasn’t gone away. It’s 2016 and we are still making an issue out of something as trivial as skin colour. Judge me, if you must, on my merits and my actions. But the colour of my skin, really? Something I was born with and have no control over?

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the obsession with skin colour

review, pics & swatches: nars radiant creamy concealer in #ginger / medium 2

nars radiant creamy concealer
nars radiant creamy concealer

My eye sockets have a natural tendency to be dark. No matter how much I sleep, hydrate or religiously apply cucumber slices, without concealer, I look like I need more (I don’t actually do the last one but it illustrates the point). In fact, sometimes, even with concealer, I look exhausted because of the dark circles.

I am forever looking for a concealer that is not only the right shade (hello, difficult if you’re a person of colour) but is blendable and stays in place. I can’t deal with thick pastes that are like cold peanut butter being smeared on dry toast.

The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer has had rave reviews by nearly every blogger and their dog so natch, I had to give it a whirl.

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review, pics & swatches: nars radiant creamy concealer in #ginger / medium 2