Archive for May, 2012
It’s that time of year again when everything starts becoming a wee bit chilly. To enhance all of your cold mornings before work, after a morning walk or simply in preparation for a lazy day indoors, I thought I would share this healthy dish of yumminess! I found this wholesome number on the healthy chef’s blog, all hail Teresa Cutter for this post!
I give you CHIA PORRIDGE WITH PEAR, CINNAMON AND VANILLA
Assistance for the art of this delish dish, to create yourself:
2 small beurre bosc pears, cut into small chunks with the skin
1 tablespoon muscatel rasins
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or extract
1/4 cup (60ml /2 fl oz) water
1/2 cup milk (your choice almond, dairy, soy, rice, coconut)
1 tablespoon chia seed
1 tablespoon golden flaxseed
Combine pears, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla and water into a small pot.
Simmer for 5 minutes over a low heat until the pears have softened and are heated through.
Add the milk and heat up.
Add the chia and flaxseed and stir through then remove from the heat and sit for 1 minute.
Spoon into a bowl.
Top with an extra splash of warm milk and enjoy.
Add extra fruit if you like or some roasted walnuts or flaked almonds for crunch.
Nutrition calculated using organic low fat milk
Protein: 12.5 g
Total fat: 7.9 g
Saturated: 1.7 g
Fiber: 18 g
Carbs: 40 g
(Recipe information borrowed from Healthy Chef’s site: http://www.thehealthychef.com/2012/05/chia-porridge/)
Duncan Meerding’s intriguing approach to design for the home is inspired by our natural surroundings. Deemed legally blind, Meerding’s ability to create such beautiful pieces is truely admirable. Below are a few pieces that enabled Meerding to win multiple Australian design awards and acquire national interest.
The Log Lamp
The Lily Lamp
Mother’s day is around the corner! I don’t know about the rest of you…but where has this year gone?! May already? Anywho, I’m sure most of us are thinking…what are we going to get for Mum this year?! To help all of you in this tricky decision (and myself) I’ve constructed a little list of maybes from the lovely House of Green, for the Mums that have everything or love an extraordinary gift.
by Present Time
COMET TABLE LAMP
by Mickey & Stevei
by Jia Family Belongings
by Erik Magnussen for Stelton
by Royal VKB
PEPPER & SALT PARADISE BIRDS SERVIZIO
by Giovannoni Stefano for Alessi
PIENI UNIKKO TRAY
RESIN GREY SWIRL SALAD BOWL