Friday, 28 October 2011

health reform + recipe

Anyone can tell you I'm not the healthiest eater. I believe McDonald's cheeseburgers should form the foundation of the food pyramid and I need sugar like air! Exercise? Don't even go there..
I always reason a healthy lifestyle is too time-consuming and expensive, but  feeling sluggish and low-energy means I spend a disproportionate amount of the day glued to the couch- not exactly time-efficient!

I had been feeling like making some healthy changes so my moods and energy levels would be lifted. But the real source of inspiration came via a more urgent request... A friend asked me if I would help out with a prostate cancer awareness campaign he's organising. This guy is the nicest out, and is about to lose his dad to cancer. I couldn't say no.

The catch? He wants me to stand in the middle of uni. With a moustache. IN A BIKINI. 

Needless to say, I am now a member of the gym! My boyfriend taught my clueless ass how to do bench presses and leg curls and all that gym jazz and it was actually kind of fun-  to my absolute surprise!

To celebrate, we cooked a healthy meal. Teriyaki salmon and pesto spinach salad.

Our culinary efforts- YUM?!

It was totally delicious and totally easy.

2 skinless salmon fillets
1 onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 cup teriyaki sauce

- Place salmon in middle of the al-foil and cover with onions & garlic
- Put sides of foil up to make a dish
- Gently pour teriyaki sauce over the salmon
- Fold foil so it is sealed
- Marinate in fridge for 1/2 hr
- Cook in oven - preheated to 18O degree C- for 1/2 hr


For the salad, combine baby spinach, avocado, cherry tomatoes and pesto.

& to satiate my sweet tooth, I opted for a ripe mango- as yummy as any lolly.

Healthfully yours,



  1. awesome blog, keep it up!
    love it, and i'll keep coming back for sure!

  2. Have to try this!!
    xo, Clochet.