Did you see my post from a week ago about getting involved in my local community garden? Well, this week I got to visit the garden while a bunch of the folks involved were there, and so finally got to meet some of them in person. (Previous to this, I had just been in correspondence with someone on their Facebook page.)
So here is a bit of an update! I’m seriously looking forward to growing organic vegies! Especially with a group of like-minded local people. One of the older guys there is really into organics and permaculture, and I already get the feeling that I’m going to be learning so much being around him.
My Dinner Tonight was Extra Nice
After I got home, I pulled out my lettuce, cherry tomatoes and cabbage that I brought home from this afternoon’s foray.
I’m heading to Sydney on Tuesday, so I didn’t want to take too much fresh food home, that I wouldn’t be able to eat it before I go. But the salad was definitely a nice addition to my plate of brown rice, chick peas and roast vegies.
I cut up the cabbage moderately fine, and boiled it with just some sea salt and olive oil. It was really nice! Anything in the brassica family is a serious love for me! Honestly, when I get a bit more cabbage in my life, I’ll probably have a go at making some sauerkraut, or maybe even some Korean-style Kim Chi! Continue reading
Well, it’s Wednesday morning here now, and I’ve my second two-hour Japanese workshop for my week this afternoon. So I just finished up my homework. Part of my homework was a second time that I’ve had to ask some questions to a Japanese friend (which thankfully I have a really nice one who is willing to help me out) and then rewrite her responses into a certain grammatical form for reporting something that someone has said (-と言っていました). So now that I’ve got that out of the way, just having my morning coffee, and decided that I wanted to share a few new things that I’ve got going in the past week or so.
One thing that I’ve really wanted to figure out was a really workable morning routine as far as exercise. I have my apple cider vinegar that I drink first thing, and I have my green breakfast smoothies (now with rolled oats, thanks to a suggestion from a really good friend of mine). But I hadn’t really had anything going as far as exercise.
Well, the other week I discovered an App for my phone – called “ManFIT” and it is a really well-designed app! I can set up notifications, and it has a “full-body fat-burning workout,” which I’ve been using as my easy routine for morning exercise every day now. It is just 20 minutes, and has a bit of stretching and a few cardio things (like jumping jacks). But mostly what I really love about it is the helpful notifications – and that is has some motivational music and a voice that helps you know what you’re doing, and counts down the last 5 seconds before you have a break, and then it congratulates you when you finish!
So if you were looking for something like that, I highly recommend it! Continue reading
Just lately I upgraded from just a regular old Android ZTE phone to a Samsung S9, which was definitely a step up. It seems compared to my old phone, I definitely don’t have to worry so much about juggling space to fit apps and the camera is way better.
But you might ask what this has to do with the health benefits from drinking green tea? Well, it is actually kind of related – mostly because its August, and I have the Samsung Health app on my phone – and August is the Green Tea Global Challenge.
It actually seems to have more to do with walking every day, but the graphics for the Challenge at least invoke thoughts of Asian Green Tea, both on its cover image of jasmine green tea and in the actual challenge page itself, which I’ve screen-shotted and pasted here for your convenience.
Do You Drink Tea?
Are you a tea drinker? I do like coffee, but I really like tea. I drink English Breakfast tea pretty regularly, sometimes Earl Grey. The Green Tea I usually drink is Japanese Matcha. Continue reading
As I must admit in my title, I’m relatively new to green smoothies – or at least pretty new of late. I lived on a farm community for years that was definitely into health and growing their own food and all of that. They even make a green smoothie product that they sell at local markets in Sydney. But, for me right now, this is a new adventure figure out for myself a great green smoothie recipe for beginners like me.
So in this article, I just wanted to introduce you to the recipe that I’ve been following for the past while now. It is relatively simple, but it has definitely really made me feel great in my day and satisfied for long into the afternoon. I use a household Nutribullet blender, and I calculated my ingredients for each smoothie cost me about $3 a pop. So without any further ado, let’s get to introducing what I do. Continue reading
Now I’m not sure if you’ve arrived here as one who is exactly in the same shoes as me. I’m currently a full-time student, studying Business and Japanese at Griffith University. But I can imagine that at the very least, you have two out of three common passions with me – one, you want to eat healthy, and two, you want to know how to do that even with not much money. Well, if you stick with me, I’ll let you in on the secret that I’ve discovered – that living and eating healthy doesn’t necessarily have to ‘break the bank’. Nor does it require a lot of spare time! Even with a busy schedule, you too can be eating healthy with a tight budget.
So, as I was saying before, if you’ll stick with me, I can let you know how I made my aspirations into a reality, and, honestly, as one who has never been very good at budgeting or knowing how to translate my high aspirations for a healthy lifestyle into a day-to-day reality, if I can do this, you’ll see that you can do this too.
So let’s go. Continue reading