ANZAC spirit in your kitchen!
With ANZAC Day just past, I thought we could continue to honour the spirit of ANZAC from home by sharing this recipe on how to make ANZAC biscuit from the comfort of your own kitchen.
- 2 cups rolled oats
- all-purpose flour (1 cup, 150g plain)
- 2/3 cups caster (superfine sugar)
- 3/4 cups dry coconut
- 1/3 cups honey or golden syrup
- 125 grams unsalted butter
- baking soda (1 teaspoon bicarbonate of)
- 2 tablespoons hot water
You can make gluten free ANZAC biscuit by swapping all-purpose flour with rice flour or coconut flour.
- Preheat oven to 160°C. Place the oats, flour, sugar and coconut in a bowl and mix to combine.
- Place the golden syrup and butter in a saucepan over low heat and cook, stirring, until melted. Combine the bicarbonate of soda with the water and add to the butter mixture. Pour into the oat mixture and mix well to combine.
- Place tablespoonfuls of the mixture onto baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper and flatten to 7cm rounds, allowing room to spread. Bake for 8–10 minutes or until deep golden. Allow to cool on baking trays for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.
Lest We Forget.
25 April is a day we remind ourselves of the sacrifice past and present soldiers have made to make our soil safe and sound. ANZAC Day is a day which brings all Australians together to reflect upon what we have today and learn to be grateful to both men and women who serviced or servicing our country. These valorous men and women work day and night, regardless of public holidays or festive seasons to keep us safe, be it in Australia or overseas.
This year on ANZAC Day let us reflect upon the ongoing chaos and terrorism around Australia. With each inhumane terrorist attack, we ought not to point our fingers at certain groups of Australians. We should stay strong together as a nation and rise above. Looking ahead with major changes to immigration in Australia, we as an everyday John Doe should do what we can do – educate ourselves and learn more about others and the differences in our lives.
Today as we play The Last Post during the dawn service, let us offer a moment of silence for the past fallen diggers who has fought courageously for our countries. May the family members and generations to come continue to feel proud of their courageous spirit. May them have the might and courage to move on from the tragedy that strikes them. May we all continue to offer all our mates one of the best outstanding values of being an Australian – the value of mateship.
Lest We Forget.
Happy Belated Birthday Daddy!
Happy 54th Birthday Daddy ❤️!
Words can’t describe how fortunate I am to have you in my life. Thank you for being the strongest unfailing support system for our family and I am forever grateful of what you have done for us. You’re not just a father but a good friend, advisor and mentor to me too. I couldn’t be where I am today without you.
Ps: I hope South America is treating you and mum well 😂.
Learn and help educate others!
In this short video, learn how you can be part of this global organisation to help fight AIDS and stop the transmission of HIV from HIV-positive mothers to their children. Together we can be powerful enough to stop this and be a generation that put an end to AIDS. Together we can help turn more funerals into more birthdays and celebrate life.
For more information on how you can help to combat AIDS, visit (RED) today.
Update your spring looks with stripes!
With spring around the corner in the Northern hemisphere, stripes is coming back to the fashion game! Many fashion magazines have predicted this trend will make a major comeback and I have posted this before. See how you can recreate your spring look with stripes.
Alexandre Vauthier SS17 Couture Look 17
AG SS17 Look 2
AG SS17 Look 15
Alice + Olivia SS17 Look 2
Alice + Olivia SS17 Look 4
Balenciaga SS17 Look 7
Altuzarra SS17 Look 23
Altuzarra SS17 Look 12
Guilt-free and gluten free!
This Easter break treat yourself to these guilt free and gluten free ice cream. It is easy to make and suitable for people of various dietary requirements.
- 4 peaches
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup of honey (or maple syrup)
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Peel and slice peaches, then freeze until firm, about 1 hour. If using purchased frozen, you can obviously skip this step.
- In the bowl of a food processor, blend together the coconut milk, honey, lemon juice, vanilla and salt with the frozen peaches until creamy and smooth.
- Serve immediately soft-serve-style, or freeze covered until frozen solid, about 6 hours. To serve, allow ice cream to stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving to be scoop-able.
Catch up on all my Instagram snaps!
ICYMI, here are some of my latest snaps from my Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (username: fabulous_red)
Autumn 🍂 in Perth. #JustAnotherDayInWA
Sunrise across Canning River 🌅 #NoFilter #NoFilterNeeded
Some days I decide to go unshaved 🙈🙊
#TravelTuesday Circular Quay • Sydney 🐨🇦🇺
Autumn outfit inspiration!
Australia is now well into autumn which means we need to brace ourselves for the cooler weather and the rain too. I love this look from Acne Studios SS17 collection. You can recreate the above look with original pieces from Acne Studios or shop the alternatives below.
Ben Sherman Polo ($99)
Ralph Lauren Classic Polo ($120)
Country Road Wool Duffle Coat ($349)
Marcs Parka Jacket ($300)
Target Short Chinos ($25)
Maximise your workout
A lot of people think that running on treadmill is a waste of time. The truth is running outdoor is definitely more challenging than running on the treadmill. However, treadmill runs or workouts are absolutely not a waste of time. In fact, they offer a very effective training alternative for a variety of reasons, especially when running on the road is not an option.
Here’s how to use the treadmill to your advantage:
1. Simply add a one to two per cent incline. This slight incline will better mimic the energy demands necessary for an outdoor run. For a hill run, add more incline.
2. Since the treadmill belt assists with leg turnover, use this to help you increase your turnover by setting a faster pace on the treadmill. By speeding up for small increments of time, you can do speed workouts and develop faster leg turnover.
3. With run paces on the treadmill and the road not being equal, run by perceived exertion. If you need an easy run, go by feel, and keep it simple regardless of what the pace or mile per hour on the treadmill may say. Likewise, if you need a hard workout, go by feel rather than pace.
And here is one of my favourite treadmill workouts:
- Begin with a 5 to 10 minute warmup and put a one per cent incline on the treadmill.
- Start with an easy effort for 5 minutes.
- Bump up to a medium effort for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Increase to a hard effort for 3 to 4 minutes.
- Repeat this sequence as often as desired for time or mileage.