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IG Saturday

Catch up on all my Instagram snaps!

ICYIMI, here are some of my latest snaps from my Instagram. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (username: fabulous_red)

 


Ciao Bergamo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Ci incontriamo di nuovo dopo 4 anni!


Mura Venete di Bergamo ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น


Bordeaux ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท as per @lonelyplanet recommendation.


What is even a trip to Bordeaux ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท without chรขteau visits ๐Ÿท?


Merci Francois @fpiechaud from @bordovino and Zoe from @chateaulagrange for an amazing wine tour and tasting session ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท


Merci Franck @fmv89 from @bordovino for the amazing tour to see the breathtaking view at Arcachon โ›ฐ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Posted in Food

Recipes: Coconut Bars

Healthy gluten free snacks!

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Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tbsp raw or brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup blanced almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1 1/2 unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 tbsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Mix eggs, coconut milk, oil, honey, vanilla and sugar in a food processor.
  2. Pulse in almond flour, coconut flour, shredded coconut and salt.
  3. Transfer ingredients into a baking tray.
  4. Bake at 180ยบC for 30 minutes.
  5. Cool for 1/2 hour then place in refrigerator and serve when chilled.
Posted in Fitness

Workout Wednesday: Morning Runs

Tips for morning runs!

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A runner has contributed to Runner’s World Australia and New Zealand on some tips which works for him.

  • Prepare the night before – plan running route and put out workout clothes.
  • Be familiar with your Number 2 habits – you don’t want to literally and figuratively shit yourself when you’re running.
  • Chasing sunrise has a calming effect for the mind and soul.
  • You do not feel guilty even if you miss gym.

From a personal perspective, I do agree with all those stated above. I usually like to plan my running route before I run and I put out my workout clothes too before I sleep. I do love running in the morning, like when I was in Brisbane 2 months ago, I woke up early to go for a run and of course these views are amazing.

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Whether you are studying or working, we often got carried away and sometimes it is hard for us to hit the gym. However, if you have done your morning runs, you will feel less guilty for the rest of the day, even if you have to miss the gym.

Posted in Life

Motivational Monday

Positive boost for the soul

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No matter what you are doing, sometimes it is worthwhile asking yourself why did you first start and how long have you gone when you think of giving up.

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IG Saturday

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)

#NoFilterNeeded ๐Ÿ’™

 

Ci incontriamo presto Italia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น


“It was everything we wanted it to be. The summer of 19 you and me.” @danandshay โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ #19YouAndMe #DanAndShay

Posted in Food

Recipes: Coconut Cauliflower Curry

Gluten free winter warmer!

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This simple coconut cauliflower curry is perfect as-is, but you could also add peas, sweet potato, tofu, or shredded chicken for even more flavor. Serve it over rice sprinkled with fresh cilantro.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 jalapeรฑo seeded and minced
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into medium florets
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion and jalapeรฑo and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the coconut milk and tomatoes with their juices.
  6. Add the cauliflower and 1/2 cup water. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the cauliflower is just fork tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
Posted in Fitness

Workout Wednesday: Start Hard Finish Easy

Maximise your joy of running

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Research suggests that you may enjoy running more if you get through the tough part early.

Everyday Run

Walk for 10 minutes to warm up. Then, run for five minutes (or as long as you can without stopping) and walk for one minute. Decrease the running interval by one minute each time โ€“ so if you start at five minutes, youโ€™re running for four, three, two, and then one minute, with one-minute walk breaks in between. End with a five- to 10-minute walk to cool down.

Interval Workouts

Warm up with 10 minutes of jogging, then run the following repeats with one-minute jogging recoveries: 1600 m, 1200 m, 1000 m, 800 m, 400 m. Cool down for five to 10 minutes. If you havenโ€™t done speed work lately, keep all reps at about 10K pace (where you could speak a few words, but not full sentences); if youโ€™re more advanced, start there and gradually speed up, ending closer to your 1600m, or mile, race pace.

Tempo Runs

After a 10-minute warmup, run at a tempo pace โ€“ one you could sustain for only about an hour โ€“ for three to six kilometres (or a distance slightly shorter than the longest youโ€™ve run that pace earlier in training). Finish the last part of the hard effort on a slight downhill so maintaining the pace seems less difficult.

 

Posted in Fashion

Fashion Friday: Pink with Passion

Pink for Spring!

With the Northern hemisphere entering sales season for spring summer 2017 and resort 2017 collection, it is the perfect time for Australians to stock up some good pieces for spring. Most designer labels will have most their resort collection available for purchase for the general public so I have selected some chic looks from selected designer labels. Although spring is still 3 months away, if you can get a good deal for designer labels at a fraction of the price, why not?

 

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Altuzarra Resort 2017 Look 25

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Altuzarra Resort 2017 Look 26

Bally Resort 2017 Look 9

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Bottega Veneta Resort 2017 Look 19

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Bottega Veneta Resort 17 Look 24

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Elie Saab Resort 2017 Look 27

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Elie Saab Resort 2017 Look 4

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Balmain Resort 2017 Look 23

Posted in Causes

Health Benefits of Blood Donation

You’re not just saving lives!

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I came across this really cool article that lists the surprising health benefits of blood donation.

  1. Free health check up. This can help you to uncover any potential health problems that you might not be aware of.
  2. Reduce harmful iron stores. Hemochromatosis is a disease that causes an iron overload and is labeled as the most common genetic disease among Caucasians.
  3. Reduce risk of heart disease. Regular blood donations help to keep the levels of iron in the body in check, especially in males. This has shown to reduce heart disease.
  4. Burn calories. One time blood donation helps you shed 650 Kcal. This can aid you in your body weight control measure.
  5. Reduce risk of cancer. Excess iron has also been associated with an increased risk of cancer. Hence, theoretically donating blood frequently can help lower risk of cancer.

To find out more how you can donate blood, plasma and platelets in Australia, please call the Red Cross Blood Service at 13 14 95 or visit their website.