Chili Prawns

Chilli Prawns With Cauliflower Fried Rice

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 small cauliflower, stems removed
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 8 large green prawns, deveined and peeled with tails intact
  • 2 Tbsp chili pesto
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2cm (¾”) piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • ½ bunch broccolini, trimmed and halved
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • ½ red capsicum, sliced thinly
  • 1 Tbsp slivered almonds and squeeze of lemon, to serve

WHAT TO DO

  1. Pulse the raw cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles rice. This can also be achieved on a large hand grater, however it is much easier in the processor. Set aside.
  2. Heat half the coconut oil in a medium sized non-stick fry pan over high heat then add the prawns.
  3. Add the chili pesto and stir fry prawns for 5 minutes, or until cooked through.
  4. Remove prawns from the pan and keep warm while you prepare the cauliflower rice.
  5. Using the same pan to retain all the flavors, heat the remaining coconut oil over a medium – high heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and cook for 2 – 3 minutes, or until softened.
  6. Add the cauliflower and broccolini and cook for 3 – 4 minutes, or until tender. Add soy sauce or tamari, spring onion and capsicum and cook for a further 2 minutes, or until everything is heated through and well combined.
  7. Arrange the prawns on top of the cauliflower rice and serve with extra chilli, spring onion, slivered almonds and a squeeze of fresh lemon.

Orange Tahini Dressing Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • zest and juice of 1 large orange, combined
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder or granules
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the first 6 ingredients together until smooth. Stir in the cilantro.
  2. Store the dressing in a sealed bottle or jar in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Before use, allow the dressing to come to room temperature so the coconut oil liquefies

10×10 Ab Workout

So today’s workout will consist of doing 10-minutes on the exercises below, and you’ll be working in the 45-second ON, 15-secon REST fashion. So here’s what you’ll do:

Sit Throughs: 45-seconds
Rest: 15-seconds
Spiderman Plank Climbs: 45-seconds

Rest: 15-seconds
Leg Raises: 45-seconds
Rest: 15-seconds
Ab Row Boats: 45-seconds
Rest: 15-seconds
Plank to Pushup: 45-seconds
Rest: 15-seconds
Superman Lifts: 45-seconds
Rest: 15-seconds
Single Arm Planks (left arm): 45-seconds
Rest: 15-seconds
Single Arm Planks (right arm): 45-seconds
Rest: 15-seconds
Single Arm Burpees (left arm): 45-seconds
Rest: 15-seconds
Single Arm Burpees (right arm): 45-seconds

DONE!!!

10 Commandments of Foundation

 

Foundation Application Tips

#1. Start with a smooth canvas: If your skin is flaking, peeling or oily, you can’t expect your foundation to go on smoothly! Exfoliating once or twice a week will help slough away any dry patches, dead skin cells and excess oil to ensure your foundation goes on just right.

#2. Hydrate your skin: It’s all in the skin prep! No matter your skin type, moisturizing before applying makeup is the key to an even looking application. Skip this step and your foundation could “cake up” in certain areas. For an extra dewy- and supple-looking complexion, spritz your skin with a face mist after applying your daily moisturizer.

#3. Wait for your moisturizer to dry: This is huge. If you apply liquid or powder foundation before your moisturizer has completely absorbed, you run the risk of streaky, splotchy makeup (ranging from your foundation to your blush and bronzer) and no one wants that!

#4. Don’t forget primer: Have you noticed how amazing your foundation looks in the morning, only to find that, hours later, it basically evaporated? That’s probably because you skipped out on primer! If you want a flawless-looking application that can actually outlast your busy work schedule, incorporating this step into your routine is crucial. This is how you can apply primer like a pro.

#5. Find the right formula for your skin type: There’s a good reason why foundations come in liquid, gel, powder and cream form. Each one serves a different purpose. You don’t want to layer on a pressed powder if your skin is ultra dry, the same way you wouldn’t want to use a heavy cream on oily skin types. To help narrow down your search, we’ve put together the ultimate foundation guide so you can find the right formula for your skin type.

#6. Find the right shade for your skin tone: This one brings us back to our high school days, doesn’t it? Use the wrong shade, and everyone can tell! Don’t make this amateur mistake! Next time you go foundation shopping, bring a friend or have your skin tone matched at the makeup counter.

#7. Use the right tools for application: Applying foundation isn’t just a matter of blending it all in with your fingers! Different foundation formulas respond better to some application techniques than others. To find the right tool, take a look at our foundation application guide.

#8. Apply your color corrector: If you’re trying to cover up a pimple or under-eye circles, concealer alone may not do the trick! After your foundation application — but before concealer — dab on the appropriate color corrector (we love the NYX Color Correcting Palette) to neutralize any dark spots or redness.

#9. Foundation first, then concealer: This one can be confusing, and while different techniques work better for some, your concealer is supposed to be applied after your foundation to make sure it doesn’t budge or get too blended out.

#10. Set it: Just like a primer is designed to hold onto your foundation, a setting powder seals it all in! Once you’ve applied foundation and concealer, give your face a light swipe using a translucent powder like Dermablend Setting Powder for flawless and budge-free makeup.

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7 Tips to Heal Your Digestion Naturally by FOOD MATTERS

7 Tips to Heal Your Digestion Naturally

 

Healing Tip #1. Reset With A Detox

Doing a detox is a great way to reset your entire digestive system. When you detox, you eat lightly and let your body focus on healing you from within.

One of my favorite ways to detox is with extra herbs, such as Dandelion or Milk Thistle. In addition to this, eat nourishing soups, soup broths, salads and freshly squeezed juices.

Include aloe vera juice in your detox as it has amazing detoxifying properties. When taken internally it can powerfully help to detoxify the body and soothe internal inflammation of the digestive lining.

It’s important to know that your body is naturally detoxifying toxicity from your body all the time, but doing a short detox gives your body the chance to release excess toxicity that has been absorbed from processed foods, heavy metals, environmental toxins and emotional toxicity.

IBS, eczema, exhaustion, low energy, apathy, asthma and food allergies, may be symptoms of excess toxicity.

Healing Tip #2. Focus On Eating Real Foods

Eat a diet focused on real, whole foods (aim for 80% real foods).  Real foods are foods that are recognized by your body and can be broken down easily and naturally. These foods come from nature and are made by nature.

At the same time, avoid fake foods. This includes branded, processed and fast foods, as these kinds of foods are made in a laboratory and sold with huge marketing budgets.

Fake foods are extremely toxic to your digestive system as they are high in refined salt, sugar and oils. Your body does not recognize fake foods and cannot digest them properly.

Healing Tip #3. Reduce Chronic Stress

Chronic stress has the ability to interfere with your digestive system and your digestive process. Consider taking a supplement of therapeutic strength Magnesium, Vitamin B and Zinc.

To reduce stress, know that your body likes regular, predictable patterns during your day. Aim to be in bed by 10 pm (or earlier!) each night, and eat at regular times. If this feels overwhelming from where you are today, take baby steps towards your goal each week.

There are many ways to reduce stress and you just have to find a way that works for you. Try guided meditation, deep breathing, gentle yoga, walking, sleeping regularly, dancing, playing music, or just consciously taking time each day to relax.

Healing Tip #4 Eat Fermented Foods

Eating fermented foods is one of nature’s great healing secrets. The greater the variety of fermented and cultured foods you can include in your diet, the better. Each type of fermented foods have the power to inoculate your gut with a variety of different healthy microorganisms. Eating fermented foods will start to regenerate your gut flora naturally.

Fermented foods are high in ‘good bacteria.’ You only need to eat a small amount of fermented vegetables or cultured foods per day. Try eating sauerkraut, kefir yoghurt, fermented vegetables, kimchi, kefir coconut drink or kombucha (a fizzy drink).

If you have a severe gut disorder, slowly work your way up to consuming broth with small amounts of fermented foods. Give your gut time for your internal environment to change and for your digestive system to become stronger and healthier.

Healing Tip #5. Reduce Intestinal Inflammation

When you are having digestive disorders you need to reduce inflammation. The amino acid, L-Glutamine can help your digestive system to heal. Glutamine is one of the most important nutrients that you can give to your body as it supports the repair and regeneration of the intestinal lining in your body.

Dietary sources of L-glutamine include beef, chicken, fish, eggs, milk, dairy products, cabbage, beets, beans, spinach, and parsley. Small amounts of L-glutamine are also found in vegetable juices.

Probiotics are easily available as dietary supplements, which can be found in your local health food shop. Make sure you take a therapeutic dose. This would be approximately 3-20 billion live culture to ensure that you get effective results and change the health of your gut.

Healing Tip #6. Listen To Your Body

Your body is unique and different, so what’s right for others, may not be right for you.
Learn how to listen to your body so that you can eat interpret the language it speaks and give it what it needs so that you can experience create vibrant health.

Let go of dieting dogma and popular food trends. Instead, learn how to love and befriend your own body, so that you understand the language your body speaks, and can know what it wants, as well as what isn’t!

Healing Tip #7. Work With A Healing Guide

Over time, you want to become the expert on your own body because, no-one knows your body better than you!
However, when you first start on your healing journey you might find it extremely helpful to work with someone who can help and guide you on your healing path.

Working with someone who has achieved the results you want to achieve can help you navigate the confusing amount of information that is available on health, mitigating procrastination and overwhelm.

A healer (or other health professional) will be able to help you shortcut the process of healing, so that you can gain optimum results quickly and effectively.

You Can Heal Yourself From Within. Take the time to listen to your body and use these 7 healing tips to naturally rebalance your body and heal your digestive system.

Easy Raw Apple Pie

 

This apple pie is a seasonal favorite. Try this out over the holidays or anytime – because it’s that good!
Easy Raw Apple Pie
Ingredients
For the filling
  • 8 medium apples
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (to taste)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (also known as mixed spice)
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder

For the crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups walnuts
  • 1 1/4 cups pecans or almonds
  • 1/2 cup medjool dates, pitted
Directions
1. Divide the apples into two piles – one of 5 apples and one of 3 apples.
2. Peel, core and chop all the apples into rough chunks.
3. Place 5 of the chopped apples into a food processor and process until the apple is in small, chunky pieces. Remove and place in a large bowl.
4. Place the remaining 3 chopped apples into the food processor with the dates and spices. Process until it forms an apple sauce.
5. Mix the apple sauce with the chopped apples.
6. Place the nuts and dates for the crust into the food processor and process until sticky.
7. Spread the crust mixture into a pie/tart pan, using your fingers to press it down around the edges.
Spoon the pie filling onto the crust and flatten with the back of a spoon or spatula. Chill.
8. Decorate the pie with a few more nuts, apple slices, some fresh berries or make some cashew cream for even more decadence