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Carol’s Corner


As I write this the Ministry of Health have just announced 12,000 cases of Omicron in the community today which is probably not the true number out there. It’s very scary. That coupled with the ghastly protest in Wellington and now the even more horrible events in Ukraine, we cannot be blamed for feeling despair about the future. I hope you are all safe and well.

We have decided to hunker down at our place at Himatangi Beach where the sun is shining, the air is fresh, and the sea is magic. I like to walk on the beach for an hour early every morning. The beach never looks the same two days in a row. We have a small vegetable garden and manage to eat most of what we produce which is very rewarding, especially for this non-gardener. It’s very easy to stay in the Zone with a bit of fresh protein and fresh vegetables, and there’s quite a choice around at the moment including delicious stone fruits for a bit of a treat. Fresh blueberries and raspberries are still available up here, so we are lucky.

Eating in the Zone is good for your serotonin (feel good hormone) levels, so I suggest that is something you can control by getting out for a walk in the fresh air and eating well.

If you want some more information about the Zone and how you can get, or get back, in the Zone, you can contact me via my Contact Form.


Salad Recipes

We’ve been eating simple meals with fish, seafood, chicken, beef, or lamb for protein. There are still lots of good summer vegetables around and rather than the usual lettuce salad (still a favourite). Here’s some other salad recipes, most of which are quick and simple.

Beetroot & Chickpea Salad (really quick and easy)

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Beetroot 400g (I use a bag of those little round ones from the supermarket) – chop them up however you want
Chickpeas 440g (a tin, drained)
Add some chopped red onion
Marinade: tablespoon of olive oil
¼ tsp Dijon mustard
Make it the night before and stir it occasionally
Garnish with baby spinach leaves and/or parsley or whatever

Cauliflower Salad

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Blitz some cauli (I use a zyliss chopper), lots of parsley and some walnuts
Add avocado, mint and a bit of red onion
Make a marinade with cider vinegar (or lemon juice or balsamic vinegar), avocado oil & curry powder
Make the night before and stir occasionally
Lasts for days

Italian Salad  (I made this to serve with sliced beef fillet)

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Spinach leaves
Sliced cucumber
Cherry tomatoes
Roasted pine nuts
Coriander for garnish

Zucchini Salad  (the simplest yet)

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3 zucchinis – shave them with a peeler, they don’t have to be uniform
Add 2 large handfuls of roughly chopped mint, and zest and juice of 1 lemon
Add about 60g of shaved parmesan or pecorino and a few glugs of olive oil
Season with salt & pepper
Toss it all together and add more seasoning to taste if necessary


New Low Carb Bread By Burgen

Burgen has a new low carb bread called Sensational Seeds bread? They claim it has 50% less carbs than other breads, well compared to their Soy Lin (in brackets) it has 14.8g protein (14.3), 6.4g fat (7.5), 19.8 carb (27.6) per 100g. The reduction in carb is massive. They mainly achieve it by increased fibre 9.7g cf 4.4 per 100g of Soy Lin.

It’s a bit chewy and does not have the same consistency as normal bread but it is the go-to bread for the Zone. The extra fibre will have the extra beneficial effect of lowering the Gi and if it is kept frozen then toasted it will help create resistant starch which will make it even better. I am not sure if it will be popular with the public as it is a bit different.


PureFit Bars

I have now pretty much sold out of bars except for a few boxes of Almond Crunch. I am still looking for an alternative, but it is better if you can find other balanced snacks to eat (which is how we started off). It’s about being organised. I’ll give some snack ideas in our next newsletter.

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Protein Powder

I have just received a new order of protein powder. It is our own recipe and is not available anywhere else. It is made with casein as opposed to whey protein, is over 91% pure protein with a little bit of vanilla flavouring and stevia added for sweetness. When I make my yogurt, I add a scoop of protein powder to give it a slight vanilla flavour.

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While the Omicron outbreak is in full swing, we are living at our place at Himatangi Beach which feels safer and far more pleasant than being in town.
I will go back to town once every 7-10 days to fill out orders, so please don’t expect them overnight. Also, the couriers are still being slammed so please get your orders to me in plenty of time before you run out and for me to get them to you.

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