Wednesday, 3 October 2012

WIAW - Lamb Kheema and trying Chobani!

Sooo, Jenn has provided a Halloween Theme for this months WIAW. 

If you are not already aware, I live in Australia and we don't really celebrate Halloween. If kids came to my door asking for lollies I would have to send them off with a carrot sticks, some protein powder or something equally horrifying for a kid :)

So I am not really sure what I am going to do for this months theme. I don't have access to candy corn, cans of pumpkin etc so I will just be boring this month.

Breakfast - I pan fried a bunch of asparagus and mushrooms. Topped that with 1/2 cup of scrambled egg whites and 1 egg then added a dollop of mango chutney for a bit of a kick. I also recently bought some mountain bread which is a bit healthier than the tortillas I usually buy, popped that under the grill and spread on some hummus. Paired with my compulsory almond milk coffee to complete an awesome brekkie!

Snackaroo - I have been so excited to try Chobani after ogling it on every American healthy eating blog, I recently saw that Bec over at Half Baked got her hands on some and couldn't believe that Australian supermarkets finally got hold of it. I picked up every single flavour and so far they have all been delicious.

Lunch - Chicken salad with either pear or apple has been my staple lunch for about a month now. Today was no different. Sliced Pear, chopped chicken, handfuls of salad leaves and marinated feta. I also added some olives for a bit more variety. This salad is so simple and easy, it's a perfect combination of sweetness from the fruit, saltiness from the feta and the chicken provides protein. This fills me up for lunch but still remains fresh and light.

Dinner - Somehow I missed out on my afternoon snack, the work day was over and I was starving! I cooked up some lamb kheema from my go to healthy eating blogger I think I overdid it on the spices because it was a bit overwhelming flavour wise. My tummy didn't complain though... it was full and happy!

Dessert - This has recently become a favourite quickie dessert. Slice up some apple and microwave for 4-5 minutes in a sealed container or top with plastic wrap. Then serve with a scoop of ice cream/yogurt and toasted muesli. Tastes like apple crumble but in a fraction of the time!

Hope everyone has a lovely WIAW! I thought I might leave you with this LOL - I seriously almost died laughing when I first saw it! (I really want to do this to my phone teeeheee)


  1. Halloween isn't all that big in the UK either, sadly people just seem to use it as an excuse to cause trouble and people tend to lock their doors and pretend they aren't home if anyone rings the doorbell. I've spent Halloween in California and the difference was incredible!

  2. Your breakfast looks soooo delicious!

  3. Pineapple chobani = my favorite snack :)

    Thanks for sharing your delicious day of eats...Happy WIAW!

  4. Ok, firstly, love the Iphone background. Could not stop laughing. I'm so glad you finally got Chobani!! What's your favourite flavour? I can not stop eating strawberry! :) I am so trying that dessert!!! It looks freaking amazing. I actually bookmarked this page haha.

    1. Bahaha I love gangnam style! I have tried pineapple and peach so far. I packed strawberry for lunch tomorrow though. Definitely try the dessert it's yum!

  5. Oh my GOODNESS. I'm dying of laughter.
    I love halloween. I live in an apartment now with very few kids, so it makes me sad that I don't get trick or treaters. When I was growing up, my house was the "cool house" that gave away full-sized candy bars, none of those little mini box excuses ^~
    we need to do a link button swap!! Can you email me at

  6. Love the pictures on your blog, I haven't made a kheema curry in awhile, thanks for the inspiration! Chobani has also recently hit the UK, and I'm on the look out!

  7. You really do take such beautiful pictures. Your lunch looks absolutely delicious girl!!

  8. I love Chobani's greek yogurt! I recently tried the apple cinnamon flavor and OMG it tastes just like apple pie! It's soooooo good!

    My blog:

  9. I haven't had any lamb in forever! I wish it was more of a popular source of protein in the U.S. because it is SO GOOD :) And I am super happy for you on the Chobani front. Every girl needs some Chobani! It used to be my favorite Greek yogurt.

  10. Only just found your blog and wondering why I haven't found it sooner, everything looks so good! Will actually be trying that quickie crumble x

  11. oh my,
    you make want to cook. and i don't cook

  12. What yummy eats! :)
    We dont have Chobani here in Germany (sadly!!) but I've tried the brand before. Soo good! And the last picture in this post is funny and such a great idea! :D

  13. Haha, I love the Gangnam Style phone screens! SNL did a skit with that and Bill Hader plays the role of that guy in the elevator. It was hilarious :)

    I love buying the big quarts of plain Chobani and adding fruit, protein powder, and honey :) I'm glad you've liked all the varieties so far!

  14. Hey nice blog here =) What about following each other? Visit my blog and let me know, it would be great to keep in touch!

  15. Your pictures are so cute! I love them :) And pineapple Chobani is one of my favorite flavors (just after Mango!)

  16. Hi, Everyone! Emily for Chobani here.

    Thank you all for your kind words. We never tire of hearing them! And Emilie, we're oh so glad you finally took the plunge and tried our yogurt. Pineapple was a bold choice, but as anyone on the CHOteam will tell you, a very good move!

    We're super excited to be here in Oz and be making new Aussie friends. Please stay in touch, we love hearing from you!

  17. Mmmm that salad looks so nice!


  18. Your food all loos seriously amazing! Really fantastic! That salad! That breakfast! Makes my mouth water! Yeah Halloween in Austrialia is tricky, I've signed up to do a Halloween swap and need to find a few things...

  19. You healthy, creative thing!
    I want this yoghurt. I am intrigued. Why haven't I read about it until now???

  20. yummy that looks fantastic :)

  21. i'm having some greek yogurt today - pineapple sounds good. and all of your food stuffs always look soooo yummy

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  22. mmmm, delicious! thanks for the inspiration, especially the lamb kheema! <3


  23. I love Chobani! It is made near where I grew up- mango is my favorite.

  24. you always take the best pictures, everything looks so delish.
    halloween isn´t big over here in germany either but we always celebrate a little bit with my kids. but carrot sticks? lol

    thank you for the kheema inspiration, yum

    xx doro

  25. Ah I think Chobani has finally made it over to the UK too, I can't wait to try some! Your food looks delicious, especially your lunch salad and that dessert :) It's such a clever way of making a tasty dessert super quickly!

  26. I don't eat most of it, but I'm really going to try to make a chicken salad with pear or apple! xo

  27. Hellooo!!! Just a little visit to say a massive massive thank you to you for following my little piece of the internet, im so pleased you like it!!!! I am off for a little meander around here….altho your blog is making me far far to hungry already!!!!

    Have a lovely weekend xxxxxx

  28. Oh my, those recipes look delicious! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you'd stop by my blog and follow me back!

    Have a lovely day!

  29. I totally adore your blog, however as it is 12:30 on a long Monday it's making me hungry! :0)



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