Month: August 2017

Recipe – My Mum’s Sri Lankan Patties

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Healthy Living

My mum has been making these delicious Sri Lankan patties for me as long as I can remember.  Patties are like an empanada or cornish pasty and is filled with a spicy potato mix, wrapped in pastry and deep fried.  Mum’s version is healthier because she bakes them instead.  When I visit my parents in Brisbane for a weekend, I wake up on Sunday – the day I leave – and find my mum in […]

On Drinking More Water 

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During the first six months of the year when work became super stressful, I would make endless cups of straight black tea during the day.  I wanted to wrap my hands around a warm mug of bitter black tea and sip it to calm my soul while attacking a stressful and time sensitive task.  I thought that this substituted for water and didn’t drink as much water as I usually do.  The result was that […]

Rediscovering the Joys of Cooking 

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Healthy Living / Little Moments

I chose quick and easy dinners that required minimal effort during the last few months. The last thing I wanted to do after getting home at 8pm after an intense work day without a lunchbreak was to cook. I also didn’t want to take the easy way out and order takeaway.  So I opted for quick meals like stir fries or pre made meatballs with steamed microwave vegetables and microwave brown rice. Healthy, quick and […]

Self Care this Weekend 

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Healthy Living / Little Moments

I feel burnt out. Tired. Sleepy. Frazzled. I feel like an egg that’s been pan fried and starting to crisp at the edges and the bottom. My mind is foggy but I have to push through more and more work on a Friday evening.  This week has been another tough one. I’ve knocked over a ton of items on my work ‘to do’ list but at the cost of a weekend and some late nights. […]

Recipe – My Mum’s Dairy-Free Sri Lankan Omelette

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Healthy Living / Little Moments

My mum always made this delicious crispy, spicy Sri Lankan omelette for me as a kid and I simply loved it. It’s crispy and savoury with tomatoes, red onion, green chilli and curry leaves. Comforting, warm and made with love – a little moment in the form of a meal.  Here’s the recipe if you want to try: Ingredients: 2 eggs 4 cherry or egg tomatoes sliced in half 4 thin slices of green chilli […]

Travel Journals

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Little Moments

I have been lucky enough to travel to quite a few places in my life so far.  I love travel in general.  It’s exciting, fun and educational. When I was younger and single, I travelled on my own or with one or two girlfriends (whereas now I tend to travel with my boyfriend).  During those trips with girlfriends, we would often split up and do our own thing on some days.  I think this is […]

‘Nourish’ – Mid Year Resolutions

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Healthy Living

I feel like the six months from February this year were really busy and stressful.  I was incredibly busy at work and at the same time I wasn’t too happy with my work situation so I was going to interviews as well.  I had stopped my regular pole dancing lessons and didn’t have a regular outlet for all the stress and adrenaline I was building up.  I was stress eating a little bit too – […]

Eating Mindfully

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Healthy Living / Mindfulness

After reading Jessica Sepel’s book ‘The Healthy Life’, I realised that I don’t eat mindfully even when I’m on my own on a weekend.  Of course when I’m with my partner, family or friends I eat and talk, or if I’m incredibly busy at work I have to resort to eating while working.  But on those days that I’m on my own at home, I find that I eat and do something else enjoyable at […]

‘Rich People Problems’ by Kevin Kwan

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Books

This is the third novel in Kevin Kwan’s trilogy about the saga of rich and powerful families in Singapore and Asia in general. I picked up the first novel in this trilogy called ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ because it was in a book list on Lauren Conrad’s website in 2015.  I’m glad I did because I enjoyed it thoroughly.  It’s a light beach or after-work read with plenty of hilarious characters, ridiculous situations and a heroine […]