Modified and Veggie-fied Omelettes

Had such a fun day exploring a Balmain today!
We headed out for a late breakfast to celebrate our friends birthday at Kazbah, a Middle Eastern/North African restaurant situated in Balmain- a really cool suburb with great restaurants and interesting shops.

I could not pass up the banana porridge with date compote and stewed rhubarb. It was delicious. I loved the date compote.. Made it a bit more special than the banana oats I have daily at home 😉

After breakfast, we walked around the area and then drove around the neighbouring suburbs ‘sight seeing’ (even though it is just a short drive away from where we live) lol. New areas are always fun to explore!

Later this afternoon I headed to a Body Attack class. Felt good to be back after my 2 week blister-break. Dan took the class, which is always high energy and heaps of fun!

I came home and we made dinner – This recipe comes from my mum’s friend, Julie – thanks for sharing 😀

Modified and Veggie-fied Omelettes 

Ingredients
-Eggs (we used 3 per person, 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites)
-Onion
-Mushrooms
-Capsicum
-Spinach
-Cottage cheese (feta or mozzarella would work too)
-Olive oil, salt and pepper

Method
1) Cut up veggies.
2) Prepare omelette mix. 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites per person. Add a splash of milk, water, salt and pepper and stir. Turn on grill for later.

3) Fry up veggies in a pan, with a little bit of olive oil.

4) Put cooked veggies aside. Grease the pan with a bit of oil, pour omelette mixture into the pan and allow to cook for about 1-2 minutes, until ends can be lifted. Take off heat.

5) Whilst still in pan, add veggie mix and cheese then place under the grill for 1-2 minutes to continue the cooking process.

6) Remove from grill, lift, fold over and plate up.

7) Eat and enjoy!!

*Please note: A good Sunday night dinner can help ease the Sunday night blues.. so do give this a try!

What is your favourite Sunday night meal?
and Have you ever felt like a tourist in your own city??

Looking forward to hearing what you have to say 🙂

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Wholemeal Pizza recipe and Weekend Motivation

Last night I decide to make my own pizza dough. I looked up a few different recipes and combined them to form this.. a simple yeast-free wholemeal pizza dough.

Pizza Dough Ingredients
2.5 cups Wholemeal flour
2.5 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Olive Oil

It literally took 2 minutes to combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead it into a nice soft ball of loveliness. I then covered it and let it sit for a while, as I waited for Josh to get home from training.

About 30 minutes before serving, I used my hands to flatten the dough into a nice circular shape and placed in onto a greased baking tray. I baked this in a 200 degree celcius oven for 10 minutes (with no toppings!).

Once the base came out the oven it was nicely golden and held it’s shape well. Then onto the toppings. I covered it in tomato paste, fresh tomatoes (my best on a pizza), red onion, kalamata olives and mozzarella cheese.

Then baked it for approximately 20 minutes.

Served with a fresh green salad topped with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

It was delish! The recipe does need some refining, as it was quite dense. Any tips on making it lighter and less dense? Perhaps I needed to roll it thinner? But I will call it a success as we got through it with great ease 🙂

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This morning was my beautiful cousin Lauren’s 30th birthday surprise breakfast. Breakfast was very yum… I started with fruit salad, yoghurt and muesli. Look familiar?? Check out the recipe!

After the party my mum and I headed to a park to catch some sunshine. There were so many people out and about doing just the same thing.

We took our towels, got take-away coffees and enjoyed a good does of Vitamin D for a couple of hours.

I found a great quote on the Nike She Runs facebook page… and SO true!

Photo: Keep focused. Train mean. Eat clean. X
On that note, I am off to do just that… Body Attack time!
Happy Friday friends!
What are your  ‘staying active’ weekend plans?

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Friday Lunch, Workout and Good Company

What a lovely day off! My mom and I decided to try somewhere new for lunch.

My sister and her friends recommended this place in Alexandria, an old warehouse converted into a cool ‘canteen’. The decor was beautiful! Lovely fresh produce, plants and homemade spreads and condiments.

Each table had different centre pieces. Pictured here is a tray with chilli, garlic, onions, jars with twigs and pot plants. This was my favourite! Gorgeous colours.

We sat here, with a big butternut between us.  We spent a good couple of hours soaking up the sun light and chatting away.

I had the cauliflower, celeriac potato & leek infused soup with parmesan and sour dough bread on the side. It was delicious! I want to try replicate it at home sometime this week. Full of flavour, thick and creamy.

My mom had the toasted sourdough with organic avocado and fresh tomato with olive oil and coriander. This bread was amazzzzing, and the tomatoes were juicy and well flavoured. We ended up ordering another one to share :).

After lunch we went to visit my grandparents and then it was time for Body Attack, which a good sweat as usual. I then popped by to visit Liv and had a quick cuppa tea.

Time now to head for my cousins for dinner. It is always a fun dinner filled with lots of kids running around, good food and very special company.

Happy Friday!

What do you like to do when you have a day off?