Spring Running and Delicious Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Spring time in Sydney! It is just THE best waking up to the sun shining brightly through my blinds.I also has my first run of the season today..

It was a steady and very hilly 5km run, and what a bonus is was catching up with a good friend at the same time! Thanks Ar 🙂

Now for WIAW… Please note this is not everything I have eaten today! Just my packed lunch and dinner 😀 Thanks Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting this blogging partay.Peas and Crayons

 

School packed recess and lunch was yoghurt and frozen berries and left over quinoa salad, with cottage cheese and greens. My sister made a big batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week and have taken it for lunch everyday this week. So nice and easy!

Now for dinner.. I am going to share my mom’s vegetable quiche recipe and you have to try it! It is honestly amazing and so easy to adapt to suite what you have in your fridge and what your preferences are.

Vegetable Quiche
Doesn’t photograph very well.. but looked so hearty and delicious in person 😉

Ingredients (to serve 4)
2 onions
Mushrooms (Be very generous – once cooked they shrivel down to nothing)
2 zucchinis
2 bags baby spinach (once again, be generous!)
Bag of rocket
6 eggs
Cottage cheese (as much as desired, we used one small tub)
Olive oil, salt, pepper

Method

1) Prep all vegetables. In a large pan, add some olive oil and chopped up onions. When onions have started browning, add mushrooms and zucchinis. Season with salt and pepper.

2) Add spinach and rocket

3) Remove from heat and drain out any water if necessary. In another bowl mix together 6 eggs. Mix with vegetable mixture and add cottage cheese.

4) In a greased oven-proof dish add mixture. And place in preheated 180 degree celcius oven (360 degree farenheit).

5) Serve with a crunchy Greek salad.

Enjoy making it and sharing it with loved ones!

Whats your favourite recipe you have learned from your Mom? and
What is your favourite season?

Happy Wednesday, friends!

Pump it up Wednesday

Peas and Crayons

Thanks Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting What I Ate Wednesday! Always a good time to reflect on the day and share food and fitness experiences with fellow bloggers and readers.

My day began with breaky and the newspaper. Peanut butter and banana on soy linseed toast. Never ever disappoints!

Recess snack was a Chobani yoghurt… blueberry is officially my all time favourite flavour.

Followed by a homemade tuna salad for lunch

with a slide of delicious wholemeal, seeded rye bread which one of the lovely ladies in the staffroom brought in today. Freshly baked bread is just the best.

Dinner was salmon, sweet potato chips and a delicious green salad. This was my first time trying sweet potato chips and they were amazing! Highly recommend.

Dinner was served with a side of hot chilli sauce, which makes the perfect dipping sauce. Check out my tips on creating quick and easy dinner meals!

Todays workout was at the gym.  Here I am all geared up with my running toys and new Adidas head phones, which fit perfectly around my relatively larger ears (Thanks Josh :))

Did a quick 2km run on the treadmill before heading to a Body Pump Class.

It has been a while since my last BP class, so today was challenging but it felt good to be back. Body Pump is a weights based resistance training class, which works all the different muscle groups.

After class shot, thanks Steph 😉What a great day!

Now it is time for tea, something sweet and Masterchef finale!!

What is your best way to unwind after a long day?

What I ate Wednesday #3

My day began with a hearty bowl of Carman’s Honey Roasted Nut oats, with banana and topped with some of the Carman’s muesli.. all which I received in my wonderful package yesterday 🙂

My verdict on the oats? Very yum, nicely textured but no need to add honey as it is very sweet already, almost too sweet for my liking.  The muesli was delicious! Nice and crunchy. It does give my homemade muesli a run for its money 😉

I got a call for teaching today, so a packed lunch was on the agenda.

Recess was delicious and sweet!

For lunch, I toasted my bread and topped it with avo, tuna and basil leaves. Not a great photo as it can be a bit awkward snapping away at your food in a staff room but it was SO good. Basil really gives an average meal an exciting edge.

I then met my lovely friend Gloria for a good catch up session.  My sister and I met Gloria at the gym a couple of years ago and she has become a very special friend, who I just love spending time with!

We went to Oliver Brown, which is known for their chocolate and they did not disappoint.  I had a mint hot chocolate which was very yum.

Thanks Gloria for a lovely afternoon 🙂

For dinner, I made a quick stir fry topped with a fried egg, for a protein hit.  I was lazy and bought the ready prepared Chinese stir fry mix from the fresh section of the supermarket. I tossed in in a hot pan with a bit of oil, added some sweet chilli sauce and soy sauce. So simple and very tasty.

Check out my tips for making Quick, Healthy and Delicious dinners in 3 easy steps!

As for exercise… does playground duty and walking around the shopping centre count? Rest day for me today 😉

Thanks again to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW – love meeting new bloggers every Wednesday!

Well that is all from me today, but before you take your next step into cyber space do share your thoughts with me…

What is your favourite lazy dinner meal?

What I Ate Wednesday #2 – Food, Fitness and Fun!

Thanks again to Jenn from Peas and Crayons for hosting WIAW, a great blogging initiative to share ideas on food, fitness and fun!

My day began bright and early with a chilly, but sunny breakfast on the balcony.  On the menu was my special oats with banana, peanut butter and honey. Rich and satisfying. Always hits the spot.

Next I was off to the podiatrist for orthotic scans. Apparently, I am extremely flat footed and the fact I don’t suffer from sever foot pains is a mystery..  Have you ever worn orthotics? Have they helped you?

My commute to work was very pleasant. Blue sky and just-rained-on greenery.  My best.

Early to work again! I enjoyed a coffee while I watched the passing traffic.

Lunch was a toasted tuna and salad sandwich on multigrain bread, with an English breakfast tea.

Afternoon snack @ home… banana smothered in crunchy peanut butter. Perfect combo!

Afternoon tea with my aunty Norma. I love spending time with Norms and what I may even love more is her beautiful tray 🙂

Next on the agenda was Body Step. I hadn’t done this class in ages.  The coordination element to it really challenges me, but our instructor Leisl was great as usual. I always enjoy her classes when I get a chance to go to them.

Here Anna (who happens to be one of my awesome Body Attack instructors) and I pose oblivious to the chaos surrounding us… in the same shoes of course 😉

After gym I popped by Liv who greeted me with THE most delicious homemade orange juice.

And soon after we headed off to dinner @ Tenka, a Japanese restaurant in our hood.  I had the Udon noodles with salmon and vegetables.  Was yum, but I prefer the Udon noodle soup. There is always next time!

What a full and busy day. Just how I like it. Not long until school holidays are over and life returns to being more structured…

On another note, for those Sydney siders interested I have just released my Breast Cancer social walk/run and breakfast next month and here is YOUR personal invite.

Grab a few friends, RSVP by commenting on the blog or Contact Me page and come along! All fitness levels and ages welcome! It is for a great cause and a great excuse to get outdoors and enjoy good company, a sponsored breakfast and fresh air.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

What food has fuelled your Wednesday? and…
How have you been active today?  

xxx

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?