Monthly Archives: January 2014

Roasted Garlic Aioli

Who loves aioli? I do & I love it garlicky…. Is that a word? It should be. How else can one be expected to describe the strength of garlic-ness of something? On a scale of not-very-garlicky to it-will-keep-the-vampires-away-for-weeks, I like mine closer to the repelling Edward Cullen end of the spectrum. Mainly because I find him completely ‘meh’, pasty & angsty but that is a whole other discussion. Eat this aioli, it’s delicious & garlic is great for the immune system.

4-8 cloves roasted garlic (depending on how ‘garlicky’ you like it, I added 8 but I love garlic)

4 egg yolks (or 2 whole eggs)
1 tbs Dijon mustard
1 1/2-2 cups oil (olive, macadamia or coconut)
Pinch salt
2 tbs lemon juice
2 tbs apple cider vinegar

This is basically an extra-delicious mayo. Add the eggs to the food processor & blend until creamy. Add the lemon juice & ACV & blend again to combine. Now with the food processor still running slowly start to dribble the oil in. Like almost drop by drop. That slow. If you are bored $hitless you have the timing of oil drizzling perfect. Hang on, it won’t be much longer. The mix should start to thicken & resemble a mayonnaise. Keep dribbling the oil in until you reach a consistency you like, then add in all the remaining ingredients & blend well to combine. Store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to a week….. Or just make a massive batch of my Sweet Potato Fries and dunk them in this gear.

Mercury Rising

So it turns out I am toxic…… And heavy…. With metals. Bugger. After still not feeling 100% right despite blood glucose testing, food allergy testing, hormone testing as well as a plethora of other things I decided to suggest to my naturopath that maybe a heavy metal toxicity hair analysis might be worth a shot….. Turns out it was, much to both of our surprise. I have mercury toxicity. Whoopdeedoo for me.

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WOD Dogs

Are you guys on the WOD Dogs train yet? This amazing initiative is from the always talented FITOGRAPHER to raise funds for the RSPCA. As an ex-RSPCA inspector Trav holds a special place in his heart for this organisation and since leaving them he tries to do fundraising activities that are a little bit out-of-the-box to raise much needed funds for all creatures great & small. The last event was a 24HR CHALLENGE where participants in teams worked out doing various activities for a 24hr period…. It was brutal…. Lucky I love animals 😉

So this years project will result in a coffee table book choc-full with amazing Aussie athletes & their stories from Mick Fanning (World Champion Surfer) to Laura Geitz (Australian Netball Captain) & many more fabulous athletes in between. There will be crossfitters & yogi’s, cyclists & kayakers all with their trusty K9’s. You can preview some of the shots over at THE Fitographer or show him some love over on his Facebook or Instagram pages.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to sponsor the project you can contact trav@thefitographer.me . There are already some great businesses on board like Lululemon Australia, Again Faster Equipment and of course RSPCA Qld that will ensure this project spreads far & wide.

Jump on over, check out the sites & spread the word. Help support the animals that need it.

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Crap-Free Coleslaw

Did anyone else used to think it was called ‘coldslaw’ too? I bet you did even if you won’t admit it. You’re only lying to yourself. Anyway, coldslaw makes much more sense than coleslaw because it really is cold ‘slaw’…. I don’t actually know if ‘slaw’ is a thing or if I just made that up? Stand by, I’m off to google it….. Right, so it turns out that ‘slaw’ is not a word, it’s just short for ‘coleslaw’. I also happened upon another fact…. ‘Cole’ is actually derived from the Latin word ‘colis’, meaning ‘cabbage’. Whatever Wikipedia, I still think coldslaw makes much more sense.

This one doesn’t contain the truck-load of cr@p that is in the store-bought versions and is exactly what I felt like in this 57-million-degree-heat. Not even exaggerating, it actually is that hot.

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