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Smokey Tempeh + Cauli Rice Bowl

Day 20! I spoke to a couple of the other girls at F45 this morning who are doing the challenge, and we all agreed that this week has felt a bit more meh than the first 2. I think it's because we are getting familiar with the changes, so there's not such a dramatic difference in how we feel. I'm sure this will improve, given we all stay on track and focused.  This was lunch today, which I shared the process on my instagram stories, and it really is my fave way to have tempeh. Marinated for around 10 mins and fried off nice and crispy in a hot pan...here's what you'll need. Recipe for 1... 2 cups cauliflower rice,...

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Easy Beets + Broc Bowl

Day 16 and this is as easy as it gets! Great as a leftover too. You could easily add some baked tofu, or lightly pan fried in some fresh ginger and garlic would be super yum! I had my hair done today so feeling fresh as a daisy (a friend spotted my first grey hair in my early 20's so hair dye is always welcome! As a side note, I measured my waist, out of pure curiosity, and I was quite amazed. I knew I had some extra weight to lose around my tum, so I'm feeling so good about this! Beautiful food like this and daily F45 is a winner:) Recipe for 2 serves... 2 cups grated fresh, raw...

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10 minute Satay Tofu

This week is going way faster than last week. I can't believe it's Friday already! So for lunch today I wanted no fuss, and of course, as tasty and fast as possible. I grabbed a bag of cauliflower rice at the supermarket (basically just cauliflower that's been blitzed to a rice texture in a food processor), and I thought I'd give this dish a whirl...whilst timing myself! I realise that most people doing the F45 8 week challenge will be in an office job, or have a work destination that they need to be at each day. So not everybody has the luxury of working from home and whipping things up. This could literally be done in the morning, or the night...

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Roast Beet Rounds with Edamame Avo Smash

Day 5 of the F45 8 week challenge and I'm feeling really good today. Sugar cravings officially gone, and I'm not missing pasta, bread and my usual carb fest at all. I roasted the beetroot in my new mini oven, they were done in a flash, and no hot kitchen to have to deal with! Today also marks the end of Stellas first week back at school, we are looking forward to chilling on the weekend, and then I am giving a talk at the Auckland Vegan Food Fest on Sunday which I'll keep you posted about. Enjoy your weekend! Sx Recipe for 1 4 slices of beetroot. I peeled a medium sized beet, and sliced into rounds about .5...

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Lean + Clean Satay Noodles

Day 3 is here! I'm updating on my Instagram stories about the sugar cravings, and I mentioned that aside from the haze, I have noticed a pretty dramatic difference in my tummy. It feels lighter, and less inflamed. Most days I would have bananas, and since I haven't had them, (as well as raw treats and cookies), it's been noticeably better. Too much fructose can have a negative effect on our guts, and often vegans fall into the trap of eating too many bananas and high fructose fruits. Thinking we are doing a good thing for our bodies, we tell ourselves it must be something else we are eating that is causing the problem (and I love bananas so much...

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