pickled serrano brown rice salad

A Sunday trip to a local corner market store (that we hadn’t been to before) resulted in this tasty lunch we created today.  It all started with a can of pickled serrano chilli peppers.

Pickled Serrano pepper rice salad with grilled capsicum and sirloin steak! 

I’m much more comfortable in the kitchen creating something when it’s savoury, so it was a lot of fun making this tasty little beauty and the perfect Spring sunday lunch!

Recipe below




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the right to choose 

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With all the talk, documentaries and media about sugar and eating healthy,  I’m grateful that we live in a country (australia) where we have the luxury to choose to change the way we eat.

That we can make the decision to eat healthy, to cut out sugars, to choose organic, to eat sustainably etc etc.

That we can pop out to our gardens and plant some veges that we’ve conveniently bought from the shop just down the road or plant that indoor herb garden you’ve been wanting to do!

It’s an incredibly confusing world to me when we have such extremes with food. Poverty, starvation and no choice on one side of the world and extreme gluttony and overeating on the other!

But with the choice to choose what we eat, why aren’t we eating the right things!?

We know what will make us healthy and live longer! But most of all we should be taking the healthy option because we can choose!

We’ve been talking a lot about this lately, the old hubster and I, about how easy it is to choose the wrong thing because we are so “busy” (ugh i hate that word!). But it’s true!

We prioritise what we choose to, and eating good food should be at the top of it!  After all, our survival and health depends on it!

Loving these documentaries at the moment which have helped me to keep my sugar free/healthy eating head space right and to keep things in perspective;

cowspiracy food mattersthat sugar filmliving on one dollarfed upthe true cost the bitter truth about sugar

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> Linking up, Ember Grey blog – Grateful Heart

just another reason

Well we are back home from a 4 day trip with family – reuniting with those we haven’t spent time with for a long time – all 44 adults, 9 kids and 4 babies of us! 

One thing that just makes my heart so happy is the little things that love keeps showing me!

Our last day yesterday I wake up early and spontaneously think I want to go watch the sunrise over the beach where we were staying.

I gently wake my husband up and he doesn’t ask what time it is or whinges, he just rolls over and says “yeah sure”. And off we go!

He is always patient with my whims, understanding through his tiredness and loving to me like I still can’t believe. 

Just another reason why I keep falling in love with my husband more and more every day!