Author Archives: Michelle

Starting 2016 on a positive note… with pulled pork and asian slaw!

Another year has gone by with me asking/ exclaiming: ‘where did it go?!?’  I stood watching another spectacular Sydney New Year’s Fireworks baffled by the feeling that it was only yesterday that we were celebrating New Years Eve 2014/15… Seriously, I ask … Continue reading

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My right to choose – including cooking a quick and easy salmon pasta!

I recently caught up with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while, and this blog came up… Ms Fitness Magic: “So, what’s happened with the blog?” Me: “… yeah, about that….” Turns out I have at least one reader! … Continue reading

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The best chocolate brownies ever!

On my way to a meeting the other day I walked past a choir in the hospital foyer. The harmonic strains of Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher had the amazing effect of adding a bounce to my step. Something so simple raised … Continue reading

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Perfectionistic, hungry caterpillars

Are you a perfectionist? It has been pointed out to me by a few people that I have some perfectionistic tendencies. More specifically, I have been accused of being like the character Monica from the TV series ‘Friends’ (showing my age here).  In … Continue reading

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No time? Well, whip up a quick and easy Cherry Ripe Tart

Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderfully festive holiday? Mine was certainly busy… August heralds the start of what is always a crazy time of year where time becomes exceedingly precious.  This craziness seems to continue all the way through to … Continue reading

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Celebrating life and being thankful… with three bean salad with a tangy mustard dressing

I was saddened by the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing today.  Although, the world was in many ways awaiting the news considering is recent poor health (he had reached his 95th year after all), but none-the-less the passing of such … Continue reading

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Delicious coconut cupcakes using different approach for the same outcome (using up egg yolks)

As some of you are aware, I have gone back to study (mainly in response to the monthly career crisis that I have where I bemoan that there is no research funding and that the pressure to get it and … Continue reading

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Remember the time… a flashback to the 80’s with black forest cake

Every so often I receive an email titled something like: “you know you grew up in the 80’s if…” and inevitably it results in a little chuckle as I reminisce over the: Fashion: scrunchies, jelly sandals, balloon skirts, hypercolour t-shirt, … Continue reading

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What happens on the other side of the television screen? (plus Swedish meatballs)

A couple of weeks ago I received an unexpected call from a friend asking me if I could make it to a certain place by 4pm. She had a couple of spare tickets to watch the live show ‘The Voice’. … Continue reading

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Doppelgänger

Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? People have always said that my sister and I look very similar and we have often contended with people asking, to my sister’s mortification and my delight, if we were twins (I’m … Continue reading

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