Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Low Fat Hollandaise

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I must admit that I've never really been a big fan of Hollandaise. Knowing that it was just an emulsion of butter and egg yolk didn't excite me all that much, and it really doesn't add all that much for me- to be honest I'd much rather have my poached eggs on toast with just a sprinkle of pepper. It has however grown on me, even if only slightly, a result of living in a household that loves their Eggs Benedict for breakfast. And although I have made a quick Hollandaise on a couple of occasions, I have been on a hunt for a healthier version of this classic sauce.

You see, because butter and egg yolk are both sources of saturated fat (i.e. the stuff that raises your 'bad' cholesterol levels), it's no surprise that the saturated fat content of Hollandaise is quite high- each tablespoon contains about 6 grams of saturated fat. Compare that to the Heart Foundation's recommendation of having less than 7% saturated fat intake per day i.e. around 15g per day for an adult male. And let's be honest- who's only putting a tablespoon of the stuff on their eggs benny?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Travel | Adelaide, 2017

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I don't travel interstate often, so I was quite excited when I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Adelaide for a friend's wedding (which in itself was exciting enough), to also check out the Adelaide food scene which I had heard so much about over the years. And although we really only have one full day to explore the city (i.e. three meals worth) we made sure we made the most of it!

Fairweather



Due to lack of money and leave, we'd packed in a tight schedule, catching the first (6:50am!) flight in the morning and arriving in Adelaide when it was still breakfast time. With stomachs grumbling and eyes struggling to stay open, we were overdue for a coffee and a bite and wasted no time in finding anywhere in particular to eat and headed across the road to the closest cafe Google Maps could find us.

And this was how we ended up in Fairweather, a small cafe hidden in the back graffiti lined alleyways of Adelaide's CBD. Its location and minimalistic interior has a very Melbourne-esque feel, but its menu is somewhat less hipster and exactly what we're looking for that morning.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Massaman Beef Curry

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You know winter is actually here when you have to set your alarm fifteen minutes earlier in the morning to allow for the struggle of getting out of your warm bed in the morning. And when your walk to work takes about half the usual time because you're power walking to bring your heart rate up.

Ahhhh winter. It feels like you went away not that long ago!
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