Goodness Me, It’s a Box!

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I like food. A lot.

I want to be healthy, but I’m also lazy.

What do?

Since August last year, I decided to give GoodnessMe Box a go. They are a company that send out boxes each month with 6-10 healthy and delicious products for you to try, ranging  from snack bars to smoothie mixes to coffee coconut water. Each month is full of awesome food and the best bit? It’s delivered right to your door! It’s awesome being able to try new or unique brands that I don’t know but that have some really great stuff and also being able to review it for earn points and get more delicious FREE stuff. GMB also has heaps of  awesome events, such as Dinner with Jessica Sepel (check out that blogpost here) that you can be a part of!

So, now for the exciting part! I’ve recently teamed up with GoodnessMe Box to get all of you guys $10 OFF the 3 month plan (originally $70). All you have to do is the following:

  1. Head to goodnessmebox.com/get-the-box
  2. Click on the 3 month plan
  3. Log in or sign up
  4. Proceed through the steps until the checkout, and pop in the code JULIA10 for $10 OFF!
  5. Boom! You’re done! Now just relax and wait for the box of goodies to knock on your door.

These boxes are a great idea for anybody, whether you’re busy and don’t have time to always stay healthy, trying to get into (or back into) a healthy lifestyle or if you just love food and snacking and you want some variety. There is definitely enough each month to keep you going and the value for money is great! (comes to just $20 a box!). I’d love for you guys to check it out and let me know what you think in the comments or on my Instagram!

Happy healthy eating and I hope you enjoy your GoodnessMe Boxes!

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Bennett St Dairy – Bondi

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All you need on a Sunday morning is a quick drive up to the beachy side of town…for breakfast of course. Perched on a busy corner is Bennett Street Dairy – a small cafe bustling with people! It’s clean, white exterior draws you in and the cosy atmosphere makes you stay. After only a 10 minute wait (and I got to write my name on the waiting list!) we were settled inside and ready to order. 2 salmon bagels and a mushroom & polenta dish later, we were happily satisfied with full bellies and caffeine-fuelled energy! Not ready to leave just yet, we got some cakes to share, before finally feeling generous enough to give up our table to the next guy on the list. The perfect way to start the morning in an unfamiliar suburb, we were ready to take on the day!

Good food, good coffee, definitely recommend 🙂

Until next week, I love you all!
xx Julia K

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Choux Choux Baby – Doux Amour Pastries

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We generally try not to imagine our food with faces, but when the faces are this darn cute it’s hard not to take 1000 photos and speak in baby voices to our dessert. It’s then even harder to say goodbye to our new friends and hello to a satisfied belly (but it’s sure as hell worth it!)

After having seen gorgeous photos and glowing reviews of these little guys all over the internet, imagine my joy when a store popped up right near my work! I quickly picked up one of every flavour and head home to admire and try these little guys. Behind the cute faces, they aren’t the dessert you’d imagine; they’re better! Who has time for a heavy and rich cake when you can have choux pastry filled with delicious cream in a variety of flavours. A bear filled with nutella, a turtle full of green tea cream, pengiuns stuffed with black sesame cream or a pig bursting with rose and lychee cream. There is a flavour to suit everyone, so I suggest you head to your nearest Doux Amour and give these little guys a try! PS. there might just be some special Chinese New Year friends popping in so don’t miss out!

I love you all and I hope you have a fabulous week!

xx Julia K

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Christmastime with Doughnut Time

Nothing brings about the festive season like chocolate coated, sugar filled and artfully decorated doughnuts. With a shop set up right near my work, it was awfully difficult to resist Doughnut Time’s Christmas range… which is why I didn’t :P. Doughnuts became a rather common occurrence, from a pre-work treat to gifts from the boss, I treasured every last bite… once I got to it. Having not tried any of Doughnut Time’s previous creations, I was more than thrilled with their Christmas range, and though the impending diabetes may be more than I need, while the trees are up and lights are shining, doughnuts will remain a sweet part of my day.

Disclaimer: no doughnuts were wasted in the making of this blogpost

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For more info, visit www.doughnuttime.com.au

Yours truly, Julia K.

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Waste Less, Create More

We are wasteful creatures. We get more than we need, use what we can, then discard the rest as if its purpose wasn’t to benefit us but rather to waste space in our fridge. That’s right, I’m talking about food.

And on that note, when did it become too much effort to cook a decent meal? Why do we revert to the unhealthy ways of packaged and processed food all the time? If you ask me, it’s about time we learn how far all that extra food in our pantry can go and how much fun it can be to get it there.

Over the last 3 months, my focus has been to buy less and use more of what I already had. I discovered that I had so much food that I neglected to eat, either because I didn’t love it at the time or I didn’t know how to cook it or for countless other reasons. It became my mission to eat everything that I already had before buying any more (not including fresh ingredients like fruit, veg and animal products). So this is how it went.

Every time I was home for a meal and able to cook, I surveyed what ingredients were available to me in my pantry or fridge and I concocted some crazy idea of what I would cook. The next step was to actually cook it, and let me tell you it was so much fun! Sometimes I’d spend an hour making breakfast just for the fun of it so I could add a thousand different elements (thanks Masterchef :P).

I rediscovered the joy in cooking and creating and how exciting it is when you sit down to a homecooked meal, knowing that you saved perfectly good ingredients from ending up in the trash while you were at it.

There is really something special in learning to utilise what you have, generating less waste and more adventure. I definitely recommend you give this a go! Particularly with items in the pantry, just stop buying them! Find recipes using that box of breadcrumbs or create a savoury carrot juice leftover quinoa porridge (I certainly did and it was delicious!).

So go on! Waste Less and Create More!

xx Julia

Here are some of the awesome things I cooked up along the way:

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