Month: March 2017

Vietnamese Chicken & Vermicelli Noodle Salad

I love a good salad, one that can be whipped up quickly with lovely fresh ingredients, that can feed a crowd, large or small, with little effort and also using up leftover Roast Chicken I always seem to have in my fridge. This recipe is without doubt, ticking all these boxes. Surprise, surprise, I had half a roast chicken in the fridge tonight, left from a couple of nights before, along with half a bunch of coriander and thought…. Mmm, Vietnamese chicken salad! Now I’m not saying I had all the ingredients in my fridge, I did quickly dash out to the supermarket and grab a few extra ingredients, but you could easily use, bits and pieces you already have. So improvise if need be. I like to use the mung bean thread vermicelli noodles, as I like the texture, but thin rice noodles could be used if you can’t find the bean thread variety at an Asian grocer or supermarket ( look in the Asian section of your supermarket). I always have a couple of packets in the cupboard, ready to …

Immune Boosting Noodle Soup

It’s now March and even though here in Melbourne, Australia, its Autumn time and the weather should be cooling down, but not this year, it’s still mostly hot, with the odd cool day or humid day. One thing I do know is, when the weather is a little crazy, often its a breeding ground for virus’s and we get challenges with sniffles and colds, which has been the case in my household a couple of weeks ago. When this happens, I like to get some homemade chicken broth out of the freezer, some medicinal herbs and spices and whip up a big batch of my immune boosting soup. Bone broths have been used in traditional cultures for centuries, not only for it’s immune boosting but many other medicinal purposes.  You can find out more here if you like? The other medicinal properties I have used in this soup are garlic, ginger, lemongrass, chilli, turmeric and miso paste. The later being optional. Garlic- is known to boost the function of the immune system. One large 12-week study …

We’re Certified….. by Career, Money, Life

We’re Certified… by Career Money Life Recently, The Grounded Chic entered a partnership with Career Money Life, a new online business poised to shake-up Australia’s career transition and development industry for the better. A world’s first, Career Money Life is an online platform for selecting career development and transition service that uses community feedback to help people choose relevant and meaningful services for their development or transition based on their needs. Purpose built to embrace individuality; Career Money Life offers a holistic, inspired range of services in career development and transition, money management and health and wellbeing. Have you ever booked a hotel online only to show up and find out that it wasn’t really what you expected? Your perception didn’t really match the reality? Those gorgeous photos on the Internet tuned out to be completely false and that delicious sounding continental breakfast was really just instant coffee and bland, white toast. It’s disappointing, it’s maddening and sometimes costly, but how can you be sure that what you’re buying online actually lives up to your expectations?   …

TESTIMONIALS

  “Upon starting health coaching with Kerry my intent of what I was after wasn’t exactly clear. As a 30 year old professional, founder of an organisation that operates nationally, publicist & co-CEO, life was a myriad of extraordinary moments and simply put, hectic and at times very off balance!  Kerry took the time to listen, to learn me and to gain insight into where to start, then taking the time to specifically tailor the program to me and my needs, without judgement or restriction. The patience and understanding in taking the time to work out what works for me, with me and what things were working against me, enabled me to see a holistic view of my health. Through Kerry’s gentle and informative approach to coaching I gained tools to take control over the stressors that living a busy professional and personal life was placing on me. Addressing health not only from a food and fitness point of view, but also taking into consideration the soul food that nourishes the mind. Kerry presented me …

Cravings & what does it actually mean?

THE BODY IS TRULY AMAZING. It knows when to go to sleep, when to wake up, and when to go to the bathroom. It maintains a temperature of 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit) repairs itself when wounded knows the miracle of pregnancy and childbirth. Your heart never misses a beat. Your lungs are always breathing. The body is a super computer, and it never makes mistakes. If you just stop and think about it, we are truly a walking miracle. So, what does this have to do with cravings and why do we crave foods may not be so good for us? Cravings, by definition is a powerful desire for something. We’ve all experienced cravings, but we should be careful about the way in which we satisfy them. By understanding what your body is actually deficient in (assuming it is a physical, not an emotional one) you can get to the root cause of the crav­ings, and eventually kick them all together. Many people view cravings as weakness, but really they are important messages meant to assist you in …

10 TIPS FOR DEALING WITH SUGAR ADDICTION

Will you do anything to satisfy that sweet tooth of yours? I know when we are busy rushing around, we look for energy to get us through to the end of the day and sugary foods are often the thing we look for,then grab to ‘help us’ achieve this. Last week I posted a blog about the impact that sugar has on our bodies and what all the confusions is surrounding this. You can read about this here… If you are someone who has a real sweet tooth , who’s always looking for that ‘sugar hit ‘ and struggles to say no to ‘treat’s’ anytime night or day (Is that block of chocolate really calling your name, all the way from your fridge!!). Then these tips below will guide you to take back control of these cravings! Eat sweet vegetables and fruit. They are naturally sweet, healthy, and delicious, filled with fibre and a multitude of nutrients. The more you eat, the less you’ll crave sugar. Avoid ‘chemicalized’, artificial sweeteners and foods with added sugar. Use gentle sweeteners …