Month: July 2017

My first published article!

I was recently asked by the editor of a wonderful hairdressing magazine, called ‘Modern Salon’   to be interviewed for an article, all about my journey from hairdressing to health coaching. I said, SURE… YAY FOR ME! You can click here to read it….. I have talked about my personal health journey before, but it was interesting to talk about this in terms of hairdressing and the health and wellbeing issues that this industry face.   The hair and beauty industry is notorious for not supporting healthy habits and most working in busy salons have a tendency to; Work long stressful hours Standing all day and holding our bodies in ‘awkward’ positions Not taking breaks Eating on the run Giving and pleasing our clients with our time and energy. Exposing ourselves and breathing in chemicals all day long. So it was good not only for me to reflect on the health and lifestyles changes I have made in my life, to minimise the impact on these above challenges, but to also have the opportunity to …

Do we hand over responsibilty of our health?

This morning I stopped into my local health food outlet, while I was out walking and had an interesting chat with the naturopath who works there. Now this is not an unusual happening for me, as I love a chat ( hello, nearly 30 years of hairdressing!!) but as we got talking about what we both do now and health and wellbeing in general, she said to me that as humans, we often delegate responsibility out to other when it comes to our health.  We want the quick fix, for someone to make the decision for us and are unwilling to do the work on ourselves in order to make positive changes in our health and wellbeing or they feel they have no other options available to them. Most people don’t want to change their habits until forced to do so. In other words, they are willing to gamble with their health, hoping to beat the odds. For example, we may know deep down that a certain food we eat consistently does not agree with our …

A Very Personal Note

I have been under quite a lot of stress lately. I don’t know really where to begin but to say that there has been an accumulation of things building up in my life and its hit me for six over the last couple of weeks and became one big mind f@#k! (I know, language Kerry). Stress can be funny like that sometimes, you can be cruising along, feeling all ‘jiggy’ with it, then bam! I am unable to share with you the details of what has been going on but what I can share with you that it has had a huge impact on me, in ways that I thought it couldn’t or wouldn’t. So much of what happens in our lives can be things that are out of our control and the only thing we can control is how we react and deal with these issues. And this is what I want to share with you today. I have spent the last 5-6years doing some really deep work on myself in this area and …

Quick Roast Greek Lamb and Vegetable Tray Bake

In Australia, we love our lamb, we love a roast and at GC headquarters, we love a kitchen hack! This simple shortcut to achieving a roast lamb with lots of tasty vegetables and Greek flavours in around 45 minutes, is always a hit on a week night.  The secret to achieving this is in a smaller period of time is to; use either lamb chops or fillets to chop up your root vegetables small a really hot oven. Tray bakes are also convenient and easy when you can place everything on one tray- less time, less dishes and so simple. Tick, Tick, Tick in my book!   Cheats Roast Greek Lamb and Vegetable Tray Bake Print Recipe The secret to achieving this is in a smaller period of time is to; use either lamb chops or fillets to chop up your root vegetables small and a really hot oven. Tray bakes are also convenient and easy when you can place everything on one tray- less time, less dishes and so simple. CourseDinner, Main Dish CuisineGreek …

10 recipes to use up your leftover chicken

A few days ago, I shared with you my Simple Roast Chicken, with different tasty rubs/flavourings to lift your chook! Today I’m going to share with you, just how and what you can do with your leftovers.  I’m a big believer in cooking once and eating twice, three times even more… Traditionally Sunday was always Roast Day. Mum’s would put the roast in the oven, before the family headed off to church, then on return they could all sit down to a big meal of veggies, gravy and roast meat and reconnected after a long week. Theit was eaten over and again as leftovers in stews, pies and as cold cuts. This is why the Sunday roast became such an important part of the week. The tradition of the Sunday roast as a large, sit down meal with the family is certainly not as regular as it used to be. Being too time-poor to spend a day cooking and eating, the ritual of the Sunday roast has been somewhat lost. But here is why I …

Leftover Quick Chicken Curry

Using your leftover roast chicken can provide you with a quick meal on another night. And this quick curry is no exception. It will take you 20 minutes to get this on the table, and in my book, that’s a winner, winner, chicken dinner! This curry cuts down on some of the steps and time to making a curry, as well as the number of spices.   Leftover Quick Chicken Curry Print Recipe Using your leftover roast chicken can provide you with a quick meal on another night. And this quick curry is no exception. It will take you 20 minutes to get this on the table, and in my book, that’s a winner, winner, chicken dinner!! CourseDinner, Lunch, Main Dish CuisineIndian Servings 4 People Cook Time 20 minutes Servings 4 People Cook Time 20 minutes Leftover Quick Chicken Curry Print Recipe Using your leftover roast chicken can provide you with a quick meal on another night. And this quick curry is no exception. It will take you 20 minutes to get this on the …