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Happy days

Posted on: December 30th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

I was fortunate enough to win an amazing giveaway a little while ago!  Lucky me – I never win anything!!  And I wanted to show you all the gorgeous Donna Hay whisk and Rodriquez tea-towel I received from sunny Queensland. Emma has the loveliest site called A splash of vanilla, full of wonderful recipes, musings and photo’s.  I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve needed a whisk lately and for some reason I don’t have one!  Well I do now and I have to admit Donna Hay’s gorgeous blue kitchen accessories are some of my favorites.  Time to go bake for the New Year!  I hope it’s a safe and happy one for you all, thanks so much for all your comments and support.  Cheers to an awesome 2013 :)

Fruits and Veggies at home

Posted on: January 9th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

While holidaying here on my parents farm, there is so much fresh fruit growing, I get a stomach ache from noshing on everything.  I am making a lot of regular recipes -  Lemon yogurt loaf, lasagne, zucchini bread and some fresh fruit crostata’s.  But really my favorite thing about summer is just fruit salad.  Here’s some of what’s growing right now.

Macintosh Apples.

Pistachios

Nashi/Asian pears

Figs

Plums

Lemons

There are also a lot of regular veggies we collect every day.  Zucchini, carrots, assorted lettuce, nasturtium flowers, tomato’s, silverbeet, Vietnamese mint, cucumbers, basil, purple beans and radishes.  It really is awesome to have a massive veggie garden and orchards.  I dream of having more than my little balcony to grow these tasty treats on.  One day.  For now, I’ll just enjoy someone else’s hard work.  Hope you’re all having a good first fortnight of 2012.

Holidays

Posted on: January 3rd, 2012 by admin 3 Comments

A little absence from the blog over the hols – although all of us have been really cooking up a storm!  I wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year.  I was up early for an Aussie sunrise a few mornings ago and it was a pink delight.  Definitely glad to be healthy and with family in the new year!

It is my Mum’s birthday today and we celebrated with a fat sweet pecan pie sent all the way from Texas.   See you back here very soon for tons of great new recipes!  Happy 2012!

xo Peas and Beans.

Just a note…

Posted on: August 21st, 2011 by admin 2 Comments

Letting you know eatpress is going though a little site maintenance currently, please forgive any bugs, they should be worked out very soon!  Thank you for visiting. xo

A new year…

Posted on: January 15th, 2011 by admin 1 Comment

Happy new year friends of eatpress!  After a little break we’re back!  Looking forward to sharing more treats and meals throughout 2011.  Let us know if there are any recipes you’d like us to test and try for you!  See you in a couple days. xo P&B

Naughty

Posted on: November 21st, 2010 by admin 2 Comments

Not much time to post recently as a new little rescue ratbag has entered our household and we are on bathroom duty constantly!  Never fear, no dog on the menu this week, we have been baking all weekend, so we’ll see you in a day or two to share some gems.  Until then, hope you’re all doing great.  Why not type an ingredient into the search bar and see what lovely surprise comes up!

xo Peas, Beans +

Eating real food

Posted on: August 16th, 2010 by admin 2 Comments

We post a lot of recipes, but here at eatpress we try to keep up with global food news as much as possible.  Generally it is quite depressing, poisoned fish, gmo issues, Couch tard suing Casey’s.  I heard (again) that 1 in 5 American children are obese.  1 in 5 !!  I mean that is KIDS !!  Obesity is not just being chubby either, you need a body mass index of over 30 (BMI is calculated by dividing the subject’s mass by the square of his or her height,  you can calculate yours here).  I mean you know it’s bad when there is a reality tv show CALLED “I Eat 33000 Calories a day” on US television.

It frustrates me because it is so easily avoidable.  This is a problem that doesn’t need fund-raising to find a cure.  No new drug needs to be invented, all it is about is a combination of laziness and ignorance.  When did it become our first priority to feed our taste-buds and not our bodies?  When did the idea of nutrition get separated from food?  When did eating healthy turn into tasting boring?  This obese phenomenon is less than 100 years old.  Fast food began the trend, obviously. People now feel that eating out is cheaper and faster.  Lots of poor neighborhoods in the US have a fried chicken joint on the corner, but no grocery store.  Diet and exercise are not complicated terms,  overeating seems to be mainly a psychological issue now.

How does a country, a world turn this speeding bullet around?  We watched Food Inc. recently which is something we won’t go into right now.  But it is an amazing (horrifying) movie, not totally unbiased, but it does ask many of the questions that EVERYONE should be asking. Where does your food come from? We as consumers are powerful, the demand for goods starts with us.  You can check out the Food Inc site for some great ways to get involved.  What is knowledge if it isn’t shared?

Love him or hate him, Jamie Oliver is trying.  Using his power of celebrity to influence celebrities all over the USA.  Who knows what his motives are, but you have to hand it to him for trying.  So today, to do my part, I signed his food revolution petition.  You can here.  I figure I vote for people in politics to be my voice for the things I believe, but because in my local politics, both parties have other issues, I’ll give a vote to someone like Jamie who might just do some good.

It’s not just Jamie Oliver making a difference.  He’s very showy about his journey, but I think it adds to the drama in helping to make people realise just how bad things are.  Tv is obviously a useful platform for spreading the word, especially in the US.

Whole Foods Market, the leading natural and organic foods supermarket in the US, it’s shoppers and Chef Ann Cooper, the nation’s “Renegade Lunch Lady,” have joined forces for a second year to help bring fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and healthy proteins to school lunch programs and raise awareness around healthier school food through a project that will fund salad bars for public schools across the States.  From now until Sept. 29, shoppers may donate to the project at the check-out or make a donation online all the money goes to the setup and running of salad bars in schools.

If you want to eat healthy yourself, it’s not hard.  There are tons of resources online for delicious healthy recipes, nutritional information, fast cooking ideas and tips for a healthy lifestyle, but if you’re really wondering, just eat more fruits and veggies for a start, take a little walk to the store maybe and don’t eat food with a million ingredients in it.  You can still eat treats and bread, pasta or cheese, just think about how much you’re eating and make sure the majority of what you eat is made up of veg, fruit and whole foods.  Cook, bake and enjoy!