Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl

Lately I have been craving anything warm and full of vegies – in particular curries and stirfries! I stumbled across this recipe from Pinch Of Yum and knew I had to try it out!

I made this for Sam & I when he had a full-blown flu and I had the warning signs of one, for an extra nourishing nutrient boost. We also have been enjoying my warming Ginger Elixir every night. Sam usually has a slice of lemon instead of adding maple syrup, the sweet tooth is not as strong in that one 😉

To make this recipe low FODMAP friendly I did have to make a few subs, including having to make my own red curry paste.

I adapted the curry paste recipe from Cook Like A Cave Woman, and this made enough curry paste to make the Curry recipe twice over (which I did this week – I’m obsessed).

Low FODMAP, DF + DF Red Curry Paste adapted from here 

  • 1/4 cup shallots (green part only)
  • 1 thumb size piece of ginger, sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tsp organic ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 tsp himalayan salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp organic raw sugar
  • 4 tbsp coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

I added all ingredients to my NutriBullet and blended well until combined! It made about 4 1/2 tablespoons of paste.

I then moved on to make my Coconut Curry! Here’s what you’ll need:

For the curry:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 shallots (green part only), sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp homemade curry paste (as above)
  • 1 x 400ml can of coconut milk
  • 1/2 Sue Shepherd Vegetable Stock
  • 3 tsp organic raw sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce OR coconut aminos

To complete the curry:

  • 1 x 400g packet Pandaroo Brown Rice Noodles (you can find these at Woolworths in the Asian food section, and they are delish!)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil OR garlic infused olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • sesame seeds for topping
  • a few handfuls of fresh basil to stir through at the end – this is optional.
  1. To prep your noodles, boil some salted water. When it reaches the boil, add the noodles and slightly reduce the heat. Make sure you stir them as they cook!
  2. For your sauce, heat the coconut oil in a large pan or wok. Add the shallots & ginger, stir fry for 3-5 minutes. Add the curry paste and stir fry for 1 minute. Then add the coconut milk, sugar, soy sauce, and vegetable stock. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring often. This should thicken slightly. Whilst you’re simmering – get chopping!
    -Because I’m a slow chopper, and I used this time for cleaning up time too, my sauce is usually done simmering by the time I’m ready to cook my vegies. I transferred the sauce to a bowl to save using another pan to stirfry the vegies, plus it’s extra tasty to cook your vegies in a nice saucy wok!-
  3. Heat the oil over medium high heat and add the chopped vegies. Stir fry for about 5 minutes until the broccoli goes bright green. Add the noodles and toss around in the pan with the vegies. Add the sauce and toss together until just combined. If you cook it too long at this point, the noodles might get too sticky.

Serve topped with sesame seeds, a squeeze of lime and some basil leaves.

 

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Notes; I have also tried this recipe with GF pad thai rice noodles, so if you can’t find brown rice noodles they will do the trick! I used garlic infused olive oil on the vegies for a bit of extra flavour. Coconut oil works just as well 🙂 I am obsessed with fresh basil, and as I had a whole bag of it, I mixed the whole lot through! The original recipe called for fish sauce and chilli sauce, which I chose not to use as I didn’t have a low FODMAP alternative in my pantry.

I bought my produce from the Jan Powers Farmers Market last Saturday morning. The vegies were bright and beautiful! I’ll definitely be making it my regular produce run 🙂

Let me know if you tried this recipe & what you thought of it!

 

 

Lexie x

Core Reformer by Raw Pilates

Beautifully appointed in a freshly renovated space, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into your own private world of Pilates!

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of visiting Rachel’s boutique Pilates Reformer studio in Graceville.

Beautifully appointed in a freshly renovated space, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into your own private world of Pilates!

We soon got to work on a core routine that has my abs feeling a bit delicate days later! Rachel has a knack for customising your workout to your personal goals and fitness level. You can complete a challenging workout without feeling overwhelmed or overworked.

The space only caters for intimate group classes, so you can expect a consistent level of attention at each and every class.

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Located on aptly named Central Ave, Raw Pilates is walking distance to cafes and coffee shops, making it the perfect Saturday morning routine. Grab a friend, have an all over body shaping workout, then relax with a coffee!

 

 

 

Click here to book your class!

Top: Lorna Jane
Leggings: Lululemon
Sports Bra: Kmart

 

Lexie x

Date Night

Saturday night had finally rolled around and I was super excited… cause my loverboy had planned a date night to celebrate our moving in together 🙂

The weather was super blustery but nice and warm, so we trotted off to Eat Street to sample our favourite treats. We hit up Eat Street all the time as it’s so much easier for everyone to choose what they are craving, and it’s always reasonably priced.

Now, I’m a creature of habit… so I get the same thing every time!

I start with sweet potato chips, then sip on an iced tea, and stop by Gluten Off on the way out to pick up a GF cinnamon donut.

I wore my new Annalee Jumpsuit from The Parla which was perfect for this weather! Nice and light to keep me cool, and no need to fret about my hem line blowing up, up & away in the wind 😉

  

As well as my traditional cinnamon donut, I also took home a GF Twix Bix! Gooey, caramelly, biscuit perfection.

 

Jumpsuit: The Parla
Shoes: Target
Tan: Loving Tan

What are your favourite Eat Street nibbles? Comment below and inspire me to try something new! 😛

Lexie x

Ferngully Fairy… Part Two

Welcome to Part Two of my Ferngully-esque escape into the Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens!

I’m again wearing some beautiful pieces from Chip The Teacup, and I have to tell you… I’m dying for Summer to roll around again so I can sparkle all over the sea-side!

This high-waisted two pieces has a little gold sparkle through it, so up close it really catches your eye and it definitely puts a smile on my dial 😀

I often struggle to find swimsuits that I feel comfortable in and can really feel fabulous in… this one fits the bill better than I could have dreamed! Appropriate lady lump support plus fully lined & padded in the bust, and a flattering bottoms cut that isn’t going to give you a saggy nanna behind. Sorry Nannas. 😛

I paired my togs with a sheer midi length tulle skirt from Black Milk Clothing. All the links to these products can be found at the bottom of this post!

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Pom Pom Hairband: Chip The Teacup
Two piece swimsuit: Chip The Teacup
Skirt: Black Milk Clothing

Photography by Michael Mamo 

Lexie x

P.S. Although I may receive some items as gifts from my local fairy friends, I never endorse anything that I don’t truly adore! 

Ferngully Fairy… Part One

Hello everyone, and happy Friday!

I’m increasingly frightened by how fast this year has been passing us by.. eek! Anyone have any tips to slow down time? Even just a little?!

As I’m sure you know by now, I’m all about the slow life! Slow living, slow eating and of course the slow fashion movement! This has been quite a journey for me, as you have to reset your whole approach and mindset when it comes to consuming.

To slow down my weekend, I recently spent some time at the beautiful Mt Coot-Tha Botanical Gardens with my brother to soak up some natural vibes 🙂

I wore my gorgeous Chip The Teacup dress… which really stood out and I certainly got a few looks!

If you haven’t heard of Chip The Teacup, you can check out their gorgeous unicorn and mermaid worthy attire HERE. They are also on Facebook and (my personal fave) Instagram.

CTT love the slow fashion movement just as much as I do, with each piece lovingly handmade to last in beautiful Lennox Head, NSW. The quality is exactly what you would expect from something locally made with love, with the sizing definitely being a true fit and flattering!

Full outfit details will be included at the bottom of this post 🙂

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Dress: Chip The Teacup 
Earrings: Dinosaurs For Tea
Shoes: Solestruck
Handbag: Queen Shop

Photography by Michael Mamo

Lexie x

P.S. Although I may receive some items as gifts from my local fairy friends, I never endorse anything that I don’t truly adore!

Pastel Play Time

Hello lovers! This my my third and final set of photos (for now!!) from my latest visit to Ra Ra Superstar.

My first outfit pictured here was a bit more cutesy-punk and features an adorable mini skirt made from recycled denim. A really flattering little piece that you could wear out to a party or during the day to a picnic!

The sheer socks are super soft and too cute to be believed. And to spice up any outfit, why not grab a giant eyeball pom pom hairband? Such a unique piece!!

     

I couldn’t resist this wee little set – a combination of florals and pastels…. we all know they are two of my very favourite things! The neckline on this top is super sweet, and it has a cross-over back for those who like to show a little skin 🙂

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these last few posts on sustainable fashion, I’d love to hear how you make fashion eco-friendly! Let me know by commenting below 🙂

Lexie x

Little Clive

Happy Monday everyone! I hope your week is off to a fresh and wonderful start 🙂 

What did you all spend your precious weekend time on? I missed out on the Teneriffe Festival, but I sure didn’t miss out on a delicious brekkie feast! 

I visited Little Clive for the first time as it was recommended by a friend. Little Clive is still quite new and was neatly tucked into a great dining space on Ipswich Road. 

As I have my specific dietary requirements, I often find it hard to find accommodating places to eat. I messaged Little Clive’s Facebook page a few days prior to visiting and they promptly responded with a kind message that they loved a challenge and would be more than happy to accommodate my needs.

The service we received on the day was prompt, friendly and genuine. The cafe and outdoor dining area was clean and beautifully decorated with a variety of fresh flowers.

Last but not least… the food!! 😍 I ordered poached eggs on gluten free toast, with kale and maple bacon. This was brekkie heaven on a plate. I got my coffee fix in the form of an almond milk latte, with salted caramel. This was, to say the least, a very indulgent breakfast! 

  

My companions; boyfriend Sam, and good friend Mel (who had recommended the cafe, thanks Mel!) both ordered the breakfast board and were overwhelmed with a giant plate of delicious and fresh food. 

You can find them on Instagram (drooling permitted) here: @littleclive

Lexie x