Stacey’s Mexican Pasta Salad — The Foundation / P4C Cookbook

Salad: 1/2 pound penne pasta, cooked and cooled 1 cup cubed panela (or other, like co-jack) cheese 1 small red onion, diced 2-3 pickling cucumbers, chopped 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped 1/3 cup small capers, drained 1/2 bunch oregano or cilantro, chopped 1-2 peppers of choice (sweet, jalapeno, poblano, etc.), diced or minced, depending on […]

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Clean-Eating Blueberry Cheesecake

Chloe's Healthy Reality

What if I told you, you actually could have your cake and eat it too?  If you are anything like me, I am sure you saw the words ‘clean-eating’ and ‘cheesecake’ and was immediately intrigued right?  Well, say good-bye to “cheat” days forever (not that I believe in those anyway, but I know a lot of people have them).  Why have a sugar-filled piece of cheesecake on cheat day, when you can have this cake instead and not ruin any of your hard work from training or trying to eat healthy.  The junk-food receptors in your brain will be satisfied, and you won’t have to do any extra burpees to work it off – WINNING!

Ok so, there’s a couple of points to note about this cheesecake.  Firstly, because it doesn’t have any of the bad stuff (cheese, sugar, additives, stabilisers, number ingredients etc etc) there obviously needs to be some…

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Why being a vegetarian is easier than eating meat


Over the years I have heard so many people say that being a vegetarian is harder, more expensive and more time consuming than eating meat. “I would be vegetarian, but I can’t afford it.” Or “I’ve thought about it, but I just don’t have the time.”. I’ve never understood what the hell these people were talking about, personally. Just to be clear, I don’t care if you eat meat or not. No one is obliged to cut it out, and if you see my post on vegan ethics and the environment you will see I don’t want the world to turn vegan. However, you should get your facts straight and if you do want to make the change you shouldn’t be scared off because of misinformation, so I’ve compiled a list that will hopefully clear some things up.

1: Being vegetarian is cheaper than eating meat.

My average weekly shop…

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Hobbiton was the best last minute decision I made on my entire trip. I booked it the night before my last full day in New Zealand and I was so close to not booking it,  but then I thought if I didn’t I would have regretted it. And I would have. If you are in the area and you’re thinking of going, just do it. You don’t have to be a die hard fan (I’m not) and  you don’t need to have someone to go with (I went solo and loved it). All you need is a phone camera, a sense of wonder and at least three hours sleep.


I was picked up along with a small group of backpacker- looking -people outside the information building at 2pm sharp and we were off! Along the way the driver told us a bit about Matamata (they make most if their money…

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A Tribute To Travellers

The Travelling Tapir

On my travels I’ve met such a colourful menagerie of people: boozey gap-year backpackers, spiritual gurus, lads on tour, travel junkies, the jack-your-life-in-at-30-and-see-the-world types, people at the beginning of their careers, people at the end of their careers, teachers, medics, creatives, political correspondents, the temp-for-6-months-travel-for-6-months types, the cliches, the hipsters, the genuinely alternative…

Despite all of these people coming from an array of backgrounds and lifestyles, having different motives and interests, there seems to be one central theme that keeps occurring in conversation. Freedom.

Those who are on gap years and experiencing their first taste of independence, those who are escaping responsibility or the monotony of working life, those who have a taste for adventure and exploration, all see travelling as an opportunity to experience real freedom. Your only limit is money – otherwise you have total autonomy choosing where to go, what to see, who to speak to…

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Gardens by the Bay — driftingvoyage

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore is a one place stop where every few steps you walk is a photo moment. The place has so many attractions one after other that it seems like a right fit for lazy people like me. Put me in one spot and too many sightseeing places off my checklist😀. The […]

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Waiheke Island


Waiheke Island is another of the many islands you can visit in less than 45 minutes from Auckland central. This island, unlike Rangitoto, is populated by locals and holiday makers alike and has several tiny/big villages, shops, cafes restaurants and bars, but the main attractions are the beautiful views, lush beaches and vineyards.


I got my ferry tickets for Waiheke on bookme.NZ soon after I arrived in New Zealand and ended up paying $20; considering the average price is over $35 it was a pretty good deal, but if I had booked more in advance I could probably have got tickets for under $5. I hadn’t known much about Waiheke before I got there, but when I got off the ferry and walked over to the forest bit I was taken aback at how… Picturesque this place is. It’s seriously one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen…

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Rangitoto Island


Rangitoto island is a volcanic island in New Zealand; it is uninhabited by humans and does not have a single shop or pub. It is a unique land mark that can be easily identified from Auckland and it’s surrounding areas due to its cone like shape, it is the youngest and biggest  volcano in the region, and it is only a short ferry ride from central Auckland.


You can buy tickets to Rangitoto and then do your own hike around the island, or you can pay about $30 more for the ‘volcanic tour’. Normally I don’t like tours, I like to do my own thing and I like to save as much money as possible, but this time I did the tour. Realistically I was on my own, I’m terrible with maps and the last ferry left at 15 45. If you dont make that ferry and you have no…

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Melbourne: Hosier Lane and Harbour Town.


Hosier lane is an amazing little side street just off the city center close to Flinders Street station and the south bank in Melbourne. It hosts an amazing collection of graffiti that is being up dated all the time. Check out my collection of photos from my visit to Hosier Lane.


On my last day in Melbourne, after I had to check out of my hostel and so had all my luggage with me, I decided to take a ride on the free tram to see the city properly for one last time.

I decided to hop off and take a quick look at Harbour Town at the last minute, which is the last stop on the city circle before it starts going the other way, and thank goodness I did. Harbour town has some really interesting statues and views of the sea, is home to the Melbourne star (their…

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