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Weekly GROCERY SHOPPING! ☺️

Sorry for the delay on this post sweet people, here is the list! X

I love going to the farmers market, but if that can’t happen on a Saturday morning then I generally do my shopping in bulk at fruit pedlars in northcote.

Organic produce = many things, one of them being seasonal produce. So the things I buy change more often than it would if I were to buy from supermarkets. Saying this, we are still able to get bananas all year round etc. regardless!

Anyway, I’ll get to it:

*our kitchen and fridge are tiny so sometimes as well as my budget. I’d ideally spend anywhere from $50-80 on weekly shopping.

Bananas are something I buy whenever, wherever I can when they’re cheap and ripe and tasty

-Huge bag of leafy greens
-2 boxes of cherry tomatoes
-5-7 zucchini
-5 cucumbers
-10 kiwis
-10 plums
-3 passionfruit
-2 Spanish onion
-herbs: mint, coriander, basil etc
-big bundle of pears or oranges
-dates
-1 watermelon
-2-3 honeydew
-Slab of coconut water

Fortnightly/monthly
-teas: rose, liccorice, chamomile, mint, lavender
-tahini
-bulk pack of nori sheets
-apple cider or coconut vinegar
-nutritional yeast flakes
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Weekly GROCERY SHOPPING! ☺️

Sorry for the delay on this post sweet people, here is the list! X

I love going to the farmers market, but if that can’t happen on a Saturday morning then I generally do my shopping in bulk at fruit pedlars in northcote.

Organic produce = many things, one of them being seasonal produce. So the things I buy change more often than it would if I were to buy from supermarkets. Saying this, we are still able to get bananas all year round etc. regardless!

Anyway, I’ll get to it:

*our kitchen and fridge are tiny so sometimes as well as my budget. I’d ideally spend anywhere from $50-80 on weekly shopping.

Bananas are something I buy whenever, wherever I can when they’re cheap and ripe and tasty

-Huge bag of leafy greens
-2 boxes of cherry tomatoes
-5-7 zucchini
-5 cucumbers
-10 kiwis
-10 plums
-3 passionfruit
-2 Spanish onion
-herbs: mint, coriander, basil etc
-big bundle of pears or oranges
-dates
-1 watermelon
-2-3 honeydew
-Slab of coconut water

Fortnightly/monthly
-teas: rose, liccorice, chamomile, mint, lavender
-tahini
-bulk pack of nori sheets
-apple cider or coconut vinegar
-nutritional yeast flakes

Anonymous:
I can't wait to see more of your posts about yourself!! I read your post and i really think you'd like a book called "destiny of Souls"... just read a summery of it at the least :) its the most lifechanging book ever. I cannot recommend it enough!! sending good vibes your way :)) x

Thank YOU!!

I will, and sending light right back to you xx

Anonymous:
Heyyyy!! Just wondering what your thoughts are on the arsenic in rice, if any??? I looooveeee rice, and although I've considered it poison if not organic for a long time, I've recently discovered and started reading about how there's amounts of inorganic arsenic (carcinogenic type) in ALL RICE, no matter whether its organic or not.. and increasing consumption has already been directly linked with increase of arsenic levels in your blood.. Idk what to think! Just stick to quinoa from now on? X

Sheesh! This is a big one, honestly I have NO idea!! I’ve never looked into the amounts of arsenic in rice. I probably should…

Research is hard, you’ll always find bias opinions. I generally try to read both sides of the story and then make up my own mind about it.

How do YOU feel when you eat rice? I think if you love it and causes your adrenals no stress and it’s a delight to digest then keep consuming it.
I’ve always denied any bad wrap about rice…but that’s me.

I’ll have a look in to it x

Last night, my yoga teacher centered the class around the solar plexus - we filled our centers with that dazzling, fulfilling powerful sunlight and shone it out of our limbs, in our own Universal limelight, centered, empowered and aware of whatever came in each moment.

Michelle talked about shame, how it mutes us how it leaves us feeling undeserving. How we evidently hide in our shame if we allow it to overcome us.

This was a clear “AHA” moment for me…

The other night I was discussing with my housemate, how, I feel totally detached from peoples opinions of myself - That when I read absolutely stunning words from other bloggers, about how touched they are by the comments they receive daily, I wonder why I don’t feel that, I began to question that feeling, or there lack of.

When I’m complimented, and just recently, as I read through my wonderful birthday cards - I was dumbfounded by these beautiful things my friends were writing to me. Dumbfounded as to how anyone could think of ME so highly?

Why is that? Why do I deny the ability to receive praise - - due to a long-winded oblivious relationship with shame, which I’ve had since childhood. And last night, I could feel it, lingering right in my gut.

I’ve always thought I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, pretty, fit, clever enough for anyone else. A general sense of despondency loomed around me. Ashamed of my body, even ashamed of my talents because they would draw more attention to me and I’d brush off any sense of accomplishment or praise! It’s ridiculous to reflect upon this perpetual cycle, one thing was a catalyst for another and it’s upsetting to realise that I’ve spent so much of my life hiding.

(Admittedly, I do think it’s a typical Australian trait “tall poppy syndrome”, any sort of self acceptance/self praise was deemed as arrogance. Instead we are somehow taught to put ourselves down, we are never satisfied with the work we have done “it could have been better”.)

In the past, I’ve left things to the last minute, I’ve self sabotaged (eating, drinking, drama, aota), I’ve abandoned accomplishments - because who am I to succeed? Who am I to finally graduate from my degree, to acknowledge the profound occurrences in my life, the amazement I have witnessed which have brought me to where I am now.

And last night, I was reconnected with myself and I was able to see that it was my shame, preventing me from connecting, from seeing my own worth and value, to what I can bring and finally allow these absolutely tremblingly sweet words the gorgeous people in my life say to me break through the surface, so I can drink it all in and absorb it.

Finally, releasing this need for shame and accepting that “I am deserving because i exist”.

Yes, it is that simple. There is no need for justifying the ability, or the pleasure of realising and introducing ourselves to our own worth, our gifts and that we are deserving of love, happiness, abundance, success, beauty and cosmic wonder.

I now allow all of this to exude in my spirit and beam out of my body, because it can.

I won’t hide behind the camera, I will share more of my life on these forums because it’s an interesting story to share. My own passions, knowledge and talents. I hope to come accross yours too.

I love these reality checks - these growing pains/changes. Refreshing us, getting rid of that which no longer serves us.

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Last night, my yoga teacher centered the class around the solar plexus - we filled our centers with that dazzling, fulfilling powerful sunlight and shone it out of our limbs, in our own Universal limelight, centered, empowered and aware of whatever came in each moment.

Michelle talked about shame, how it mutes us how it leaves us feeling undeserving. How we evidently hide in our shame if we allow it to overcome us.

This was a clear “AHA” moment for me…

The other night I was discussing with my housemate, how, I feel totally detached from peoples opinions of myself - That when I read absolutely stunning words from other bloggers, about how touched they are by the comments they receive daily, I wonder why I don’t feel that, I began to question that feeling, or there lack of.

When I’m complimented, and just recently, as I read through my wonderful birthday cards - I was dumbfounded by these beautiful things my friends were writing to me. Dumbfounded as to how anyone could think of ME so highly?

Why is that? Why do I deny the ability to receive praise - - due to a long-winded oblivious relationship with shame, which I’ve had since childhood. And last night, I could feel it, lingering right in my gut.

I’ve always thought I wasn’t good enough, smart enough, pretty, fit, clever enough for anyone else. A general sense of despondency loomed around me. Ashamed of my body, even ashamed of my talents because they would draw more attention to me and I’d brush off any sense of accomplishment or praise! It’s ridiculous to reflect upon this perpetual cycle, one thing was a catalyst for another and it’s upsetting to realise that I’ve spent so much of my life hiding.

(Admittedly, I do think it’s a typical Australian trait “tall poppy syndrome”, any sort of self acceptance/self praise was deemed as arrogance. Instead we are somehow taught to put ourselves down, we are never satisfied with the work we have done “it could have been better”.)

In the past, I’ve left things to the last minute, I’ve self sabotaged (eating, drinking, drama, aota), I’ve abandoned accomplishments - because who am I to succeed? Who am I to finally graduate from my degree, to acknowledge the profound occurrences in my life, the amazement I have witnessed which have brought me to where I am now.

And last night, I was reconnected with myself and I was able to see that it was my shame, preventing me from connecting, from seeing my own worth and value, to what I can bring and finally allow these absolutely tremblingly sweet words the gorgeous people in my life say to me break through the surface, so I can drink it all in and absorb it.

Finally, releasing this need for shame and accepting that “I am deserving because i exist”.

Yes, it is that simple. There is no need for justifying the ability, or the pleasure of realising and introducing ourselves to our own worth, our gifts and that we are deserving of love, happiness, abundance, success, beauty and cosmic wonder.

I now allow all of this to exude in my spirit and beam out of my body, because it can.

I won’t hide behind the camera, I will share more of my life on these forums because it’s an interesting story to share. My own passions, knowledge and talents. I hope to come accross yours too.

I love these reality checks - these growing pains/changes. Refreshing us, getting rid of that which no longer serves us.

SMOOTHIECREAMDREAM

walkin on aaiiirr

youngheartsstaypretty:
What are the best cafés in Melbourne?

Hmmm, monk bodhi dharma vegan & raw vegan great cosy space for winter, lentil as anything abbots ford- pay as you feel vegetarian, kinfolk never been but sounds great, Shoku iku - raw gourmet + tranquil space, gallian- classic vegetarian cafe, spring st grocer - organic cold press + vegan gelati, silo - first no waste cafe - amazing food and cool space, purple peanuts - great Japanese good onigiri, Nama Nama - VERY good Japanese, beautiful vegan udon. :)

Anonymous:
what's your diet/lifestyle like?

Pretty much like the foods I post regularly, I’ve been eating more cooked foods than I’d like over the past couple of weeks, and I’m such a sucker for hummus! But again trying to cut those out and simplifying once more to basic salads, fruits, smoothies, I love rice, and often make sushi with or without it, banana “icecream”….keeping ‘superfoods’ to a minimum like maca, vitamineral greens/synergy/earth by healthforce and then some medicinal herbs like ashwaganda and chaga mushrooms.

I have ALOT of energy and I love being in open spaces with fresh air, I wish I could drive so I could escape the city smog more often, some days I’ll spend the whole day riding my bike around, walking places, just completed a 40 day yoga challenge on Friday and today I begin the 100km walk in her shoes campaign (over 5 days). I love to dance and move my body because it brings me back to an equilibrium and settles my mind.

Anonymous:
Do you gain weight eating the good you're eating? I'm eating similarly and I've gained 10 lbs in a month.

hmm, definitely haven’t put on weight. it depends what else I’m doing, like how active I am that really determines where my weight is at.

My body has definitely changed quite significantly since changing the way I eat. Leaned out through the face and tummy because of all the sodium i used to cane.

Perhaps take a look at your sodium intake?